Brad Strider* ‎– Bradley's Beat

Rephlex ‎– CAT 001 EP
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM



Released in a see-through chalk paper sleeve with the Rephlex logo printed on it. Centre sticker is much larger than normal.
Address listed is PO Box2676, London N11 1AZ, England.
Speed isn't mentioned on the release.
Side A and Side B are labeled as Side Q and Side X respectively.
This is 1st press with shorter track on B-Side which lasts 3:32
There is also 2nd press with longer B-Side track which lasts 5:52.
On both versions the label shows duration 4:43 which is the middle point between actual durations.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side Q, etched): A World Of Music On One Great Label
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Q, etched (covered by the label)): CAT 001 Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side X, etched (covered by the label)): CAT 001 X

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

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


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December 22, 2016
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


October 20, 2015
Crazy rave(y) song from da magician.


September 24, 2014

good sound.


October 22, 2012
"Speed isn't mentioned on the release." Sounds more MDMA to me...


July 30, 2011
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.


December 12, 2009
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.


January 16, 2004
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.


August 13, 2003

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.


January 17, 2003
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.


August 21, 2002
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".