Dave DeRose


Rome, Italy, 1994. Exposed and encouraged by a broadly artistic family, a young Dave De Rose first started making tracks on a Studio M Roland Sequencer he'd bought to practice his drums to. His studio monitoring system consisting of a junk 40W bass amp, then bouncing the material down to tapes that got played in friends cars, family home stereos and on a merry-go-round at a summer countryside fair in Collemare, L'Aquila. The tapes have long been lost but it is believed that the sound could be described as synthetic-blast-beat-jungle-core…

He eventually emigrated to London to pursue his drumming career; his musical experiences leading him to work with artists such as Moloko, Roisin Murphy, Beth Orton, Ben & Jamie Cullum, Mark Ronson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mulatu Astatke, Reel People, Shri & Andreya Triana (to name a few!). Currently he works solo as 'Dave De Rose' and is a core member of Longjon La Flecha, Barnaby Keen Band and Soundspecies.

Embracing his own blend of electro-acoustic productions inspired by Dance, Psychedelic Funk, Hip-Hop, traditional African and Latin American music, with an arsenal of vintage drums, scratched up vinyl, and analogue synthesizers, he continues to corrupt the boundaries between production and live performance.

Following the release of his debut EP "De-Glammafy", a number of remixes, the Nature Scene Records release "Radici in Me" and summertime mini EP 'Don't Go' available now, free of charge from the Nature Scene website, Dave's first, full length record is due to release in springtime.


Moloko, Roisin Murphy