Dave Rodgers (born Giancarlo Pasquini, February 21, 1963) is an Italian songwriter, composer, and producer.
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.
|1992||Wild Heaven||TMN Song Meets Disco Style|
|Come On Let's Dance|
|Don't Let Me Cry|
|Come On Everybody|
|Dive Into Your Body|
|Time To Count Down|
|1994||Sun City (feat. Jennifer Batten)||Maharaja Night HI-NRG Revolution 12|
|1995||Nothing Changed||Super Eurobeat 52|
|Crimson Kiss||The Alfee Meets Dance|
|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|
|I'll Be Your Hero|
|Made In Japan|
|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|
|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~|
|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|
|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
- "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"
- "Tears On My Eyes"
- "Red Fire"
- "L.A. Time"
- "Knock On Wood"
Songs by Giancarlo Pasquini under other aliases
- 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"