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INTERVIEW: Natalia Kills

So, we’ve featured Natalia on the blog a few months back and the release of her singles, ‘Zombie’ and ‘Activate You Heart’ tells us there’s something very very interesting about this girl. Natalia Capuccino, who goes by the intriguing ‘Natalia Kills’ is set to mark her debut this summer – and we all can’t wait for that.

TBR: Hi Natalia, how are you doing?

Natalia: I’m wild thanks Sweetheart…

TBR: Who’s Natalia Kills really?

Natalia: I’m a sound based visual artist… or more traditionally- a singer/ songwriter signed to Interscope/Cherrytree records…

TBR: How did you come up with the name?

Natalia: My name is Natalia, but thats not descriptive of my personality which is important to get across… My album is called “Perfectionist”… its about me… my dreams, disappointments and ambitions and how i always want the best… I believe we’re all perfectionists- we’re all looking for the ideal and trying to have the best life possible… and to be the best at something you “kill it”… so… Natalia Kills.

TBR: You’ve been compared to your labelmate Lady GaGa before when you first launched into the music scene. How do you feel about it?

Natalia: People always make comparisons so they can relate to something familiar… Its always nice to be compared to something thats great and admirable so I take it as a compliment. I’m happy to be compared to anyone who is creative, influential and writes their own material from the heart. Its all about expressing emotions and giving a voice to the imagination.

TBR: Your official debut single will be released this summer. Can you name it? if not, just give a brief description about it.

Natalia: I can’t give up too much info… although keeping quite is killing me! (pun intended… ha ha!). People have described my sound as “Dark Pop” because theres an element of drama to the music and lyrics… but even though its not ‘dance music’ its definitely not too dark to dance and have a good time to!

TBR: Are there any plans of promoting your music very soon? (Media appearances etc.?)

Natalia: Hopefully I will be performing and releasing my first music video to the single before the summer is over!

TBR: Can you describe how your debut album will sound?

Natalia: Like a walk through my mind. Watch out!

TBR: You’ve been featured as a rapper on a track, how did you decide to finally go to mainstream pop music?

Natalia: Rapping and Pop aren’t separate at all! The most successful rappers are in the pop demographic all the time- anything thats good and catchy becomes popular…  and i’ve never not wanted to be pop… but I just follow the natural evolution of my songwriting, and even though i still rap on my album i felt like singing more. I do what i feel.

TBR: Does your music reflect your personal life?

Natalia: Yes! My entire album is about me, personally! When i wrote all the songs, i decided each one had to be a thought, feeling or experience that has defined me. There is every part of me in this record, my past, my hopes, dreams and disappointments too. This album is the voice of who i am, its a sound track to my entire life and a Dogma for anyone who wanted the best in life and just went for it, no matter how hard or disappointing the journey can be.

TBR: You’re style is effin’ awesome. How did you come up with that? Any inspirations? Or favourite shopping places? Designers? Give us a bit of a scoop of that. x

Natalia: I’m not hugely into fashion… I just dress according to my mood. I can’t wear beige just because its in season…

I just stick to my own style of interpretive clothing… if i feel predatory i’ll wear red, if i feel neutral i’ll wear black… if I want to hide i’ll wear glasses…

TBR: Good luck with your music Natalia, we all can’t wait for your success. Any last messages? Show back some love? x

Natalia: Thanks so much to everyone for the support so far!! I hope everyone enjoys listening to my album as much as i enjoyed making it!

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UK Charts: Dizzee beats Tinie for #1 spot, Xtina has gone ‘Bionic’

English rapper Dizzee Rascal has beaten fellow Englishman Tinie Tempah for the race at the top of the singles charts this week. Dizzee and James Corden’s World Cup song for England was #2 at midweeks but finally pushed Tinie off the top spot come Sunday.

