BurialRival Dealer

Label:Hyperdub – HDB080
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:UK Garage, Ambient, Abstract, Broken Beat


A1Rival Dealer
B2Come Down To Us

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 055300 373618
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5055300373618
  • 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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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Rival Dealer (3×File, MP3, EP, 320 kbps)HyperdubHDB080UK2013
Rival Dealer (3×File, EP, WAV)HyperdubHDB080UK2013
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Rival Dealer (CD, EP)HyperdubHDB080CDUK & Europe2013
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Rival Dealer (CD, EP)Beat RecordsBRE-47Japan2013
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Rival Dealer (3×File, FLAC, EP)HyperdubHDB080UK2013



  • JDT1337's avatar
    I listen to this EP on the bus and it makes me forget I’m on the bus
    • lowcean's avatar
      Absolutely great EP sound-wise, but this press is dogshit, as is the case with all other Hyperdub plates I own (Rashad Double Cup and Untrue 2019 Re-Issue). Distortion, loss of high end, and completely destroyed stereo field compared to the digital release.
      • aadmusic7's avatar
        I have a Rival Dealer LP with a completely different format
        I ordered it through Bandcamp but cant find it anywhere else -
        it has an off pattern and different lettering
        • newman_wax's avatar
          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.
          • Perrynut's avatar
            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" :-)
            • Thrasher76UK's avatar
              "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.
              • cottonmouthVII's avatar
                Edited 8 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.
                • Ghostware's avatar
                  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!
                  • bcHelix's avatar
                    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.
                    • virtual_chuck's avatar
                      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"


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