Peace Officer is a live-band hiphop/reggae/dub crew hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado. Since forming in 2007, they have honed a sound they refer to as "Dub-Hop": hiphop lyrics and social consciousness with live, dub-inspired beats. The four MCs strive to entertain and educate with tales of life, struggle, passion, and politics, all in a hype set that always leaves audiences wanting more.
Peace Officer's energetic live show and innovative recordings have earned them several awards over the last two years: FoCoMx Peer Award for best in genre in 2009 and 2010; Best Band in Colorado in Colorado Music Buzz's Bandwagon competition; and, most recently, a nomination for best hiphop band in Denver by Westword.
Peace Officer spent the fall of 2009 tracking for the “Contraband” LP, which was produced by AK and engineered by Kris Smith (Dropkick Murphys). The new record encompasses a host of new instrumentation as it heads into uncharted waters. “Contraband” pulls industrial and punk influences into the haunting dub hop beats that Peace Officer’s fans have grown to expect, promising yet another sonic revolution in the fusion of hip-hop and dub.
Starting in Summer of 2010, Peace Officer began working with the Fort Collins non-profit Spokesbuzz, an organization dedicated to advancing the music scene of Fort Collins. Through Spokesbuzz, Peace Officer has advanced their promotional and networking capabilities within the music industry, and will be playing at South by Southwest in Austin next year.
Peace Officer is currently seeking representation and label support. For booking, please contact Kris Smith at 781-572-4646. For all other inquiries contact AK at email@example.com
Insurgency LP (Jan 2009)
Contraband LP (Oct 2009)
1-2 75 minute sets.
Sets can be completely original (preferred) or with covers interspersed (hip hop and reggae) depending on the show.