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ArtOfficial consists of Danny Perez on keys, Ralf Valencia on bass, and Keith Cooper on the saxophone, with vocals provided by emcees Newsense and Logics.

The setup alone beckons the question, "What does a live band with two emcees sound like?" Well, imagine Soulive with a harder edge or The Roots, but jazzier and wildly spontaneous. Envision blending your favorite groups from hip hop's "golden era," replacing their sampled beats with jazz musicians and injecting a good dose of future funk into the whole equation. This synergy of sound doesn't have to be imagined. It's real -- a living, breathing entity that hails from Miami, but thinks globally. Its name is ArtOfficial and its here to make you admire the past and embrace the future.

Assembled from the remnants of two bands, one jazz and one hip hop, ArtOfficial has taken the music scene by storm, implementing its previous musical experiences to quickly achieve what Miami.com says is "the fast track to stardom." Part of that experience is seen in the band's stage shows. ArtOfficial's live performances have earned them a reputation as a "superhero team of sorts, comprised of some badass musicians as well as MCs" according to 944 Magazine.

ArtOfficial has shared the stage with a variety of artists ranging from KRS-One, Big Boi (of Outkast),The Sugarhill Gang, Pharaohe Monch, Buckshot to Andy Smith of Portishead and N.E.R.D. ArtOfficial were also part of 2007's Rock the Bells festival headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan and Nas. In 2008, ArtOfficial beat out more than 1,000 bands to earn the second runner-up position in Lollapalooza's "Last Band Standing" . They also won the 2009 Florida Grammy Showcase, becoming the first Hip-Hop act to ever do so. In 2010, ArtOfficial played their first show in Europe at the Hipnotik Hip-Hop Festival in Barcelona. They were one of the only American acts on the bill.

ArtOfficial's full-length follow up to their much praised and independently released EP, "Stranger" is titled "Fist Fights and Foots Races" and is distributed in Japan via Goon Trax-Media Factory. It has proved to be a hot seller since its release in early April 2008, peaking at #4 on the Tower Records Charts. "Fist Fights" was widely shared over the internet, earning ArtOfficial a newfound worldwide audience or as Logics would say, "a higher mountain to yell from." In April 2010, they expanded their online presence by releasing a free mixtape/street album titled "The Payback". The project received rave reviews from new and existing fans alike and was supported by some of the most popular hip-hop sites on the internet such as 2DopeBoyz.com, HipHopDX, DJBooth.net and others.

Today, the six-piece crew putting the finishing touches on their next recording, constantly performing around the country, invading the blogosphere, and adding to an already loyal fan base. In April 2011 the band released their first single "Migraine", from their forthcoming full length album "Vitamins & Minerals" (due August 2011). According to the band, it's everything you'd expect from their energetic live shows, but expanded and executed to perfection. When asked about plans for the future, the band's idea is simple, "do it better, bigger, and to more people!"

SHOW CALENDAR: http://www.blog.artofficialmusic.net/shows

"Migraine" MP3 Download: http://artofficial.bandcamp.com/
"Migraine" Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWDFqWEYkE

ArtOfficial can be reached at:
Carlos.Framil@ArtOfficialMusic.net
ArtOfficialMusic@gmail.com
www.ArtOfficialMusic.net

ArtOfficial - Stranger and Fist Fights and Foots Races are available on Bandcamp, Itunes, Amazon.com, CdBaby.com/ArtOfficialMusic, and most online music retailers. "The Payback" is available for free download at www.ArtOfficialMusic.net


Instrumentation
Logics - Vocalist
Newsense - Vocalist
Keith Cooper - Saxophone/Flute
Danny Perez - Keyboard
Ralf Valencia - Bass
Manny Patino - Drums

Discography
ArtOfficial - Stranger EP (May 2007)
ArtOfficial - Fist Fights and Foot Races (April 2008/Goon Trax Japan)
ArtOfficial - The Payback (April 2010 - free mixtape/street album)
ArtOfficial - single release Migraine (April 2011)
ArtOfficial - Vitamins & Minerals (due August 2011)

Links
http://www.blog.artofficialmusic.net
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