i-dj: cktrl

South London selector CKTRL steps up for this weeks i-DJ.

by i-D Staff
31 August 2015, 12:47am

London based beatmaker Bradley Miller is CKTRL. The NTS Radio staple has been honing his production skills for the past few years and coming out of the studio with some serious fire. Immersed in London's grime, dubstep, reggae and garage culture for the past 10 years, the 22-year-old worked at the now defunct Uptown Records store in Soho in the era when Ruff Sqwad's Spyro, Footsie and Tubby were known regulars. Moving from MCing to producing and Djing, we are pleased to welcome this talented beat crafter and selector into the mix for this week's i-DJ. Press play and roll through 33 minutes of deep bass and grime influenced beats.

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Unreleased Lil Silva and Sampha instrumentals. Also Scratcha DVA, Perxoflyf is a big tune.

What's the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?
Every Nonsense party.. Beautiful music guaranteed

What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
Couldn't tell you, I've got loads of travelling to do. But in London room 2 Corsica Studios does it for me.

If you could go back to back with any DJ, at any venue, who would it be and why?
Tough one, Jamie XX or floating points there just sick DJs feel like I'd be learning while the set was going on.

History is made at night... What was the best night of your life?
Oneman was playing at Bloc Space in Hackney Wick think it was a standard place party he just shutdown.

What's the most debauched thing you've ever seen on the dance floor?
It was at an NTS radio birthday party, I can't talk about it actually. Was too much.

Would your dream rider consist of?
My dream rider would involve jerk chicken, couple festivals, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, cocoa butter, massage chair, towels (hot and cold ones), ginger beer, Wray and Nephew, slice of lemon drizzle cake (for after my set), two two Jaffa cakes (for during my set).

What does your actual rider consist of?
Ginger beer and Jaffa cakes.

What's your favourite party anthem of all time?
Anything by Apple.. Just goes off.

What producer are you predicting big things from this year?
Scratch DVA it's his time to get the shine he deserves. His next hyperdub release is large.

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
Straight to Bagel King for an apple pie.

What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake and its time to go to sleep?
One of Kelela's tunes, because they hit hard and take you to a magical place.

What's your party trick?
Party trick would have to be any one of my old white labels, it's always a very sick beat that know ones got or heard of.

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