Look out for this girl. I have great feelings about her musical future. Natasha Kmeto will be performing at the dB In The Park Showcase (free and all ages) alongside Eprom, Salva, Comma, Ill Cosby and moar.
DD: You were my favorite act at Bumbershoot’s EMP Sky Church stage, hosted/curated by Decibel Festival. You have some heavy beats, nicely balanced with your beautiful voice. How long has it taken you to get to this point artistically, expressing yourself with such ease?
Wow! Thank you so much! I’ve been making music in a variety of genres and styles since I was 15 years old, but my solo project is about 2 years old. I feel that all of my experience as a musician and also being a huge fan of music has led up to where I’m at now. I feel like I’ll always be striving to better express myself.
DD: How does the electronic community in Portland relate to Seattle? What about Seattle and Decibel Festival do you enjoy most?
Portland and Seattle are both such awesome cities that have been consistently amazing for me. Obviously, I live in Portland, so I have a little more experience with the scene here, but every time I go to Seattle I have an excellent time and hope to have many more! I love the energy of a big city and Seattle has a really unique, comforting feeling to me. Maybe it has something to do with being closer to the ocean, which is always refreshing. I dig all the wonderful architecture and the depth of culture the city has to offer. Decibel is so fantastic because it curates and celebrates the very best in electronic music. It’s truly an honor to be a part of and I’m so excited for this year’s fest. You guys rock!
DD: Who created that profile pic of you (seen at top)? It’s amazing!
Thank you! That picture is actually the cover art for a past release of mine called “Expressor.” I conceptualized it and then Carly Birkey took the photo and my brother Alex did the pencils and inks. He’s actually an amazing comic book artist.
DD: Last words?
Just that it was a pleasure to meet you and that I look forward to seeing you again at Decibel. Thanks so much for the support!
– Jimi Jaxon