Tali Profile

aka Natalia Scott, Natalia Sheppard
Martyn Pepperell
10 Aug 2014

During the late 90s and early 2000s, UK jungle/ drum & bass music was one of the crucial sounds of underground cool across New Zealand. It was a decidedly male dominated scene, but as the new millennium dawned a shift began, heralded by the arrival of a young Christchurch based MC and promoter known as Tali.

Equally adept at singing, rapping and hosting the stage, Tali, whose given name was Natalia Scott (now Natalia Sheppard), made the transition from a regional figure to a national underground star quickly, before making the jump across the ditch to Melbourne.

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Tali with full band, Rhythm And Alps, 2012
Concord Dawn feat Tali - Moonlighting (2014)
Love & Migration (State Of Mind Remix)
Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
Tali with Andy C in Saint Petersburg, Russia
MC Tali in Perth, WA
A Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Candice-Joelle Medina Wordley
Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
MC Tali & Ed Rush - Dark Days
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
Tali - Forces (2014)
The image used on the cover of the 2002 single Lyric On My Lip. The single entered the UK Singles Chart in August that year, re-entering again in May 2004 when Tali's album was released.
Tali in 2014
A BBC 1 drum and bass takeover
Tali - Of Things To Come
The original 12-inch single of Lyric On My Lip, issued in 2002 on the Full Cycle label, and produced by the label's co-owner, Roni Size
MC Tali Jet Set Love
At Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, with Rogue Nouveau
Tali with Adam F and Roni Size
Tali featuring Harry Leatherby - Tiny Little Pieces (live at York St Studio, August 6 2014)
Tali at Glastonbury, warming up for Q-Tip, 2009
Tali covering Kendrick Lemar's Swimming Pools for George FM
Tali with LTJ Bukem, Rhythm And Alps, 2012

Full Cycle Records

Audioporn Records


Sativa Records UK

Easy Records

New Identity Recordings

Intercom Recordings

Dope Ammo Records

V Recordings

Westbay Digital

Silent Soundz



Freestylers Records

Wordburner Entertainment


Tali’s mother is Taranaki artist Margaret Scott