martedì 13 novembre 2012

Natacha Atlas نتاشا أطلس‎ - Discography (Reloaded & Revisited)

Natacha Atlas (Arabic: نتاشا أطلس‎ ; born 20 March 1964) is a Belgian singer known for her fusion of Arabic and Western electronic music, particularly hip-hop. She once termed her music "cha'abi moderne" (modern popular music). Her music has been influenced by many styles including Arabic, hip hop, drum 'n' bass and reggae.
Atlas was born to a father of Moroccan, Egyptian, and Palestinian ancestry who was born in Jerusalem and a British mother who had converted to Islam. Her paternal grandfather was born in Egypt, but grew up in Palestine, immigrating to Europe at age 15. She concedes to being "maybe 10 percent Jewish or something." Atlas says the claim that her father is purely Jewish and not Arab is "one of those things where someone had a grudge against me and wanted to hurt me. My great-great-grandfather was Jewish. But Jews have always been part of Arab society, so it’s not so unusual for someone to find out that they have Jewish blood. At the end of the day, we really are so connected." 
Atlas grew up in Laken, a neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium with a large Moroccan population. After her parents separated, Atlas went to live in Northampton, England with her mother.Atlas learned several languages, including Arabic, French, English, and Spanish, and has used them all in the course of her career.Atlas returned to Belgium at age 24 and began her career with two jobs as a belly dancer and the lead singer of a Belgian salsa band. In 1991, she recorded the track "Timbal" with Balearic Beaton the album ¡Loca!. Atlas also worked with Jah Wobble composing five tracks for the LP Rising above Bedlam. Through the recording of ¡Loca!, Atlas met British labelmates Transglobal Underground (TGU), who at the time had a Top 40 hit, "Templehead". She became the lead singer and belly dancer for the group, which focused on mixing Eastern and Western sounds as well as other styles.
Most of Atlas' albums have been produced by TGU. She continues to focus on her Middle Eastern roots, as the titles of her albums imply: Diaspora (1995), Halim (1997) (in honour of Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez), Gedida (1998) and Ayeshteni (2001).
In 1999, Atlas collaborated with David Arnold on the song "One Brief Moment". The single featured a cover version of the James Bond theme song from the film You Only Live Twice. Two years earlier, Atlas had collaborated with Arnold on the album Shaken and Stirred, recording the song "From Russia with Love" for the eponymous film (originally performed by Matt Monro).2000 saw her collaborate with Jean Michel Jarre for the track "C'est La Vie" on his album Métamorphoses. The track was released as a single.
Due to her French-language tracks, Atlas is now quite popular in France. In the U.K., on the other hand, she has not experienced the same amount of success. She is not very happy about the way her music is perceived in the UK: "Someone from the New Musical Express rang us about a feature we're to do with them and said 'We don't want it to be about the multi-cultural angle'. In other words that fad is over. And I'm personally insulted... what other... angle is there for us? I get sick of it all." 
In 2003, Atlas provided vocals for the Kolo folk dance song "'Ajde Jano" on Nigel Kennedy and Kroke's album, East Meets East. In 2005, Atlas contributed the song "Just Like A Dream" (from Something Dangerous) to the charity album Voyces United for UNHCR.
Her music has been used in a number of soundtracks. Her song "Kidda" was featured on the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack and in the 2005 video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on Radio del Mundo. In 2003, her voice is heard in Hulk in the song "Hulk Escapes". Additionally, her song "Bathaddak" is one of the songs included in the 2007 Xbox 360 exclusive video game Project Gotham Racing 4. Atlas was originally billed to star in and provide the soundtrack to the film Whatever Lola Wants, directed by Nabil Ayouch. However, shooting delays caused Atlas to only be involved in the film's soundtrack. Her song "Gafsa" (Halim, 1997) was used as the main soundtrack during the Korean film Bin-Jip (also known as 3-Iron) (2004) by Kim Ki-Duk. She participated in the piece "Light of Life (Ibelin Reprise)" for the soundtrack of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven.
In 2007, Atlas collaborated with Belinda Carlisle for Belinda's seventh album Voila. She contributed additional vocals on songs "Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp," "La Vie En Rose", "Bonnie et Clyde" and "Des Ronds Dans L'Eau." Voila was released via Rykodisc in the U.K. on 5 February 2007 and in the U.S. the following day.
The 2007 film Brick Lane features four songs with vocals by Atlas, "Adam's Lullaby", "Running Through the Night", "Love Blossoms" and "Rite of Passage". On 23 May 2008 Atlas released a new album, Ana Hina,which was well received by critics. In 2008, two of Atlas' songs, "Kidda" and "Ghanwa Bossanova", were used in Shamim Sarif's romantic comedy about two women, I Can't Think Straight.
On 20 September 2010 Atlas released her newest album, Mounqaliba. Co-produced by Samy Bishai, it explores the more classical world. It is inspired by the poems of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. She is also composing the music for Francoise Charpat's upcoming film.
In 1999, Atlas married Syrian kanun player Abdullah Chhadeh. The couple divorced in 2005. Atlas is now in a relationship with British Egyptian violinist Samy Bishai. The couple divide their time between London and France.
Atlas has said in the past that she is "technically Muslim" and that she identifies with Sufism, but says that "these days I prefer to say that I'm Anglo-Middle Eastern and leave the religion out of it." She is, however, open to other forms of spirituality because "it's important to be tolerant".In 2001, she was appointed by Mary Robinson as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Conference Against Racism. Robinson chose Atlas because "she embodies the message that there is a strength in diversity. That our differences – be they ethnic, racial or religious – are a source of riches to be embraced rather than feared".
Atlas uses her multi-ethnic background when singing lyrics that often are intertwined with phrases from the Quran. She personally calls herself a "human Gaza Strip", reflecting her diverse Judaeo-Islamic background and thoughts relating to the Muslim and Jewish world. In her music, Atlas makes many political statements regarding Islam and Judaism and often takes a middle ground approach advocating for peace and harmony. For example, her lyrics say "Why are we fighting/When we’re all together/Let’s return to peace/Let’s make peace, we are brothers" (from her song "Laysh Nata’arak").
During an interview with Muslim Wake Up! online magazine, Atlas talked about her identification with her European and Arabic roots by saying "There will always be two identities living within me: Arabic and European. When I was very young, I tried to ignore the Arabic side, my father’s side, because I saw it as foreign. But something happened in my late teens. I was at a nightclub in Brussels and I heard Arabic music, and I knew then that there was something inside of me that I wanted to go back to. So I ended up going to the other extreme. But as you mature, you realize that you have both inside you. That’s how God

