Brad Strider*Bradley's Beat

Label:Rephlex – CAT 001 EP
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Style:Techno, IDM


QBradley's Beat Part One6:10
XBradley's Beat Part Two4:43



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 labelled as Side Q and Side X. Q side plays at 45; X side plays at 33.

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)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Bradley's Beat (12", Reissue)RephlexCAT 001 EPUK1995
Recently Edited
Bradley's Beat (12", White Label, Promo, EP)RephlexCAT 001 EPUK1995
Bradley's Beat (12", White Label, Promo, EP)RephlexCAT 001 EPUK1995
Recently Edited
Bradley's Beat (Part One) (12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Single Sided)Xtra NovaXN 4711 LTDBelgium1996
New Submission
Bradley's Beat (Part One) (12", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Limited Edition, White Label)Xtra NovaXN 4711 LTDBelgium1996



  • don___quixote's avatar
    Edited 9 months ago
    after tracking down a DL of v2 (longer track version) im chuffed i got v1. I'd still like v2 as im a completist freak but i'd describe v1 track 2 as classic aphex where as v2 track 2 sounds more like Jeff Mills. This aint no bad thing, I love Jeff to bits but v1 is the ultimate version in my biased opinion.

    Edit 1: BTW there is no way i got my v1 pre 93 as i wasnt a fan until 93.

    Edit 2: Watch the sleave. Mine had been in storage for a number of years and the gum had stuck to the edge of the record. Still pays good mind.
    • duty3's avatar
      sounds like how eastenders should have been soundtracked. pure e-stenders.
      • sosice's avatar
        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
        • DaffyDuck3998's avatar
          Crazy rave(y) song from da magician.
          • MrZyc
            good sound.
            • sinbadsailorman's avatar
              "Speed isn't mentioned on the release." Sounds more MDMA to me...
              • The_Cheese's avatar
                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's avatar
                  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's avatar
                    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.
                    • TerminalMick's avatar
                      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.


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