by Aron Smith

by Aron Smith


You could run into a show of American/Swiss-Italian songwriterproducerperformer and singer TATUM RUSH at an underground club in New York, sure, but quite possibly also at a decadent rooftop party at an 18th century estate in Rome. It's Pop, it's contemporary R&B, it's Nu-Disco, some say it's (a reasonable version of) R Kelly-meets-Osho-in-the-Doha-desert. It evokes the present, past and future of music.

Giordano Tatum Rush was born in San Diego, California, and since receiving a bachelor in performance art in Geneva he has been working between Lausanne, Paris, Berlin and Milan in songwriting, recording, video-making, dancing and producing - sometimes under various pseudonyms.  His collaborations include artists as diverse as Zap MamaRichard Dorfmeister, Björn Magnusson, Fai Baba and Tsunano,  Tatum's musical influences are broad as the Nile river so you might catch midnight glimpses of Patrice Rushen, Erykah Badu, Marcellus Pittman, Panjabi MC, Tom Jobim, but also Frank Ocean, Sébastien Tellier or Jai Paul.

Tatum writes and produces his own music often in collaboration with producer Ceri from the Milan-based record label Undamento. During his live shows he is escorted by DJ Bauchamp and his manager of unknown origins, Chad Murray, and always wears a black silk-like scarf on his head.

Besides recording for his solo project Tatum Rush is currently producing Zap Mama's upcoming EP featuring Vincent CasselSeu Jorge and more.