Real Name:
Mika Adam Erik Hallbäck Vuorenpää
It’s now been a couple of years since Mika Hallbäck emerged on the techno scene as Rivet. But with a history of releasing records and running labels under the Grovskopa moniker since 2001, he is far from a newcomer. After transitioning to Rivet in 2011, he was quickly signed to respected labels Skudge and Kontra-Musik—thanks to his pleasingly organic, arresting and authentic blend of old-school values and new-school techniques, fusing curious samples and found sounds with the synthetic and modern. Full of boisterous, full-blooded charm, his music has a physical, rusty, industrial edge that never fails to get those basements moving.

Just as effective are his​ wild and borderless​ DJ sets. He’s graced the most hallowed clubs around the world with fierce intentions and rare skill, playing more decks than he has hands. He juggles, cuts, drops and chops at an alarming rate, but crucially never to the detriment of overall flow—Rivet is a passionate and driving spirit in the art of mixing.

His current and most adventurous excursion as label manager is the recently launched Kess Kill​, which​ has​ the ambition​ "​to​ continue the legacy started in the late ’70​'s​ German new wave/post-punk movement”.​ Always keen to do his own thing and go his own way without working to a formula, Rivet is influenced by anything from​ Liaisons Dangereuses​ ​and Coil to Jeff Mills​ and Paul Johnson. “I love music that​ animates,” says the man who grew up listening to Bronski Beat and Boytronic before eventually becoming obsessed with jungle and UK hardcore in the ‘90s.​ ​The vast​ ​span of influences also explains​ the​ various pseudonyms ​he works under, ​such as Kovsh​ (Convex Industries)​ ​and the Ritual Malmö records.
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EMEGO 293 Rivet - On Feather And Wire album art Rivet On Feather And Wire (Album) Editions Mego EMEGO 293 Austria 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NI03 Rivet - Running Thick album art Rivet Running Thick(12") Naked Index NI03 UK 2011 Sell This Version
NI01 Rivet - Inside Looking Out album art Rivet Inside Looking Out(12") Naked Index NI01 UK 2011 Sell This Version
KM023 Rivet - Amid The Roar album art Rivet Amid The Roar(12") Kontra-Musik KM023 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
SKUDGE-PT005 Rivet - Grifter/Sundry album art Rivet Grifter/Sundry(12") Skudge Presents SKUDGE-PT005 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
SKUDGE-PT009 Rivet - Driftwood album art Rivet Driftwood(12") Skudge Presents SKUDGE-PT009 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
KM033 Rivet - Bear Bile album art Rivet Bear Bile(12") Kontra-Musik KM033 Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
SELF 02 Rivet - Surun Aika album art Rivet Surun Aika(12", EP, Ltd, Whi) S.E.L.F. SELF 02 Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
nsmc01 Rivet - Gränser album art Rivet / Daniel Araya Rivet / Daniel Araya - Gränser(Cass, EP) Nordisk Samtidsmusik nsmc01 Sweden 2016 Sell This Version


none Rivet - Works: 2011 album art Rivet Works: 2011(7xFile, WAV, Comp) Not On Label (Rivet Self-released) none Sweden 2015
none Rivet - Works: 2013 album art Rivet Works: 2013(6xFile, WAV, Comp) Not On Label (Rivet Self-released) none Sweden 2016
none Rivet - Works: 2012 album art Rivet Works: 2012(7xFile, WAV, Comp) Not On Label (Rivet Self-released) none Sweden 2016
none Rivet - Works: 2014 album art Rivet Works: 2014(7xFile, WAV, Comp) Not On Label (Rivet Self-released) none Sweden 2017

DJ Mixes

RA.410 Rivet - RA.410 album art Rivet RA.410(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Resident Advisor RA.410 UK 2014