Erik Dean

Erik Dean got his start as the heavy-footed drummer, co-writer, producer and engineer for Middle Distance Runner.  As a part of MDR, he has written and produced songs that found their way into the Academy Award-nominated film Warrior, commercials for brands such as Harley Davidson and countless television shows and movie trailers.  As the band's chief producer, he has experience in genres from folk to hip hop, and everything inbetween.  While early influences such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Radiohead dominated his early production work, he has since branched out to produce tracks that reflect his deep knowledge of soul, funk and rap music.  Among his credits are Middle Distance Runner's full-length albums Plane In Flames and The Sun & Earth, as well as their self-titled EP and various singles for MDR and fellow DC-area bands.