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 music of the British Islands and Europe, 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 3 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, Porangui, and various traditional ensembles. His music has been featured in numerous dance DVDs and theatrical productions.
2018 Highlights : Rootwire, Shambhala, Goodvibe Getdown, Sacred Vibrations, Co:Create, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
"Drumspyder gives us a new EP this week with ‘Crossing.’ Drumspyder aka Scott Sterling is the artist behind the inspired designs of the original cover art for all of his releases. A weaver of cross-cultural sounds, this time he leads us into the lands of Ireland and Scotland. Celtic symphonies are brought into 2019 with percussive and thoughtful rhythmic accompaniment unique to Drumspyder’s style. Tribal hand-drumming suggests that we’re in earshot of a live performance, seeing instrumentalists standing before us as well as vocalists in the first track ‘Oak Tree Hex.’ ... The tune takes nice turns and meanders into different parts, building to a complex strong rhythmic overlay with deep bass undertones and spacious, tasteful accentuation on instrumentation that is both classy and tribal, and deep and melodic."
-Beauty In the Beats
"Drumspyder’s self ascribed “Heathern Tribal Foktronica” is just that – and so much more! A downtempo experience with uplifting vibes this mix defies conventional genre boundaries blending elements from an eclectic cauldron of sonic varieties. His music is a melting pot of sensual soundscapes, intricate percussion, exotic rhythms and a smorgasbord of instrumentals."
"Drumspyder continues his exploratory path of harnessing influence from various types of European folk music ... It further accentuates Drumspyder’s careful attention to the folk culture that he is influenced by in his music and gives that culture justice through proper representation...great balance of organic and digital elements...Drumspyder is all about ensuring cadence and the percussive power of the groove"