Planet Booty is probably not what you think it is. If you haven’t yet experienced the infectious power of their live shows, or danced and sweated along with these impressively talented musicians, or felt the intense, penetrating gaze of frontman Dylan Charles Germick as he begs you, in all sincerity, to love yourself no matter what… then you don’t quite have the full picture yet.
Their original music uses electronics and live instrumentation to create a driving electro/funk/RnB blend inspired by classics like Miami Bass, Prince, Talking Heads, Zapp & Roger as well as modern influences like Major Lazer, Chromeo, Daft Punk. It all adds up to a smart, sexy, and playful sound serving a simple obsession with spreading joy, making bodies move, and cultivating the positive self images of their followers.
Conceived in Oakland, CA by two Indiana brothers, Planet Booty first emerged along the west coast as a 6-to-10-piece funk and soul dance party powerhouse with a reputation for limit-pushing and theatrics. But it was their later incarnation as a multitasking three-piece (Dylan Germick on vocals and trumpet, Josh Cantero on vocals and keys, Rob Gwin on bass and percussion) that caught the attention of national and festival circuits, with a more intimate connection and yet an even more powerful experience. With this new format Planet Booty hit the road hard in 2015, touring as far east as Chicago and appearing at festivals, including Symbiosis Oregon Eclipse and an official SXSW showcase in 2017.
Planet Booty released their fourth album, NAKED, in August 2017.
Praise for PLANET BOOTY:
"Nominated for Best Band in this year’s Best Of The East Bay contest, Planet Booty is on the rise and for good reason. Maybe it’s their radiant energy and stage presence, or perhaps it’s the unique mix of elecro-funk, soul, and live instrumentation."
~East Bay Express~
"Their music sounded like a mixture of Bruno Mars and LMFAO—funky groovy playful pop, y'all. The trio energized the crowd like pros."
"Planet Booty from Oakland, CA are having some genuine, hair-down, sweaty fun. If you ever need a pick me up, put a Planet Booty gig on your medication list."
“This has an itch ‘n’ scratchy electro beat and young-funk in its heart.”
“Their vigor and passion is incredible and virtually unmatched by any show I’ve been to.”
“They had us laughing and dancing the entire time, the crowd was going nuts.”
~Broke Ass Stuart~
“Planet Booty’s rabble-rousing, sweat-a-thon theatrics are just part of the package, which includes a ‘Soul Train’-worthy six-piece band playing an infectious blend of funk, soul, R&B and electro.”
“Dylan Germick is a true performer and every moment on stage he is there to entertain.”
“Not to get too caught up amongst the posterior puns, it should be noted that, above all, Planet Booty packs a serious musical punch behind their antics.”
~Life Is Awesome~
“Planet Booty are my favorite band. That is all.”
~Jane Wiedlin of the Go Go’s~