Tali Profile

aka Natalia Scott, Natalia Sheppard
Martyn Pepperell
Published: 10 Aug 2014
Updated: 17 Dec 2020

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 - Berlin
Tali onstage at Splore Festival with DJ Marky, 2019.
Tali - the image that was used for her album cover 'Love & Migration' Shot by Jamie Mae Lees.
Tali featuring Harry Leatherby - Tiny Little Pieces (live at York St Studio, August 6 2014)
At Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, with Rogue Nouveau
Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
Tali with LTJ Bukem, Rhythm And Alps, 2012
Tali winning 'Best Electronic Artist' at the 2019 VNZMAS.
Tali and band onstage MainStage at Northern Bass 2018.
Tali and Emma G in Prague, 2019.
Tali - Love & Migration
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
Tali - Eye On You
Tali with Adam F and Roni Size
Concord Dawn feat Tali - Moonlighting (2014)
Tali with Andy C in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Tali with full band, Rhythm And Alps, 2012
A BBC 1 drum and bass takeover
Tali
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
MC Tali Jet Set Love
MC Tali in Perth, WA
Tali at Glastonbury, warming up for Q-Tip, 2009
Love & Migration (State Of Mind Remix)
A Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Candice-Joelle Medina Wordley
Powerful - Tali, Melinki and Verva Featuring Melodownz
Tali and Emma G, 2014.
Rogue Nouveau publicity shot
Photo credit: Photo by Hacker Photography
Tali - How To Get High
Tali covering Kendrick Lemar's Swimming Pools for George FM
MC Tali & Ed Rush - Dark Days
Tali - Forces (2014)
Tali - Of Things To Come
Tali - 'Shot By Lauren'
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
Labels:

Full Cycle Records


Audioporn Records


Talimusic


Sativa Records UK


Easy Records


New Identity Recordings


Intercom Recordings


Dope Ammo Records


V Recordings


Westbay Digital


Silent Soundz


Grindin


Soul:r


Freestylers Records


Wordburner Entertainment

Trivia:

Tali’s mother is Taranaki artist Margaret Scott