One to watch: cktrl

One to watch: cktrl

In recent years, multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ Bradley Miller has emerged as an intriguing talent under the name cktrl (it stands for “can’t keep to reality”). Raised in Lewisham, south London, his grew up influenced by his parents’ Caribbean heritage. As a teenager, alongside learning clarinet and saxophone, he taught himself production, worked at a record store, started DJing and got a show on online radio station NTS. Though his 2015 club-facing debut EP, Forest, was acclaimed, Miller quickly became jaded with how the largely white music industry co-opted and gentrified Black artistry. Ever since, cktrl’s work has burrowed into his own space. Such is his success in helping build …
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