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.