+ ANNOUNCES ‘INTRODUCING RIVAL’ DEBUT LIVE SET
OUT NOW AS PART OF KANNIBALEN RECORDS’
‘KANNIBALS AT THE BEACH’ COMPILATION SERIES
Germany-based DJ and producer Rival joins forces with Israel-based talent Whales and rising bass producer Salvo with their hauntingly beautiful collaboration “Odd One Out”. The latest to come from Rival follows on the success of his debut on Ophelia Records with his July-released collaboration “Bloodmoon” with Egzod and Dayce Williams, featured on the 7th edition of Ophelia’s Advent compilation series. Underscoring Rival’s deep-rooted musical acumen, “Odd One Out” marks his debut with Black Tiger Sex Machine’s esteemed imprint, finding its place in Kannibalen’s ‘Kannibals at the Beach’ compilation album. Coinciding with the release, Rival is pleased to announce “INTRODUCING RIVAL”, an unparalleled live set to be showcased on YouTube. The occasion signified the inaugural live performance that the shining talent is sharing with listeners around the world. “Odd One Out” out now and available to stream across all platforms via Kannibalen Records.
“Odd One Out” kicks off with Salvo’s enthralling vocals, enveloped by a poignant piano melody, masterfully setting the melancholic ambiance that courses throughout the track. Imprinted within the lyrical tapestry of this opus lies a captivating narrative that lays bare the overwhelming encounter with desolation, all the while depicting the transformative journey towards self-renewal. The vivid portrayal emphasizes the deep longing to transcend solitude and the cautious excitement accompanying brave new ventures. As the track unfurls, an evocative and hunting aura endures, casting a vivid backdrop for the unfolding tale. Rival broadens the sonic landscape, masterfully blending an eclectic array of elements, ranging from a propulsive bassline to glitch-infused synth arrangements. With his innate production capabilities, Rival not only enriches the opulence of the production but also underscores his artistic prowess and daring verve, fearlessly venturing into the realms of musical experimentation..
In tandem with the release, Rival heralds a significant milestone, unveiling his inaugural complete liveset, “INTRODUCING RIVAL”. Slated for release on September 8, the monumental occasion will offer listeners an unparalleled chance to experience the full breadth of his remarkable prowess. Debuting as a 30-minute spectacle exclusively on YouTube, the liveset promises to captivate audiences, enveloping them with the immersive realm of Rival’s dynamic artistry.
Throughout his musical journey, Rival has unfailingly showcased a resolute commitment to his craft, a facet unequivocally discernible in each of his releases that have captivated and spellbound listeners. As the air thickens with anticipation for the future, Rival’s steadfast devotion to his musical endeavors stands as a harbinger of profound influence on the tapestry of electronic music.
ABOUT RIVAL – “The Germanic maestro Valentin Rieff -known professionally as Rival -is one of Europe’s more exploratory and inspiring creatives. As a seasoned pianist and composer with a background in both jazz and classical, Rival’s detailed works elevate bass music to a whole new echelon which has led to many significant strides early on in his career that started in 2017. Ever evolving, Rival’s catalog continues to grow as he masters new skills and techniques that keep his music both fresh and atypical. From implementing orchestras into his work, to conquering distinctive genres, Rival leaves no stone unturned when delivering dynamic records that perpetually push where electronic music can go, which has resulted in 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners. Labels like Monstercat, Insomniac and NCS have backed his records including his hit “Control” that was a turning point in his career allowing him to do music full time. With such raw talent and a curious creative edge, Rival has become a catalyst for other like minded creators and fans who have joined his community, most notably on Youtube with over 110k subscribers and his Discord server “Rival and Friends”.