There is more than one artist with this name:
1) An Italian Hardstyle DJ and Producer
2) An electro-dub reggae band from Denver, Colorado, USA
3) A punk band from Poland
4) A Native American band
5) A Progressive/Post-Metal, Vancouver based band.
1) Tatanka Biography
It was around 1993 when he first got in contact with Dance/House music.
Fascinated as he was by this scene, he started mixing records together with a friend who occassionally used to organize some private parties among student friends.
In 1995 he got his first opportunity to be a residence-DJ at the Alhambra Club on the Sunday's afternoon.
Two years later he had his first collaboration with Radio Mare Imperiale which introduced him also for some gigs at the Imperiale di Tirenia in Pisa.
After that it took about another year to see him in control on the decks at the nocturnal clubs.
The first [and only] club which saw him Bing resident on Saturdays was the Evolution Planet in Busseto and, in time, Tatanka's LiveSets made their round across the Italian nation... which eventually brought him bookings at clubs such as "Shock", "Domina" and the "TntKamasutra".
Nowadays Tatanka refuses to be a resident at any club, in order to stay available to play his LiveSets every Saturdaynight in a different corner of the beautifull Italian nation together with the Free Spirit family.
Other than the clubs as mentioned above Tatanka also worked with; [Not in order of appearance]
RegiaMania, Ecu, Bolgia, Cyborg, Hollywood, il Pach�Paradise, Italghisa, Parhasar, Due, Dupl�Taverna Jory, La Gare, Notorius, Ninfa Egeria,Areamito, Shibuya, Florida, Extravaganza, JeJ, il Tempio, Stargate, Blue Kaos, U-boot 96, People, Sportin Club, Sundance Event, Boom, la Canniccia, Street Parade Italia and many more...
Other than this he has also played at events such as; X-Qlusive Italy, QlubTempo-14, Frequence Festival,
Defqon1 2005,XX-lerator, Hardbass and the Swiss Titanic event.
DJ for about 12 years now and producer for about 7 years and made Mixes and ReMixes for RecordLabels like; OverTek, ZanzaTraxx, Pasta, DjU, Sigma, Wicked, Activa, Loud e Clear and many more.
With those he has released some of his masters under some other aliasses like; Tatact, Tatarola, The Stomper, Pastaman, Bison, LiquidFighters, PokoPunk, Kam, Kx3 and many more...
2) The meaning of 'Tatanka':
Tatanka is a Native American word from the Cheyenne tribe and means; Bison.
In ancient times the Bisons romed the American prairies in hurds, and as they passed in a running stampede... the ground trembled along with it.Homegrown in Denver Colorado, Tatanka is a three piece specializing in the sounds of dub, progressive reggae and electro. Heavy Drum & Bass grooves originating from within provide the pulse for the party as the music invites you to get down and dirty. These Denver players have shared the stage with many major national acts and continue to push they're sound to the next level. As a young band they persist to impress people all over the nation and have a following in states all over the USA. Soon to be major players in dub, these boys will show you a sound like you have never heard or seen before. Keep an ear out for Tatanka as they make their way to a speaker near you.