Fat breaks and sexy Soca: Five winners from Mr Scruff’s battered box of delights

Dancers, don’t git weary: Mr Scruff’s Keep it Unreal returns on Saturday 5th May and the long-time DJ has some mightily muscular numbers to throw down! Recent times have seen him exhibiting artwork and playing a storming one deck session at Electrik, not to mention taking tunes to the good folks North and South of his resident City and making a guest appearance on Worldwide FM. With a collection deeper than a 3am conversation, he barely breaks a sweat finding five varied records to tide you over until the night. Pick up your tickets here and soak up some spacey disco and shifty electronica below.

The Maghreban – 01DEAS (R&S LP)

Mr Scruff: ‘Wonderful, much awaited shiny new debut album on the ever-reliable R&S Records. Full of low slung, shifty delights.’

Sine – Keep It Coming (Happy is the Only Way CBS/Prelude LP)

Mr Scruff: Lovely subtle uptempo space disco odyssey from Patrick Adams & Sine. I picked this up in Vancouver about 20 years ago, and tripped over it again the other day. Time to dust it off!’

Heem the Music Monsters – Keep God On Your Side (Blood Leaf/Super Disco Edits)

Mr Scruff: ‘Lost Philly gospel disco gem from Heem the Music Monsters from 1976, finally seeing the light of day 42 years later! Jazzman reissued their ‘Wake Up People’ back in 2004, which was one of my biggest tunes at the Music Box for years.’

These Eyes – Soca Hustle (HMT/Invisible City Editions 7”)

Mr Scruff: Another killer reissue here from Invisible City Editions. Proper sexy, lo-fi, squidgy midtempo soca-boogie delight. Perfectly bridges the gap between the dark basement & the beach.’

Dandelion Wine – Hot Dog (Sussex records 7”)

Mr Scruff: Sleazy, down low funk with a fat drum break. Dennis Coffey production.’