Riva Starr is one of those unpredictable, almost indescribable artists who fast monopolize the top of the Europeans top-ten. Typecast him is complicated, depending on his creativity and inspiration; you will leave it in the folder of tech house or deep. What you have clear is that you will put it in the quality box. This Italian who lives in London began in the Jesse Rose’s Made To Play label when he was still moving his demos around Myspace.
Since then he’s strutted with acts as varied as Noze and Balkan Beat Box, remixed Dennis Ferrer, Usher, Gossip and Estelle, to name a few, while prepared fix-ups including Fatboy Slim and Beardyman. Never forgetting his roots, Riva records range with the wily eclecticism of all the ages; he strikes chords we can all relate to: from the Djs that have appreciated his work, from Tiesto to A-Trak, Jesse Rose to Annie Mac and Giles Peterson to David Rodigan. A Neapolitan cultural exile with a degree in Chinese literature; a passionate family guy who still manages to juggle a Dj schedule of over 200 international gigs a year, a label and production duties.