as i m always evolving, every now and again i need to make a point about my latest sound. curveballs has been especially written to showcase the full range of my current sound and features a carefully selected collection of tracks designed for a club environment. riva starr dance musics prolific italian-born london-based sharpshooter riva starr set to release fourth artist album curveballs via adam beyer s revered truesoul records. riva starr has been shaking up the world of dance music with his eclectic and unpredictable palette of sounds and styles for over a decade. over the years, he has racked up numerous accolades and achievements including releasing 3 acclaimed albums (if life gives you lemons, make lemonade in 2010, hand in hand in 2013 and definition of sound in 2016), having a myriad of single/ep releases on some of dance music s most established labels (snatch! records, hot creations, relief, crosstown rebels, dirtybird) and amassing an impressive remix resume of artists including audion, groove armada, dennis ferrer, usher, estelle, london grammar, fatboy slim, reboot and david morales. with all of this success and experience under his belt, the time has come for the talented italian to deliver his much awaited fourth long-player, curveballs comprising of 12 stellar tracks inspired by current club sounds and old school music elements, driven by starr s endeavor to produce music that stands the test of time. the lp s striking opener, always gets things underway and sets the tone with its powerful house groove, warm chord stabs and divine soulful vocal courtesy of legendary house diva jocelyn brown. elsewhere, there s the funk-driven disco-tinged piknik, the uplifting needin u esque disco loco, the dark and commanding the hole (release your soul) and the pounding peak-time synth-laden roller give me love. other highlights include, the infectious breakbeat workout britcoin, the techy electro-tinged fresh and the experimental synth-driven techno gem analhog. the album concludes with 3 fine cuts in the form of the bass heavy tr-909 laden ride, the funk-fueled house groover mantra (early in the morning) and an exclusive deep-house-esque dub version of give me love to round off yet another essential long-player from one of dance music s much-loved artists
the brainchild of damian lazarus, crosstown rebels has become home to many big hitters. following on from his remix of satori earlier this year, riva starr delivers his own, three-part tribal beast, adventures in drums. my afrika opens up the ep with what would appear to be a tribal leader commanding your attention as the wobbly synths draw you in. as the heady bass kicks in you can’t help but succumb to the rhythm. on eurovoodoo, alien sounding synths are weaved amongst high hats luring you into a trance-like, hypnotic state. el sonido leans towards a faster, flamenco style sound with tribal singing beckoning you to the dancefloor. riva starr is the alias of east london based stefano miele. he has long been a staple in the club scene bringing dancefloor fire to some of the world’s biggest stages, from glastonbury to japan’s fuji rock. his credibility as an artist has led to collaborations with some of the industry’s biggest players, including the likes of green velvet, as well as remixing for a number of high-profile musicians such as wiley and london grammar. founder of snatch!, 2017 was a monumental year for the label having reached its 100th release.
over the course of its 15-year lifespan, truesoul has excelled at giving a platform to the groovier end of the techno spectrum, showcasing releases with everyone from maetrik and cirez d, to hot since 82, reset robot and of course label founder and a&r adam beyer. with his new techno orientated project hyperloop, riva starr becomes the latest esteemed artist to join the label. the lead track resilience is crisp and punchy, and made immediately memorable by the 90s influenced house strings that run throughout. when beyer dropped it during his recent daytime set at sonus festival, it was a stirring highlight. ‘fallen angel is centered around a sublime piano melody and is the kind of composition that was tailored made for a blissful morning set. the vinyl version also comes with an exclusive remix of resilience from terrence parker that is only available on vinyl. offering an effective contrast to the original, man-of-the-moment tiger stripes follows up his excellent body trip ep with a powerful percussive rework of fallen angel , injecting his version with an arabic-flavoured vocal.
giving us a preview of his forthcoming album maktub, satori is next to release on crosstown rebels with umama. the single features alongside remixes from three of the most prominent artists from today’s house scene.
