BLUFF is a Russian-born, Canadian electronic music artist who bridges the gap between organic and digital realms. Making his musical start as a teen in various rock bands, playing guitar and singing, BLUFF discovered electronic music and never looked back. His work gets its distinct sound by combining his love of older alternative music, great songwriting and fresh sounds.
Getting to know BLUFF
What was the last TV series you watched on TV?
Invincible! It’s this animated superhero TV show that I thought was really well made. Pretty gory but I thought it was awesome.
If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title be?
How To Succeed While Being Lazy. Hahaha, I mean I have had issues with laziness in the past. But I think I would want to show that you can take care of your mental health without compromising success.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
It would be Johnny Depp. Always loved that actor even though he has a bad rap lately. But apparently he got off the hook because it was all lies.
If you could learn any language fluently what would it be?
Well, I already speak 3 of them (English, French and Russian) but I would love to add Japanese to that.
Are you a valuable asset on a Pub Quiz team?
I really do think so. I think that I know so many useless facts that it has to serve its purpose somewhere.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
My dream collaboration would be with Porter Robinson. I think he is a genius in what he does and seems like such a sweet guy. I think we would talk for hours then create some really sweet tunes.
Are you finding the isolation of the pandemic conducive to your writing or is it hindering the experiences you can write about?
Honestly this pandemic has given me the gift of time where I was able to really take a step back and concentrate on the music I wanted to make. So it’s been a bit of a blessing in disguise.
In your opinion, how do artists in this industry stay on top of the game when faced with so much competition? What’s the secret to making yourself noticed?
I think it always comes down to the music. I heard someone say once that no one is waiting for people’s music. Sometimes even huge stars have flops, so you can’t phone it in even if you are a huge star. You always have to keep pushing and innovating.
What are your top two favorite albums of all time? Why those albums?
I would have to say it would be Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses and Worlds by Porter Robinson. I know that’s a weird mix to say, but I think it really shows my range of influences. Those albums really had an impact on me in different periods of my life.
What’s next for you?
Right now I am releasing my first EP which should come out somewhere near the beginning of July. Then I am going to start working on my second one. So a lot of new music!