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RE: MC Tali and Roni Size
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:24 pm
Might I add, that the gig on 21 January 2005 with Digital and Tali at Sandwiches, Wellington was the most wicked! A guaranteed good time!

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MC Tali and Roni Size
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:17 pm
Firstly - get really good at what you do.
Secondly - go to your favourite artists gig.
Thirdly - have the gumption to get up on stage with them and whisper what you do in the ear of the man (or woman) that makes the calls on stage.

And that is how MC Tali met Roni Size, the visionary UK producer behind Mercury Prize winner act Reprazent and Breakbeat Era. Tali impressed him so much, he took Dynamite off the mic and let Tali take over and show her skills. The crew suggested that Tali come and work with them in Bristol and so Tali upped sticks and moved to Britain.

Six months after their first meeting, Tali turned up on Roni's doorstep armed with three notebooks full of songs. Before long, the members of Roni Size's label, Full Cycle convened an emergency meeting and decided to ask the girl from the other side of the world to become their newest recruit. "I was totally obsessed with their sound", Tali says. "It's soulful, deep, but never too dark. It‚s funky and uplifting. All the elements that I would say reflect me are what they put out."

MC Tali is already well known in NZ Drum N Bass and Hip Hop circles having paid her dues by starting her own radio show and joining a tour promotions team to bring British DJs to play all over NZ in the late 90's. Originally from New Plymouth - MC Tali is a classically trained singer and pianist, but her first passion is song writing and composing - Tali has been writing and recording her own music since she was 10.

Since that fateful day when she won over Roni Size with a couple of rhymes whispered in his ear, MC Tali has blossomed. It took Tali only a few months to be recognized as the hottest talent on the drum and bass scene worldwide. Her performance as an MC alongside a DJ is unique, thanks to how she switches from her superb freestyling into beautiful singing. There have been two singles released on vinyl in the UK, the first, 'Lyric On My Lip'‚ selling out in the first day and the second 'High Hopes'‚ which received great support from UK‚s influential Radio One, and expectation for the debut album has been growing with each single.

Tali's debut album 'Lyric On My Lip' will be released in New Zealand in March as the third single 'Blazin'‚ is sent out to radio stations. The album contains songs that are rough and funky drum and bass rhythms; others are classy and infectious urban pop songs, and some futuristic soul.

MC Tali has just made her live debut with a full band, and plans are already under way to bring her to Australia and NZ.

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