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“blends highlife guitars and reggae with earnest folk and brightly soulful vocals. The sounds are varied yet simply catchy; the spirit is infectiously upbeat.” (METRO)
To imagine Planetman's uplifting World-Reggae Fusion sound, take the heart of Roots Reggae, pumped with the jump-up energy of Ska, and woven through with an Afrofunk groove. Throw in some captivating instrumentals and heavy Dub bass lines, and you are getting somewhere near. Complete the mix with unique vocals that tell a story of a soul’s purpose and you have Planetman, a singer/songwriter consumed by the passion of his art.
Born in Israel, as a youth he stood against the government, refusing to serve in the army and spending time behind bars for his principles. Here he dreamed of making music that would transcend cultures – rebel music that would serve as a mantra of unity amongst all people. Planetman was born!
An artist who lives and breathes for his live performances, Planetman has taken his inspiriting message of unity through music across the globe, lighting up crowds at major festivals and gigs in the UK and abroad. Highlights include Glastonbury, Boom and Sunrise Festivals, Secret Garden Party, The Jazz Cafe, The Southbank Centre and Wilton's Music Hall. Wherever he plays, Planetman is remembered for his full-power performances, sky high vibes and trance-inducing jams.
As a founding member of iconic London venue Passing Clouds, Planetman has played with some of the greatest names in Reggae and World Music, and is widely known on the UK Reggae scene for his passion, skill and authenticity. His monthly Little Blue Ball parties at the venue spanned over a decade, and have become legendary for their magical atmosphere and round-the-block queues!
Planetman's latest album Love Rebel is the embodiment of the life and work of a musician who lives by the message in his music. The album deals with themes of love as a spiritual and unifying force and the true freedom of refusing to submit to a soulless system. Described as ‘Reggae master’ by the Evening Standard, his newest work has a distinctly Dub flavour. The latest single, recently released on Kundalini Records, includes remixes by Dub legend Gaudi and acclaimed producer Martin ‘Youth’ Glover (Paul McCartney/Guns N’ Roses/ The Verve) - whose version has been selected to feature on Liquid Sound Design Records' compilation ‘Music to Get High To’.
With more new music and collaborations in the pipeline, Planetman’s mission is gaining momentum…