Fri 19 Jan

Mr. Scruff

Presented by Sound­crash

About this event

Mr Scruff & MC Kwasi took over Faith In Strangers on 19th Jan­u­ary for an all-night ses­sion. In Scruff’s words: Mas­sive thanks to Faith In Strangers for a bril­liant night. A real gem of a venue, run by pas­sion­ate geeks, with a beau­ti­ful sound sys­tem & friend­ly staff. The wel­com­ing atmos­phere and bril­liant crowd made Kwasi & I feel very inspired. We had so much fun and can’t wait to come back!”

As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff plays across the board, flit­ting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reg­gae, Latin, African, ska, dis­co, house, funk, breaks, sound­tracks and loads more. As a pro­duc­er he makes music that draws on these influ­ences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour. His car­toon draw­ings illus­trate gig fly­ers, record sleeves and CD cov­ers, and usu­al­ly accom­pa­ny him at gigs as live ani­mat­ed visuals.

Carthy’s first encounter with mix­ing was as a 12 year old in late 1984, when a friend played him some of his uncle’s elec­tro records, notably the Street­sounds LPCru­cial Elec­tro Vol­ume 1, open­ing his eyes and ears to the art of mix­ing records. Soon after he was con­struct­ing his own crude pause-but­ton mix­tapes, inspired by the elec­tro com­pi­la­tions and var­i­ous radio shows on sta­tions such as Pic­cadil­ly, Radio Lan­cashire & South­side that exposed him to elec­tro and hip-hop, soul, reg­gae and ear­ly house music. Shouts to John Peel (of course), Greg Wil­son, Rob­bie Vin­cent, Richard Sear­ling, Stu Allan, Lee Browne, Rank­ing Miss P, Scot­ty, Tony the Greek, Steve Bark­er, Gary Hick­son, Sam Brown & Waxmaster.”

Mr Scruff returns to Faith in Strangers this com­ing Jan­u­ary, joined by MC Kwasi.

Tick­ets avail­able on DICE& RA.

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