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Music Producer Aims to Impress With Award Bid

July 31, 2013

YellowBrix

A WORLD-RENOWNED music producer from Llwynhendy has been nominated for a top accolade at the prestigious Liverpool Music Awards.

Scott Rosser is up for Producer of the Year award for his work as Cahill -- chalking up hits with remixes for artists including Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Nicole Scherzinger.

It could be the latest accolade in a decorated career for the former Bryngwyn school pupil, who first found fame in the nineties as Dario G. After leaving school Scott studied a pop music and recording course at Manchester's Salford College, where he met Paul Spencer.

After graduating, they become Dario G -- storming the music charts with singles including Sunchyme, one of the biggest radio hits of 1997.

They followed it up with the 1998 FIFA World Cup theme song Carnaval De Paris, and Voices, featuring Vanessa Quinones, which was used on the soundtrack of The Beach.

But around seven years ago the pair split, and the 42-year-old, who grew up in Trallwm Road, became part of Cahill with Anton Powers and Tim Condran.

He said the award would be a great moment of recognition for their hard work.

It's such a musical city where loads of musicians have come from so it would be great to be recognised here, Scott said.

I'm studio based now, I have done my days out on the road gigging. I have got a studio set up where I produce, and younger guys who go out and do the shows -- it's a mix of youth and my experience.

Dario G was a breakthrough, it was a long build up to that point and I had been working for years without any success, then everybody liked this song I made. It was an amazing time, but it happened 15 or 16 years ago now. The important thing in the music industry is to be consistent and current.

For me it was never about becoming famous, it was all about the music. I'm the type of person who keeps a relatively low profile, I don't like shouting about it, but I'm proud of what has been achieved. We are established on the remix scene and there are always new songs in mind and we are just wanting to continue what we are doing.

You never know when the next hit is going to come from, you have just got to get the music out there.

These days, Scott is based Nantwich, but the Swansea City fan still finds time to come home and visit his family and friends in Llanelli.

I get back to see the family and catch up with mates and I have a season ticket for the Swans so I'll be back for the first game of the season when they play Man Utd, he said. I have never lost connection with South West Wales.

His mum Marilyn added: We are very proud of him, he has done fantastically well.

You can help Scott and his bandmates win the award by visiting www.liverpoolmusicawards.com/voting and voting in the Best Producer category.

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