(Brandon Ruffin), known as Ruff Draft, in the post ambient, tech industrial era of music is an imposing, experimental producer from San Francisco, California. Musical blood ties to artist David Ruffin of the (Temptations) may explain the sometimes soulful play between harmony and discord in the collage like dissonance that is Ruffin’s music.

Ruff Draft, with a firm foundation in Nu-Jazz, Soul, and Hip-Hop, has released several projects which set you onto a Plutonian adventure of melodic chimes and space traffic, Draft bends ambiance music into Jazzy improvisation like sweet and sour, hard candy in tracks that follow lines that resemble hump-back arches.

A strong representative of the Oakland Electronic/Experimental scene, Ruff Draft is a resident musician at San Francisco's (RESONATE) and Founder of the rising (ROOTNOTE COLLECTIVE). Ruff Draft shares collective input and his a member of the following collectives (Potholes Music, Modern Filth, 10Thirty Records, and ELLT). Ruff Draft has gained the ears and respect by those who nod there heads to the journey of his space jazz vibes--RuffDraft keeps it no secret that his sound is highly influenced by the instrumental magician of sound Flying Lotus. But make no mistakes about Ruff-Draft's sound, though production influences such as Flying Lotus, J-Dilla, and MF Doom, can be heard in RuffDraft's melodies, his compositions live in a space all of their own.

"Im so highly influenced by FlyLo, Dilla, Doom, Pete Rock, and so many other great producers that one of the more difficult things at times is really pulling back--getting space from the track, and making sure that the songs I write have a true identity of their own--I just make music that I would listen to."

Ruff Draft has shared the stage with the likes of Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder), Odd Nosdam (Anticon), Dibia$e(10Thirty), Eprom(Rwina), Inightful (Soulection), Jonwayne (Stones Throw) several member of the infamous (TeamSupreme) and many other notable and talented musicians. His live performances are blissfully intoxicating experiences that intertwine galactic tones and tribal patterns which provide a cadence for the soul. Ruff Draft has shared his live experience with crowds at (Low End Theory LA), (Beat Cinema LA), (Bear Trap SF), (Resonate SF), (Beat Church SF).

Step into his dimension, breath in the atmosphere that shrouds his planet, let his melodies and spacey deep baselines fill your lungs, and prepare to be under the influence of his delightfully addictive sound.



J Dilla
Flying Lotus
Gaslamp Killer
Pharaoh Sanders
Miles Davis
Robert Glasper
Dorothy Ashby
John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane
Dorian Concept
Pete Rock
9th Wonder

RUFF ÐR∆FT   B.Ruffin, Oakland, United States

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  • Theories of Translation EP 8 tracks, 28.11 RUFF ÐR∆FT on March 22, 2014 10:29

    1. 1. Post Meridiem 3.39 1576 plays
    2. 2. Watching her dream 4.09 1234 plays
    3. 3. Eight BitterCritter (feat Dibia$e) 2.41 3142 plays
    4. 4. Sun Worship 3.47 1325 plays
    5. 5. Morse Codings (feat Elos) 3.29 898 plays
    6. 6. Koala Melt 2.53 1177 plays
    7. 7. Redeye Delight 3.37 1088 plays
    8. 8. The Lorelei Signal 3.54 3488 plays
  • Pixeled Reality EP 5 tracks, 12.32 RUFF ÐR∆FT on March 17, 2014 11:23

    1. 1. Juxtapozed 2.56 7895 plays
    2. 2. Safe Sex 2.02 1959 plays
    3. 3. (K)ALLIN' 2.41 3437 plays
    4. 4. Time Stamp 1.31 1280 plays
    5. 5. Presence of here 3.21 2499 plays
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    Flying Lotus - Puppet Talk (Ruff Draft Rmx)

    RUFF ÐR∆FT on December 18, 2013 15:42
  • Elder Blossoms Artwork

    Elder Blossoms

    RUFF ÐR∆FT on July 23, 2013 23:26
  • Samurai Champloo Bump (Full Version) Artwork

    Samurai Champloo Bump (Full Version)

    RUFF ÐR∆FT on June 12, 2013 14:26

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