Flufftronix

Flufftronix is a Chicago-born, Philadelphia-based DJ, producer and party starter. A master of contrasts—counting both Lil Jon and Alexander Wang amongst his fans—Fluff is just as adept at dispensing face-crushing soulmelters as he is at serving up sensual luvstep grooves.

Operating out of Philly since 2008, Fluff’s been gaining more and more attention lately for his work both in the studio and in the club. His bootleg remix of The xx’s masterpiece Infinity was used by Alexander Wang in his first ever internet video campaign, was consequently signed to XL Records, and quickly nears 1.5 million plays on Youtube. Fluff’s also respected for importing some of the world’s finest bass (Rusko, Benga, Figure, Ikonika, Girl Unit, Joker, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Roska’s first Philly sets headlined Rad Summer events), and curates a party series called PHLTH, playing host to bass heavyweights such as Figure and Run DMT.

This Fall saw the release of the first two EPs from Flufftronix, on Play Me Too and Rad Summer. The former, BASSFACE, is a crossover-friendly yet low-end-laden anthem featuring vocal work by Buddy Leezle and Cerebral Vortex and the nastiest of remixes from Trouble & Bass’s Deathface and UK megamonster Kanji Kinetic. The latter, FILTHY ANGELS, features the eponymous track which, at Diplo’s bequest, caught Lil Jon’s attention (quoted on film, “That shit just make you wanna punch the shit outta some motherfucker!”). A VIP reconfiguration of one of his earliest tracks Shark Attack and a collaboration with midwestern heavy bass king Figure appropriately titled Cunt Tongue round out the release.

But it’s not all force and fury for Fluff—he (along with Dirty South Joe) co-authors the massively popular and Mad Decent championed Luvstep series, a genre-defining and prejudice-shattering smattering of the sexiest, smoothest dubstep tracks in existence—including multiple Flufftronix dubplates and remixes. Clocked at well past a million streams and downloads, the pair have played no small part in popularizing flipside to dubstep’s more testosterone-driven household sound. Luvstep 3 is due for release on Valentine’s Day 2012, to be accompanied by a release tour and unmixed compilation soon thereafter.