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SeriousBlack

From humble beginnings in Montreal’s underground house and hip hop scene in the mid 90’s Selena Tatum Isles AKA Serioublack, blends sounds from England’s rabid Northern Soul scene to the birth of disco in New York, the sound systems of Jamaica to the scratch wars of early hip-hop in the Bronx, Chicago house to Detroit techno to London rave, underground classics and all this coming off of the b-side of a 45 record, she is a light in the darkness of the underground.

Growing up on an eclectic diet of calypso, soca, funk, soul, RNB, rap, reggae and dub, blues, jazz, Latin, world and classical provided by her father’s record collection in the late 70’s Seriousblack is hard to pin down musically.

A regular fixture on Montreal’s dance floor scene and live yoga scene she has shared stages with well-known local and international DJ’s Andy Williams (The Goods and Jass Amnesty Soundsystem), Sweet Daddy Luv, DJ Solepsin (http://www.thesuitedelight.com/), Sugarface Nene, Endong Endgone (www.soundcloud.com/engonghitek) , Conn Shawnery, Alexis Charpentier (www.musicismysanctuary.com), SpoonBee, Women on Wax Crew (of which she is formally DJ Pebbels), DJ KOBAL, in festivals such as Wanderlust Tremblant ,Nuite Blanche (Montreal), Under Pressure (Montreal), Montreal Jazz Festival , YOCOMO 2014, Who’s got Next (Paris), Tools of War (NYC), FullMOON (Kamui Island, Thailand), Burning Man(US), she is also a regular at Green Light Gallery.

2014 is a busy year for Serious as she returns to the Wanderlust festival in Sqauw Valley California and Whistler BC as well as appearing alongside Bram Levinson at YOCOMO and continues to work on producing new mixes and digging through crates to bring new music to people.

When not behind the turntables Serious is an accomplished Yogi in the Hatha Tradition, teaches at HappyTree Yoga and Centre Luna and is a mom.