The German producer and musician Valentin Rieff, better known as Rival, has established himself as both a powerful songwriter and talented producer through his uniquely melodic productions. His impressive background as a multifaceted musician allows him to pull from a range of influences to produce pieces that stand above the vast crowd of melodic trap and bass tracks. Whether it’s his skills as a pianist, drummer, or a jazz musician, he incorporates it all to curate gorgeously unique compositions that have only been turning more and more heads during the past years. This has only naturally translated to widespread acclaim. 2018 saw the release of his hit song ‘Control’, which has up to date seen over 37 million streams worldwide, followed by other successful singles such as ‘Seasons’ and ‘Willow Tree’ on NCS. Going into the new decade and 2020, Rival is currently enjoying over 3,5 million streams monthly and recently crossed the 1 million monthly listeners’ mark on Spotify. One could say, that for a 22-year-old melodic trap producer, the total +120M streams across all platforms is an impressive achievement to say at least, yet it still seems that the German mega-talent has just scratched the surface - the wunderkind is shining bright and only has bigger and better things planned for the rest of the year.