ARTEFEKZ Labz is an independent company of multimedia production which focuses on music productions, concerts, performances, art installations, fashion design, video productions, short films, and documentaries.
Artistically and technically conceived in 2002 by the two Puerto Rican masterminds, Yisam Vazquez (IKER, MerKaDo NeGro) and Daniel Cruz (PARALLAX TR3s) in Orlando, FL while still in school to concrete collective art works and elaborate the right vehicle to unfold its projects.
During the next two years they were involved with multiple local acts working from hip hop to rock and reggae roots to electronic music, putting their unique stamp and trademark to every genre or artist that they developed. In 2004, in collaboration with Japan’s Toshiba/EMI they produce for the infamous dancehall crew FIREBALL’s “999 EXPRESS” album making its first international landmark.
In 2006 they move back to Puerto Rico and start to work different ways to expand its horizons Daniel made a name for himself as one of the top hip hop producer putting its touch on most of the local artists’ album projects and Yisam joined “THE RUBBER GASKET” (Jorge Montes and Francisco Tarrio) a well known electro group and the only Live PA in the island. In 2007, ”TRG” became ARTEFEKZ (ARTEFAKTOZ) group being the first electronic act in Puerto Rico to offer its show with costumes and a full audio/visual experience, creating such an impact that took the label’s first appearance in the Winter Music Conference in Miami.
ARTEFEKZ Labz also acts as an independent record label who distributes electronic, downtempo, and experimental music under the moniker of ARTEFEKZ Muzik.