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  • SOUND DESIGN
  • ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • BEATS
  • AUDIO PRODUCTION

Welcome to PLANET AWESOME

Peach van Pletzen and Louis Minnaar discovered Planet Awesome during their epic quest for new and exciting soundscapes. These two sonic-explorers each have more than a decade experience in the music, audio production and ad industry. Whatever the project requirements or format may be, Planet Awesome has the music, sound-design, mixing and mastering covered.

PLANET AWESOME specialises in the following professional services:

Original Music / Audio Production / Sound Design / Foley / Lyrics / Recording / Jingles / Mixing / Mastering / Beats 

For: ARTISTS / TV / FILMS / ADS / RADIO / GAMES

 

PROJECTS

 

 

 

THE TEAM

Peach van Pletzen has been active in the music industry since 2003. As a musician he has performed all over the world at clubs, festivals and stadiums. He was selected to perform at the 2010 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremony at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. By day he is the senior producer at PLANET AWESOME. He has produced three SAMA award-winning albums and numerous Top 40 hits. He has been associated with several of South Africa’s most renowned acts in both a live and studio capacity including Tumi Molekane, Bittereinder, Zaki Ibrahim, Yesterday’s Pupil and Van Coke Kartel.  With more than a decade of experience on stages and in studios across South Africa and Europe he has a unique understanding of working with artists and corporate clients alike.

Louis Minnaar is a director, animator, designer and visual artist. Louis also forms one third of the Afrikaans electro-rap group Bittereinder and half of MiNNAAR – a musical project with his sister, Magdalene Minnaar.  Louis originally trained as a classical musician, playing the cello in many orchestras and ensembles as well as singing in choirs. In the past 10 years Louis has gained experience in electronic music production and sound design, many for projects he directed himself.

CLIENTS

We have worked on projects for:

BRANDS

Nestle / Adidas / Nokia / MTV / MTV Base / MTV Latin America / Elle Magazine / Look and Listen
Cell C / Nissan / Pharos / SAB / Visa / One Insurance / Mk / Bacardi / Park Acoustics
Jack Daniels / Puma /  ABSA / Hyundai / Pendoring / Puma / Vodacom
Red Bull / Oppikoppi / Vat Die Rap (TV Show) / King Price

AGENCIES / PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Andpeople / Hotel Flamingo / Cerebra / Global Mouse / The President / Etiket / Breinstorm Brand Architects / KykNet
whatwewant / Trigger ISOBAR / Hello World / Hey!Fever / Jupiter Drawing Room (JHB) / Fly on the wall / Bouwer Bosch Films / Bonetown Records

ARTISTS

Flash Republic / ISO / Van Coke Kartel / Bittereinder / David Kramer
Anton Goosen / Tumi Molekane / Haezer / Yesterday’s Pupil / Wrestlerish / Kidofdoom
MiNNAAR / Death by Misadventure / Hello Beautiful / Janie Bay / Academie / Chambers

AWARDS

AWARDS

Bittereinder – Skerm SAMA Best AlternativeAlbum 


Bittereinder – ‘n Ware VerhaalSAMA Best Alternative Afrikaans Album 


Van Coke Kartel – Skop, skiet en donnerSAMA Best Rock Album  


Vuil WasgoedKykNet Silweskerm Winner  


Jimmy in PienkBest Feature Film at the Beloit International Film Festival

COFFEE: Shortfilm

2014 Official Selection: National Film Festival for Talented Youth (Seattle, USA)
2014 National Film Festival for Talented Youth – Best New Talent Award (Seattle, USA)
2014 Grolsch Film Works Shorts Showcase: 2nd Place (San Francisco, USA)
2014 Official Selection: Josiah Media Festival (Texas, USA)

Dropping In: Shortfilm 2015 Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Challenge Winner (Park City, USA)

SAMA Nominations:

Kidofdoom – My faith in war
Death by Misadventure – Dumb Dumb
Bittereinder – Die Dinkdansmasjien

Ghoema Award Nominations:

Vat die Rap

 

Contact

Louis: +27 82 575 6333
Peach: +27 72 348 2305
  louis@planetawesome.tv
peach@planetawesome.tv