KM023 | Rivet – Amid the Roar

The new Kontra-Musik release aims for the dancefloor. With two stunning Rivet (Naked Index) originals plus an anthem alert Marcel Fengler remix, this EP will make us dance. Of course ,as always, with a bit of a Kontra-Musik twist.

Rivet puts a lot of effort in his sounds and his production. This is not another copycat. The Rivet sound is after just a few releases a hallmark of dirty funk and originality blended with cinematic beauty.

First out on the EP Amid the Roar is Metrist, a sexy march that blends the stiffness 80-ties disco with techno from the future. A distorted bass line meets clever drums, metallic stabs and a beautiful string keeps the track in the moody Kontra-Musik territory. On the b-side Marcel Fengler takes his turn onMetris. He keeps the string of the original, chops up the bass and creates a dancefloor monster with a big anthem alert stamp on it. Amid the Roar ends with what might be the strongest track on the ep. With Sleepwalker Rivet brings us down with a broken and mud-drenched version of the Rivet sound. Medieval darkness turned into funk and beauty, with string and voices bringing thought back to Peter Benisch and his excellent Sound Track Saga album. Enjoy!

Rivet (Naked Index) is the well-kept secret behind one of 2011s strongest techno EPs – Inside Looking Out on Naked Index. Followed by the EP Running Thick and a very strong remix for Kowton on TEAL, this producer enigma now joins the Kontra-Musik stable with what will hopefully be a long lasting collaboration.

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  • Artists: Rivet & Marcel Fengler
  • Title: Amid the Roar
  • Label: Kontra-Musik Records
  • Format: Vinyl 12” + digital
  • Cat.No.: km023
  • Release date: 120125