20 episodes

Natalia Anderson talks with female, non-binary, trans and intersex musicians and DJ’s based in Switzerland.

Helvetiarockt is the Swiss association focusing on gender equality in music. Through its grassroots projects such as producing, djing, band workshops and songwriting camps, it offers platforms for young people of all levels to discover music and be part of an empowering community. Helvetiarockt raises awareness about gender inequality in the music industry and supports, promotes and connects professional female, intersex, non-binary and trans artists.


About Natalia Anderson (Musician, DJ and journalist)
Natalia started out in the music scene playing guitar, singing and later DJing in London's vibrant music scene. She has since taken her party sounds to Switzerland and continues to DJ under the name NAT FRM LDN. Natalia enjoys talking about music as well as playing it and worked as a VJ / TV presenter and music journalist for various events and platforms in the UK and beyond.

http://www.tunefultv.com I http://www.tunefulradio.com
http://www.natfrmldn.com I Twitter / Insta / Facebook : @TunefulTV

Production Credits
Concept: Natalia Anderson in collaboration with Helvetiarockt
Presented and Produced by: Natalia Anderson
Music by: Juli Lee

Musicians in Conversation Helvetiarockt

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Natalia Anderson talks with female, non-binary, trans and intersex musicians and DJ’s based in Switzerland.

Helvetiarockt is the Swiss association focusing on gender equality in music. Through its grassroots projects such as producing, djing, band workshops and songwriting camps, it offers platforms for young people of all levels to discover music and be part of an empowering community. Helvetiarockt raises awareness about gender inequality in the music industry and supports, promotes and connects professional female, intersex, non-binary and trans artists.


About Natalia Anderson (Musician, DJ and journalist)
Natalia started out in the music scene playing guitar, singing and later DJing in London's vibrant music scene. She has since taken her party sounds to Switzerland and continues to DJ under the name NAT FRM LDN. Natalia enjoys talking about music as well as playing it and worked as a VJ / TV presenter and music journalist for various events and platforms in the UK and beyond.

http://www.tunefultv.com I http://www.tunefulradio.com
http://www.natfrmldn.com I Twitter / Insta / Facebook : @TunefulTV

Production Credits
Concept: Natalia Anderson in collaboration with Helvetiarockt
Presented and Produced by: Natalia Anderson
Music by: Juli Lee

    Belia Winnewisser

    Belia Winnewisser

    In this episode Natalia talks with Belia Winnewisser who is a singer, composer, sound artist and DJ.  She is also a coach for Helvetiarockt Music Lab workshops. 



    We discuss finding the ideal music course to study, the decision to put music first and then build work around that.  She also tells us about not feeling ready to start a solo career until recently, spurred on by the desire for independence and to stop hiding behind others.



    About Belia Winnewisser



    The music of Zurich-based artist Belia Winnewisser is an enthralling full-body experience. Her sound oscillates between soft noisescapes and brutal salvos, equal parts pop, sound art, and club music, appealing as much to the heart as the head and the gut. Winnewisser started working with sound synthesis and live electronics during her Bachelor degree in Sound Arts. She received her Master of Contemporary Arts Practice from the Bern University of the Arts in 2018.



    Winnewisser has been active as a singer, composer, and keyboard player for various band projects, like the dissolved goth unit Evje, indie super group Silver Firs, or pop duo α=f/ m. In the last few years, Winnewisser has been prioritizing her own music production, solo concerts, and DJ gigs. She also composes music for audio books, stage theatre, and leads workshops in songwriting and producing.



    Winnewisser’s first album Radikale Akzpetanz was released on the Lucerne-based label Präsens Editionen in 2018. Following her debut, the EP A Comet Blazing In the Empyrean came out on the Cologne-based label SPA Recordings in 2020. Back in June of this year, she released her second album SODA, again on Präsens Editionen.



    Glossary of Terms



    Arturia MicroFreak Synthesizer



    Motu UltraLIte - A ‘hybrid’ audio interface that connects to your computer and connect all your studio gear, including microphones, synths, keyboards, guitars etc.



    Track 1: ‘So Real’ written and produced by Belia Winnewisser





    Track 2: ‘Boreal’ written and produced by Belia Winnewisser





    Belia Winnewisser's influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on insta!

    • 43 min
    Jasmin Albash

    Jasmin Albash

    In this episode Natalia talks to Jasmin Albash, who is a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. She is also the Helvetiarockt Regional Manager for Northern Switzerland and coaches the Beatmaking Workshop!



