From: Vienna, Austria
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.
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 celebrated his debut in 2010 with his Full Nelson EP on Affine Records, followed by a signing from prestigious scottish Label Lucky Me where he released his much-noted and self- titled micro album CID RIM in 2012. In the following year he continued with the 4 track EP Mute City. 2013 is also the year where he emerged as a distinctive remixer and collaborator. The months to follow have seen him produce for Theophilus London and Spoek Mathambo. 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.