Riva Starr, aka East-London based Stefano Miele, has long burned a mark on the night. Not simply a widely respected DJ, producer and the owner of Snatch! Records and Brock Wild, his restless artistry has made a career from shrugging off genre constraints and expectations.
Capable of turning it out on any dancefloor he’s been invited onto the biggest stages, from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock; Snatch! has hosted its own tent at Creamfields and Tomorrowland, while the Riva Starr touch has been sought to open for Jamiroquai in Ibiza and to work with artists as diverse as Horace Andy, Green Velvet or Arthur Baker – or to remix Wiley or London Grammar.
An insatiable musical appetite he’s a singular talent able to bag an improbable, global, runaway iTunes smash hit while still releasing on the hottest underground labels around, from Dirtybird to Hot Creations, Truesoul to Crosstown Rebels and Play It Say It to Moon Harbour.
‘The Loft EP’ on Cajual, has been a Beatport and Traxsource chart smash for over 3 months and a record that received an unprecedented continuous 9 weeks support on BBCR1. His Superstylin’ remix for Groove Armada and the super collaboration with Gene Farris and Dennis Cruz have topped the Beatport charts for more than 2 months and same with his very first own release “The Wickedest Sound” on the newly launched Brock Wild.
Forthcoming collaborations with the likes of Green Velvet (Snatch! 100th Release) and Tiger Stripes among others, an exclusive mix for Pete Tong in November and Snatch! to be “Label of The Month” on Beatport! Making this cross-pollination seem so effortless has won a who’s who of supporters, from Giles Peterson to David Squillace, Adam Beyer to Pete Tong and Annie Mac. But then it is in Riva Starr’s world, where the unexpected is the norm, and the club is just the first step on a wide musical journey…