Scott Sterling brings a deep love of rhythm, drums, and dance to his distinctive style of organic, tribal folktronica. An expert percussionist specializing in tamborines and framedrums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion and electronic sounds into finely sculpted 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 musical traditions, energetic 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, then striking out on his own with 2 original EPs released independently since 2015. He is a prolific remixer, lending his signature live percussion and melodic touch to the Desert Dwellers, Deya Dova, Wildlight, and various traditional ensembles. His music has been featured in numerous dance DVDs and theatrical productions.
2015 and 2016 saw Drumspyder lighting up festival stages throughout the US and Canada, including Imagine, Symbiosis, Atmosphere, Blessed Coast, 3 Days of Light, and many more.