As label manager & A&R at 3am Recordings, Al Bradley has been involved with house music (either on the dancefloor or behind the decks) for the last 20 years, kicking things off with visits to The Hacienda in his hometown of Manchester in the late 80’s & moving through the amazing northern club scene over the following years. As such, DJ influences range from Graeme Park, Tom Wainwright, Sasha, Ralph Lawson, Miles Hollway & Elliot Eastwick, James Holroyd, David Morales, Slam, Harri & Domenic Cappello to name just a handful.
Moving into the 00’s & things moved forward again, with the launch of 3am Recordings in June 2003. Since then 3am has had a CD on the cover of i-DJ Magazine (which went worldwide to 23,000 people) in June 2004 for the label’s 1st birthday, been featured for a special birthday 2-page report from a gig in Poland for DJ Magazine for the label’s 2nd birthday & had a track in the top 15 tech-house releases of 2003 in i-DJ (Ciudad Feliz “Buenos Aires Burning”). An exclusive 3am Recordings mix by Al was also sent out via DJ Mag Spain during SONAR 2011 to celebrate the label’s 8th birthday.
In terms of feedback and plaudits, 3am has had regular and loyal support from DJs from across the globe, making 3am Recordings one of the most consistent deep/tech house labels in the UK. Gig-wise, Al regularly represents 3am all across the UK & has made regular visits to Europe & America, as well as previously hosting 2 parties at SONAR in Barcelona in 2005 & 2006. Al also held an 18 month residency from 2007 at legendary techno/house night Bugged Out! at Sankeys in Manchester, which was voted as one of the Top 5 “Most Influential Club Nights In The World” in a DJ Mag poll.
You can catch Al alongside Phil Towers hosting the monthly show “Deadbeat Disco”, focusing on slower vibes, taking in nu-disco, deep house & slo-mo techno. The show is already syndicated to numerous stations worldwide – check www.soundcloud.com/deadbeatdiscoleeds for more info.
On the production/remix side of things, Al records under his own name as well as Chemical Warfare and Audiotonic. Having already recorded and remixed for many of the top deep & tech house labels such as Paper Recordings, Cubism, Presslab Records, Baker Street Recordings, Heartbeat Revolutions, Bullet Dodge Records, Deepology Digital, Bounce House Recordings, Headset Records & more alongside his own 3am Recordings, Al’s discography is continuing to grow as his production skills are ever more in demand.