aka Natalia Scott, Natalia Sheppard

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.

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

Tali’s mother is Taranaki artist Margaret Scott


Full Cycle Records

Audioporn Records


Sativa Records UK

Easy Records

New Identity Recordings

Intercom Recordings

Dope Ammo Records

V Recordings

Westbay Digital

Silent Soundz



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