Once Mr Scruff was plain Andy Carthy. And then he wasn’t… Sometime artist, DJ, & Peak District wanderer. Formerly a fine art student part-time at Sheffield University, Scruff decided to explore his strange passion both in rounded line drawings and music. An electro-ska-hip-hop kid, Carthy started making tapes in 1983 using the very finest in pause button technology. His passion for hearing music that he couldn’t hear out anywhere else led him into the world of DJing.