Andy Carthy has never dropped a beat in his life. No one we’ve met has ever compared his mixing to the sound of “a suitcase of shoes falling out of a loft”. Needless to say, he’s tight, which is no mean feat seeing as he regularly plays five- or six-hour sets, making the pilgrimage from genre to genre, and from one end of the BPM scale to the other.
He also bounds up this list because of his taste (and we’re not talking his delicious chlorine-free teabags - incidentally, the best selling brew in Harrods). He remains true to his guns and plays what he likes.
A rarity in a generation of bandwagon-clambering DJs, his Keep It Unreal nights have the crowd losing it to songs they’ve never heard of, and may never hear again. Not just a DJs DJ, then.
It’s not all about the tunes. Scruff breaks down his setup