From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born in 1972 in Macclesfield, England), a British DJ and artist, best-known for his single "Get a Move On", which was built around "Bird's Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker)" by Moondog.
His 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.
Mr. Scruff with...
- DJ Spooky – "Murderah Style" appeared on the compilation album Tribal Gathering 96 (Universe, 1996)
- Mark Rae – "How Sweet It Is" and "Gotta Have Her" both appeared on the compilation album Central Heating (Grand Central Records, 25 November 1996)
- Tony D – "Flavour" featuring Mark Rae, Mark 1 and Mr. Scruff, from the album Pound For Pound (Grand Central Records, 15 September 1997)
- Mark Rae – "The Squirrel" appeared on the compilation album Central Heating 2 (Grand Central Records, 17 April 2000)
- Peter Nice Trio vs. Mr. Scruff – "Harp Of Gold" from the compilation album Out Patients (Hospital Records, 30 May 2000)
- Fingathing – "Just Practice" featuring Mr. Scruff, from the album The Main Event (Grand Central Records, 20 November 2000)
- Quantic – "It's Dancing Time" from the compilation album Shapes One (Tru Thoughts, 2003)
- Quantic – "Giraffe Walk" from Quantic's album, One Off's Remixes and B Sides (Tru Thoughts, 6 February 2006)
- Swell Sessions – "No No" from the album Swell Communications (2007)
- Mr. Scruff and Quantic – "Donkey Ride" (Ninja Tune, 12 May 2008)