A leader in the West Coast underground music scene, and a Nevada City, CA resident, Brian is among the most versatile DJs in festival culture. His vibrant sets cultivate distinctly different offerings: he mixes Mid-tempo Intercultural Beats, as well as a variety of Latin, African, and Caribbean World Beat. Hartman distills traditional tones and rhythms, blending treasured songs and melodies, the soundtracks to cultures dating back hundreds of years.
He, along with longtime friend & ally Isis Indriya, coproduce HeartBass, a monthly event in Nevada City that has a reputation as one of the most high-vibed underground dance parties on the west coast. The year 2017 saw Brian playing a wide variety of domestic and international gigs, from Envision in Costa Rica, Bali Spirit Festival, Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala, Air Festival on the Gili Islands and New Earth Festival in Indonesia, to the Oregon Eclipse Gathering, Enchanted Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, Bioneers Conference & Imagine Festival to name just a few of his west coast appearances; he has provided direct support for iconic live acts such as Dirtwire, LulaCruza, Beats Antique, Les Nubians, Vieux Farka Toure, members of Rising Appalachia, and many others.
Brian was an award winning 8th grade Humanities teacher at the distinguished Nevada City School of the Arts before retiring to focus on his music career full time.