Mr Scruff

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31 Dec

2017

Manchester Band on the Wall

Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal New Year's Eve Special

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Biography

Mr. Scruff (real name Andy Carthy) is a British DJ, electronic musician and artist. He is a native of Stockport, near Manchester, United Kingdom, and studied Fine Art at the Sheffield College of Art.

Carthy’s 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 in the United Kingdom. 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 that are projected on large screens during his gigs.

His debut album, Mr. Scruff, was released on the small Manchester based label Paradise Records. He soon moved to the larger Ninja Tune label, and subsequently released the albums Keep It Unreal and Trouser Jazz. His most notable hit “Get a Move On” is built around “Bird’s Lament (In memory of Charlie Parker)” , and has been used in several commercials ranging from Lincoln and Volvo automobiles to France Télécom and GEICO insurance. All of his albums contain tracks about fish, whales and other sea-life, which cut up recordings of voiceovers from children’s stories and nature documentaries to create surreal and silly stories. His album artwork and music videos are noted for their distinctive cartoony style; many of the cartoons are drawn by Scruff himself.

In late 2004 Mr Scruff released the first of what is intended to be a series of 4, DJ-mixed compilation CDs, called Keep It Solid Steel. These mixes are designed to recreate the eclectic genres one would expect to hear at a Mr Scruff club night. Mr Scruff Presents: Keep It Solid Steel, Volume 1 was released in 2004; parts 2 and 3 were expected to be available in 2006 but are yet to materialise. Other Solid Steel mixes have been released by fellow Ninja Tune artists including The Herbaliser, Hexstatic, DJ Food and Amon Tobin.

He has a wide array of remixes to his name, and has also produced tracks for others - notably “Echo of Quiet and Green”, for sometime collaborator Niko for her 2004 album Life on Earth. Niko returned the favour, appearing on the track “Come Alive” from the Trouser Jazz album.

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Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal New Years Eve Special

The original Manchester residency in its 18th year! Scruff & MC Kwasi will be seeing in 2018 with a 6 hour session of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.

Ground rules: All welcome, regardless of age, nationality, disability, gender or sexuality. Regulars and first timers getting down together… mixed up music for a lovely mix of people!

Please don’t use phones on the dancefloor.

We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. The bar or balcony is a much better place for this.

Be nice to everyone. Tip the lovely bar staff. Say excuse me if you bump into someone.

We have reduced the capacity by 50 people to give more space to dance. Use this space to throw some extra special moves. Respect other people’s space. If someone’s making you feel uncomfortable in any way, please let security or someone who’s working know. We will try our best to nip it in the bud.

We always hold back a few spaces on the door, so do come down early if you don’t have a ticket.

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iTunes

Name Time Price Buy

Be the Music - Single

September 2012

£1.58

1 Be the Music 7:50 £0.79 Buy
2 Nervous Energy 6:20 £0.79 Buy
1 Dose of Soul 3:04 £0.99 Buy
2 Better Place 4:33 £0.99 Buy
3 Keep On Gettin' Down 4:43 £0.99 Buy
4 I Know a Place (feat. Mooney) 6:01 £0.99 Buy
5 The All New Ummmh 4:16 £0.99 Buy
6 Everybody 8:07 Buy
7 Get Loose 7:05 £0.99 Buy
8 Nite Life (Let's Get It On) 3:05 £0.99 Buy
9 I Want to Be With You 4:28 £0.99 Buy
10 I Wanna Be Loved By You (Kenny Dope Edit) 4:55 £0.99 Buy
11 Dan Ryan (feat. Jerrald James) 8:10 £0.99 Buy
12 There's No Other Love 3:24 £0.99 Buy
13 Mi Sabrina Tequana 9:22 £0.99 Buy
14 Funky Calypso 4:43 £0.99 Buy
15 In the Rain 6:43 £0.99 Buy
16 Rain 7:44 £0.99 Buy
17 After the Storm 9:59 £0.99 Buy
18 Freaky 9:46 £0.99 Buy
19 Luv Music 5:57 £0.99 Buy
20 Sweet Music 8:58 £0.99 Buy
21 Deepest America (Moodymann Mix) 6:46 £0.99 Buy
22 Deep Talkin 4:39 £0.99 Buy
23 You Can Be a Star 4:37 £0.99 Buy
24 Violet 4:50 £0.99 Buy
25 Missin' 6:02 £0.99 Buy
26 Who Am I (French Twins Remix) 6:22 £0.99 Buy
27 Check This Out (Club Version) 5:19 £0.99 Buy
28 My Moody Life 8:01 £0.99 Buy
29 Spinnin' (Original Mix) [feat. Russoul] 6:38 £0.99 Buy
30 Under Control (Shelter) 6:11 £0.99 Buy
31 Sure (Frankie Feliciano Classic Vocal Mix) [feat. Darien] 5:19 £0.99 Buy
32 Capricorn (Ralf Gum Remix) 7:50 £0.99 Buy
33 Crying for Love (feat. Dyanna Fearon) 5:59 £0.99 Buy
34 Walk a Mile (Ultra Tone in Too Deep Mix) [feat. Nathan X] 6:27 £0.99 Buy
35 Singer of Songs (The Vinyl Ears Mix) [feat. Vaceo] 6:14 £0.99 Buy
36 Tribe 2 (AtJazz Assessment Dub) 6:56 £0.99 Buy
37 Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix) 6:20 £0.99 Buy
38 Do It (QBs Hot Mix) 7:31 £0.99 Buy
39 Ngawe (AtJazz Love Soul Mix) [feat. Wandile] 7:57 £0.99 Buy
40 Feel Alive (Sean McCabe Remix) 7:45 £0.99 Buy
41 Feelin' 6:11 £0.99 Buy
42 Desolate Cities 6:48 £0.99 Buy
43 House of God (50 Dollar Mix) 3:06 £0.99 Buy
44 Reason to Be Dismal 6:47 £0.99 Buy
45 When You Love Someone 8:06 £0.99 Buy
46 Sweetness (Koyla Remix) 6:17 £0.99 Buy
47 Don't Get No Better Love (Vick Lavender's All Soul Full Vocal) 7:42 £0.99 Buy
48 Night Song (Yoruba Soul Mix) 8:04 £0.99 Buy
49 Southport Weekender, Vol. 9 (Continuous DJ Mix by Mr. Scruff) 79:26 Buy
50 Southport Weekender, Vol. 9 (Continuous DJ Mix by DJ Spinna) 79:13 Buy

