Dj Tatana

Ever since Tatana Sterba mixed the "Live At Street Parade" CD in 1998 she became the icon of Trance in Switzerland. Whenever the 32-year-old DJane from Zurich goes behind the turntables at raves like "Energy" or in clubs like OXA in Zurich and MAD in Lausanne, she gets spellbinding attention on her audience like no other female DJ. Her true fans can always be found in the front row, with their homemade "Tatana" banners. As female producer of hits like "Dream Off", "End Of Time" (with DJ Energy) and "Words", she's a member of Switzerland's premier trance league. English magazine M8 enthusiastically wrote: "The way she builds up her sets is wonderful, to see Tatana mixing is the dream of every music knower" (98).

The self-made artist was born on 7th October 1976 in former Czechoslovakia. Whilst at school she played various different instruments and was already developing a sensitive feel for music. She also attended dancing school for ballet and jazz. At the beginning of the Swiss techno and house movement, Tatana was dancing nights away at parties quickly coming into contact with many influential people in the industry. In May 1994, at the tender age of seventeen, she had the first opportunity to impress everyone with her musical abilities during a party at Groodonia in Rümlang (Switzerland). She also mixed at some small gigs in and around Zurich and luckily in the same year had the opportunity to prove herself at bigger events like Futurescope, Evolution, Magic Kingdom and Metropolis. In 1997 Tatana produced her own first record, released on Liquid Records, produced in Frankfurt's Polaris-Studio, along with the German star-producer Torsten Stenzel (Taucher, DJ Sakin & Friends, Redlight District, York). On the 8th of August 1998, she completed a set at the Street Parade and at the mega-rave Energy 98, the biggest annual events of their kind in Switzerland. Her second production, "Tatana - The second Chapter E.P" followed at the end of August 1998 on Liquid Records. In November 1998, Tatana's first own Mix-CD, Tatana "The Mix Vol. 1" (Warner), was released. In 1999 she produced the single "End of Time" along with DJ Energy and signed to Data/Ministry of Sound. In April she mixed the Goliath CD while in the summer, she was offered the chance to produce the official main mix-CD for Street Parade in Zurich, along with its anthem, "More Than Words" (Position 13th / Sales Charts). In 2000 she released her Mix-CD 24 Karat, which reached ninth place in the official Swiss charts. Together with the band M.O.P.E she developed a live act totally new to the trance scene. With this she was able to inspire the crowds at Heitere Open Air in Zofingen (Switzerland) and the Energy 00 crowd in the Hallenstadion, Zurich. In November, she managed to conquer the Swiss market right away with her next Mix-CD, "Pure Elements" The follow-up Mix-Album, "Pink Punk" (released May 2001) made it tonumber five in the album charts and paved the way for the decisive success of "Superpop" (Platinum Award/Position Nr. 2) and the most successful Swiss dance hit ever "Words". "Words" has been released worldwide and was awarded with a Gold-status award. Beside all this, she also walked off with a platinum award for the Energy 2001 Compilation, and gold for Energy 2002. Wildlife (2003), which featured the single "Moments" rocketed to the number one spot of the Swiss Album Charts, Marco Guardia (S.H.O.K.K., Flutlicht, Reverb) co-produced the first nr. 1 album of the Swiss female DJ. Not less successful were DJ Tatana's mixes for the Energy annual compilation (01, 02 and 04), the platinum selling Energy 03 double-cd (together with DJ Energy) and the Street Parade 04 compilation (platinum award for over 50,000 units sold). With another club burner "Soul Cry" together with hit producer Ron Van den Beuken in his project The Mystery, Tatana released her first record on Spinnin Records. In the Summer of 2004 Tatana produced a remix together with BT for Trance supremo DJ Tiesto, of his hit "Love Comes Again" For the Swiss Trance Queen, now reaching the status of Switzerland's most successful DJ ever, 2005 was without a doubt another phenomenal year full of success. Tatana released a number 1 Album followed by her production: "Peace & Love". Also her remixes of trance-classic "Greece 2000" (from the Dutch duo Three Drives), Armin Van Buuren's "Shivers" and One More Angels (aka Ian van Dahl) "Breathe" demonstrated her international talent and demand as a remixer as well In the Spring of 2005, the car-maker Seat, released and sold out in a few weeks a unique DJ Tatana Edition Seat Leon car. In the mean time, during the summer of 2005, Tatana once again delivered with "Today Is Tomorrow" a summer hit that went to position 10 of Switzerland's Airplay Charts and Sales Charts and was produced for the annual dance festival Street Parade 2005, which included the release of a Platinum-awarded Street Parade 2005 Compilation Since 2005, the star also has her own TV show on VIVA Television. In the autumn of 2005 she was featured on a new TV ad-campaign for SWISS International Airlines and also had collaborations with XBox360's main game Perfect Dark Zero with the official theme- and single-release called "If I could". What followed in the autumn was the release of her greatest hits album and the Energy 06 - annual CD which entered position 15 in the Swiss charts In February 2006 she remixed CJ Stone's new single "City Lights" while in October DJ Tatana reached 74th position on UK's DJ Mag Top100 Poll of world-wide DJ's, the first time that a Swiss DJ entered this chart. The truly global reach of the artist was highlighted by votes coming in from 147 different countries In 2007 Tatana's road to Swiss fame and dominance as a DJ was highlighted by her headlining the first ever DJ live show at Zurich's Hauptbanhof Train station, where all her hits were played live by an orchestra in front of a crowd of 4,500 passionate fans In 2008 Tatana decided to take a long needed break from her work as Switzeland's Queen of Trance. Nonetheless, Tatana managed to release her album Tatana: Tatana. The track "Spring Breeze" quickly gained momentum having been played continuously by DJ Tiesto and being featured on Armin Van Buuren's "State of Trance" album Today, and in 2009 Tatana will be continuing her career on a full time basis. Remixes of tracks featured in her 2008 album are now already available on Beatport. 2009 promises to be another successful year for the artist.


