Dave Rodgers (born Giancarlo Pasquini, February 21, 1963) is an Italian songwriter, composer, and producer known for his contributions to the Eurobeat genre of dance music. Born in Mantua, Italy, he formed Aleph before contributing to the long-running Super Eurobeat series. He owns Rodgers Studio and A-Beat C Productions alongside Alberto Contini.

Many of his songs are featured in Initial D. He is a fan favorite in both the Initial D and Eurobeat communities, with him and his songs being the subject of many memes. In 2019, Rodgers started releasing covers of popular Eurobeat songs (including many of his own), with most of these covers appearing on his 2019 album "Deja Vu". Rodgers also released the album "Initial D Hell" in 2020, named after a popular Initial D Facebook fan page.

Giancarlo Pasquini even married another Eurobeat artist Alessandra Mirka Gatti, who commonly goes under the alias Domino, and performed songs under the Dave and Domino name, though these songs never appeared in the anime and arcade games. They stayed together until 2004 when they divorced. They even had a son named Federico Pasquini, who briefly performed in the alias Freddy Rodgers and currently sings under the name of Kaioh.

Songs in Initial D[edit | edit source]

Initial D: First Stage[edit | edit source]

Act 1: The Ultimate Tofu Store Drift!

Act 11: Shingo Arrives

Act 21: Challenge From the Superstar

Act 25: Last Great Battle

Act 26: The New Downhill Legend

Initial D: Second Stage[edit | edit source]

Act 2: Team Emperor on Akina

Act 3: The Feeling of Defeat

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Act 13: Changing Seasons

Initial D: Third Stage[edit | edit source]

Initial D: Fourth Stage[edit | edit source]

Act 13: Motivation

Act 23: Endless Battle

Act 24: Never-Ending Challenge

Initial D: Battle Stage 2[edit | edit source]

AE86 vs Impreza (GC8V)

Initial D: Fifth Stage[edit | edit source]

Act 9: Grim Reaper

Initial D: Final Stage[edit | edit source]

Act 2: The Strongest Enemy

Act 3: Dangerous Scent

  • 1 Fire

Songs in Initial D Arcade Stage series[edit | edit source]

Initial D Arcade Stage[edit | edit source]


  • Beat of the Rising Sun (Vs Bunta)


Initial D Arcade Stage 2[edit | edit source]



  • Beat of the Rising Sun


  • The Race Is Over

Initial D Street Stage[edit | edit source]

  •  Fevernova 

Initial D Arcade Stage 4/Extreme Stage[edit | edit source]



  • Eldorado

Initial D Arcade Stage 5[edit | edit source]


  • Disco Fire (Day only)

Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity[edit | edit source]

Momiji Line

  • The Race Of The Night

In Initial D Albums[edit | edit source]

Initial D Fifth Stage D Selection[edit | edit source]

Track 04.

  • I Want To Feel

Initial D Fifth Stage Non-Stop D Selection[edit | edit source]

Track 11

  • I Want To Feel
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