Dave Rodgers

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Dave Rodgers
Birth name Giancarlo Pasquini
Born (1963-02-21) February 21, 1963 (age 53)
Mantua, Italy
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
Years active 1981-present
Associated acts Aleph, Domino

Dave Rodgers (born Giancarlo Pasquini, February 21, 1963) is an Italian songwriter, composer, and producer.

Career[edit]

Born in Mantua, he started production with the band Aleph. Since then, he has collaborated with artists from around the world and has produced several multi-platinum albums. Rodgers has been honored by the Japanese music industry for selling more than 30 million albums as a singer, composer, and producer.

He is the owner of Rodgers Studio, and A-Beat C Productions co-founded with Alberto Contini. 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 some Japanese music fans to the electronic music genre known as Eurobeat. He has produced countless works for the Super Eurobeat series, the world's longest-running series of dance music compilation albums, since its earliest issues.

Many songs produced by Dave Rodgers have become massive hits, such as "Space Boy" by Rodgers, "Music for the People" also by him and covered by V6, "Try Me" by Amuro Namie, "Go Go Money" by Neo, "Original Sin" by Powerful T. and "Get Wild" as a collaboration with Tetsuya Komuro. A handful of these songs are used in the Initial D anime and video games.

In 2010 he has released a CD under the name Dave Rodgers, called Blow Your Mind. This CD has a more rock feel to it, as opposed to his previous Eurobeat songs. During this time, he established a new Eurobeat label, Sun Fire Records.

Discography[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Title Album
1992 Wild Heaven TMN Song Meets Disco Style
Come On Let's Dance
Self Control
Don't Let Me Cry
Get Wild
Resistance
Come On Everybody
Dive Into Your Body
Time To Count Down
Love Train
1994 Sun City (feat. Jennifer Batten) Maharaja Night HI-NRG Revolution 12
1995 Nothing Changed Super Eurobeat 52
Crimson Kiss The Alfee Meets Dance
Victory
Sweat and Tears
Fly (feat. Jennifer Batten) Super Eurobeat 61
1996 Milan Milan Milan Take Me Higher
Music For The People (with Jennifer Batten)
Woman From Tokyo
I Was Made For Lovin' You Super Eurobeat 71
Boom Boom Japan Super Eurobeat 72
All I Want For Christmas Is You Super Euro Christmas
1997 Take Me Higher Take Me Higher
Smoke On The Water
Soul Gasoline
I'll Be Your Hero
Made In Japan
Seventies
Let It Be
We Are The Champions (with A-Beat Friends) Super Eurobeat 81
1998 Golden 70's Years Super Eurobeat 84
Space Boy Super Eurobeat 87
Kingdom of Rock Super Eurobeat 89
Go To The Top Super Eurobeat 90 Anniversary Non-Stop Request Count Down 90!!
Saturday Night Fever Super Eurobeat 92
Night Fever (with Mega NRG Man) Super Eurobeat presents Initial D D Selection 2
1999 Beat of The Rising Sun Super Eurobeat presents Initial D D Selection 3
100 Super Eurobeat 99
Merry Christmas Baby Super Euro X'mas 2
Deja Vu Super Eurobeat presents Euromach 2

2000s[edit]

