Interview With DJ, Music Producer & Artist ‘DJ Fluff’

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a Chicago native that grew up on the streets since I was 15 years old. I’ve been a dj my whole life but when I came to South Florida in 2012 is when things started poping for me. I started spinning professionally in 2015 and its been a crazy ride since.

How did you come up with your artist name? 

Well Its a crazy story! I dj primarily in strip clubs and at the time the movie Magic Mike was out and the strip club dj in the movie was Gabriel Iglesias aka FLUFFY. So one day I was blowing the roof off the club when a security guard pointed his flashlight at the dj booth and yelled out “FLUFFY”, that was it! When I really new it was gonna be by name is when I was having a conversation with a dancer at the end of the night discussing music. and she said “Fluff” can you get that Purple Reign by Future? That’s when it hit me I AM DJ FLUFF!

How long have you been in the music industry? 

7 years professionally but have been a dj my whole life.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place? 

At the time I was the founding executive director for MASS (Music & Art South of Sunrise) a new art district in Fort Lauderdale. Being In meetings with the Mayor one minute to hanging out with graffiti artist in a alley working on murals the next. I found myself at many art related events. At one event there was a couple of Turntables, I started mixing someone filmed it and posted it on FB and I got a phone call the next day to go to a club for an audition. That’s when it happened!

How would you describe your latest single? 

My latest single is me debuting myself as an artist/music producer to the world, letting everyone know who I am, where I’m from and showcasing what my life is like in South Florida while paying homage to my hometown Chicago at the same time.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

August 31st the video drops! Check it out here.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

DJ Khaled

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?  

Well I’m blessed to have worked side by side with theTaykeover which is not only an artist but a musical genius. We came up with the concept for this song when I heard the beat (shout out Bruski Beats)! Once I knew the concept I locked myself in my bedroom and did not come out till the song was done. I spit the song over and over and over again as I was writing, so much that when I recorded the song I was able to do everything in one take. I’m blessed to have creatives around me!

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one? 

The concept behind my album “NO HATE IN MY HEART’ is just that, I have none. I blessed to be a really good dj and also blessed to have the support of everyone around me, but sometimes I feel like people think I’m “crazy”. I feel like some people even family might think that I think that I’m more than I am when I’m not, I say maybe “If so maybe that’s all that I’ve got”! So regardless of what people think family, friends, co workers, fans ,the public they will all just have to “Pardon My Way” (song of the album) and I have no “NO HATE IN MY HEART” as I live out my dream.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

I will soon be hitting the local seen in South Florida after the album drops on August 31st

What did you buy with your first check off music?

I saved my first check

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

A must have in the studio is for me is “NO PRESSURE” when I’m in the studio I know that something is gonna happen its just a matter of when and what. I don’t like to create under pressure although I can, It just feels soooo good when it happens organically.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Stay focused and stay humble! I also learned that the will is stronger than the skill, he who wants it most will achieve their goal!

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

I will be collaborating with many artist in the future, although collaborations for me has to be organic. I have to have some kind of relationship with the artist, I wont just collab to collab it has to make sense unless someone cuts me a FAT CHECK then obviously that’s different.

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and  what was it like?

“I Cant Loose I Got Bruski On The Beat” is what I chant on track #3 “CHIAMI” produced by Bruski Beats and the theTAYkeover. My album features many gifted artists such as: Kenjra,R.Don, Chas3 Morgan, Quey305, MIke Bell, Khadeja A’je, High Dreamz LA both members of Live Amunition, LJ, Dirty 1000 and Scrilla. Its been an absolute pleasure working with these artist and I look forward to future success with all of them. My first album is long overdue and I am excited to share it worldwide!

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?  

Smiles Official & Roddy Rich

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

I think people enjoy both the beat and the lyrical content (shout out Bruski Beats)! The beat is fire and the things I’m saying on “CHIAMI” are just raw truth.

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc…)

I would like to improve on the production side! It’s my goal to be proficient in music engineering.

What’s your all-time favourite song? 

I cant pick a favorite song as I know to many but the first rap I ever learned was “Childrens Story” by Slick Rick!

What was the last album you listened to?

DRAKE Honestly, Never Mind

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

Tupac

Whose your favourite five artists right now? 

Chas3 Morgan, theTAYkeover, Mike Bell, LJ and Bruski Beats.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist  in your genre today and why?

Kanye West

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been  able to work with? 

Chas3 Morgan and theTAYkeover

How do you feel about the current state of music? 

The current state of music is perfect and it will evolve, I’m just grateful to be part of it!

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

Not really I would be blessed just to attend.

What is your main goal as far as music?

My main goal with music is to create as much as I can while I have the chance.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

My music relates to people like me, hard working people looking for a better way.

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

Well a lot of people compare me to Khaled yeah rite “I WISH”! But what sets me apart from producers that have features on their album is I’m also an artist, I have songs that are just me.

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

When I’m not working I spend time resting. Being a dj is a toxic job with late nights smoke filled rooms and the fast life, so when I’m not creating I’m resting. Its also rare that I rest as I’m always working, its a viscous cycle.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Pharrell

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

The biggest highlight of my career is this interview! My whole life has led me to this moment where I create & produce my own album, so I’m very grateful for this interview!

What is your dream venue to perform at?

My Dream performance venue would have to be Red Rocks In Colorado!

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

My Favourite team is the 1990s Chicago Bulls because I lived through the 6 time Championship!

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

Christopher Walken “King Of New York

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Dj Khaled he is a legend and I hope to have 10 percent of his success! He never stops ever he always pushes forward no matter what critics say!

What can we expect from you in the future?

Expect more fly music and more fly music videos in 2023

Where can the fans check out for your music?

On my official website here.

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