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.
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.