made me. These days I dream in two languages, and not a day goes by when I don’t end up using Arabic"

Her last 2 albums, the critically-acclaimed Ana Hina (2007) and Mounqaliba (2010), have represented a radical evolution of Atlas’s artistic horizons. On both, Atlas combines her
hallmark synthesis of Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions and culture with classical and jazz influences and sounds. Indeed, on Mounqaliba, she pushed the boundaries further, producing an album lavishly orchestrated by her long-time collaborator Samy Bishai. This year saw the release of Expressions – Live in Toulouse, Atlas’s first independent release on her record label, Mazeeka Records. The album was recorded at the Toulouse National Theatre in June 2012 and was the first time Atlas has performed her repertoire with orchestral arrangements, working with the Orchestra de Chambre de Toulouse together with her regular 7 piece band. The results were spectacular and garnered excellent reviews internationally.

In addition to her own projects, Atlas has worked extensively with an eclectic group of distinguished artists across a wide variety of musical genres including: pop (Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor, Indigo Girls, and Jean-Michel Jarre); classical (Nigel Kennedy, Jocelyn Pook); jazz (Nigel Kennedy); film scores (Danny Elfman, Clint Mansell, David Arnold, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rachel Portman); and world music (Nitin Sawhney, Transglobal Underground, Talvin Singh).

Atlas’s distinctive voice has also featured on a wide number of soundtracks and scores for both films and video games, including Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Hulk (2003), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Stargate (1994), The Truth About Charlie (2002), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Brick Lane (2007), Sahara (2005), I Can’t Think Straight (2008), La Fille Sur Le Pont (1999), Whatever Lola Wants (2007), Bin-Jip (a.k.a. 3-Iron, English title) (2004); and Heavenly Sword (2007); Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005); Project Gotham Racing 4 (2007).

Atlas recently co-composing the music, together with Samy Bishai, for the internationally-renowned French contemporary ballet choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj. The ballet, entitled, Les Nuits will be touring internationally through to 2015. The soundtrack of the music – also entitled Les Nuits - is Atlas’s 2nd release on Mazeeka Records.


(Source : Wikipedia  & )

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Diaspora 

01  Iskanderia
02  Leysh Nat'arak
03  Diaspora
04 Yalla Chant
05 Alhambra Part 1
06 Duden
07 Feres
08 Fun Does Not Exist
09 Dub Yalil
10 Iskanderia (Atlas Zamalek)
11 Diaspora (Ballon Theatre Mix)
12. Fun Does Not Exist (Dolmus Mix)


Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Halim  حليم

01 Marifnaash
02 Moustahil
03 Amulet
04 Leyli
05 Kidda
06 Sweeter Than Any Sweets
07 Ya Weledi
08 Enogoom Wil, Amar
09 Andeel
10 Gafsa
11 Y Albi Ehda
12 Agib

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Gedida 

01 Mon Amie La Rose02 Aqaba
03 Mistaneek
04 Bahlam
05 Ezzay
06 Bastet
07 The Righteous Path
08 Mahlabeya
09 Bilaadi
10 Kifaya
11 One Brief Moment


Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  - The Remix Collection 


01 Duden (Talvin Singh Remix)
02 Yalla Chant (Youth Remix)
03 Yalla Chant (Banco De Gaia Remix)
04 Amulet (16B Remix)
05 Yalla Chant (Transglobal Underground Remix)
06  Amulet (TJ Rhemi Remix)
07 One Brief Moment (Klute Remix)
08 Bastet (Bullitnuts Remix)
09 Duden (Spooky Remix)


Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Ayeshteni عيشتني 

01 Shubra
02 I Put A Spell On You
03 Ashwa
04 Ayeshteni
05 Soleil D'Egypte
06 Ne Me Quitte Pas
07 Mish Fidilak
08 Rah
09 Lelsama
10 Fakrenha
11 Manbai

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Foretold In The Language Of Dreams  


01 Etheric Messages
02  Dawn Bayati
03 Zitherbell
04 Sobek On The Prowl
05 Therapeutic Space
06 Simun
07 Power Of Vibrations
08 Damascus
09 Yeranos
10 Meetings With Reconciliation
11 Solace

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Something Dangerous 

01 Adam's Lullaby
02 Eye Of The Duck - (featuring Tuup/Princess Julianna)
03 Something Dangerous - (featuring Princess Julianna)
04 Janamaan - (featuring Kalia)
05 Just Like A Dream - (featuring Princess Julianna)
06 Man's World
07 Layali - (featuring Z)
08 Simple Heart - (featuring Sinead O'Connor)
09 Daymalhum
10 Who's My Baby - (with Niara Scarlett)
11 When I Close My Eyes - (with Myra Boyle)
12 This Realm
13 Le Printemps
14 Like The Last Drop

Natacha Atlas نتاشا أطلس‎ - Mish Maoul مش معقول

01 Oully Ya Sahbi - (with Sofiani Saidi)
02 Feen - (with Princess Julianna)
03 Hayati Inta
04 Ghanwah Bossanova
05 Bathaddak - (with Princess Julianna)
06 Bab El Janna
07 Wahashni
08 Haram Aleyk
09 La Lil Khowf - (with Clotaire K/Sofiani Saidi)
10 Yariet


Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Ana Hina  انا هنا

01 Ya Laure Hobouki
02 Beny Ou Benak Eih
03 Ana Hina
04 La Shou el Haki
05 Black Is The Colour
06 La Teetab Alayi
07 La Vida Callada
08 Reprise Hayati Inta
09 El Asil
10 Lammebada
11 He Hesitated
12 El Nowm

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Mounqaliba 

01  Intro
02 Makkan
03 Matrah Interlude
04 Bada Al Fajir
05 Muwashah Ozkourini
06 River Man
07 Batkallim
08 Mounqaliba
09 Le Cor, Le Vent
10 Direct Solutions Interlude
11 Lahazat Nashwa
12 La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
13 Fresco's Interlude
14 Ghoroub
15 Evening Interlude
16 Taalet
17 Egypt Interlude
18 Nafourat El Anwar

Natacha Atlas  نتاشا أطلس‎  -  Mounqaliba Rising: The Remixes 

01  Batkallim The Sun of Egypt (Cheb i Sabbah Remix)
02  Makaan (Nickodemus & the Spy from Cairo Remix)
03  Taalet (Radiohiro Remix)
04  Batkallim Recharged (Dogbeats vs. Natacha Atlas)
05  Makaan (Beats Antique Remix)
06  Taleet (Zab Spencer Radio Edit Mix)
07  Batkallim (David Starfire Remix)
08  Ghoroub For Tahir Square (Syriana Remix)
09  Mounqaliba (Another Fine Day Brixton Dub)
10  Batkallim Atlas of the World Mix (Bombay Dub Orchestra)
11  Taalet (Kaya Project Remix)
12  Riverman (310 Radio Remix)
13  Batkallim (EarthRise SoundSystem Remix)
14 Egypt Rise To Freedom (Basha Beats & Natacha Atlas)


Natacha Atlas - Una Voce Dall'Egitto

 01 Amulet
 02 Leysh Nat'Arak
 03 Boss Tabla
 04  I, Voyager
 05 Ana
 06 Duden
 07 Enogoom Wil Amar
 08 Mon Amie La Rose
 09 Sky Giant
 10 Ali Mullah
 11 Sky & Soul


5 commenti:

  1. Hello, thank you for uploading but the link to The Remix Collection 2000 is not working. Is there any chance you could upload again?

  2. Thanks for your report. Try it here:

  3. Thanks so much! Happy 2013! :)

  4. Thank you very much for such efforts, time and work and sharing and introducing music and showing many great things!

    (Natacha Atlas نتاشا أطلس‎ - Mounqaliba & Natacha Atlas نتاشا أطلس‎ - Gedida
    seem no longer working link)

    Thank you for so much.

  5. Llevaba muchísimo tiempo buscando la discografía de esta cantante, muchas gracias por compartirla. Saludos desde Buenos Aires, Argentina!


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