March 15 : Serpents Lair, Supperclub San Francisco CA
April 4 : Mercury's Outpost, Snohomish WA
April 5 : Olympia Ballroom, Olympia WA
May 9 : Beats Without Borders Vancouver BC (venue TBA)
May 10 : Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island BC
SLINKY KINKY BEATS
Scott Sterling brings a deep love of rhythm, drums, and dance to his distinctive style of electronic fusion. As an expert percussionist specializing in the Mediterranean family of instruments (framedrum, tambourine, and Arabic tabla), he weaves traditional rhythms and contemporary bass sounds into finely sculpted grooves, equally inspirational to the dancefloor and the on-stage performer. (Drum solos and other choreographed pieces can be coordinated with dance performers on request.) . A Drumspyder set connects the audience with rhythm in all its modalities - a journey from slo-mo, slinky bass, through mid-tempo funk to hip-shaking electro-swing.
Originating in San Francisco's crucible of bellydance, bass culture, and world music fusion, Drumspyder has released 3 albums worth of original music (most recently "Kytheria" on Dakini Records) and is a prolific remixer, lending his signature live percussion and melodic touch to the Desert Dwellers, the Spy from Cairo, Mirabai Ceiba, and various traditional Arabic ensembles, with many more on the way. In addition, his music has been featured in numerous dance DVDs and theatrical productions.
2013 saw Drumspyder appearing at festivals throughout North America, including Luminosity, Photosynthesis, Gratifly, Shambhala, and MEME, as well as the Hadra Trance Festival in France.