Mr. Scruff is actually the professional title of Andy Carthy who is an English DJ and music producer who was born on February 10th of 1972.
However, before he was able to earn an income from his music only, he labored like a shelf-stacker while in the Hazel Grove division of Kwik Save. Yet, moniker was influenced by his scruffy hair on your face, including his hallmark free-lined drawing design.
During his 20’s Mr. Scruff’s 1st twelve inch, “Hocus-Pocus” premiered in the modest Manchester-based record label, Robs Records. Following tracks along with his 1st record, Mr. Scruff adopted, launched on Robs Records subsidiary company, Enjoyment Audio.
Following a short bout working together with Mark Rae, he transferred to the bigger Ninja Tune recording label, and afterwards released the records Keep It Unreal along with Trouser Jazz.
His most noteworthy hit, “Get Yourself a Go Forward”, is assembled around “Chicken’s Lament (In Memory about Charles Christopher Parker)” by Moondog, and has been used in many advertisements ranging from Lincoln as well as Volvo autos to France Telecom and GEICO insurance. The tune additionally samples Shifty Henry’s “Hyping Woman Blues” and led to a renewal of interest within Henry’s compositions.
In ’04, Mr. Scruff unveiled Keep It Solid Steel Volume 1, the 1st of what was thought to be a chain of numerous DJ-combined collection CDs for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel string of musician mixtures. These mixes are created to replicate the diverse music genres one would anticipate to discover at a Mr. Scruff nightclub nighttime.
In November of ’06, Ninja Tune verified that the eighth Solid Steel album was to be mixed by J Rocc and the ninth was to be called Volume 2 from Mr. Scruff. Additional Solid Steel mixtures have already been launched by fellow Ninja Tune musicians such as The Herbaliser, Amon Tobin, DJ Food and Hexstatic.
Mr. Scruff has a broad collection of remixes to his brand, and has additionally created songs for others – notably “Echo of Quiet and Green” for oft-collaborator Niko on her ’04 record Life on Earth. Niko sent back the favor, showing up on the song “Come Alive” on the Trouser Jazz record.
Having done shows routinely at Ledbury, Herefordshire and The Big Chill Festival in Eastnor Castle deer park, Mr. Scruff was requested in ’06 to choose the songs for the collection record entitled “Big Chill Classics”.
July ’08 found the launch of Southport Weekender Vol 7, a dual record launched in the Southport Weekender chain, captured in a purpose built vacation community in Southport, Merseyside. The 1st phonograph record was combined by German born nu jazz DJs Jazzanova, and the 2nd was combined by Mr. Scruff. More specifically, Mr. Scruff’s involvement is a mixture of soul tunes.
In ’08, a new independent music label, “Ninja Tuna” launched. This label was a cooperation between the Ninja Tune label and Mr. Scruff. In fact, Mr. Scruff’s newest tracks as well as the record Ninja Tuna all were launched on this brand-new label.
Additionally, a United States-only launch of the record on mp3 included ten added songs through the Ninja Tuna studio sessions, beneath the name Bonus Bait. A CD variation of this extra record premiered in the United Kingdom in February of ’09.