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Plutonic Lab

Sydney, Australia

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Highly revered, prolific producer from Australia.

Leigh Ryan (aka Plutonic Lab) 2008 ARIA Nominee and 2009 Mercury Prize Winner (for his work with Speech Debelle) began drumming at the age of 10, performing shows at 14 and has been producing records for well over 16 years.

Ryan obtained an honours degree in Sound Design/Media Arts from RMIT University, studying under Australian film composer/artist Phillip Brophy and Phillip Samartzis

Plutonic Lab’s music has provided the backdrop for a huge amount of artists including Renee Geyer, Fatlip (Pharcyde), Esoteric (7L & Esoteric), Pegz, Eternia (Canada), Taskforce (Lowlife) Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, Wiley, Speech Debelle, Lotek (Big Dada), The Grouch & Eligh (Living Legends), Tumi (South Africa), Aceyalone & Mika9, to name a few.

Plutonic & his groups have performed numerous shows in Australia and Asia. Opening for

the likes of The Pharcyde, People Under The Stairs, Ozomatli, Spikey T, Mad Professor, Lee Scratch Perry, MC Supernatural, DJ Shadow, Money Mark, Hilltop Hoods, Koolism, The Next Men, Mr Lif, Cage, Swollen Members, Braintax & Mystro, Lupe Fiasco, El-P, Tricky & events such as Cockatoo Island Festival, Obese Block Party, Pyramid Rock Festival, Falls Festival, Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo & Golden Plains Festival (Meredith) Dood Vibrations amongst MANY others.

Production discography includes:

Plutonic & G Love – “Moonshine Lemonade” (Casadeldisco/Inertia) 2011

Dialectrix – “Audio Projectile” (Obese) 2010

Jess Harlen – “Neon Heartache” (Plethora) 2010

Plutonic Lab – “Give Me Sabotage Shell” (Nuffsaid) 2001

Plutonic Lab – “Collision Of Days” (Nuffsaid) 2004

Plutonic Lab – “Codes Over Colours” (Obese) 2005

Ivens – “Sounds To Expire To” (EcoTone) 2007

Tumi – “A Dream Led To This” (Nuffsaid) 2002

Shawn Lov – “Dewitt” (Nuufsaid) 2004

Prowla – “Lonewolf” (Nuufsaid) 2001

Prowla – “The Great Rescue” (Nuffsaid) 2002

Pegz – “Burn City” (Obese) 2007

Pegz – “Capricorn Cat” (Obese) 2003

Pegz – “Axis” (Obese) 2005

Gully Platoon – “The Great Divide” (Obese) 2009

Muph & Plutonic – “Hunger Pains” (Obese) 2004

Muph & Plutonic – “Silence The Sirens” (Obese) 2006

Muph & Plutonic – “And Then Tomorrow Came” (Obese) 2008


(4 Albums were Australian National radio Triple J feature albums).

In 2008 The Album “And Then Tomorrow Came” was nominated for an ARIA. The Album also landed 2 songs in JJJ’s Hotest 100 2009.

Speech Therapy LP =UK’s Mercury Prize Winner 2009 (of which Plutonic Lab produced 2 lead singles)