Brad Strider* ‎– Bradley's Beat

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Bradley's Beat Part One 6:10
Bradley's Beat Part Two 4:43

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 001 EP Brad Strider* Bradley's Beat(12") Rephlex CAT 001 EP UK 1991 Sell This Version
CAT 001 EP Bradley Strider Bradley's Beat(12") Rephlex CAT 001 EP UK 1995 Sell This Version
CAT 001 EP Bradley Strider Bradley's Beat(12") Rephlex CAT 001 EP UK 1995 Sell This Version
CAT 001 EP Brad Strider* Bradley's Beat(12", W/Lbl, Promo, EP) Rephlex CAT 001 EP UK 1995 Sell This Version
CAT 001 EP Brad Strider* Bradley's Beat(12", W/Lbl, Promo, EP) Rephlex CAT 001 EP UK 1995 Sell This Version
XN 4711 LTD Brad Strider* Bradley's Beat (Part One)(12", Ltd, S/Sided) Xtra Nova XN 4711 LTD Belgium 1996 Sell This Version

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sosice

sosice

December 22, 2016
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
fun fact i just realised: the label on both versions lists the B side track's length incorrectly; what it actually lists is the time right in the middle of the original B side (~3:33) and the reissue B side (~5:52), the mid point between them being approx. 4:43
leoetangie

leoetangie

October 20, 2015
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
Crazy rave(y) song from da magician.
sinbadsailorman

sinbadsailorman

October 22, 2012
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
"Speed isn't mentioned on the release." Sounds more MDMA to me...
The_Cheese

The_Cheese

July 30, 2011
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
Although very hard to read (due to being covered by the oversized centre labels), there is a catalogue number etched into the run-out grooves on this 12". Both versions of the record have the same A side track [CAT 001 Q]. They are very faint on my copies, but the version with the 3½ minute long B side track appears to have CAT 001 X in the run-out groove, the version with the different longer 5½ minute B side track looks like CAT 001 Z.
WGYSS

WGYSS

December 12, 2009
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
Over on the page for the other version of this release (the one with the 5:54 B side duration) it says that is the second release of this record, assuming it was originally released in 1991 as the copyright states. It also implies that this one is the first release, which may or may not be true. Most likely no version of this record ever saw the light of day before that 1995 release date and the 3:32 B side and 5:54 B side versions were both released at the same time.
moseslawson

moseslawson

January 16, 2004
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
Note that on the Mike Paradinas' 'Gary Moscheles' album the track 'Goodbye Jazz People' he credits Jake Slazenger and Bradley Strider. I can only assume then that they are both recording names for Mike Paradinas.
MickWoo

MickWoo

August 13, 2003
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP

I have the version of Bradley's Beat shown here. It states on the label that the 2nd side is Bradley's Beat part two running at 4:43 mins. In fact the track lasts for approximately 3:32 mins and is an entirely different track to the 1st side.

I also have a promo version of this 12" with a faint heart shape on the label and the 2nd side is approximately 5:30 mins and is yet another entirely different track.

Personlly, I think the two different b-sides are the better tracks on this release.

As to whether bradley Strider is really Aphex Twin - well, Grant Wilson-Claridge of Rephlex stated in an interview that it was Richard's equipment used but not him on the record. Mike of U-ziq reckons it's definately him. Considering Rephlex's deliberate mystery surrounding their acts and Mike's close friendship with Richard, I know who I beleive. Also, I have been reliably informed that the image used on the two releases is a guy called Manuel Sepulveda who is not known to have released anything else, and who is only credited for artwork on an Aphex release. This combined with the fact that Richard has DJ'd in the Netherlands as DJ Brad Strider suggests that he is one and the same. Finally, most of the tracks sound like him anyway.
Night_Air

Night_Air

January 17, 2003
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
There are actually two versions of "Bradley's Beat". On each, the first side is the same (clocking in at 6:06), but the second side has a different song clocking in at different times with each version. No official distinction has been made between the two, but the difference remains.
djinsomnia

djinsomnia

August 21, 2002
referencing Bradley's Beat, 12", CAT 001 EP
note: Both issuances of the UK 12" for "Bradley's Beat." come in a white [print] on opaque custom plastic RePhLeX sleeve. The record itself features a larger-than-standard record label (on each side).

note: All three issuances of the UK 12" for "Bradley's Beat." have the following message etched into their run-out groove, on Side B (the side with the `Union Jack' label): "AWORLD OF MUSIC ON ONE GREAT LABEL".