Natasha Kmeto has shared a sultry cover of the Nine Inch Nails track, “The Only Time,” which is now available for download over at FACT. Natasha had been performing the cover during her recent North American tour opening for TV On The Radio. “I tend to lust very hard,” she says. “The lyric on ‘The Only Time’ captures the helplessness and desperation inside a lust like that so perfectly. Trent Reznor always hits the nail on the head when it comes to dark, raw sexual expression and I wanted to pay homage by covering one of my favorite NIN tracks.”
Natasha Kmeto is a Portland-based singer and electronic producer who turns heads everywhere she goes. Armed with a taut dancefloor sensibility and a flutteringly sensuous voice, she exudes the kind of confidence that can only come from a staunch commitment to her craft. Her tracks, which she composes, produces, and performs entirely by herself, straddle the line between dance, pop, and RnB, making rhythmically intriguing compositions that slide effortlessly into the ear and send shivers down the spine. Her energy, talent, and realization of the intricate coalesce into a truly visceral live show, moving both to the party-goer and the thinking person alike. Wherever her music goes, heavy breathing will follow.
Born into a musical family in California, Natasha began to develop her talents as an artist from a young age. It wasn’t until almost two decades later, on the verge of becoming a career session musician, that she took the wheel and broke out in a direction that truly inspired her. Her artistic growth has vastly accelerated since her arrival in Portland and alliance with hometown crew Dropping Gems, and she shows no sign of slowing down. The string of releases since this period showcase Natasha in her most self-realized form, dealing in matters of love, independence, and a re-affirmed outlook on life. She released her sophomore LP, Crisis, 6/18/13 on Dropping Gems to praise from many tastemakers including NPR, Pitchfork, FADER and SPIN. Her upcoming album, Inevitable, is slated to be released in 2015 on rising label Federal Prism helmed by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio.
Natasha’s long list of notable and acclaimed live performances includes gigs at Coachella, Bumbershoot, MusicfestNW, Symbiosis, SXSW, Low End Theory, and Decibel Festival. She has shared the stage with a number of talented artists including Fourtet, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus, Emancipator, Kid Cudi, Flume, Gold Panda, Dam Funk, Kode 9 and Shlohmo. Her radio experience includes live performances on Boiler Room and KEXP, and her tracks have been played by numerous DJs including the legendary Mary Ann Hobbes.
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