Flufftronix (aka Michael Lasday) began DJing and producing in 2006 out of sleepy Indiana town Bloomington. It didn’t take long before he’d transcended the boundaries of both Indiana and the midwest, piquing the interest of global tastemakers: his early bootlegs and dubplates garnered radio play from Kissy Sellout, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Mark Ronson. Taking advantage of the momentum, he orchestrated a six week US/Canada tour with Alaskan wunderkid Curtis Vodka and founded event production crew Rad Summer (and as of Summer 2011, newly minted record label), responsible for a wealth of smash hit events in Indiana as well as Philadelphia.
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 1.3 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 currently curates a monthly party series called PHLTH, playing host to bass heavyweights such as Figure and Run DMT.
This Fall sees the release of two much-hyped 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-authored 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. DSJ and Fluff recently began combing the musical aether for Luvstep 3′s conent, due for release late this Winter.