Riva Starr has equally graced many different venues: from co-headlining the infamous Sensation 2012 events in Amsterdam (with Dennis Ferrer, Mark Knight and Hardwell) and opening for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Kelis and Jamiroquai in Ibiza, and for Tiesto and Benny Benassi in the States, to regular underground gigs for the likes of Warehouse Project (Manchester), El Row (Barcellona and Ibiza), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Picnik Electronik (Canada), Watergate (Berlin) and Avalon, Beta and Set (USA).
More recently notable, “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat“, a single by Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr featuring vocals from Beardyman released on June 20th 2013, aided by a remix from Calvin Harris, the song reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also topped the Scottish singles chart with a number 1 position.
Throw in the mix his very own Snatch! Silent Disco at Creamfields, the Snatch! Arena at Tomorrowlands and the Bateria Fantastica set at We Love… (Ibiza) and what you have is ever more perplexing… A Bricklane based Neapolitan cultural exile with a degree in Chinese literature?; a passionate family guy who still manages to juggle a DJ schedule of over 200 gigs a year, a label, remix and production duties?
How can you pigeonhole a man who never sits still?
Intriguing?… They say you cannot keep a good man down, and as he swings from genre to genre and from fan to fan (over the years he has been praised by the likes of A-Trak to Tiesto, Giles Peterson to Pete Tong, Annie Mac to David Rodigan and almost every one in between) Riva’s sound remains truly hard to pin down!