Plutonic Lab – From Melbourne. Solo artist, Producer, Drummer, Dj and member of Muph ; Plutonic. First production in 1995, solo release in 2001. He is well known for his production work, won on a 2009 Mercury Prize, and is tour drummer for Hilltop Hoods.
Leigh Ryan, better known by the stage name Plutonic Lab, began drumming at the age of 10 and performing shows at 14. He released his first solo album in 2001, with others to follow in 2004 and 2005.[dead link] He has produced beats for many Australian and international artists and performed at a number of festivals.
Solo artist & member of Muph & Plutonic.
Plutonic Lab: The second joint I got to release as a solo artist, the first being on The Four Element Effect compilation LP. Before then I had produced my crew Macronauts from around ’93-’97, we released a couple things in that time, but by ’99 that shit was all over. I was living in a warehouse in Melbourne’s city center, and was just making beats on an ASR-10 [sampler] and a turntable for no other reason [other] than I was just really into it, no real intention to release anything.
Prowla would come over to the warehouse to either rehearse with Madlock [Plutonic Lab’s band at the time] or listen to beats and hang out. I think he just liked the melancholy [quality] that beat had. I tracked it out to two tracks of Prowla’s digital recorder, adding a bit of EQ through the Allen & Heath mixer he had. Pretty basic really, grimey as fuck. It would be this track that started it all and got me involved with Nuffsaid over the next five years.