We met up with the Czech music sensation from California whose name is on fire all the way along the West Coast to discover how music and health changed her life forever.
Name: Natalia Poloprutska, but Nat for short!
Instagram handle: @czechmatemusic
Location: I am currently based in Sacramento, California!
What’s your story?
I suppose my story begins prior to moving to the U.S. at age 11.
Moving to California was an amazing opportunity for my family, however, it came with many challenges and a culture shock my family or myself will never forget. Seeing how people lived here, learning the language, traditions, and overall how people operate is quite different from what I was used to and grew up around as a child in Czech Republic.
I always knew I wanted to be involved with music and entertainment in some way, shape or form. My parents put me in a low-budget pageant in my hometown, which set off a whirlwind of after school activities for little Natalia. Haha, I did anything from competitive dance, choir, singing lessons, to singing lessons growing up.
When I was about 14 years old my sister suggested I should become a DJ. It is funny I still remember this conversation, but did not pay attention to it at the time much. However, once I got introduced to Pendulum, and the overall “rave” culture, I knew what I wanted to do.
A couple years later I bought my first controller and taught myself how to mix and beatmatch. The momentum picked up, and here I am, 4 years later!
Choose and title 5 photos from your phone that best sum up your current life:
I recently got my moms and sisters first name initials tattooed on my body because I want to honor these women as long as I live. My sister said it’s hideous, but she secretly loves it!
My latest single “Violent” with That Boy Noe dropped on March 29th! Go ahead and give this psy trance gem a listen, it’s goooooood. We are so proud of it!
Living my best life! Haha!
This is a behind the scenes photo from my first music video for “Talk Shit” featuring Kassette! Available on YouTube and all other streaming platforms and services, Czech it out!
Had to include this flyer as I am so excited to perform at Stilldream Festival again this year on June 21st! Eeeep eeeep!
What is the toughest adversity you’ve faced on your journey to living your best life, and how did you overcome it?
To tell you the truth I have not overcome it. It’s a daily struggle with feeling insecure, not believing in myself, complaining about my body, and so on.
However, I’ve had many things I have overcome as a young teen, from being almost obese to where I am now, going vegan, falling in love with weight training and fitness, learning how to write and produce music have all contributed to living my best life right now in this moment!
What’s your goal for your next chapter?
My goal is to be happy and continue to create music that pleases my spirit.
I would love to travel the world and share my work, entertain, and bring joy into other people’s lives, even if it’s just for one night.
Another goal of mine is to release an EP this year, so I am working on that and although I could list some massive clubs and festivals I’d love to be featured on, my most important goal in my life right now is to simply be happy, and have fun!