Mr. Scruff

Mr. Scruff

Electronic Ninja Tune Trip-hop Acid Jazz Chillout
Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born in 10 February 1972 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England), a British DJ and artist. He lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and studied fine art at the Psalter Lane campus of Sheffield Hallam University. Before he could make a living from his music alone, he worked as a shelf-stacker in the Burton Road branch of Kwik Save. His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Keep It Unreal
    Keep It Unreal
  • Keep It Unreal (10th Anniversary Analogue Remaster Edition)
    Keep It Unreal (10th Anniversary Analogue Remaster Edition)
  • Trouser Jazz
    Trouser Jazz
  • Get A Move On / Ug
    Get A Move On / Ug
  • Get a Move on!
    Get a Move on!
  • Mr. Scruff
    Mr. Scruff
  • Mrs Cruff
    Mrs Cruff
  • Ninja Tuna with Bonus Bait
    Ninja Tuna with Bonus Bait
  • Mrs. Cruff
    Mrs. Cruff
  • Sweetsmoke
    Sweetsmoke
  • Diverse
    Diverse
  • Giffin
    Giffin
  • Get On Down / Hold On
    Get On Down / Hold On
  • Honeydew
    Honeydew
  • Keep It Solid Steel
    Keep It Solid Steel
  • Donkey Ride / Giant Pickle
    Donkey Ride / Giant Pickle
  • Nice Up the Function (feat. Roots Manuva)
    Nice Up the Function (feat. Roots Manuva)
  • Keep It Solid Steel 1
    Keep It Solid Steel 1
  • Chipmunk and Fish
    Chipmunk and Fish
  • Large Pies EP
    Large Pies EP
  • Kalimba / Give Up To Get
    Kalimba / Give Up To Get
  • Music Takes Me Up (featuring Alice Russell)
    Music Takes Me Up (featuring Alice Russell)
  • Shrimp
    Shrimp
  • Sweetsmoke (Remixes)
    Sweetsmoke (Remixes)
  • Mr Scruff Presents: Keep It Solid Steel, Volume 1
    Mr Scruff Presents: Keep It Solid Steel, Volume 1
  • Ninja Cuts - Funkungfusion
    Ninja Cuts - Funkungfusion
  • Fish
    Fish
  • [non-album tracks]
    [non-album tracks]

Mr. Scruff. Artist Bio

Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born in 10 February 1972 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England), a British DJ and artist. He lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and studied fine art at the Psalter Lane campus of Sheffield Hallam University. Before he could make a living from his music alone, he worked as a shelf-stacker in the Burton Road branch of Kwik Save.

His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. He is known for DJing in marathon sets (often exceeding six hours), his eclectic musical taste, his love of a "nice cup of tea" and the quirky home-produced visuals and animations associated with his music. In an interview he said: "It’s about putting a lot of effort in and paying attention to detail. I get annoyed if I don’t take risks. I’m very hard on myself."

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