Brian Hardgroove

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Brian Hardgroove is a producer and bass player (on hiatus) for the hip-hop group Public Enemy.[1] He has also toured with Bootsy Collins and T.M. Stevens in a three-bass player tour.[2]


Hardgroove works as a producer and educator. As of 2015, he is the resident artist at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where he helped start the Artists for Positive Social Change program. As a music producer, Hardgroove cites Eddie Kramer and Jack Douglas as two of his closest advisers in the music business.[3] He worked as a producer for Demerit and Brain Failure.[4] He is also the founder of From a Whisper to a Dream, a program that helps young musicians obtain endorsements from manufacturers of musical equipment.[5]

His most recent project is "Audio Rhythm Theory" with Police drummer Stewart Copeland, along with King's X bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick. Hardgroove is also currently in production with Fred Schneider (The B52s) completing the debut album for GOOD THANG. Schneider and Hardgroove compose all the songs together. Hardgroove plays all the instruments while Schneider provides his classic vocals stylings.

Personal life[edit]

He grew up in Hollis, Queens, but relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006.


O'Keefe, Phil. "From A Whisper To A Dream". Harmony Central. Harmony Central. Retrieved 25 November 2015.

  1. ^ "Brian Hardgroove". Creative Santa Fe. Archived from the original on 2023-01-12. Retrieved 2023-01-12.
  2. ^ "TC Electronic | Artists | Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy)". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  3. ^ "Cakewalk Artist - Brian Hardgroove". Archived from the original on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  4. ^ "Brian Hardgroove | Creative Startups". Archived from the original on 2015-08-05.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2015-12-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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