Dave Rodgers

Dave Rodgers

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Dave Rodgers (real name Giancarlo Pasquini) is a songwriter, composer, and producer. He has collaborated with artists from around the world and has produced several multi-platinum albums. Some of his signature music has also been heard and recognized in the Japanese manga-based anime series “Initial D”.

Considered by many to be the “Godfather of Eurobeat”, he has written and produced songs for J-Pop artists such as Namie Amuro, V6 and MAX, which helped introduce a lot of Japanese music fans to the style of Eurobeat. Rodgers has been honored by the Japanese music industry for selling more than 30 million albums.

The two big gauges of success for a Eurobeat song is how big the song is as a Parapara hit and how many times it gets repeated on nonstop mix albums. To this respect, many songs that Dave Rodgers has produced have become massive hits such as Space Boy by Dave Rodgers himself, Beat Of The Rising Sun, Sunday by Nuage, Deja Vu and Try Me by Amuro Namie as examples.

Dave has written and produced over 2,500 songs.