2011 has seen Muph & Plutonic hit stages again, playing Come Together, Essence, Reconciliation, Life’s A Beach festivals as a stripped back two piece with Plutonic on drums & Muph on the mic.
They then hit the road on the national Party, Party, Party tour with Drapht throughout September / October. Plutonic continues to find extra hours in the week with his list of production credits continuing to reinforce his as one of the best & most prolific Australian beat producers in the game. Drapht, Gully Platoon, Horrowshow, Resin Dogs, TZU, Hilltop Hoods have all chosen to work with Plutonic Lab, and most recently he has collaborated on albums with Dialectrix, Pegz, G Love, Speech Debelle, Jess Harlen to name just a few.
His music can be heard in films and TV worldwide. Not content to only sit in the studio, Plutonic has been perched behind his drum kit on national tours with the Resin Dogs, G Love, Koolism and has most recently joined the Hilltop Hoods as their live drummer supporting Eminem on his recent Australian tour.
Muph & Plutonic join Drapht on The Party, Party, Party Tour 2011 - tickets on sale Friday August 5. Those out there in the know, know that Muph & Plutonic haven’t stopped working the last two years. However their projects have been happening behind the scenes. Now stepping back out on the road, the Melbourne-based hip-hop duo have been announced to join Drapht on The Party, Party, Party tour.
The tour hits capital cities and regional centers through September and October. In the last six months Muph & Plutonic have been hitting stages again, playing Come Together, Essence, Reconciliation festivals as a stripped back two piece with just Plutonic on drums & Muph on the mic. Most recently, Muph & Plutonic firmly stamped their skills all over the lead single Goodbye Gravity on the M-Phazes – Good Gracious album, with both lending their weight to the video clip. Muph featured in the M-Phazes live show, heading out for a lap around the country including a special all star appearance at the 2010 AIR Awards. Plutonic, or Plutonic Lab, continues to find extra hours in the week with his list of production credits continuing to reinforce his as one of the best & most prolific Australian beat producers in the game. Drapht, Gully Platoon, Horrowshow, Resin Dogs, TZU, Hilltop Hoods have all chosen to work with Plutonic Lab, and most recently he has collaborated on albums with Dialectrix, Pegz, G Love, Speech Debelle, Jess Harlen to name just a few. His music can be heard in films and TV worldwide.
Not content to only sit in the studio, Plutonic has been perched behind his drum kit on national tours with the Resin Dogs, G Love, Jess Harlen and Koolism. See why Muph & Plutonic are regarded as one of the best hip hop groups in Australia as they join Drapht on his national The Party, Party, Party Tour.Muph & Plutonic are part of Australian musical history, it was their albums that helped tune the national airwaves to the sounds of hip hop with all three albums, Hunger Pains (2004), Silence The Sirens (2006) & most recently the ARIA nominated Then Tomorrow Came, being made Triple J Feature Albums. They have continually lead the charge with credible lyrics & big hook anthemic singles – Paracetamol, The Day Off, Heaps Good, Beautiful Ugly, Don’t Worry About Nothin, Size Of The Soul, Raise Your Voice, Walking Tightropes to name only a handful.
Wed 14 Sep | Station Hotel, Thredbo, NSW Thu 15 Sep | Penrith Panthers, NSW Fri 16 Sep | Enmore, Sydney, NSW (Lic/All Ages) Sat 17 Sep | Coasterfest, Gosford, NSW Wed 21 Sep | Bluestone Ballarat, VIC* Thu 22 Sep | Chelsea Heights Hotel, VIC* Fri 23 Sep | Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC* Sat 24 Sep | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA (Lic/All Ages)* Sun 25 Sep | Mildura Settlers Tavern, VIC* Thu 6 Oct | Players, Mandurah, WA Fri 7 Oct | Metro City, Perth, WA Sun 9 Oct | Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA Wed 12 Oct | Armidale Uni, NSW Thu 13 Oct | Coffs Ex-Sericeman’s Club, NSW Fri 14 Oct | Yamba Bowling Club, NSW Sat 15 Oct | Sprung Festival, Brisbane, QLD Sun 16 Oct | Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg, QLD Wed 19 Oct | Townsville Uni Club, QLD# Thu 20 Oct | Andergrove Tavern, Mackay, QLD# Fri 21 Oct | 600 Sounds, Gold Coast, QLD
# Thundamentals not appearing * Layla and Dazastah not appearing
Wayne Lotek Bennet is an award-winning music producer from North London and currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He produces a mash up of hip-hop, reggae influenced grime and UK dancehall. With an enviable production resume and stellar career in Europe as part of Lotek Hifi, he matches refined production with musical originality in a rare package. A cornerstone of Big Dada and Ninja Tunes, he is the production maestro behind Speech Debelle’s 2009 Mercury Prize winning album Speech Therapy and Roots Manuva’s pivotal releases Brand New Second Hand and Run Come Save Me.
It is this extensive background knowledge that gives Lotek the tools, but it’s his approach to music that makes his own music something to take notice of. Mixing old-skool ragamuffin skanks with a British wit, Soundsystem meet emcee and are washed in the grime of London. The mixture of live instrumentation that isn’t afraid to include a complete horn sound, with phat beats and heavy bass sees Lotek grinding a sinuous Caribbean feel amongst a traditionalist hip hop approach. It’s as much live punch as it is synth extract – pushing genre boundaries that have been for too long taken as gospel. As summer pushes winter down the cold hard stairs of spring and struts back into our lives, the debut solo album, International Rudeboy, from Mercury Prize winning producer, Wayne Lotek, is primed to ignite the music scene with his own cheeky UK hiphop laid over traditional reggae and ska sounds.
International Rudeboy offers a rare insight into the musical genius that has already achieved critical acclaim as a producer. The half Jamaican, half Londoner, is set to follow his past work and please some ears with his self-penned and self-produced musical offering. Released 20 November 2010
The 2009 Mercury Prize winner has been announced – Speech Debelle’s album Speech Therapy. The album features two singles, “The Key” and “Better Days” – both tracks co-written and produced by none other then the great Plutonic Lab. Congratulations to Pluto for this massive achievement.
His production work on the album has been described as “like no hip hop record you’ve ever heard” (Dazed & Confused) and “A pleasurable point of difference in modern hip hop” (M8). “The Key” was named single of the week in both NME and the Sunday Times.
Plutonic Lab has just completed work on the Gully Platoon debut and is currently in the studio with singer song writer Jess Harlen on what is set to be a stunning debut album. He then jumps back behind the live drum kit to perform on the Obese Block Party Tour as one half of Muph and Plutonic. Below you can see a pic that was posted by DJ Bonez, showing a bit of behind the scenes action at the recording of Jess Harlen’s new album.
Above is a recent picture of Pluto from the Gully Platoon – Nothing To Lose film clip.