Bags packed, tires up. Today we have a special treat for our Passport Series. We bring you the sexy and very talented Natalie Peris. While she grew up in Canada, you can find this global artist rocking out of Croatia & Germany. I’m totally loving her vibe.
Some of her proment collabs have been with: Starkillers, Beltek, Audien, Paul Keeley, Richard Beynon, Sebastian Krieg, Jerry Ropero, Cressida, Cramp, Claes Rosen and others
Teaming up with the IDMA awarded Starkillers, Natalie has received massive support by some of the biggest names in the dance scene such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia on their first project, “Shut it down“ which has been released on Defected´s label Azuli, and also included on the Azuli A-list and Defected Most Rated Ibiza 2012 compilations.
Let’s check out this interview and some of her beats below!
Natalie Periš (Pronounced: Pereesh)
Zagreb(Croatia) & Munich (Germany)
November 7th, 1986
Electronic Dance Music
Universal, Armada, Azuli, Anjunadeep, PinkStar, Nervous, Euphonic
Signature work/known for:
“What does tomorrow bring”, “Shut it down”, “Eclipse”, “Dance with you”, “Disco Belle”
Starkillers, Beltek, Audien, Paul Keeley, Richard Beynon, Sebastian Krieg, Jerry Ropero, Cressida, Cramp, Claes Rosen and others…
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Favorite place to perform:
As long as there is an amazing crowd it doesn’t matter.
Tell us how you got your start.
My love for music started when my parents bought me my first piano. Was about 5 at the time and I decided I wanted to develop this passion of mine which is why I enrolled in music schools for piano, guitar and singing. I started out in electronic music after years of singing in various bands as my demos got heard by the right people. The rest is history.
How would you describe your style?
It´s not so easy to define a certain style of mine. I have been playing around with different fields within the electronic genre. It varies from electro, over house to trance music. But lately I have been mostly working on house music and I feel I´m going to be sticking to it for a little longer. I feel within the house genre I can display my real vocal abilities, while in some genres I am limited in doing so.
What is your biggest inspiration?
I grew up listening to all kinds of music and certain periods in my life left different impacts on me. But I guess I will never stop admiring the great diva Ella Fitzgerald.
If you could meet any artist in history, who would it be?
Okay, I´m talking way too much about Ella, but aside from her, if I could meet anybody else, it would be Freddie Mercury. The millions of youtube views from Queen´s Live Aid performance from 1985 at Wembley are all mine. Absolutely spectacular! Sometimes I wish I could’ve had the chance to see this live, I often seek inspiration watching their performances. I reckon I could ask him for a few tips.
Where do you see the future of the music industry going?
You can never really know for sure. The industry is constantly changing. If someone told me a few years ago dubstep would’ve been the next best thing I would’ve said they´re crazy. I honestly wish the next big thing is going to be a return to deep house.
Any beats you working on now?
Yes, many. It´s all I do all day, every day.
For production, what program do you use? (Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Fruity Loops, etc)
I use Nuendo. I´m way too lazy to learn new tricks, I stick to what I know and what still works.
Who is your dream collaboration with?
Oddly enough, my dream doesn’t include another electronic artist. I dream of performing jazz music with a big band in front of a big crowd.
When you have been on tour, what do you think has been your wildest show/tour experience?
A few years ago I had a show with Kelly Rowland in Beirut, Lebanon. The club was absolutely spectacular: from the light show to constant fireworks, flames, confetti…you name it. I have never seen anything like this before. It was a wild experience. At first I was skeptical whether to perform there at all, as I have been warned by my colleagues not to go as it was not so safe. In the end I was very happy I went and I really hope I will get invited to perform once again.
Any crazy groupies along the way? Let’s hear it.
Haha, well I really don’t have any interesting stories to share on the subject. I guess this is a question our fellow DJ friends would find more interesting to answer.
What do you think is the toughest thing about touring/performing that the public might not know about?
Fear of flying. If there is a possibility not to fly, I will take it no matter how long the ride will be. I´ve had a scary experience when I was a kid, and since then I hate planes. It´s about the lack of control, I guess I wouldn’t mind if I could be sitting next to the pilot and nagging in his ear about what buttons to push. I get a mini heart attack ever time turbulences occur.
Ok, let’s flip it around. What’s about the best thing about touring?
Meeting new people, seeing new places and creating memories. I love travelling and I am constantly somewhere on the road. In this line of work we are given the chance to explore places we probably would’ve never seen in our entire lives. I think it’s a great privilege.
Since you are on the up and up, what’s your goal/plan for this year? What about career goals?
The plan is to get all these tracks out as soon as possible. I want the world to hear what I have been working on these past 6 months.
If you weren’t an artist what would you be doing?
Tough question. I really don’t know.
When do you think you will retire from the game?
I am pretty sure I won´t be jumping on stages when I´m 50 like Madonna, but hopefully I will never have to retire from writing music. It is my passion. You can´t retire from a passion.
Final advice for new artists?
You can get rejected a million times, but as long as you work hard, stay focused and keep a positive approach, nothing can stop you from being what you want to be.
We always have your back here at Soletron.com, and we appreciate you taking the time with us today.
Thanks so much for having me!
Images Provided by: Natalie Peris
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