Day – Tuesdays
Time: 10am est.
“Larry Levan played a variety, he was never really stuck on just house music, which is disco music. If there was a hot Mick Jagger record he would play it, Grace Jones, you know, there was downtempo that were good as well that were classics, and these days when you go into clubs all you hear is bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, no musicality, no lyrics to sing along to, no mood change, you know, as far as tempo.”
(Robert Clivilles, C+C Music Factory)
The radio show is presented by Phil Towers and Al Bradley, two Leeds DJs with over 20 years of crate digging and MIDI tweaking under our belts.
We bring a palette of deeper sounds and textures with chat, promos, gig favourites and dusty old cuts that prove it’s not just about here and now! Anything goes with music selection – we have played 85bpm, we’ve done 125. All that matters is the groove.
Having met at the 2001 Miami Winter Music Conference, we quickly found common ground and on Al’s relocation to Leeds went on to have successful residencies and club promotion in Leeds, Burnley and Manchester. Our proudest moments have been as former residents of the legendary Bugged Out! at Sankeys in Manchester, warming up for and playing alongside Danny Tenaglia, Tiga, Simian Mobile Disco, Claude Vonstroke, Rob Mello, Dave Clarke and so many more. Al currently has a London residency at Stereosleaze, a night which echoes the musical ethos of Deadbeat Disco.
Versatility is the key, we have played huge rooms to 800 nutters at 4am, we have played bars to 100 for eight hours straight. As every real DJ knows, it’s about laying down a vibe that compliments the space and the crowd. The warmup warms up. Simple, no?
Genre is just a word. It doesn’t matter. You can rock a floor with proto house from 1982, you can shake rumps with disco, you can put them together and make a small part of the world a better place.
The name “Deadbeat Disco” was chosen for the night we host at Distrikt in Leeds, a cutting edge venue that has seen masters such as Greg Wilson, Norman Jay, Derrick Carter, Atjazz and Green Velvet play to a discerning crowd that always keeps you on your toes.
Al owns 3am Recordings, launched in 2003 and regarded as one the UK’s premier deep house labels – check it here 3am Recordings
Not content with this, we finally stopped counting after producing over 70 releases on labels like Paper Recordings, Odori, Brique Rouge, Bullet:Dodge, Bounce House, DiY, Baker Street Recordings and Presslab, with the releases and remixes continuing to appear in the charts & sets of DJs the world over.
Soundcloud 1: www.soundcloud.com/3amrecordings
Soundcloud 2: www.soundcloud.com/albradley3am
RA DJ Page: www.residentadvisor.net/dj/albradley
Radio Show: www.soundcloud.com/deadbeatdiscoleeds
DJ Bookings: www.northernfoundation.com