From: Vienna, Austria
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The world of CID RIM circles around the boundless magic and mythical formulas of funk. When speaking of his influences and musical socialisation, the Viennese producer and drummer of JSBL inevitably ends in the 70ies of the past century. Think of the JBs, big band sounds à la Stan Kenton or the drum breaks, which widely opened his personal doors to funk. CID RIM, whose real name is Clemens Bacher, grew up in Vienna, learned the piano and drums at an early age, and studied jazz drums at the Vienna Conservatory.
Through constant exchange with his band colleagues Dorian Concept and The Clonious he sharpened his producer skills and also pushed forward into progressive hiphop and contemporary electronica. While starting as an enthusiastic sample digger, his current works unfold a tempo-independence, a playful and interlaced sound, shifted with deep chords. A hybrid of programmed beats and analogue drum patterns meets razorsharp grooves and monumental power-steps.
CID RIM celebrated his debut in 2010 with his Full Nelson EP on Affine Records, a label he co-founded with friends, which has released more than 20 influential records to date. After signing to the prestigious Scottish Label Lucky Me, he released his much-noted and self-titled micro album CID RIM in 2012, followed by the 4 track EP Mute City.
CID RIM tours South Africa several times, also at the invitation of “Damon Albarn’s Africa Express,” in the context of which he collaborates with Brian Eno, Idris Elba and the musicians of the Gorillaz, among others. His trademark remixes for CHVRCHES, Mikky Ekko or Darwin Deez clocked up serious airplay all across the world and been heavily featured by various BBC radio hosts. He wins Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Award for the official remix of Chvrches´ “Recover” and subsequently works with internationally renowned artists such as Sky Ferrera, The 1975 and Theophilus London.
After relocating to London and releasing the album “Material” in 2017, CID RIM started to work on his second full-lenght album. It’s called “Songs of Vienna” and features the classic sound of CID RIM, a drum-driven blend of jazz and electronic music. “Songs of Vienna” was released in October 2021 on Lucky Me.