A ‘tatanka’ is the native American term for a ‘bison’. Much like this ferocious bull, the Italian Hardstyle veteran Valerio Mascellino is an energetic performer and DJ. Since a very young age his true love, music, became his addiction, an energy constantly running through his veins. The pulsating, pounding and distinctive beats soon became Tatanka’s world famous trademark, and his relentless & high-energy performances will no doubt leave you breathless!
Known for classic hits like “Afrika”, “Tokyo” & “Eternal” and his many collaborations with Zatox like “Gangsta” and “Loops & Things”, Tatanka has already proven how timeless his contribution to the hardstyle scene is. The many collaborations with Zatox eventually let to the Italian formation “Wild Motherfuckers”. Under this moniker, the two created many of the biggest hardstyle hits such as “Natural Born Raver”, “Fother Mucker” and “Wild Wild West”.
Tatanka catapulted right into the spotlight of the global hard dance scene becoming one of the most sought-after artist to headline a festival. His resume has an array of prestigious events already under his belt such as; Defqon.1 (both in The Netherlands & Australia), Qlimax, EDC Las Vegas, Hard Bass, Mysteryland, Q-BASE, Decibel, The Qontinent, Rebirth, and countless others. There seems to be nothing that will stop this Italian bull on a rampage to stardom.
Sporting almost 30 years of experience in the dance community, it is easy to see why Tatanka is one of the biggest Italian hard dance exports at the moment. Nowadays he thoroughly enjoys the experience of taking the crowd on a journey with long 90min sets, from the late 90s (pre hardstyle) into a journey to modern hardstyle, touching the early era and the all-time classics! Who is ready?!