Based in Berlin for a decade or more, TANS originally hails from Puglia, southern Italy. Inspired by On U Sound, new wave, hip hop, house and graffiti culture, he released his first recordings in 1992 on Milan's Right Tempo and France's Big Cheese Records. These he followed up with "The Flame Recording", a soundtrack for a TV series on MTV Italia, "Qui non cresce l'erba".
Together with Torto O. G. (Pooglia Tribe), his "brother in life", TANS worked on the Italian language book Breve storia di una generazione (Caratterimobili, 2012).
Photo by Klaudia Styrczewska