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Bradley Zero

Hail­ing from Peck­ham via Leeds, Bradley Zero is quick­ly becom­ing the taste-mak­er of his gen­er­a­tion. As founder of the Rhythm Sec­tion insti­tu­tion, Bradley has carved out a unique role for him­self with­in the vibrant Lon­don scene as Res­i­dent Club DJ, Broad­cast­er and Label Boss of one of the most excit­ing new imprints today – Rhythm Sec­tion International.

Hav­ing start­ed the Rhythm Sec­tion radio show back in 2009, the broad­cast nat­u­ral­ly trans­lat­ed into a fort­night­ly dance at Canavan’s Peck­ham Pool Club, which quick­ly became a firm fix­ture in the Lon­don Club­bing scene. Res­i­dent Advi­sor and Dum­my described it as A par­ty which, in spite of its mod­est means and ambi­tions, has been some­thing of an epiphany for me, and for plen­ty of oth­ers too” and some of the best music in Lon­don” respectively. 

A pas­sion for danc­ing, an urge to dis­cov­er and a need to share.”

Bradley Zero

This pio­neer­ing work in build­ing the foun­da­tions for club cul­ture in Peck­ham did not go unno­ticed and soon Bradley was enlist­ed as a core pro­gram­mer and host of the Boil­er Room, when the plat­form was still in it’s infan­cy. Dur­ing the ear­ly days of the show ‑along­side Tasker, Drake­ford and Thris­t­ian — Bradley helped shape Boil­er Room into the world con­quer­ing insti­tu­tion that it is today, help­ing steer it in a mul­ti­tude of musi­cal direc­tions to shine light on the likes of Hia­tus Kaiy­ote, Mood Hut, Beau­ti­ful Swim­mers, Jan Schulte, Nils Frahm, Jay Daniel and count­less oth­er under­ground heroes whose music had yet to reach a wider audience. 

In 2014, Bradley’s ears fell upon Al Dob­son Jr‘s fine­ly craft­ed grooves. This led to release of Rye Lane Vol. 1 and the cre­ation his record label Rhythm Sec­tion INTL, pro­vid­ing a plat­form for local and import­ed musi­cal pro­duce. As 2014 became 2015, RS INTL was nom­i­nat­ed for label of the year’ at Gilles Peterson’s world­wide awards and it was around this time that Bradley moved away from reg­u­lar duties at the BR office in order to devote more time to the ever grow­ing Rhythm Sec­tion oper­a­tion, both at home and on a glob­al scale. The last few years have seen Rhythm Sec­tion INTL release some of the biggest records of the year, help­ing kick start the careers of AL Dob­son Jr, Hen­ry Wu, Chaos in the CBD and FYI Chris along the way.

As the label gar­ners new fans every­day, Bradley is quick­ly becom­ing a famil­iar face on the inter­na­tion­al cir­cuit, with his glob­al approach to music bring­ing him not just around the UK and Europe but to Aus­tralia, Cairo, Beirut, Istan­bul, Tel Aviv, Kaza­khstan, Sin­ga­pore, Rus­sia, Indone­sia, Korea and Japan in 2017 alone.

In 2018, Bradley was enlist­ed for a BBC Radio 1 res­i­den­cy which looks set to car­ry on into 2019 with the show gath­er­ing momen­tum, shed­ding light on music of the high­est quality. 

At the core of it all is an infec­tious love for music, a pas­sion for danc­ing, an urge to dis­cov­er and a need to share which add togeth­er to make the man known as Bradley Zero (his real name!), one of the most vital selec­tors in the game, both behind the scenes and under the spotlight.

Latest updates

RA's latest mix with Bradley Zero

RA's latest mix with Bradley Zero

An hour with Bradley Zero

An hour with Bradley Zero

Saoirse (b2b Shanti Celeste) & Bradley Zero 'London Unlocked' Streams

Saoirse (b2b Shanti Celeste) & Bradley Zero 'London Unlocked' Streams

Bradley Zero Essential Mix

Bradley Zero Essential Mix

Bradley Zero Rhythm Section Patreon program

Bradley Zero Rhythm Section Patreon program

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