Winners of the Best Hip-Hop Song category in the 2008 Independent Music Award for their hit single "El Dorado," Animate Objects have been featured in Billboard Magazine and other major publications around the world. Integrating eMCees and live instrumentation, the band embodies the spirit and soul of the new generation of hip-hop music.
Boasting a lineup that has performed with a veritable who's who in hip-hop and soul (with a list that includes, but is not limited to - Destiny's Child, Common, Mos Def, Tinariwen, Brother Ali, Digable Planets, Dilated Peoples, RJD2, Blueprint, One Be Lo, Illogic + DJ PRZM, Heiruspecs, Bobby Conn, Leigh Jones, the Opus and many many more!) the band provides a dynamic live experience!
Hailing from the Musical Mecca of the Midwest, Chicago, Animate Objects is a clear leader in the Midwest's vibrant and rapidly emerging live Hip-Hop scene. The band mixes melodious keyboard harmonies and kinetic guitar riffs with sophisticated percussion rhythms and deep-pocketed basslines to form a sound as diverse as its cultural background.
Priding themselves on a healthy knowledge base and professionalism, the band has won the praise of peers and critics while performing across the globe.
Defining itself by staying true to the origins of Hip-Hop while daringly forging the future of a musical generation, Animate Objects shall fuse their organic sound with your soul.