Idealism is the driving force behind all of Milton Bradley’s thoughts and moves – a fact especially prevalent in his musical output. With years of experience in Berlin’s electronic music scene, Bradley has built up a reputation as a decisive and forward-thinking artist with a versatile yet thriving sound.
Growing up in Berlin in the late 80s, Milton Bradley’s first contact with the electronic side of music was acid house, and along with it the love for early Belgian techno evolved. He soon started collecting records and DJing, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he decided to put out music of his own.
"Do Not Resist the Beat!" was born, a label essential for Bradley’s honest and clearly defined approach to producing. With the attempt to capture personal emotions and specific moments of his life, the German producer quickly developed his own distinctive and gripping sound.
Following a series of solid 12-inches on his own label, he released the extremely well received "Unheard Voices" EP on Prologue in 2010. That same year he created the apocalyptic ambience project, "The End Of All Existence" - a bleak and droning soundtrack written for the end of the world, which he premiered live at the Berlin Atonal festival in 2014.
Milton Bradley’s live performances are described by Little White Earbuds as "an outstanding exhibition for his material, rhythmically diverse, thematically consistent, and thoroughly druggy and dystopian."
Bradley’s love for acid house always stayed with him and eventually gave birth to the 90s acid-inspired project "Alien Rain" in 2012 – the name recalling a fictional alien invasion on earth. Hypnotic, haunting sci-fi 303 rhythms shape the sonic signature of Alien Rain, teamed with an emotive intensity characteristic of Bradley’s productions.
Expanding his variety of production outlets, 2012 also saw him set up the K209 moniker and imprint together with Grounded Theory associate Henning Baer. To date they have released four highly acclaimed EPs presenting raw and effective quality techno.
With various flourishing projects at hand as well as releases on other well-respected labels like Prologue, MDR, Ann Aimee and more, Milton Bradley has become one of the most promising producers within the genre, whose dystopian, industrial-influenced and tripping sounds are also representative of his internationally-acclaimed DJ sets.
His gigs take him from Europe’s most eminent nightclubs to shows in the United States as well as in Asia, with many more DJ tour dates and musical output still to come.