Natia Daniel is a new, vibrant, up n coming Soca artist who has hit the Soca scene stirring up a lot of interest with those in the know and making connections with those who have been already established for many years in the business. She provides hot lyrics, a great sound and has wicked productions behind her. Natia was born and raised in London and has strong influences from her St. Lucian/Jamaican background. She makes her mark in the Soca industry with musical influences of Calypso, Zouk, Reggae, Soca and Dancehall.
During her school years, her music teacher encouraged her to study music solely as she could see she had a natural talent for it. This could be said to have stemmed from her musical family background where her grandfather was in a Soca band called the Arrawaks, which was extremely popular in the 70s having released a few albums, performed at Carnival and at many venues in the UK with artists such as “Sparrow”.
Natia’s 1st live solo performance was to an intimate audience at the age of 17, where she sang Alicia Keys’ “Fallin”, she then continued to study music production in college, whilst learning to play piano, taking part in a choir and performed for Grade 6 & 7 Vocal exams. During her time at college she was introduced to a music producer through a mutual contact (also an artist), this producer then spent time recording with her to produce her 1st two R&B tracks “Just Imagine” & “Show me more”.
Natia also dabbled in music video production, which resulted in her directing a remake video for the well known duo Lutenants, for their Soca song “West Indies (Back it up)”.
Her love for music touched several genre’s, but her love for Soca music grew whilst attending carnival’s in various Caribbean islands and attending Soca fete’s & events, which enabled her to meet various Soca lovers and contributors to the music & entertainment industry.
This lead her to recording her latest two releases in the Soca music fraternity. “Wine it, Wuk it” produced by SD Productions UK was the 1st release, which was performed live at Nottinghill Carnival 2012. This song was aired on Choice Fm’s Caribbean Affair presented by Martin Jay, also on the playing circuit was Soca Frenzy Radio, Flagz Radio and Team Soca just to mention a few. It has also received wide airplay via the internet. Her very latest track “Carnival Time” Produced by Soc@child 360, was released on the 2nd November and is fast becoming popular in the International music scene.
You can expect this new female artist to be making some more appearances through performances, events and new music for 2013 onwards.