Peace Officer is a live band hip-hop/reggae/dub crew hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado. Since forming in 2007, they have honed a sound they refer to as "Dub-Hop": hip hop 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, 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, 2010; voted best band in Colorado in Colorado Music Buzz's Bandwagon competition; and, most recently, nominated 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.