Posted by: juliesutter | February 24, 2011

Meet the Band: Peace Officer

As we draw nearer to our SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins SXSW Showcase, we’ll be spotlighting our Class of 2011 bands, so you can get to know them a little better. Enjoy!
SpokesBUZZ Band Peace Officer
Peace Officer

Genre: Hip-Hop/Reggae/Dub

Peace Officer is a live band hip-hop crew from Fort Collins, playing their own brand of socially conscious dub-oriented music. Using the heavy drum and bass groove as their vehicle, Peace Officer’s emcees strive to entertain and educate with tales of life, struggle, passion and politics.

Band Members

A-K: Vocab., Guitar
Jahred: Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar
The Brain: Bass, Vocals
Senoj Nerol: Drums
Wiled Wombat: Vocab.
Patois: Vocab., Tables
Shaneye: Vocab.

Background
The current lineup has been working on their craft since fall of 2007, honing a sound they like to call “Dub-Hop” – hip-hop lyrics and consciousness with live, dub-inspired beats.  Peace Officer’s energetic live shows and innovative recordings have earned them several awards over the last two years including FoCoMx Peer Award for Best in Genre in 2009 and 2010, Best Band in Colorado in Colorado Music Buzz’s Bandwagon competition, and a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Band in Denver by Westword.

Peace Officer spent the fall of 2009 tracking for the “Contraband” LP, following the release of their critically acclaimed first album, “Insurgency”.  Produced by AK and engineered by Kris Smith (Dropkick Murphys), the album 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.  Peace Officer is currently working on their third LP and recently released “Recon”, a series of remixes that spawned from the “Contraband” sessions.

Look and Listen
http://www.youtube.com/user/PeaceOfficerMusic

Links
http://www.peaceofficermusic.com/

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