‘Shout’ by Shout For England featuring Dizzee and James Corden reigns at the top while Tinie Tempah’s ‘Frisky’ enters at #2. They’re immediately followed by Somali-Canadian rapper, K’Naan with his Coca Cola World Cup anthem, ‘Wavin’ Flag’ which jumped 13 spots to #3 this week.

Completing the top 5 is last week’s #1, David Guetta with ‘Gettin’ Over You’ at #4 and Eminem’s latest hit, ‘Not Afraid’ who’s up by 1 to #5 this week.

Other World Cup themed tracks have made it into the top 40 with ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel, Skiner & The Lightning Seeds enter at #10, New Order’s ‘World In Motion at #22 and Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ at #38.

In the albums chart, Christina Aguilera nabs the #1 album this week with her latest LP, ‘Bionic’. She defeated Alicia Keys whose 2009 album, ‘The Element of Freedom’ who jumped 3 places on its 26th week in the countdown. She’s followed by Michael Buble, the Glee Cast and Lady GaGa at #3,4,5 respectively.

COMPLETE THE UK CHARTS HERE.

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UK Charts: Dizzee Rascal snatches #1 from B.o.B, Pendulum has #1 album

Brit Grime rapper Dizzee Rascal snatches the #1 spot from American rapper B.o.B  with his spanking new single, ‘Dirtee Disco’. The Londoner defeated B.o.B’s ‘Nothin’ On You’ and another new entry, Virgin Islander Iyaz’ second UK single, ‘Solo’.

Iyaz settles for a #3 debut with ‘Solo’ while Jason Derulo and new entry Eminem complete the top 5 with ‘Ridin Solo’ and ‘Not Afraid’ respectively.

N-Dubz returns to the top 10 spotlight as their latest single, ‘We Dance On’ – a collaboration with UK dance outfit Bodyrox enters the charts at #6. The track is included in the smashing soundtrack of the UK dance movie, ‘StreetDance’.

Other new entries in the top 40 include Canadian-Somali rapper K’Naan with his world cup song ‘Wavin’ Flag’ (#16), Danielle Hope with ‘Over The Rainbow’ (#29), Keri Hilson with ‘I Like’ (#34), and Lady GaGa’s ‘Alejandro’ (#40)

In the albums chart, Australian now UK based electro rockers Pendulum celebrates as they hit the #1 spot with their sophomore album, ‘Immersion’ beating Michael Buble and the Glee Cast in the top 3.

complete the UK charts HERE.

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Let’s have a good laugh shall we? [WARNING: GaGa related]

La Coacha strikes again. This is way beyond awesome. ROFLMAO.

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Stuck On Repeat: It’s TBR’s May 2010 Playlist!

1. Lady GaGa – Alejandro (Dave Aude Mixshow)
Oh. It’s a mixshow! Yes ladies and gents. Lady GaGa’s new single ‘Alejandro’ may not be my favourite choice as a single but the remixes are on fire. Dave Aude defo put a lot of effort in this one!

2. Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Miss Katy to the Perry is absolutely back with another smash. Oh yes but don’t even dare mistake it as Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok’. The song’s an impending summer hit as the song imply there’s sex on the beach, melting some popsicles and more. The track’s included on Katy’s new LP to be released this August titled ‘Teenage Dream’. This should be mega yeah? Yeah.

3. Charice – Nothing
My favourite track from the Filipina singer’s debut LP, this could actually be a potential hit. Although quite brilliant – it’s only one of the few tracks on her LP that did stand out. Are we looking at a smaller version of Jordin here?

4. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Diplo Mix)
Possibly one of the best remixes of Sia’s brand new track. Diplo possibly did justice to the track. Thumping basses, sick synths and massive arrangement – you might just want to dance to this.

5. Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Buzz Junkies Mix)

Her album might be a bore (half of it does suck.) but Miss Robyn Carlsson has a hit under her way. ‘Dancing On My Own’ should or definitely be big anytime soon and I’ll be utterly depressed if it wouldn’t. How about a smashing club mix for ya’ll courtesy of Buzz Junkies eh? Wicked!

6. Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Teeeiioo Cruz’s new single from his refurbished 2009 album ‘Rokstarr’. The album is getting a whole new look for the US audience as Taio recently cracked the Billboard with his UK#1 hit ‘Break Your Heart’. Another proper track!

7. Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
So when did your favourite blonde Disney pop star Hannah Montana became a sick, fierce, winged animal? Oh yes, it’s Miley Cyrus bulging into becoming a dirrtyyy pop star. I still don’t like her, but heck this track’s hot!

8. N*E*R*D – Hot-N-Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado)
The title pretty much says it all. Yes – its’ actually true!

9. Kelly Rowland – Commander

I’m going to be utterly dismayed if this bitch’s new LP would be full of David Guetta produced tracks. Even though ‘Commander’ is a David Guetta’s child – it’s a total club smash with potential of shattering glasses in the future. Well, Honey B can certainly kiss Kelly’s arse with this one. Nice one Kells!

10. Eminem – Not Afraid
It’s actually a pleasure hearing something decent from Marshall Mathers. His previous hit ‘We Made You’ was an utter pile of shite and you can agree with me on that. The new single, ‘Not Afraid’ is something more serious, substantial and a decent rap/hip-hop track with elaborated beats and a hook that’s quite infectious. I say well done mate!

11. Alphabeat – DJ (I Could Be Dancing)
Well you should actually go dancing to this track. It’s pretty much one of the best tracks off their latest LP – although I’m still quite depressed over the fact that they don’t achieve the mainstream success they absolutely deserved.

12. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Formerly known as Travis McCoy from the American Hip-Hop/Rock group Gym Class Heroes – Katy Perry’s ex teamed up with our recently featured artist, Bruno Mars on this hip-hop gem. The reggae inspired undercurrents, supported with an infectious hook from Bruno, I’m pretty sure this track will climb its way up to the charts in no time.

13. Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire
Recently, the American band unveiled one of their best tracks off their latest album yet, ‘Invisible Light’ – a 6 minute slick pop gem. The first official single, ‘Fire With Fire’ is an utter deviation from the disco pop anthem presented by ‘Invisible Light’. The single, sports a different sound but still possessed a quality that the Scissor Sisters can only approve of. Yes, I’m convinced that ‘Fire With Fire’ can be a hit – of course not in their hometown.

14. Sara Bareilles – King of Anything

Unfortunately, I was not convinced by this new hyped single from Miss Bareilles. The California born songstress indeed put a lavishing effort on her debut CD, which can be included as one of the most influential pop albums of the noughties. Her brilliance in delivering slick piano pop anthems is such a feat and ‘King of Anything’ doesn’t deny that. Yet, if you’re not convinced still – this will grow on you, no doubt.

15. M.I.A. – XXXO
As I’ve said in the review of the track posted last week, ‘XXXO’ is simply just f*cking brilliant. It’s totally different from the rebellious rock feeling presented by the utterly controversial ‘Born Free’. I think she’s starting try to fit in today’s pop doesn’t she?

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Don’t Stop Believin’ – Not Journey, Not Glee – it’s Lady GaGa and Elton John!

Okay. not purely La Gaga and Elton John though – but fucking epic. Listen at your own risk. 🙂

The video is crappy and it’s from the Rainforest Benefit concert at Carnegie Hall.

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DAILY BEAT: Lady GaGa – Alejandro (Dave Aude Radio Mix)

It’s been a while since I last made a post by La GaGa. Well, her new single ‘Alejandro’ is getting a lot of remix treatment nowadays. From the brilliant ‘Sound of Arrows Remix’ to the not-so-brilliant ‘Bimbo Jones Remixes’. Recently, veteran remixer Dave Aude, released his set of remixes for the latest single, ‘Alejandro’. And I tell you, they’re effin’ wicked.

The track list are as follows:

  1. Radio Mix
  2. Club Mix
  3. Club Dub
  4. Mixshow

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