Stats: 6’5” Immortal
Location: Los Angeles, CA
2010 - present
2010 - present
"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.
OnPlanetZu are an anomaly whose music crosses into an electronic, genre-confused, hip-hop/reggae/rock/you-name-it maelstrom of bass, beat and energy. Their original self-created sounds and 'no pre-recorded samples' approach to production presents a fun, fresh, high-energy blast compared to the follow-suit trend in today's music. OPZ tracks contain an element of unpredictability; changing flow at any given turn.
OnPlanetZu's popular debut single"Speakers" hit Earth with force and was awarded Song of the Month by the Akademia Music Awards, followed the next month for a heavily base-infused remix of their song"Fire." Both tracks are featured on the 2014 album "Adventures of Yo Mama." which has won rapidly wide appeal and has captured the attention of some respectable names in the music scene. Their second album, "King of the Planet" is due out summer of 2015, and takes that OPZ sound to new heights!
Zu Tha Greatone, singer/songwriter for LA bands,'OnPlanetZu' and 'Bazerk' joins forces with producer, Cori Jacobs (DJ Fader) to inspire an original and heavy new approach to electronic music. With over a decade of history in the music industry, the members of OnPlanetZu have an almost seamless way of working together. Cori Jacob's affinity for OnPlanetZu has added a vital element of cohesiveness between the ideas in Zu's head and the outcome of the recorded track. His versatility as a live DJ insures him integral to the structure of OnPlanetZu. Live shows consistently energize the crowd, drawing people to the dance floor. OnPlanetZu performances might be Zu as a solo artist- proving his gift at entertainment- or he may be joined by DJ Fader and members of Bazerk. Either way, the band never fails to deliver.
OnPlanetZu are big on collaborations. Some of the names you will hear in their tracks are Skee-Lo, George Clinton, Angelo Moore, JahgunJahgun, Kayanne, Darcy Donavan, Redman, Blackburner, Galilee, Supa, and more. They are featured in a 2014 Trap music box set out of Cleopatra Records, and will be remixed in the 2015 box set from that label as well. OPZ's music is played around the world on a multitude of internet and FM radio stations and video channels. They were recently invited to open up the BET Idols and Icons Awards after-party. OnPlanetZu is currently sponsored by Rude Boy Clothing and Zutra Water.
During his musical career, Zu has performed with such names as: Blackburner, Ludacris, KRS One, Prince, Dr. Mad Vibe (Angelo Moore of Fishbone), The Black Eyed Peas, 311 and George Clinton. He is endorsed by LinkedIn members DJ Evil E (Ice T's dj) and Anthony Andrews of Lickwit Entertainment. Zu's music has been featured in MTV Top 10, MTV Pranked, Animal Planet, Alcoholics Anonymous commercials, PlayStation 3 Commercials and Clown character, 2012 feature film, "Donner's Pass."
Tone Toven, film director and long-time friend, has contributed to many of Zu's videos, including the smash hit video to "Speakers," which earned over 100k views on YouTube within its first month. It has also won OnPlanetZu a number of gold, silver and bronze medals for song/video production on beat100.com. Tone's understanding of Zu's artistic style contributes to a visual presentation as in your face and out-of-the-box as the music itself. You can watch "Speakers" and the newly released "Fyah For You" on YouTube now.
Stay tuned, OPZ's got nothin' but HYPE transmitting to your neighborhood!