Mr. Scruff at Bios
Mr. Scruff is a British DJ and artist whose name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style he will play at Bios in Athens, Greece on 16 April. Mr. Scruff is known for DJing marathon sets (often exceeding six hours), his eclectic musical taste, his love of a "nice cup of tea" and the quirky home-produced visuals and animations associated with his music.
His debut album, Mr. Scruff, was released on the small Manchester-based label, Paradise Records. He soon moved to the larger Ninja Tune label, and subsequently released the albums Keep It Unreal and Trouser Jazz. His most notable hit, PlayGet a Move On, is built around Bird's Lament (In memory of Charlie Parker), and has been used in several commercials ranging from Lincoln and Volvo automobiles to France Télécom and GEICO insurance. All of his albums contain tracks about fish, whales and other sea-life, which cut up recordings of voiceovers from children's stories and nature documentaries to create surreal and silly stories. His album artwork and music videos are noted for their distinctive cartoony style; many of the cartoons are drawn by Mr. Scruff himself.
Expect a long DJ-set of soul, hip hop, house, soul, funk, jazz, disco, afrobeat, reggae, latin and of course exclusive new scruff tunes fresh from the studio! Don't miss Mr. Scruff at Bios in Athens, Greece on 16 April.