Mr. Scruff

Real Name:
Andrew Carthy
Profile:
British DJ, producer, and artist.

Born: 10 February 1972 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, UK.

Carthy 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 DJ-ing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester, then nationally, and internationally. Known for his marathon DJ-ing sets (often exceeding six hours), eclectic musical taste, love of a "nice cup of tea", and the quirky home-produced visuals and animations associated with his music.

In an interview Carthy 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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Albums

joy 13 Mr. Scruff — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff (Album) Pleasure (6) joy 13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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ZEN CD42, zen cd42 Keep It Unreal — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN CD42, zen cd42 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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ZEN CD65P Trouser Jazz — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Trouser Jazz (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN CD65P UK 2002 Sell This Version
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2007 2008 Keep It Unreal New Years Eve Mix 2007 2008 — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Keep It Unreal New Years Eve Mix 2007 2008(CD, Ltd, Mixed, Mixtape, Promo) Not On Label (Mr. Scruff Self-released) 2007 2008 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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zencd143 Ninja Tuna — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna (Album) Ninja Tuna zencd143 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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18-02-2012 Mr. Scruff Mr Scruff Live DJ Mix From Koko, London, Saturday February 18th 2012(File, MP3, Mixed, 183) KOKO, London 18-02-2012 UK 2012
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none Friendly Bacteria — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Friendly Bacteria (Album) Ninja Tune none 2014 Sell This Version
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none Mr Scruff Live In The Mix At The Het Depot, Leuven, 13th April 2014 — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Mr Scruff Live In The Mix At The Het Depot, Leuven, 13th April 2014(CDr, Mixed) Ninja Tune none UK 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

12 ROB 37, 12ROB37 The Mr. Scruff The "Hocus Pocus" E.P. (EP) Robs Records, Robs Records 12 ROB 37, 12ROB37 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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JOY04 The Frolic EP (Part 1) — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff The Frolic EP (Part 1) (EP) Pleasure (6) JOY04 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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JOY 10 Limbic Funk — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Limbic Funk Pleasure (6) JOY 10 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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JOY 008 The Frolic EP (Part 2) — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff The Frolic EP (Part 2) (EP) Pleasure (6) JOY 008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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GC 115 Is It Worth It — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff & Spikey T Mr. Scruff & Spikey T - Is It Worth It Grand Central Records GC 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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COT 040 CD Large Pies — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Large Pies (Single) Cup Of Tea Records COT 040 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
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DROPT014 Pigeon — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Pigeon(12") Echo Drop DROPT014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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ZEN CDS 62, zen cds62 Chipmunk / Fish / Happy Band — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Chipmunk / Fish / Happy Band (Single) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN CDS 62, zen cds62 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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ZEN CDS80 Get A Move On! — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Get A Move On! (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN CDS80 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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none Honeydew — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Honeydew (Single) Ninja Tune none UK 1999 Sell This Version
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GC 138 CDS Just Practise — Mr. Scruff Fingathing + Mr. Scruff Fingathing + Mr. Scruff - Just Practise (Single) Grand Central Records GC 138 CDS UK 2001 Sell This Version
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RTD 132.3864.3 Get A Move On / Ug — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Get A Move On / Ug (Single) Ninja Tune RTD 132.3864.3 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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ZEN7 121 Beyond — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff & Seaming* Mr. Scruff & Seaming* - Beyond (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN7 121 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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ZEN 12112 Shrimp! — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Shrimp! (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN 12112 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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ZENDNLS 124 Sweetsmoke — Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff Sweetsmoke (Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS 124 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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zen cds146, zen cds 146 Giffin — Mr. Scruff Mr.Scruff* Giffin (Single) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen cds146, zen cds 146 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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ZEN 12134 Sweetsmoke (Remixes) — Mr. Scruff Mr Scruff* Sweetsmoke (Remixes) (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN 12134 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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JUSTGROOVES

JUSTGROOVES

November 26, 2019
Amazing DJ and producer. His DJ skills and set lists cover such a huge range of styles. You rarely hear Him playing the same record in all his 100’s of mixes produced over the years! Top top guy. Check his Crate Digger session on YouTube!
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RoryHoy

RoryHoy

March 7, 2017
Easily one of the greatest living DJ's on the planet. His style is very varied ranging from Trip-Hop to House to Funk/Soul, Reggae and Beyond, and I believe his eclecticism is the key to his longevity because his style isn't pigeonholed as being part of any trend or sub-genre and what he does is timeless. To appreciate the man fully - You've got to see him live and I have to admit, pretty much every other DJ I've seen live pales in comparison to Scruffy. Expect the night to start off mellow then when it reaches peak time - It gets absolutely nuts!

Plus he's a really nice (and very intelligent) guy in real life too
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April 21, 2012
I've never met Mr Scruff. But if I did I'd give him a big hug.
space-funk

space-funk

November 16, 2011
Introducing take on Mr. Scruff live at Village Underground on Sat 19 Nov 2011.
Mr. Scruff's performed fully live by a 10 piece band with no samples in sight....!
behemoth

behemoth

July 6, 2002
Mr Scruff is regularly voted as "most innovative DJ" (or similar) in various polls. He prefers to play long sets, and it is rare to see him DJ for less than three hours. He plays a whole mixture of stuff, from hip hop to jazz, from breaks to funk and all sorts of stuff in between. His own productions are unique, funky and amusing - he likes to describe his stuff as "trouser jazz". A really brilliant DJ with a great sense of humour, even the visuals are great - his child-like animations are displayed on big screens, proclaiming things like "drink tea" and "eat pies". His real name is Andrew Carthy, and his most excellent website (http://www.mrscruff.com) should be seen by all.

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