About Unlike Pluto
DJ, producer, and songwriter Unlike Pluto folds jazz, rock, and soul into his electronic music. He’s also one-half of the duo Why Mona, known for their smoldering covers of pop classics.
• Unlike Pluto is the alias of Atlanta native Armond Arabshahi. Growing up, he played guitar, drums, and piano and performed in emo bands.
• While studying microbiology at Georgia’s Emory University, Arabshahi began creating electronic music. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue music in 2013.
• His 2014 remix of Diplo’s “Revolution” earned millions of streams.
• Unlike Pluto’s 2017’s song “Worst in Me,” inspired by the ’90s teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, has racked up more than 50 million streams.
• “Everything Black,” his 2017 collaboratoin with Mike Taylor, has amassed hundreds of millions of streams across platforms.
• In 2017, Arabashahi partnered with Hamilton actress and singer Joanna Jones to form the group Why Mona. Fusing rock, jazz, and EDM, Why Mona found success with a 2017 cover of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and a 2019 remake of Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.”
• Due to his desire to make more experimental music, Unlike Pluto challenged himself in 2018 to release a song a week. He later collected these tracks on his 2019 Pluto Tapes series.