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 proved to help introduce some of the 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 Dave Rodgers himself, "Music for the People" also by himself and also 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.
He has recently released a new CD under the name Dave Rodgers, called Blow Your Mind. The music on this CD has a more rock feel to it, as opposed to his previous Eurobeat songs.
He recently established a new Eurobeat label, Sun Fire Records.