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.

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

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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