TIME: 9.00pm - 2:00am
The rhythms and tonalities of the Mediterranean are the center of Drumspyder's sound, but melodic flavors from India and Afro-Latin syncopations are also heard in this unique excursion through global rhythms. The beats & bass foundation ranges from slinky downtempo to electro house, with influences from tribal house, tropical bass, and dub. Original tracks, beats, samples and bass collide in novel ways for each set, and the whole is ignited by live Arabic percussion (doumbek, riqq, and tar) played with consummate skill.
Hailing from San Francisco's vibrant dance and indie-circus scene, Scott Sterling was percussionist and composer for the innovative AWD and Xeno ensembles before he took up Arabic percussion and collaborated with dancer Kristina Cañizares as music director of the Nekyia. Together they created a sensual fusion of bellydance with latin, jazz, and burlesque influences. Since 2009 he has struck out on his own to create his distinctive brand of percussion-centered Mediterranean fusion.
His tracks and remixes have since appeared on Dakini, Wonderwheel, Desert Trax, Caravan, Water Music and Six Degrees, as well as numerous bellydance DVDs. As percussionist and remixer he has collaborated with some of the most notable figures in global dance fusion, including Nickodemus, the Spy from Cairo, Makyo, Jef Stott, and David Starfire. In addition he has served as music director for two of the highly acclaimed Oakland Crucible theater productions.