Mentors

Brian Hardgroove

Producer, Songwriter, Bass guitarist of Public Enemy, Artist in Residence at Santa Fe University of Art & Design

Brian Hardgroove is a record producer, bassist, and member of the legendary Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame hip-hop group Public Enemy.  Hardgroove’s musical repertoire spans the genres of hip-hop, soul, rhythm and blues, rock, and reggae.  Although he’s done productions that include the extraordinary talents of Chuck D (Public Enemy), Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Burning Spear (Grammy winner “Reggae Album Of The Year 2009), Marc Anthony, Supertramp and The Fine Arts Militia, his most cherished work is the production of two of China’s premier punk rock bands Demerit and Brain Failure in 2007 and 2008.  Brian serves as Artist in Residence with the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.