Los Angeles, CA
"One day, it was decided that dub step needed to express its insane, danceable, funkable, thrashable alter ego." Welcome to OnPlanetZu, an original and self-contained entity where creativity manifests itself in the form of rhythm, sound, and performance. Who Is OnPlanetZu? Zu Dewayne Phelps, singer/songwriter for Los Angeles bands,'OnPlanetZu' and 'Bazerk' collaborates with producer/musician, Cori Jacobs (Masterfader) to inspire an original and heavy new sound in dub step. With over a decade of music and performance history, the members of OnPlanetZu excel in musical diversity, the ability to adapt to changing preferences, and pose a talent for uniquely blending musical styles. OnPlanetZu is the framework of Dub Step merged with Hip Hop, Reggae, Lyricism and Punk Rock. The songs are written with an element of unpredictability, changing flow at any given turn. Live shows consistently energize the crowd and draw people to the dance floor. OnPlanet Zu shows might be Zew as a solo artist, proving his gift at entertainment, or he might invite Masterfader as DJ Fader and a live drummer on stage with him. Either way, the band never fails to deliver. How Did OnPlanetZu Originate? While promoting for his Metal/HipHop/Punk band, BAZERK, Zew had a chance encounter with Cleopatra Records owner, Brian Perera. Brian expressed enthusiasm for BAZERK's sound, having one of his producers make a dub step remix of BAZERK's "Hello America.” The song was well-received and consequently released on a compilation box set by the label. Zew found a lot of inspiration in the new sound and decided to run with the idea, creating his genre-bending Dubstep band, 'OnPlanetZu.' He collaborated with longtime friend, producer, Cori Jacobs. They have an almost seamless way of working together. Cori's enthusiasm and affinity for OPZ has added a vital element of cohesiveness between the ideas in Zew's head and the final outcome of the recorded song. His versatility as a live DJ during shows makes him integral to the structure of OnPlanetZu. Alex Henderson, videographer, joined forces with OnPlanetZu when Zew hired him for the video to "We Be On That Dub Shshsh." He asked to be the band's official videographer before they even began the first shoot. His presence makes it possible for OnPlanetZu to easily present a visual component to their marketing and the fans eat it up, especially since Zew enjoys involving them in the videos. Bragging Rights: Zew has performed with such names as Skrillex, Nero, Blackburner, Dawn of Ashes, Ludacris, KRS One, Prince, Dr. Mad Vibe (Angelo Moore of Fishbone), The Black Eyed Peas, 311 and George Clinton. His music has been featured in MTV Top 10 and Pranked, Animal Planet, PlayStation 3 Commercials, and feature film, "Donner's Pass." He is in the process of filming "Hello America" with Angelo Moore and is endorsed by such LinkedIn members as DJ Evil E (Ice T's dj) and Anthony Andrews of Lickwit Entertainment (responsible for some of the most famous underground Hip Hop acts: King Tee, NAS, Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit, Defari, Dilated People, Stylisik Jones and Lootpack Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy your time …OnPlanetZu"One day, it was decided that dub step needed to express its insane, danceable, funkable, thrashable alter ego." Welcome to OnPlanetZu, an original and self-contained entity where creativity man... read more.
Film - Action, Music - Dance, R&B / Hip Hop, Reggae/Ska, Sport
Bronze Video A&R Award - Awarded for a high quality original video with good production values.
Gold Song A&R Award - Awarded for a well written original song.
Silver Song A&R Award - Awarded for a well written original song.
Silver Video A&R Award - Awarded for a high quality original video with good production values.
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