Time Out says
Eclectic music lover ties it all together with hip hop sensibilities
A music lover of near unparalleled enthusiasm, Mr Scruff has one of the best record collections in his hometown of Manchester. And, considering Manchester is the UK's capital of music, with some of the country's best record stores and collections, that's saying something. He's been active in and around Manchester for over 20 years, not least with his long-running DJ residency 'Keep It Unreal', which takes place monthly at the much-loved Band On The Wall venue. He has a similarly long association with the Ninja Tune record label, who have released several of his artist albums and omnipresent singles like 'Get A Move On'. In his DJ sets, he wends his way around reggae, soul and hip hop passing through afrobeat, Latin dance music, house, disco and drum n' bass, tying them all together with the skill of a hip hop turntablist. To experience this DJ is a truly unique experience; even among his peers, he is simply incomparable.