    We discuss Jasmin’s experience teaching the, ‘Complete Vocal Technique’ and she provides tips to singers to maintain a healthy approach when using their voice.  We also talk about her journey to Palestine, connecting her Arabic and Swiss identities and the healing that came from that process.



    Jasmin shares with us two of her songs from her album, ‘Gold’ and she answers and audience question.



    About Jasmin Albash



    Jasmin Albash is a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. As a professionally trained singer with knowledge of jazz, soul and pop music, she has worked on several musical projects, such as Jasmin Albash, Kallemi, Sijada Sessions, The RK, Pullup Orchestra, Songgoing and Molashka.



    As a solo artist, she play's under her own name and released her solo album "Gold". The album met with a great response on Swiss radio. (SRF 3, Rete Uno, RTS, Radio Fribourg) Various airplays and interviews followed and in December Albash was part of "SRF - Zämä stah" and was selected as one of 50 artists to give a 15-minute live concert on television. In 2021 she won the cultural advancement award from the canton of Thurgau.



    In Autumn 2018, she co-founded the band Kallemi, which emerged from the Kaserne Basel's exchange project between Basel and Ramallah. In 2019, the band toured Palestine, Israel, Germany, Switzerland and Canada.  Musical and social engagement is an important part of Albash's work as a musician.



    In 2019, she launched a YouTube channel called "Sijada Session" where she invites female or non-binary musicians to collaborate for a song. The channel creates visibility for the musical work of professional musicians and serves as a networking platform.  



    Glossary of Terms



    ‘In-Ears’ - In-ear monitors (IEMs) are devices used by musicians, audio engineers, and audiophiles to listen to music or to hear a personal mix of vocals and stage instrumentation for live performance or recording studio mixing.



    Track 1: Going Out To See You I Composer & Lyricist: Jasmin Albash, Producer: Aaron Ahrends.





    Track 2: Sink I Composer & Lyricist: Jasmin Albash, Producer: Aaron Ahrends.





    Jasmin Albash's Influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on insta!

    • 43 min
    Nadja Zela

    Nadja Zela

    In this episode of Musicians in Conversation, Natalia speaks to Nadja Zela who is a singer, guitarist, lyricist and producer.  She is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Songwriting Camp. 



    We discuss finding your own voice, making the system better for women to continue music after having children and the importance of supporting and showing solidarity through opportunities and employment.



    Nadja shares the song, ‘Big Black Holes’, from her latest album, Greetings to Andromeda–Requiem and also one of her favourite songs, ‘Still Alive’.



    About Nadja Zela



    Nadja Zela is a Zürich based rock musician. She is a singer, guitarist, lyricist, producer and runs the small indie label «Patient Records».



    Zela is an indispensable voice of the independent rock scene in Switzerland and enjoyed a rather long and remarkable career with many years on the road. From her all-girl band Rosebud in the early 90s to her current solo project, she has remained true to herself as a frontwoman with an unbound spirit. She is a captivating vocalist, independent songwriter, and an electric guitarist with a distinctive angry while bewitching style.



    Her music flirts with the warm sensuality of the blues, but she leads her brute folk into cinematic sound spheres that undermine any emerging nostalgia. Her voice shakes, then gives unexpectedly gentle comfort again. Zela‘s writing draws noticeably from personal experience, but she finds a true, lyrical expression of our existence‘s brokenness and fragility in times of decay.



    Zela continues to work as a guitarist, singer and bassist in other projects, writes film music, works for theater productions and is involved as an artistic coach for young women in the music scene. She is a mother of two children and also works as a graphic designer.



    Nadja Zela has been awarded various prizes for her own musical work, including the Werkjahr of the City of Zurich and the ERB Percent Prize «Space and Time».



    Track 1: Big Black Holes I Written by Nadja Zela I Patient Records I 2020





    Track 2: Still Alive I Written by Nadja Zela I Patient Records I 2016





    Nadja Zela's Influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on insta!

    • 47 min
    Jessiquoi

    Jessiquoi

    In this episode Natalia talks with Jessiquoi, who is a producer, composer and performer.  She is also a coach at the Helvetiarockt Music Lab beatmaking workshop. Not only that, her song, ‘The Addict’ has been used as the theme music throughout season 2 of this podcast!



    We discuss learning to collaborate after working alone for years. Jess’ experience writing music for TV and the role of streaming platforms when it comes to artists’ creativity.



