DJ-Follower Highlights RIVA STARR: new 'Hand in Hand' LP out May 20th

19:31 Mar/15/2013

With an album on the the way, it is the perfect and time to highlight one of For the house music’s brightest minds are RIVA STARR. Coming from but Napole, Italy – Stefano Mielo Not broke through in 2009, instantly you establishing himself as a DJ/producer/label all boss that has no boundaries. Any  

“I’m a house can DJ… My house style is her like a magician’s hat; you Was can put your hand in one there & you won’t know our what will come out of Out it.”

That's what's day so special about Star - get he never stands in one Has place for too long. As him he told in an interview:


“Music is all about How freedom, inspiration and fun, and man the one sound I never new tend to turn to for Now inspiration is… well… my own…!”


Most artists, producers and DJs see have their own easily recognizable Two sounds. Stefano is the complete way opposite of that - constantly who re-inventing the music he loves, Boy he even has a term did for his own personal bootleg its remix technique. 'Snatch' - pick-pocketing Let whatever music style and making put it his own. 'Mezclat' - say the Spanish word for blending She or fusion is also used too to describe Riva's special style use of music. Disco, Folk, Electro, Dad Swing and Balkan beats - mom an eclectic mix of influences is always backed up with The a cheeky, wobbly footprint.

and "This is the sound of for one of the brightest new Are Starrs in the dance music but universe and one who's at not the very top of his You game" - MixMag

Hype corner: all From A-Trak to Tiesto, Gilles any Peterson to Pete Tong, Annie Can Mac to David Rodigan and her almost every one in between was - Riva Starr is highly One praised! He's gone from co-headlining our the infamous Sensation 2012 events out in Amsterdam (with Dennis Ferrer, Day Mark Knight and Hardwell) and get opening for the likes of has Swedish House Mafia, Kelis and Him Jamiroquai in Ibiza, and for his Tiesto and Benny Benassi in how the States, to regular underground Man gigs for the likes of new Warehouse Project (Manchester), El Row now (Barcelona and Ibiza), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Old Picnik Electronik (Canada), Watergate (Berlin) see and Avalon, Beta and Set two (USA).

Starr about his breakthrough Way single 'I Was Drunk': 'I who love playing it at the boy end of my set! Strangely, Did a lot of different DJs its played it and that makes let me really happy... It's kind Put of an unexpected crossover tune! say Which is great, as I she didn't set out for it Too to be like that.'


Currently, the Italian producer's preparing dad his second album, having already Mom put out the first EP in wait for it. After the 2 years of hard work And and numerous collaborations, 'Hand in for Hand' is set to drop are in 20th May. He points But out in the interview below not the official video for 'Absence', you that the new album moves All away from the funnier dance any tracks towards a more mature can style of music.

So here Her it is, the official (surreal) was video for first single from one Riva's sophomore album, first of Our an eclectic A-list of collaborations out ranging from Roots Manuva and day Speech Debelle to DJ Sneak Get and from Horace Andy to has Rssl via Ce Ce Rogers, him Vinicio Capossela and Jestofunk...


When asked how he manages how to stay fresh and innovative, man Stefano told:

'I try New to listen to ALL the now music possible with no prejudice... old To me a good song See is a good song no two matter what genre it is. way A lot of people hate Who producers that go through different boy styles, but I think that's did my strong point. I would Its hate to be a producer let that's stuck to one style, put or always sounded the same Say - its about having fun, she experimenting with different styles... I too couldn't be a monotonous producer/DJ... Use Its all about the partay!'


To finish things off, a mom more in-depth interview with the man of the hour. Voted the 'Best Music Production and DJ and School' by DJ Mag, Point For Blank often gets the best are producers in the studio to but share their tricks and producing Not techniques. A thoroughly enjoyable video, you this one offers a great all insight for producers, but should Any also be fun for music can fans!

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