For their last February show before the big birthday double whammy, Chibuku Shake Shake welcomes back a very old friend this Friday, one of the first guests they ever booked and someone who defines in many ways Buku’s own inspired genre-busting eclecticism… Mr Scruff. A lot of things have happened since a young Andy Carthy started answering to the name Mr Scruff - making a name for himself under the shadow Manchester's mid-90s club scene. Not only has he released three critically acclaimed albums, including 1999's monstrous 'Keep It Unreal' and 2002’s ‘Trouser Jazz’, but with countless tours and club events he has cemented his 'legendary' DJ status.
This is a DJ that can sell out the 1600 capacity London Forum armed only with his records, some turntables and a few spare packets of teabags. Andy Carthy’s transformation from humble supermarket shelf stacker to world-beating DJ and gold-selling artist Mr Scruff is well and truly complete. Since his first vinyl excursion he has recorded for over 25 labels including Warp, Sirkus, Disorient, Blood & Fire, Cup Of Tea, Grand Central and, of course, Ninja Tune. For a full run down of recordings & mixes, click here: http://www.mrscruff.com/accessible/discography.aspx
Mr Scruff’s 'Keep It Unreal' nights cover a large range of genres and moods, all tied together with his sheer love of great music and DJ skills, and form an opportunity for the public to completely enter the Scruff world. A team arrives early in the day to spend hours getting a venue ready with projectors, screens, Scruff’s own equipment, the merch stall, and of course tweaking with the PA system to get the sound as perfect as possible!
Mr. Scruff plays all night long at Chibuku and this one is going to be special! We have two pairs of tickets for the gig in Liverpool, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get them sent out to you.
Friday 24th February
45 Hardman Street
Mr. Scruff (all night long)
10.30pm – 4am
Info – 0151 706 8045
3B records: 0151 353 7027