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Natasha EnquistCanadian born singer songwriter Miss Natasha Enquist dropped into Boner HQ to tell us why even a Stummkino could not silence her, why her dad is more than OK with Boner Magazine and how she got Chantal’s House Of Shame climbing up the walls and fucking on the balcony before the drag queens even made it past the bouncers.

T: Welcome to Boner headquarters, it’s very gay – like a very dirty explicit Cinderella – Are you Ok with that?

N: Absolutely, I’m like, more than ok. I posted a photo on Instagram of your business card and then it goes to my Facebook, and all these straight men were commenting – and they all had like so many dick jokes for boner magazine and then like my dad’s in there too making jokes. Seriously, my dad like knows a lot about what I’m up to and is very cool about it. Like I skim over the details but my dad is aware of everything I do. He loves that I’m well integrated into Berlin’s gay scene, I tell him stories all the time. He loves hearing about it.

T: So your family have always been supportive of your artistic pursuits?

N: Yeah definitely, my dad’s an artist. I was raised with classical piano lessons, dance and different art classes. You know I had a very nice childhood with lots of art so my parents shouldn’t be too surprised to look at what i’ve turned into.

T: You’ve turned out making such beautiful etherial sensuous electronic music. We love the accordion, it’s a really interesting choice in modern music – how did that come about?

N: My mother played it a lot when I was little and it was because when she was a little girl and she really wanted to play the piano and then during the 60s there was a thing called a traveling-accordion salesman and he would go from door to door selling them so they got an accordion – it was cheaper than a grand piano. So I grew up with it always being there, it was normal, and it would come out at christmas time. For carols and we would play together the piano and the accordion and then in my twenties I wanted music in my life again because I didn’t continue my piano…because you know when you’re a teenager you’re interested in…other things – but I wanted it back and I was like OK I’m in my own apartment, how am I gonna fit a piano in here and I didn’t want an electric keyboard so then I thought of an accordion.

T: We have an electric keyboard here!

N: Yeah they’re fun but I wanted a soul.

T: Just like your song Weltgeist – which means world soul or world spirit. Tell us about the lyrics in that song, they’re really beautiful.

N: I took inspiration from the German poet Rilke – there is a line of text in one of my songs from Herbst the poem. The song is about a female world spirit who meets a kindred soul in the night and  together have a love affair and they know it’s not forever its just this one night.

T: Where she becomes a vessel of the spirit or they merge.

N: They merge and they have a good time.

T: And when you’re writing your own songs where do you get the electro vibe from?

N: A lot of it is my direction I was recording with my producers. There’s a lot of manipulation within the song. It’s not what you’d expect when you say accordion electro music because I like to see it as a man powered synthesiser, and so we recorded many layers of sound from this instrument and then through post production manipulated and distorted it.

T: And the music video, it’s just been released. The choice to do it at a former silent movie theatre – was that your choice?

N: It’s part of the old Hollywood Berlin in the times of Fritz Lang and Marlene Dietrich. Near all those old sound stages where they used to film in those days. It’s called the The Delphi Stummkino…there are actually two of them in Berlin this one is towards Wannsee.

T: And you’ve been to some of the most famous gay venues in Berlin already. Chantal’s House of Shame for example.

N: Yes, at christmas time, my show was also in combination with Fixy Fate and Gloria Viagra and Shea Legs and Chantal of course. So they were gonna sing after me and it was like a christmas show and everybody was ready to climb the walls already. I mean, I was the first act and some guy already passed out on the stage during my set, it was perfect. I was yelling at some guys to get on the stage and yelling at others to get off, I don’t know what was going on but it was so great and I had my drummer on a leash because he likes that.

T: Did you like it?

N: Of course! My other gig, in September – there were two guys right in front of me on the balcony fucking. So I was singing and the crowd was watching me but no one else could see the guys fucking so I just had my own show to watch and those guys were looking right at me. It was hilarious!

T: And a bit off the path …  you had a gig at Disneyworld?

N: Well I wouldn’t say its too far off the path – I like to say that that Berlin is an adult Disneyworld this is my Disneyworld – this is what I need… All the different rides like Berghain is the haunted mansion.

T:  Just a step further sounds like space travel!

N: that’s cool because my album is about space travel! I came to Berlin with the idea of being David Bowie with an accordion. That’s what I’m channelling in my own way. I mean I don’t wanna be Ziggy Stardust. I’m just feeling it. So the album’s about this space queen captain. It’s like autobiographical really. She needs to leave the safety of her own planet and explore things away from her life. All the things that happen when you go on an adventure, the personal struggle, with other people, the rising again, the love.

T: Our readers would love to know if music is your only love or if you have someone in your life at this point in time?

N: No music is not my only love! but i’m a free agent, lets put it that way. Berlin is a good place to not be monogamous. I like it that way, I was always monogamous but it was a bit difficult for me because I’m very flirtatious and the minute I walked into a relationship I felt like I couldn’t be true to myself. I don’t need to fuck everyone but It’s nice to be in an environment where there’s no pressure.

T: The voyage you’re talking about, is it a round trip, complete on this record? I can only recommend it to my readers.

N: It’s available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. I’m gonna release the next single soon. We will have an album party at some point. It’s all me, it’s all coming, one day at a time though.

T: Thank you

N: Thank you so much.

