Andrew Carthy better known for his stage name Mr. Scruff, is a British electronic DJ and producer living in Stretford, Greater Manchester. His scruffy facial hair was the inspiration behind this alias. Notorious for his DJ'ing marathon sets often-exceeding 6 hours! Ultra clean production and an economic approach to sampling distinguished his music. Mr. Scruff attracted the buzz of DJs and critics alike with the 1995 Rob's Records release "Sea Mammal." A semi-veiled tribute to Boogie Down Productions' seminal "My Philosophy," it combined the dime-store aesthetic of a Luke Vibert or Howie B with more tempered, straight-ahead rhythms and subtle funk, soul, and electro references.