As a genre defying DJ and imaginative electronic music producer, Mr. Scruff has been on the scene for just over two decades, with his big break coming in 1994 when he landed his first gigs in his hometown. After being a regular face on the Manchester club scene for near to a decade, Mr. Scruff evolved into being one of the most flexible producers of our time, churning out top quality music spanning from soul and funk to breaks and house, with some prolific collaborations along the way including Roots Manuva, Danny Breaks and Quantic to name just a few.
Mr. Scruff is currently into the first leg of his European tour that is visiting Milan, Mannheim, Berlin and Turin alongside cities all over the UK. On the 25th of October he will be dropping in on The Arts Club in Liverpool, before descending upon Leeds for a gig at The Faversham on the 8th of November. The tour comes after Mr. Scruff released his new album earlier this year in May, called ‘Friendly Bacteria’. The LP is his first since 2008 and is a bass heavy demonstration of the producer’s skills, featuring collaborations with Robert Owens and Denis Jones on the track list. Expect to hear a vast array of sounds from the Mancunian, whose many EP’s have been treasured instalments in Ninja Tunes line of releases for many years. In preparation we advise, checking out the below mix recorded live from one of the man himself's previous visits to The Faversham.
Both The Arts Club in Liverpool and The Faversham in Leeds will see Mr. Scruff playing a special 5 hour long set, filled with his unique, emphatic sound that will no doubt get the crowd bouncing.
Saturday 25th October - Mr Scruff - Arts Club, Liverpool - BUY TICKETS
Saturday 8th November - Mr Scruff - The Faversham, Leeds - BUY TICKETS
Words by Josh Plews
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