Mr. Scruff

Mr. Scruff

Real Name:
Andrew Carthy
Born 10 February 1972, 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 deejaying since 1994, at first in and around Manchester, then nationwide. He is known for deejaying 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."

Mr. Scruff Discography


JOY13 Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff (Album, EP) Pleasure Music JOY13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN CD42 Mr Scruff* Keep It Unreal (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN CD42 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ZENCD65P Mr. Scruff Trouser Jazz (Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD65P UK 2002 Sell This Version
zencd143 Mr. Scruff Ninja Tuna (Album) Ninja Tuna zencd143 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Mr. Scruff Friendly Bacteria (Album) Ninja Tune none 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12 ROB 37 Mr. Scruff The "Hocus Pocus" E.P. (EP) Robs Records 12 ROB 37 UK 1995 Sell This Version
JOY04 Mr. Scruff The Frolic EP (Part 1) (EP) Pleasure Music JOY04 UK 1995 Sell This Version
JOY 10 Mr. Scruff Limbic Funk Pleasure Music JOY 10 UK 1996 Sell This Version
JOY08 Mr. Scruff The Frolic EP (Part 2)(12", EP) Pleasure Music JOY08 UK 1996 Sell This Version
COT 040 CD Mr. Scruff Large Pies (Single) Cup Of Tea Records COT 040 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
GC 115 Mr. Scruff & Spikey T Mr. Scruff & Spikey T - Is It Worth It(12") Grand Central Records GC 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DROPT014 Mr. Scruff Pigeon(12") Echo Drop DROPT014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZENCDS 062 Mr. Scruff Chipmunk / Fish / Happy Band (Single) Ninja Tune ZENCDS 062 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ZEN CDS80 Mr. Scruff Get A Move On! (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN CDS80 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ZEN CDS86 Mr. Scruff Honeydew (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN CDS86 UK 1999 Sell This Version
GC 138 CDS Fingathing + Mr. Scruff Fingathing + Mr. Scruff - Just Practise (Single) Grand Central Records GC 138 CDS UK 2001 Sell This Version
RTD 132.3864.3 Mr. Scruff Get A Move On / Ug (Single) Ninja Tune RTD 132.3864.3 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ZEN 12112 Mr. Scruff Shrimp! (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN 12112 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN7 121 Mr. Scruff & Seaming* Mr. Scruff & Seaming* - Beyond (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN7 121 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZENDNLS 124 Mr. Scruff Sweetsmoke (Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS 124 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN 12134 Mr Scruff* Sweetsmoke (Remixes) (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN 12134 UK 2003 Sell This Version
zen cds146, zen cds 146 Mr.Scruff* Giffin (Single) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen cds146, zen cds 146 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ZENDNLS 145 Mr. Scruff Chicken In A Box / Spandex Man (Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS 145 UK 2005 Sell This Version
TRU 087 Quantic & Mr. Scruff Quantic & Mr. Scruff - Tell It Like You Mean It / Giraffe Walk(12", Single) Tru Thoughts TRU 087 UK 2006 Sell This Version
zendnls208 Mr. Scruff Donkey Ride & Giant Pickle (Single) Ninja Tuna zendnls208 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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April 13, 2014
Can't wait for the new LP!


July 31, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Mr scruff is one of my favourite djs. My favorite album is keep it unreal.


April 21, 2012
I've never met Mr Scruff. But if I did I'd give him a big hug.


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....!


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 ( should be seen by all.

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