Drumspyder

Scott Sterling brings a deep love of rhythm, drums, and dance to his distinctive style of tribal folktronica. An expert percussionist specializing in tambourines and framedrums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion with contemporary sounds into high-energy grooves, equally inspirational to the dancefloor and the on-stage performer. Drawing inspiration primarily from the old music of Europe and the Mediterranean, his music is a unique alchemy of ancient traditions, tribal rhythms, and sensual pagan atmosphere.

Originating in San Francisco’s crucible of bellydance, bass culture, and world music fusion, Drumspyder has come into his own as an original producer, building a substantial catalog of work on the Caravan, Dakini, and Desert Trax labels, and releasing two EPs of original music in 2015. He is a prolific remixer, lending his signature live percussion and melodic touch to the Desert Dwellers, Deya Dova, and David Starfire, as well as various traditional ensembles. His music has been featured in numerous dance DVDs and theatrical productions.