Plutonic Lab is an award winning Australian music producer, engineer, artist & performer. Sometimes known as Pluto, he is also one half of soul/pop duo “Sounds Like FRANCO” with vocalist Natalie Slade, one third of Canadian/Australian rap group “SHWING” with BBRC members Roshin & Bronze as well as the international tour drummer for platinum selling/award winning group Hilltop Hoods.
Pluto’s versatile involvement in the industry has provided the backdrop for a vast number of artists over a mammoth production career, collaborating locally and internationally with the likes of Ladi6 (NZ), Black Milk (US), G-Love (US), Guilty Simpson (US), Wiley (UK) Miles Bonny (US), Natalie Slade (AU), Notes To Self BBRC (Canada), Coma-Chi (Japan) Renee Geyer (AU), Drapht (AU), Hilltop Hoods (AU), Dialectrix (AU), Speech Debelle (UK), Task Force (UK), Fat Lip (US), Eternia (Canada), The Grouch & Eligh (US), amongst many more.
His album "Deep Above The Noise" won best Hip-Hop Album at the VIC Music Awards 2016. Attaining feature album status on Double J & 3PBS and Won “Best Hip-Hop Album’ at the AGE Music Victoria Awards 2016. The singles “The Crib” ft. Guilty Simpson & “Sliced Bread” ft Notes To Self BBRC received rotation on Triple J and Double J nationally.
Most recently nominated for "Engineer Of The Year" at the 2019 ARIA awards.
And won 2020 APRA Music Award “Most Performed Urban Work” with the multi platinum selling “Leave Me Lonely” Hilltop Hoods.
He is a UK Mercury Prize Winner, (producing 2 singles for Speech Debelle's winning LP)
Notably he produced Dialectrix’s 2013 album, “The Cold Light of Day” which was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, won the 2009 UK Mercury Prize for his work with Speech Debelle, and was nominated for ‘Best Urban Release’ at the 2008 ARIA Awards as half of the hip-hop duo Muph & Plutonic, who also placed 2 songs in the Triple J’s “Hottest 100” and landed the highly coveted ‘Triple J Feature Album’ placements multiple times.
"An absolute legend of Australian hip-hop” - Dom Alessio
“One of the key players in helping our country’s now thriving hip hop scene become what it is” - Double J
“A wonderfully produced, magnificent Hip Hop album” - Myf Warhurst
“Plutonic Lab has made a beautiful album, I think it’s quite extraordinary" - Monocle UK
“Plutonic Lab continues to prove himself as one of the most versatile producers out there” - Howl & Echoes
“TOP 5 Australian Rap releases 2016” - The Source
“A single-minded vision of dark, beautiful entrancing urban music will remain a highpoint of his storied career” - Double J
“Set to transcend genres with a futuristic, urban swagger” Scenstr
“Plutonic Lab returns with a swag of stylish cuts and eclectic guest spots” - Rolling Stone
“Heads will nod, heads will bounce, heads will roll” - Ronin Hamill
“One of Australia’s best beat makers”- Zan Rowe