Mr Scruff's Roundhouse Takeover
Until Sat May 31
Time Out says
Posted: Wed May 28 2014
Stockport's finest bedroom turntablist – Andrew Carthy to his mum – shows off his quirky, crate-digging mix of hip hop, ska, funk, jazz, kitsch-pop and exotica. This headline slot is part of an all-day takeover of Chalk Farm venue the Roundhouse to launch his new 'Friendly Bacteria' album and he's pulling out all the stops to make it a good 'un, bringing with him a very cool cast of musical pals. hot-topic outfit Portico Quartet provide deep, dubby funk, Quantic performs blissful tropical soul, lush sounds come from Fatima And The Eglo Live Band and Rinse FM regular Alexander Nut spins eclectic dancefloor journeys.
And that's just in the Main Room. Elsewhere, you can hear the futuristic jazzy beats of rising talent Werkha, Trevor Jackson's psychedelic take on house and hip hop and much, much more. To refresh yourself after – or during – all that dancing, there's a real ale bar, and Scruff is also bringing a mini version of his famed tea shop to the event. Food, you say? Of course there is – enough to put most restaurants to shame, in fact: fish finger sandwiches, pulled pork burgers, veggie burgers, pies, calamari, homemade ice cream, cakes, patatas bravas and a selection of cheeses – in case Alex James stops by. You may need to get back on the dancefloor to work that lot off, but you'll have no trouble finding the perfect beats and bleeps to suit your mood.