Beats Per Minute welcomes guest Adrian Harpham Today (10/4/17 4-6pm)

Today on the show, Brendan welcomes drummer, producer, engineer, and record label head Adrian Harpham. As a drummer, he's performed with the likes of Lucy Pearl, (featuring Raphael Saadiq, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Dawn Robinson), Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters), Icons Of Funk (featuring Nocentelli, Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell and bassist Bill Dickens), Chromeo, Amel Larrieux/Groove Theory, Dr. John, Henry Butler, Donald Harrison, Pee Wee Ellis, Thalía, Doug Wamble, Oz Noy, Charlie Hunter, Brazilian Girls, Coolio, Julian Coryell, Tre Hardson (from the Pharcyde), Jason Miles and DJ Logic/Global Noize, Screaming Headless Torsos, Melvin Sparks, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Gloria Gaynor, and many more.

In more recent years, Adrian is emerging as a record producer and recording artist in his own right. He has worked on 17 albums including two of his own, on which he plays most of the instruments, sings and writes the songs. In 2010, Adrian his first album, Music From The Mind's Eye, was released on Amel Larrieux's label, Blisslife records. His second album, On The Edge Of Change, was released independently in 2014. In 2016, the debut record for the supergroup, Light Blue Movers, was released on Ropeadope Records. He is a key member along with keyboardist Deron Johnson, singer/guitarist Gabriel Gordon and Israeli bassist Jonathan Levy. He is the producer, co-writer and mixing engineer in addition to playing drums, some keys, additional guitar, percussion and backing vocals for this project. It was released in March 2016. Also, in 2016, he formed a production company Big Pulse Productions and his own imprint label, Modern Icon Recordings (within Ropeadope) in 2017.

Adrian will chat with Brendan and making records, being a musician, art, life, and more. Oh, and they'll play lots of music, mostly from the latest Light Blue Movers album as well as other artists on Adrian's label.

 

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