The odd man out in the Ninja Tune posse, DJ Andy Mr. Scruff Carthy is more likely to throw on a bouncy ska stomp than any darkly abstract hiphop deconstruction during one of his famously eclectic Keep It Unreal club nights.
Scruff takes that same loose whatever's clever attitude to the studio, and it shows up on his recent Trouser Jazz (Ninja Tune) disc, which shifts from squelchy funk to woozy jazz, with a little swinging Brazilian bump thrown in for good measure. You can count on a surprise-filled night when Mr. Scruff stops in to Roxy Blu (12 Brant) Friday (November 15).
Edan MC's Smoke Crack (remix)
Tony Allen with Ty Woman To Man
DJ George Only You
Wynder K. Frog Out Of The Frying Pan
Underground Resistance Subsonic Shadow