Burial ‎– Rival Dealer

Hyperdub ‎– HDB080
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Rival Dealer 10:47
B1 Hiders 4:44
B2 Come Down To Us 13:08

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 055300 373618
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): BD27479-01 A1 HDB080A TRANSITION
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): BD27479-01 B1 HDB080B TRANSITION

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRE-47 Burial Rival Dealer(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-47 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
HDB080 Burial Rival Dealer(3xFile, WAV, EP) Hyperdub HDB080 UK 2013
HDB080CD Burial Rival Dealer(CD, EP) Hyperdub HDB080CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
HDB080 Burial Rival Dealer(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Hyperdub HDB080 UK 2013
HDB080 Burial Rival Dealer(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Hyperdub HDB080 UK 2013


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August 4, 2020
it's 2020 and I still get chills when I hear "I'M GONNA LOOOOOOOOOVE YOU MOOARRR THAN ANYOOooOOOooooNE". Rival Dealer is the banger that keeps on banging.


May 14, 2018
The more I listen to it, the more I like it.

Hopefully music is not about execution only, either you feel it, either you do not :-)

"this is not about sexuality / execution, this is about who you are / what you feel when you listen to it" :-)


November 16, 2016
"Come down to us " Is the most emotional, inventive and clever pieces of music I've heard in a very long time.
I've been listening to Ambient/breaks/leftfield/hip hop for about 25 years, but this blew my mind.


September 11, 2014
edited over 5 years ago

I really did not dig this release on first listen, I have to admit mainly because it doesn't go anywhere near the prototypical Burial sound of old, and it just seems extremely self indulgent. After several listens tho, I do like how crazy this release is. It keeps me guessing throughout the tracks, which is something I love. I kinda wish he had split it into more tracks, but I guess themes run throughout, so it doesn't matter. Just kinda hard to remember what all the parts sound like. My summary would be weird release, very cool listen, but it just doesn't resonate with me as much as the first two albums. Maybe I'll feel differently in a few years looking back at it.


March 12, 2014
Nice EP, just not a big fan of 'Come Down To Us', I think the 'there is something out there' sample (also used in Loner at the beginning) is a bit misplaced. Hiders on the other hand is breathtaking, especially when the disco beat kicks in. And Rival Dealer surprised me, Burial's take on d'n'b? Sounds pretty awesome though!


January 11, 2014
At first blush I hated this release, but days after hearing it I found myself recalling some of the samples and melodies and getting them stuck in my head. I would give this EP a chance and be careful not dismiss it too quickly. Although it does have some issues being a little sloppy, unfocused and really cheesy in some areas, I found it be curiously affecting and even endearing. His motives for making this, whatever they were, might have been misguided but it nevertheless packs an undeniable emotional punch well on par with his other works.


December 29, 2013

listened to and loved burial since the start, and this work is exquisite.
i can only quote poet laureate, stanley kunitz:
"live in the layers, not on the litter"


December 25, 2013

Just didn't care for it. It felt too unfocused and lost a lot of the touch of his other works. Throw in social justice "I'm gay (trans in this case) and that's okay shut up you fucking republicans" messages and this is Rival Dealer.


December 15, 2013
Rival Dealer is definitely a step away from his other works, fast paced and almost feeling panicked in a cinematic sense. I like it, and it has the Burial formula to it, but a completely different sound.
Hiders is absolutely addictive in its melody and emotional feeling, as if it had came out of a cheesy 80s flick and recycled itself to modern sounds, it brings me visions of the city.
Come Down To Us has the same feeling as Hiders, and makes me think of a cinematic leitmotif, somehow making me think of Blade Runner in the track's absolute intimate nature.
Absolutely loving this entire release, even as a long-time Burial fan.


December 15, 2013

An interesting, divisive release. I like where he's taking his music. This still sounds very much like Burial - haunted and desolate. Just listen closely.