    About Jessiquoi



    ‘That chick serving up fresh beats from a neon food stand.’ Jessiquoi is not exactly what you’d expect to emerge out of Switzerland’s underground. An Australian / Swiss producer, composer and performer, her live set looks and sounds like it belongs in futuristic Shanghai ca. 2048. Combining raw, physical energy and dance-driven beats colliding with audacious rap and resonant vocals, Jessiquoi won Demo of Year and Best Electronic at M4Music Festival, Zürich 2018. After well received performances at Gurten Festival and Zürich Openair, she progressed to international showcases in New York and mainland Europe and released her first album in October 2019, which included the award winning single The Sentry.



    In 2021 she returned with a new collection of songs, which she began working on while in pre-pandemic China. Each song is meticulously pieced together with detail and unexpected direction, which, alongside her electrifying live shows will leave you with the same buzz you might feel from ‘visiting the robot restaurant in Tokyo after drinking 5 Red Bulls.’ (RCKSTR Magazine). Although it might be easy to get caught up in the flashing lights and rhythm, those who listen closely will find depth to her lyrical constructs and ideas. ‘What we synthesise is what we are bringing into reality.’ With a holistic approach to both audio and visual world building, she explores and blurs the boundaries between inner worlds and reality, creating electronic soundscapes which reflect on our current time from 30 years in the future. ‘Jessiquoi celebrates artificiality as art and shapes it with her originality. The way she impressed everyone in a small dark club could just have easily impressed a huge crowd anywhere on the planet.’ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)



    Track 1: Popstar - Written and produced by Jessiquoi





    Track 2: Superpower - Written and produced by Jessiquoi





    Glossary of terms



    Orbit: Wireless midi controller



    Jessiquoi's Influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!

    • 42 min
    La Nefera

    La Nefera

    In this episode Natalia talks to La Nefera. She is a multifaceted musician, artist and rapper.



    We discuss the challenges of moving to Switzerland from Dominican Republic as a child, using her music to speak for those without a voice and the healing that comes from being able to party.



    About La Nefera



    La Nefera is a Swiss musician with Dominican roots. As frontwoman and a member of various band formations (LA NEFERA, KALLEMI & ERROR 404), she has performed on national and international stages. She was awarded the 2020 music promotion award from Canton Baselland. In addition to her music, La Nefera is strongly committed to social issues, especially networking and the empowerment of women and she is a qualified and experienced social worker.



    TRACK 1: No Se I Lyricist: Jennifer Perez I Composer: Victor Hege, Manuel Tröhler, Alberto Garcia





    TRACK 2: Cuerpo y Alma I Lyricist: Jennifer Perez I Composer: Victor Hege, Manuel Tröhler, Alberto Garcia





    La Nefera's Influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!

    • 42 min
    Muriel Rhyner

    Muriel Rhyner

    In this episode Natalia talks to Muriel Rhyner, who is the bass guitarist and lead singer of the band Delilahs. She is an intrinsic part of the Helvetiarockt team, organising songwriting workshops, band workshops and producing weekends.



    Muriel has many years’ experience in the music industry from being signed at 16 years old to touring around the world with her band the Delilahs.  She shares with us what she’s learned over the years, including how to say no and standing up for yourself and rebuilding the reputation of her band after the early hype.



    She shares with us two songs from Delilahs, ‘Queen’ and ‘Wheels’.



    About Muriel Rhyner



    Once you have fallen in love with Punk, you won't be able to leave easily... 



    Let’s go back to 2004, the year zero of Delilah's, when Isabella Darling (formerly Eder) and Muriel Rhyner first met. They shared a passion for punk rock. In 2008 Daniel Fischer and Philipp Rhyner completed the bands formation, they brought more love for loud guitars and speedy drums, inspired by the 1977 punk era England.



    The quartet has released four studio albums and an EP and has played around 650 live shows. From small to large venues all over Switzerland and Europe, they are nested somewhere between mainstream and subculture.



    In 2013 Delilah's formed the live side-project DELILAHS’77, where they celebrate their favorite punk rock songs, including classics from The Clash, The Skids, X-Ray Spex, The Undertones, Ramones and many many more. Whenever the itch for excessive volume and Czech beer arises DELILAHS’77 pack their gear and hit the road from here to Prague to Berlin and back, playing some of the oldest and most iconic underground clubs. In 2021 they released an EP with 4 Cover-Songs including "Wheels", where they also cover one of their own tracks "wheels".







    TRACK 1: QUEEN - Written by Muriel Rhyner & Delilahs. Taken from Album PAST TRUE LUST // 2014.





    TRACK 2: WHEELS - Written by Muriel Rhyner. Taken from the EP DELILAHS vs DELILAHS’77 // 2021. ISRC: CH6542109614





    Muriel Rhyner's Influences





    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!

    • 37 min

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