Feel It! / Bounce - Single

November 2011

£1.58

1 Feel It! 6:48 £0.79 Buy
2 Bounce 8:19 £0.79 Buy
1 Is He Ready? 0:16 £0.79 Buy
2 Spandex Man 4:41 £0.79 Buy
3 Get a Move On! 7:34 £0.79 Buy
4 Midnight Feast 3:36 £0.79 Buy
5 Honeydew (feat. Feebi) 7:36 £0.79 Buy
6 Cheeky 5:35 £0.79 Buy
7 So Long 4:13 £0.79 Buy
8 Chipmunk 6:06 £0.79 Buy
9 Do You Hear? 6:50 £0.79 Buy
10 Shanty Town 3:46 £0.79 Buy
11 Jusjus (feat. Roots Manuva) 4:11 £0.79 Buy
12 Blackpool Roll 4:47 £0.79 Buy
13 Travelogue 5:23 £0.79 Buy
14 Fish 4:18 £0.79 Buy
15 Vibraphone Boogie 4:25 £0.79 Buy
16 Eardrops 4:17 £0.79 Buy
17 Trollmarch 3:47 £0.79 Buy
18 Sky Blue 7:03 £0.79 Buy
19 Snack 5:33 £0.79 Buy
20 Baisies 4:37 £0.79 Buy
21 Happy Band 5:06 £0.79 Buy
22 Ambiosound 3:32 £0.79 Buy
23 Jusjus (Instrumental) 4:02 £0.79 Buy

Bonus Bait

February 2009

£7.99

Kalimba - Single

July 2008

£1.58

1 Kalimba 5:51 £0.79 Buy
2 Give Up To Get 6:45 £0.79 Buy

Mrs Cruff

May 2005

£7.99

1 Sea Mammal 8:19 £0.79 Buy
2 Tubby Mechanical Friend 6:01 £0.79 Buy
3 Bass Baby 5:56 £0.79 Buy
4 Bonce 4:59 £0.79 Buy
5 Chicken In a Box 8:26 £0.79 Buy
6 Night Tiime 6:00 £0.79 Buy
7 After Time 2:32 £0.79 Buy
8 Limbic Funk 5:29 £0.79 Buy
9 Bobby's Jazz Pony 5:03 £0.79 Buy
10 Jazz Potato 6:05 £0.79 Buy
11 Crisps 6:27 £0.79 Buy
12 Wail 3:46 £0.79 Buy

Beyond - Single

September 2002

£1.99

Trouser Jazz

September 2002

£7.99

1 Here We Go 1:11 £0.79 Buy
2 Sweetsmoke 4:05 £0.79 Buy
3 Beyond (feat. Seaming To) 3:48 £0.79 Buy
4 Shrimp 7:01 £0.79 Buy
5 Come Alive (feat. Niko) 5:15 £0.79 Buy
6 Shelf Wobbler 6:31 £0.79 Buy
7 Giffin 5:56 £0.79 Buy
8 Valley of the Sausages (feat. Sneaky & Seaming To) 5:00 £0.79 Buy
9 Champion Nibble 3:34 £0.79 Buy
10 Come On Grandad 5:47 £0.79 Buy
11 Vibrate (feat. Braintax) 3:09 £0.79 Buy
12 UG 4:33 £0.79 Buy
13 Ahoy There! 4:24 £0.79 Buy

Keep It Unreal

June 1999

£7.99

1 Is He Ready? 0:15 £0.79 Buy
2 Spandex Man 4:38 £0.79 Buy
3 Get a Move On! 3:25 £0.79 Buy
4 Midnight Feast 3:34 £0.79 Buy
5 Honeydew (feat. Feebi) 7:35 £0.79 Buy
6 Cheeky 5:34 £0.79 Buy
7 So Long 4:11 £0.79 Buy
8 Chipmunk 6:06 £0.79 Buy
9 Do You Hear? 6:53 £0.79 Buy
10 Shanty Town 3:45 £0.79 Buy
11 Jusjus (feat. Roots Manuva) 4:10 £0.79 Buy
12 Blackpool Roll 4:47 £0.79 Buy
13 Travelogue 5:24 £0.79 Buy
14 Fish 4:12 £0.79 Buy

Get a Move On! - EP

May 1999

£1.99

1 Get a Move On! (radio edit) 3:26 £0.79 Buy
2 Do You Hear? 6:53 £0.79 Buy
3 Ambiosound 3:34 £0.79 Buy
4 Get a Move On! 3:25 £0.79 Buy
1 Chipmunk 6:09 £0.79 Buy
2 Fish 4:12 £0.79 Buy
3 Happy Band 5:06 £0.79 Buy

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