Thanks to the Australia crew

I had a blast on the recent Australian mini-tour! My sets from Melbourne, Strawberry Fields and Sydney were all recorded and can be downloaded here by entering the following codes:

The Night Cat, Melbourne: melb17
Strawberry Fields, Tocumwal: strawb
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney: oafoaf

Canary-Phone

Grab a 'Canary-Phone' garment and support young cancer sufferers

Last month, the Yellowbird Project released the 'Canary-Phone' tee in conjunction with BBC 6 Music's t-shirt day. Profits from the t-shirt go to the charity Trekstock, who work to ensure that no young adult has to face cancer alone. So far, the grey tee, which will be succeeded this week with a sky blue tee and grey jumper, has raised over £1,000 for the charity!

Find out more about the project and order a garment from the 'Canary-phone' line here.

Mr Scruff vs. Phil France: Joy of Brass remixes

After the mighty Gondwana had the good manners to re-release his subtle and cinematic debut LP The Swimmer earlier in the year, I'm chuffed to share a pair of remixes for Phil France's synth-laden album cut, Joy of Brass. Two variations to choose from; the lead track is a fizzy, wriggly 2-step slo-mo rework while a bumpy, low-slung dub cut adorns the B-side. Listen below and purchase via Gondwana records or the Tea Shack at Keep it Unreal, as well as all good record shops, vintage toenail retailers & the more adventurous purveyors of fruit & veg.

This is the Place

I'm proud to have contributed to This is the Place, a book based upon Tony Walsh's poem of the same name, from which proceeds are donated to Forever Manchester, We Love MCR and the Greater Manchester Mayors Homelessness Fund. Walsh read his poem at a vigil following the Manchester Arena terror attack, an in doing so inspired graphic designer James Torry's idea for an artistic, illustrated and photographic accompaniment to the poem. Thus far, sales of the book have raised around £150,000 for charity and if you'd like to secure a copy, move quickly as Amazon and Waterstones' stocks are running low.

My contribution is an illustration of the line 'And so this is the place to do business, then dance', appearing in the poem's eighth stanza. See it below, view more of the book and purchase it here.

On this day in 1999

On 1st November 1999, Honeydew was released as a single on Ninja Tune records, accompanied by a Future Homosapiens mix of Keep it Unreal album cut, So Long. Honeydew features the vocals of Fiona Renshaw. We actually recorded this tune back in 1994, and it had to wait 5 years to see the light of day. I had great fun doing the video too, as you can imagine. Manchester animation company Box did all the animation, and I hand drew all the images.

As the tune celebrates 18 years since its release, watch the animated video for Honeydew below, find the official release here and stream the B-side on SoundCloud.

6 Pianos Remix on very limited 12"
My remix of Piano Circus’ version of Steve Reich’s ‘6 Pianos’ finally now on limited 12". The Decca ‘Re:Works’ album has a 7 minute edited version, and only place to get the full length 13 minute version is digitally via  Beatport , or on one of the few remaining 12”s from Juno or  Discogs . Many stores have already sold out, so do be quick if you want it on vinyl!
 
 
Keep It Unreal 17th Birthday: Mr. Scruff & Francois K B2B

I was very honoured to be joined by Francois K for a back to back 6 hour set, celebrating the 17th Birthday of my monthly residency, 'Keep It Unreal'. It was the first time we had played together since I joined him at his NYC Deep Space night in 2007. Francois was genuinely touched by the amazing venue & sound, wonderful people & what turned out to be a very special evening.

 

 

For a limited time, you can download the whole thing here.. the code is 'T5dg8B'. 

http://download.mrscruff.com/code/kiu17x

Cheers!

Submotion Orchestra featuring Andrew Ashong - 'Needs' Remix.

My remix of Submotion Orchestra featuring Andrew Ashong’s 'Needs’ is out now on Ninja Tune subsidiary Counter Records.

Listen on SoundCloud