1997 What the hell is so funny E.P. (Liquid Records)

1998 Second chapter E.P. (Liquid Records) Summerstorm (Planet Love D, Space Recordings BE)

1999 End Of Time [feat. DJ Energy] (Data/MOS UK, Energetic CH, Eastwest D, Slef IT) More Than Words (Suck Me Plasma D, Elevator, Self IT)

2000 Dream Off (UCMG UK, Warner CH) Feel [feat. DJ Energy] (Sirup, Drizzly WW, Warner CH)

2002 Words [Gold] (Sirup/Warner CH, Fuel D, Captivaing NL, Avex JP, Eastwest Skandinavia, Vale E)

2003 Moments (Sirup/Warner CH, Vale E, Niceman UK) Liberty [feat. DJ Energy] (Warner CH)

2004 Soulcry [feat. The Mystery (Ron Van den Beuken)] (Sirup GSA, Spinnin BENELUX) Always on My Mind (Sirup/Warner CH, Vale E, Hi-Bias) Elements of Culture (Sirup/Elevator/TBA)

2005 All that I feel (Sirup/TBA) Today Is Tomorrow (Sirup/Elevator/TBA) If I Could [Official theme of Perfect Dark Zero XBox360] (Sirup CH, Hi-Bias CAN, Cls HUN, BigStar DK, ...)

2006 Free (Sirup CH)

1998 DJ Tatana The Mix [Warner]
1999 DJ Tatana 24 karat [Warner]
2000 DJ Tatana Pure Elements [Warner]
2001 DJ Tatana Pink Punk [Gold, Warner]
2002 DJ Tatana Superpop [Platin, Warner]
2003 DJ Tatana Wildlife [Gold, Warner]
2004 DJ Tatana Neonlights [Gold, Warner]
2005 DJ Tatana Peace & Love [Gold, TBA]
2005 DJ Tatana Greatest Hits [Sirup, TBA]
2006 DJ Tatana Electrify [Gold, Sirup, TBA]
2006 DJ Tatana A Tribute to Trance [Sirup, TBA]
2007 DJ Tatana Variete (The Show) [Sirup, TBA, Swiss Music Award]
2008 DJ Tatana - Tatana (The Show) [Sirup, TBA]
2009 DJ Tatana - Spring Breeze (Remixed) [Sirup]

1998 Streetparade 98 Live [TBA]
1999 Goliath 99 [EMI]
1999 Streetparade [Platin, TBA]
2001 Energy 2001 [Platin, Warner]
2001 Energy Annual [Warner]
2002 Energy 2002 [Gold, Warner]
2002 Energy - Annual [Warner] Sirup Compilation [Emi]
2003 Energy 2003 [Platin, Warner]
2004 This is Trance Vol. 1 by DJ Tatana (Bilboard Charts nr. 10, Universal USA)
2004 Streetparade [Platin, TBA]
2005 Energy Annual [TBA]
2005 Streetparade 2005 [Platin, TBA]
2005 Energy Annual [TBA]
2006 Kontor Maximum Trance [Kontor/Edel]
2006 Summerparade [Gold, TBA]
2007 Energy Annual [TBA]
2007 Summerparade [Gold, TBA]
2008 Energy Annual [TBA]
2008 Summerparade [Gold, TBA]

2009 Passenger 10 - Mikado
2006 CJ Stone - City Lights
2005 Armin Van Buuren Shivers
Three Drives Greece 2000
One More Angel (Ian v. Dahl) - Breathe
2004 Tiesto feat. BT Love Comes Again
2002 Mystery (R.v.d. Beuken) Devotion
2001 Andy Prinz Into the Ocean
2000 DJ Energy Belfacor

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