R0 Bradley is a music producer and fashion icon from London, UK, who has his first major label release coming up in 2 months. He’s currently working with Ben Davis on his remix, “All I Ever Needed.” R0 took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us in this exclusive interview…
MTS: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us R0. Let’s start with the name…You have an unusual way of writing it, using a “0” instead of an o. What is the meaning behind it, and what is your given name, if you care to share it?
RB: Thank You Michael! I do actually have an interesting story behind R0 Bradley, in Canada (which is my favorite country) I have a family mystery behind the Bradley family from St Catherine’s, long story short Bradley is my middle name, ‘Rowan Bradley Clarke’ and there is a developing mystery behind the family, would have to tell you on another day! Im getting a few messages saying people like the ‘R0’ so i’m going with it!
MTS: You are from London, UK, which has always been a hotbed of music and fashion talent. How has being from London influenced your music and your fashion style?
RB: I was actually working in a studio in East London for while so it caught on, I’m always interested in new styles and London is definitely a good place to see the fashion industry, it definitely influenced my style and music over the time I was there.
MTS: Who were your musical influences growing up?
RB: My dad brought me up on Led Zeppelin so that says it all, growing up I was obsessed with Classic Rock, Dire Straits, AC/DC, Guns n Roses etc, but in the 90s I did also have an N’Sync cassette so…
MTS: You have quite a following on social media. What role has social media played in your success? Is it as important as most artists think? Where do you think social media will be in 5 years?
RB: Yea my Facebook page is unreal, I actually set it up in 2015 and I got quite savvy with Facebook specifically, most of the followers are from Asia where I actually starred in a TV show when I was 18! Yes single handly social media has been the way I have reached the majority of the people that have heard my music, or just following my journey.
MTS: You recently did a track with Demokracy, called ” B.E.A.S.T.” Tell us about that collaboration.
RB: Beast is the first of many with this incredibly young talented producer from India called Demokracy, I predict hes going to be one of the biggest Indian artists in the next 10 years. The track is big room house smash which could still light up dance floors! just a few years too late so we decided to give this one away for free!
MTS: Your dad passed away about a year or so ago. Was he a major role model in your life? What was one thing that he taught you that impacted you the most?
RB: This is the hardest question for me, its actually just been 6 months so yea its just unbelievable, he was my biggest influence to me in many ways and by far the kindest man I know, I could talk about him forever but he would tell me to get back to work, there are too many things he taught me that impacted me the most, however he taught me to never give up on my dreams and im really glad I haven’t done that yet.
MTS: You have been known for wearing some incredible fashions. How did you get into modeling, and which do you like more, modeling or music?
RB: I fell into modeling accidentally but I really didn’t want to get a real job…. I’ve worked for companies in from Hong Kong to London so it’s been cool, really I just wanted to go on movie sets, I never thought I would be in front of the camera, I feel like the whole industry is entwined as I got into TV and Music through modeling and ultimately I knew that is where I wanted to be. I am working very closely with London startup Hyamm Attire, we have some incredible material and an amazing designer so I hope to be wearing some very comfortable clothes from them very soon, massive future brand to look out for! remind me to send you some free clothes!
MTS: What was it like, when you heard your music on the radio for the first time?
RB: Well on a legit radio station…. I almost cried when I heard my debut single on BBC introducing, couldn’t believe it was real, just wanted to call my dad!
MTS: Your latest project is with Ben Davis, “All I Ever Needed.” Tell us about the release.
RB: Ben Davis has been bugging me to remix him for a while now, and i’m glad he did, its actually a big summer hit I believe, we were lucky enough to work with Grammy-nominated Ariel Chobaz on this one, the music video will be out in the next few weeks!
MTS: Outside of music and fashion, what does R0 Bradley enjoy doing?
RB: I am a big sports player, I was tennis captain at my uni, also I love football (soccer) can’t wait till summer so I can play again, other than that I would call myself a movie enthusiast, I also follow the markets closely and trade, and this year I want to get back into Tv and Film.
Thank you so much R0! Best wishes for an incredible new release…and I’ll look for those free clothes very soon!