Year Title Album
2000 The Final Countdown Super Eurobeat 101
Black Fire Super Eurobeat 102
Stay The Night Super Eurobeat 103
We Wanna Rock Super Eurobeat 106
You'll Be In My Heart Eurobeat Disney
Ale' Japan Super Eurobeat 111
2001 Let's Go To The Show K2 The Auto Messe Super Eurobeat 114
Two Worlds Eurobeat Disney 2
Wheels of Fire Super Eurobeat 115
My Dream Team Is Verdy Super Eurobeat 119
Watch Me Dancing Super Eurobeat 122
Livin' La Vida Mickey Eurobeat Disney 3
True To Your Heart
2002 The Race Is Over Super Eurobeat 124
Fevernova (with Kiko Loureiro) Super Eurobeat 129
Dancing In The Starlight Super Eurobeat 132
2003 Shake Super Eurobeat 139
2004 Car of Your Dreams (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 144
Not Gonna Get Us Super Eurobeat 147
Are We Gonna Be Together (with Meri) Super Eurobeat 152
2005 Wild Reputation 2005 Super Eurobeat 156
Don't Make Me Cry (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 159
Space Invader Super Eurobeat 161
Eldorado Super Eurobeat 162
2006 Make A Movement!! Super Eurobeat 164
Lucky Man Super Eurobeat presents Super GT 2006
Ring of Fire (feat. Kiko Loureiro) Super Eurobeat 166
Love Me or Leave Me (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 167
I Wanna Give You My Heart (with Meri) Super Eurobeat 172
Another Miracle (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 173
2007 Make Up Your Mind Super Eurobeat 174
Red Core (feat. Stef Burns) Super Eurobeat 175
Like A Video (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 176
Watch Out Super Eurobeat 177
California Dreaming Super Eurobeat 178
The V.I.P. Is JP
Disco Fire Super Eurobeat presents Initial D Battle Stage 2
The Final Game (with Kiko Loureiro) Super Eurobeat 182
Tell Me (with Nuage) Super Eurobeat 183
2008 Sun City 2008 Super Eurobeat 187
2009 Burning Like A Fire (feat. Alex de Rosso) Super Eurobeat 195 ~Speedy~
Love In The Elevator Super Eurobeat 196 ~Vitamin Pop~
Fire Dragon (feat. Patrick Rondat) Super Eurobeat 197 ~King of Eurobeat~
Dance In My Town (with Futura) Super Eurobeat 199 ~Collaboration of Eurobeat~

2010s[edit]

Year Title Album
2010 Super Eurobeat (feat. Futura) Super Eurobeat 201
All Around The World (feat. M. Landau) Super Eurobeat 202
The Race Is The Game Super Eurobeat 205
The Race of The Night Super Eurobeat 207
Just Another Day with You (with Futura) Super Eurobeat 209
2011 The House of Fire Super Eurobeat 211
Skylight Super Eurobeat 215
Sun Fire (with Futura) Super Eurobeat 217
2013 1 Fire Super Eurobeat 221
I Want To Feel Super Eurobeat presents Initial D Fifth Stage D Selection Volume 1
Into The Moon (with Futura) Super Eurobeat 222
Into The Sunrise Super Eurobeat 223
Magic Sunday (feat. Futura) Super Eurobeat 225
2014 Money Money Money Super Eurobeat 227
New Race Game Super Eurobeat 229
2015 Tell Me Super Eurobeat 236
2016 Restarted Tonight Super Eurobeat 239

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1997 Surrender (with Karen)
1999 Could It Be Magic (with Karen)
Anniversary (with Domino and Virginelle)
2001 Living In Peace (with Karen)
2002 Contact (with Karen)
2003 Get In Love (with Susy)
2008 Unbelievable (with Annalise) Super Eurobeat 192 ~Let's Party~

Songs by Giancarlo Pasquini under the alias The Big Brother[edit]

  • "Soul Gasoline"
  • "Oh Oh Girls Are Dancing"
  • "Wild Reputation"
  • "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
  • "Rock And Roll"
  • "Dancing In The Fire"
  • "Big Time"
  • "Ai No Corrida"
  • "September"
  • "Tears On My Eyes"
  • "Red Fire"
  • "L.A. Time"
  • "Knock On Wood"

Songs by Giancarlo Pasquini under other aliases[edit]

  • Raymond Barry - "Get Back"
  • Chester - "Right Time"
  • Dr. Money - "Give Up"
  • Patrick Hooley - "Catching Your Time"
  • Patrick Hooley - "Listen to Your Heart"
  • Tommy J - "Desire"
  • Manzi-Bellini - "In Your Eyes"
  • Billy Mappy - "Get It On"
  • Paul Murray - "Comedia"
  • Red Skins - "Dance Around the Totem"
  • Mario Ross - "More Illusions"
  • Mario Ross - "Push Push Ballerina"
  • RCS - "Rocking The City"
  • Robert Stone - "Black Cars"
  • Robert Stone - "Burning Heart"
  • Robert Stone - "Dance Girl"
  • Robert Stone - "Don't Give Up"
  • Robert Stone - "Pocket Time"
  • Robert Stone - "Welcome To The Jungle"
  • Roby Benvenuto - "Gringo"

References[edit]

Initial D

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