Real Name:
Errol Eduardo Bedward
The late Erol "Pumpkin" Bedward was a legendary multi-instrument arranger (best known as a drummer) behind a lot of records on Enjoy, Profile and Tuff City, and, most famously, performed the "disco-skip" on Spoonie Gee's "Love Rap." Incredible funk back tracks, each one unique--unlike other bands at the time ('79, '80, '81, etc.) whose tracks are so incestuous. He was also a drum machine innovator, recognized as "king of the beats" before Mantronik. One of Pumpkin's nastiest pieces is the "instrumental" B-side to Fantasy Three's "Biters in The City," which, with its haunting Vocoder drone is anything but instrumental. They also use a flanged-type vocoder effect later on the "instrumental."


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Pumpkin - King Of The Beat album art Pumpkin King Of The Beat Profile Records US 1983 Sell This Version


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May 12, 2003
Pumpkin -- early drum machine innovator and composer; creator of the standard hip-hop anthem "King of the Beat". He also teamed up with the Profile All-Stars at a live radio broadcast to create "Here Comes That Beat". After these two releases, he chose to walk away from the recording scene.

He is NOT to be confused with another DJ using the name of "Pumpkin" who has since died of AIDS. While the second "Pumpkin" was responsible for a number of his own releases, it's the original Pumpkin -- who is still alive and well, by the way -- who is the true "King of the Beat".

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