Mr. Scruff

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Legal name: Andy Carthy

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Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born 10 February 1972), a British electronic music producer and DJ. He lives in Stretford, 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 stocker in the Hazel Grove branch of Kwik Save.

His stage 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Mr. Scruff Mr. Scruff 4 3
1999 Keep It Unreal Mr. Scruff 5
2002 Trouser Jazz Mr. Scruff 1
2008 Ninja Tuna Mr. Scruff 2
2009 Bonus Bait Mr. Scruff 1
2014 Friendly Bacteria Mr. Scruff 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Mr Scruff Presents: Keep It Solid Steel, Volume 1 Compilation Mr. Scruff 1
2006 Mr. Scruff's Big Chill Classics Compilation Mr. Scruff 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 Get a Move on! Mr. Scruff 2
1999 Honeydew Mr. Scruff 1
2001 Get a Move On / Ug Mr. Scruff 2
2002 Shrimp Mr. Scruff 1
2002 Beyond Mr. Scruff 1
2003 Sweetsmoke (Remixes) Mr. Scruff 1
2003 Giffin Mr. Scruff 1
2008 Donkey Ride / Giant Pickle Mr. Scruff 2
2010 Pickled Spider Mr. Scruff & Kirsty Almeida 1
2011 Wobble Control Mr. Scruff 2
2011 Feel It! Mr Scruff 1
2012 Be The Music Mr. Scruff 2
2014 Thought to the Meaning Mr. Scruff feat. Denis Jones 1
2014 Render Me Mr. Scruff feat. Denis Jones 1
2014 Render Me (Remixes) Mr. Scruff feat. Denis Jones 1
2014 We Are Coming (Max Graef remix) Mr. Scruff 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 The Frolic EP, Part 2 Mr. Scruff 1
1997 Large Pies EP Mr. Scruff 1
1998 Chipmunk / Fish / Happy Band Mr. Scruff 1

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