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Tasha's World


2000 - current


nu soul

Tasha's World

Solo project from singer Natascha Slagtand who combines hiphop, nu soul and jazz. Her debut album will be released in Japan in 2002.
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Natasha Slagtand   zang

Former members

Lovro Ravbar   saxofoon
Niza Udenhout   achtergrondzang
Glorya   achtergrondzang
John Gutterswijk   componist, toetsinstrumenten
Louk Boudesteijn   trombone
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Biography Tasha's World

Solo project from singer Natascha Slagtand who combines hiphop, nu soul and jazz. Her debut album will be released in Japan in 2002.

1974 - 1998

Natascha Slagtand (1974) is born in Rotterdam into a musical family. She is influenced by the music she hears at home: Billy Holliday, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and later Angie Stone and Jill Scott. She starts taking singing lessons at the age of six and as an adolescent she starts working with jazz combo's, r&b groups and in 1996 she can be heard on Dutch rapper E-Life's debut single Stacked With Honnors.


1999 - 2000

Natascha starts working with producer and keyboard player John Gutterswijk. They write and record four songs together. She can also be heard on the single Ziek ('Sick') by Dutch rapper Def Rhymz. Tasha is also one of the singers of hiphop group Flip da Scrip.

Def Rhymz Flip da Scrip


Natascha takes on the name Tasha's World. She forms a 12-piece live band when she is invited to tour the Netherlands and Germany with the US r&b duo Rough Endsz. The song Paytime is released on the compilation album Soul Essentials by the Japanese label Avex.


In January Tasha's World impresses both audience and critics and the Noorderslag festival. Her British manager Patrick Jacobs invites her to London for the recording of an album. The album is produced by The Klinik Music Productions (Sarah Connor and Beverly Knight) and Full Crew Productions (Destiny's Child en Craig David). On 22 and 23 February the band plays at the afterparty of a Jill Scott concert in Paradiso, Amsterdam. In May they are one of two Dutch acts at the Drum Rhythm Festival in Amsterdam. Tasha hold talks with several record companies, but nothing has resulted from that so far. This in contrary to Japan where Tasha's World's debut album is released on May 29 at Avex. In June it is announced that Tasha's World is one of the winners of a Dutch Essent Award. Consequently, the band is invited to play at the Lowlands festival in August.

Edsilia Rombley Relax


Tasha's World signs a pan-European deal with the UK's Dome Records. As a result its debut album, which so far was out in Japan only, finally comes out in the Netherlands as well. Its European-wide release in June comes as a special edition, featuring various new tracks, while some old ones have been deleted. On top of this, this summer Tasha's World wins the UK's EMMA Award in the category 'best world music act/production,' beating international contenders such as Orchestra Baobab and Manu Chao. New York's CMJ Music Marathon (October 22-25) invites Tasha's World along with six more Dutch bands, Bettie Serveert, Caesar, Seedling, zea, zZz and Voicst. On Friday October 24 Tasha's World perform live at Sin-e's on Attorney Street.


Tasha's World Early January it is announced that Tasha's World has won a Zilveren ('Silver') Harp music award. The band plays the Noorderslag festival and also records the song Find A Way with Spanner frontman Syb van der Ploeg for charity organisation Mensen In Nood (People In Need). Tasha's World performs live in Bulgaria (Sofia Jazz Peak), South-Africa (in May at North Sea Jazz Cape Town) and domestically at four different festivals on Liberation Day. In September Tasha's World plays at the first ever Gospel Festival in the Bijlmer area of Amsterdam. The band starts working on its second album World Domination, featuring UK rapper TY, who is nominated for the British Mercury Music Prize. Keyboard player John Keys produces and composes several songs on the album Nextasy by Slovenian singer Leeloojamais. One of the songs, Ne Zameri Mi, hits the top spot of the Slovenian charts.



Tasha's World Late March the singer agrees a license deal with PIAS. Her second album World Domination is released by the record company in May. On October 4 Tasha is Marco Borsato's duet partner at the Friends For Warchild night at the Rotterdam Ahoy' arena. They sing the song Vlinder ('Butterfly'). In December the R&B chanteuse teams up with rapper Brainpower on the Dommelsch lager-sponsored series of free Dommelsch Dubbel Dutch Pop-Up shows across the country, consisting of covers of famous English-languages duets, translated into Dutch, such as Crazy In Love by Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Walk This Way by Run-DMC & Aerosmith. On December 5 Tasha's World wins the UrbanIsU Awards in the Best Urban Album and Best Live Performance categories.

Brainpower Marco Borsato


As of March the singer hosts her own radio programme The Soul Of Tasha's World at Lijn5.com.


World Domination is released in France. Tasha is working on her third album and cuts a few tracks with legendary Jamaican rhythm section Sly & Robbie.

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