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Natasha EnquistCanadian born singer songwriter Miss Natasha Enquist dropped into Boner HQ to tell us why even a Stummkino could not silence her, why her dad is more than OK with Boner Magazine and how she got Chantal’s House Of Shame climbing up the walls and fucking on the balcony before the drag queens even made it past the bouncers.

T: Welcome to Boner headquarters, it’s very gay – like a very dirty explicit Cinderella – Are you Ok with that?

N: Absolutely, I’m like, more than ok. I posted a photo on Instagram of your business card and then it goes to my Facebook, and all these straight men were commenting – and they all had like so many dick jokes for boner magazine and then like my dad’s in there too making jokes. Seriously, my dad like knows a lot about what I’m up to and is very cool about it. Like I skim over the details but my dad is aware of everything I do. He loves that I’m well integrated into Berlin’s gay scene, I tell him stories all the time. He loves hearing about it.

T: So your family have always been supportive of your artistic pursuits?

N: Yeah definitely, my dad’s an artist. I was raised with classical piano lessons, dance and different art classes. You know I had a very nice childhood with lots of art so my parents shouldn’t be too surprised to look at what i’ve turned into.

T: You’ve turned out making such beautiful etherial sensuous electronic music. We love the accordion, it’s a really interesting choice in modern music – how did that come about?

N: My mother played it a lot when I was little and it was because when she was a little girl and she really wanted to play the piano and then during the 60s there was a thing called a traveling-accordion salesman and he would go from door to door selling them so they got an accordion – it was cheaper than a grand piano. So I grew up with it always being there, it was normal, and it would come out at christmas time. For carols and we would play together the piano and the accordion and then in my twenties I wanted music in my life again because I didn’t continue my piano…because you know when you’re a teenager you’re interested in…other things – but I wanted it back and I was like OK I’m in my own apartment, how am I gonna fit a piano in here and I didn’t want an electric keyboard so then I thought of an accordion.

T: We have an electric keyboard here!

N: Yeah they’re fun but I wanted a soul.

T: Just like your song Weltgeist – which means world soul or world spirit. Tell us about the lyrics in that song, they’re really beautiful.

N: I took inspiration from the German poet Rilke – there is a line of text in one of my songs from Herbst the poem. The song is about a female world spirit who meets a kindred soul in the night and  together have a love affair and they know it’s not forever its just this one night.

T: Where she becomes a vessel of the spirit or they merge.

N: They merge and they have a good time.

T: And when you’re writing your own songs where do you get the electro vibe from?

N: A lot of it is my direction I was recording with my producers. There’s a lot of manipulation within the song. It’s not what you’d expect when you say accordion electro music because I like to see it as a man powered synthesiser, and so we recorded many layers of sound from this instrument and then through post production manipulated and distorted it.

T: And the music video, it’s just been released. The choice to do it at a former silent movie theatre – was that your choice?

N: It’s part of the old Hollywood Berlin in the times of Fritz Lang and Marlene Dietrich. Near all those old sound stages where they used to film in those days. It’s called the The Delphi Stummkino…there are actually two of them in Berlin this one is towards Wannsee.

T: And you’ve been to some of the most famous gay venues in Berlin already. Chantal’s House of Shame for example.

N: Yes, at christmas time, my show was also in combination with Fixy Fate and Gloria Viagra and Shea Legs and Chantal of course. So they were gonna sing after me and it was like a christmas show and everybody was ready to climb the walls already. I mean, I was the first act and some guy already passed out on the stage during my set, it was perfect. I was yelling at some guys to get on the stage and yelling at others to get off, I don’t know what was going on but it was so great and I had my drummer on a leash because he likes that.

T: Did you like it?

N: Of course! My other gig, in September – there were two guys right in front of me on the balcony fucking. So I was singing and the crowd was watching me but no one else could see the guys fucking so I just had my own show to watch and those guys were looking right at me. It was hilarious!

T: And a bit off the path …  you had a gig at Disneyworld?

N: Well I wouldn’t say its too far off the path – I like to say that that Berlin is an adult Disneyworld this is my Disneyworld – this is what I need… All the different rides like Berghain is the haunted mansion.

T:  Just a step further sounds like space travel!

N: that’s cool because my album is about space travel! I came to Berlin with the idea of being David Bowie with an accordion. That’s what I’m channelling in my own way. I mean I don’t wanna be Ziggy Stardust. I’m just feeling it. So the album’s about this space queen captain. It’s like autobiographical really. She needs to leave the safety of her own planet and explore things away from her life. All the things that happen when you go on an adventure, the personal struggle, with other people, the rising again, the love.

T: Our readers would love to know if music is your only love or if you have someone in your life at this point in time?

N: No music is not my only love! but i’m a free agent, lets put it that way. Berlin is a good place to not be monogamous. I like it that way, I was always monogamous but it was a bit difficult for me because I’m very flirtatious and the minute I walked into a relationship I felt like I couldn’t be true to myself. I don’t need to fuck everyone but It’s nice to be in an environment where there’s no pressure.

T: The voyage you’re talking about, is it a round trip, complete on this record? I can only recommend it to my readers.

N: It’s available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. I’m gonna release the next single soon. We will have an album party at some point. It’s all me, it’s all coming, one day at a time though.

T: Thank you

N: Thank you so much.

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