Brian Hardgroove is a record producer, bassist, drummer and member (on hiatus) of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy.
Although heâ€™s done productions that include the extraordinary talents of Chuck D (Public Enemy), Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Burning Spear, Marc Anthony, Supertramp and The Fine Arts Militia, his most cherished work is the production of two of Chinaâ€™s premier punk rock bands Demerit and Brain Failure.
Hardgrooveâ€™s musical repertoire spans the genres of hip-hop, soul, rhythm and blues, rock & roll, and reggae.
In 2009, Gov. Bill Richardson proclaimed May 8th as â€œBrian Hardgroove Dayâ€� in the state of New Mexico for Hardgrooveâ€™s commitment to the regional music scene and for using his position as a touring musician, radio personality, writer, performer, and producer to promote the state in interviews while touring the world with Public Enemy and Bootsy Collins. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss proclaimed June 7 as â€œBrian Hardgroove Dayâ€� in the city of Santa Fe shortly afterward.