What once started out as a hobby, has now turned into a career. For almost 2 decades, producer JP Nebres has been involved behind the scenes in the Northern California music scene.
It all started in 1992 when he signed a record deal with Scotti Bros. in LA, and a publishing deal with BMG Music. His then group, Renaissance Of Chaos, toured the west-coast, playing with the likes of groups that dominated the radio in those days, including Color Me Badd, Chubb Rock, Sir Mix A Lot, Lighter Shade Of Brown, and Das EFX. The group’s hit song, ‘Dedicated To My Girl’, climbed the playlist charts of radio stations all over the west coast. But after a year and a half of touring the US West Coast, JP quit the group. and refound his passion for music by doing what he loved to do most.
Writing and producing in the studio.
This would become his sanctuary. This would be the place where he would dedicate the rest of his career.
Since then, JP has written, produced, engineered, and remixed for many artists including Pinay, DnH, Roger Troutman (of Zapp), Ace High, Mr. Mixx (formerly of the 2 Live Crew), Digital Underground, Kai, Innerlude, Don Cisco, Baby Bash, JT (of N2Deep), Jocelyn Enriquez, M:G, Rasta, Sir Elegance, Plado, and Mad Skillz, to name a few.
As one of the main producers for Pinay’s debut album, “Inevitable”, JP spawned 2 billboard-charting records; the 1997 Pinay summer-smash, “Is It Real”, and the uptempo remix for the timeless ballad, “Next Time”.
His songs have appeared in numerous full-feature films including the first Filipino-American independent movie, “The Debut” (starring Dante Basco), and the Showtime original picture, “A Class Of His Own” (starring Angela Bassett and Lou Diamond Phillips).
He is also the writer and producer of the theme song for the 2001 WUSA World-Champion San Jose Cyber-Rays (US Professional Women’s Soccer team).
On the audio-technical side, he has worked for two Grammy-award winning companies, Apple Inc. and Digidesign (now Avid, creators of the industry-standard Pro Tools). At Apple, he worked in the Multimedia group pushing next-generation Macs to the limit. At Digidesign, he worked alongside with Rocket Networks to usher in the first version of Pro Tools that allowed musical collaboration via the internet.
Finally, after working with both major and independent record labels, as well as with creators of some of the music industry’s major recording tools, JP co-founded Planet Hype with Glenn Gutierrez and Matt Villacarte for one reason and for one reason only.
For the love of music.
“My hope is for our company to not only put out good music, but to also help other talented musicians and independent labels get their music out as well.”, says JP, “Essentially, everyone in the Planet Hype family is music-minded. No shady middle-men. No money-hungry thieves. Just a bunch of people with an appreciation for the art of creating music, and the means to get that music out there for the world to hear.”