Mr. Scruff x Luke Una
Sat 28th Oct – Cyprus Avenue
About the Artist
Beginning his career as an original Sheffield house young blood inthe mid 1980’s Luke moved to Manchester and his partnership withfellow Unabomber Justin Crawford saw the birth of Electric Chair, acornerstone cult night in the UK underground club scene, Luke wasone half of the production team of The Unabombers, whoseelectric souls edits gained a loyal following.Luke and Justin created Electric Elephant, a Croatian festivalpaying homage to their wild eclecticism from Balearic, to Brazilianto E soul, House, Disco and Techno.Luke’s much loved, long running Homoelectric night and morerecently Homobloc sell out festival for 10,000 souls has been at theforefront of Manchester’s LGBTQ cultural landscape.Lukes Friday new evening show on WorldwideFm has capturedimaginations and has already become a cult 4 hour must listen tomonthly journey with fans all over the world. Today Luke remains,as ever, at the forefront of a changing scene, pairing themomentous legacy of Manchester’s 80s and 90s scene with thedelivery of what today’s club communities need to get down. Aforce to be reckoned with in the perpetuation of UK club cultureand the owner of a singular Instagram account.
Manchester-based Mr. Scruff is a producer, cartoonist and cross-genre selector who loves to play long DJ sets, and occasionally B2B sets with similarly wide-eared end excitable DJs. He has been DJing since 1984, and has been getting paid for it since 1994. His DJ sets can range from deep soul/funk/reggae/afro/jazz/latin/hip-hop to harder edged electro/house/new wave/techno/electronic, often all in the same night.
A sound obsessive who likes to get in the venue early to set up and sound check, he brings his mixer, effects, vinyl (unless he is playing upside down on a windy boat), cables, a sound engineer and some boiled eggs. Sometimes he brings VJ Jim or MC Kwasi. He usually brings socks, but occasionally forgets.