demonstrating his incredible ability to incorporate world sounds into his music, satori mesmerises with umama. amidst a soiree of african percussion is a soothing hypnotic chant, all encased in alluring synths. italian legend riva starr’s jazzy take on the original, integrates the chanting vocal as a futuristic anthem. louie vega maintains an ethnic feel. his remix, alongside an instrumental, encompasses futuristic synths with a sturdy kick throughout.
nice price deal !!! pirate robot midget is an half italian-half french band living in amsterdam, they are rough, distorted, sweat and noisy…like your garbage disintegrator singing northern soul! ..… hell yeah is proud to introduce this limited ep from one of the most hyped bands around. >its my beat now!< features american rapper grand agent on vocals for an urgent hipnoise tune about sampling, hits and courts… >sacrum< and >so undead< testify why prm sound is on demand worldwide: solid rockin noise!!! the package is completed by two remixes of >its my beat now!<, one from electro-minimal wonder riva starr (dirtybird, frontroom, kindisch) who delivers a jackin freaky version for the fidget house massive and man of the moment dyno (mantra vibes) who adds his stomping techno flavour raping grand agent vocals: this is sick-beat!
the underground anthems just keep on coming from seth troxler’s play it say itlabel. next up is assured party starter and snatch! label boss, riva starr. this italian hit maker has long been delivering off-kilter and playful underground house tunes. he does so on his own label as well as cajual and hot creations, always injecting them with plenty of colour and charm, which help them stand out in any set. these latest two offerings are no different, and are sure to blow up dance floors all over the world. first up is the arresting title track, ‘another dimension’, a skewed and sideways house cut with booming bass, bumpy drums and quirky trumpets going off in all directions. it’s a grinding groove that will drill to the heart of any ‘floor and really set it alight. then comes ‘another race’, a much deeper and more direct tune for heads down dancing. it has surging kicks and synths, slinky percussion and an irresistible sense of forward motion that will sweep up all those who hear it. clever filters bring real tension, teasing out plenty of pressure and ensure this one is another modern classic in the making. these are two powerful tracks from riva starr that are sure to make a real impact this spring and mark another standout release from seth troxler’s ever impressive play it say it.
this sublime four-track ep sees the london-based italian-born dj/producer kick the year off with a bang, following a highly successful 2016. the eps title track the basement shit commences the release, offering up a stomping bass heavy raw beat groove, a spoken-word hip-hop-inspired vocal, ever growing warped sound effects and a twisted synth-riff. next, the uk dance music pioneer skream steps up to provide a stunning remix, taking the basement shit into a whole different direction by utilizing some of the original s key elements but adding a much more techier feel to the record. in addition to the original and skream s remix, a special dj tool version of the track is also included within the package.
back in june 2016, riva starr first appeared on moon harbour with a raw remix of paul c & paolo martini s rotation , which turned out to be a track that quickly found its way into some key dj bags and stood out in myriad sets this summer. now the italian house talent is back to make his full debut with a solo ep entitled it is true that is packed with real dance floor heat.
globally admired dj and producer riva starr is back on hot creations and fired up to send dancefloors wayward with dippin side. this time he calls on techno don joseph capriati to remix plus teams up with rising producers haiku 575. title track dippin side is an ultimate club banger, while capriatis remix skillfully strips back into a deep end roller. owls and toucans brings the collaboration with haiku 575, playing with trippy synths over heavy percussions.
household name riva starr teams up with long time friend santos to make their debut on the mighty hot creations, featuring original chicago legend dj pierre and accompanied by a davide squillace remix.
having already released eps on both made to play and sister label front room, as well as dirtybird and kindisch, and with guns still blazing from his recent hot remix of the gossip, this sampler ep serves as a tantalizing prequel to riva starrs artist album.
in less than one year riva starr has become one of the most talked about house artists thanks to a string of blinding releases that started with the >thizzle</>china gum< 12 for jesse rose’s frontroom recordings. he followed this up with the >bubble< and >la conga< ep’s for claude vonstroke’s dirtybird label. now he strikes back on kindisch with an amazing tribal affair. supported by tom clark, anthony collins, jimpster, radio one, president bongo, james huxley and many more..
riva starr is new on the house scene after a successful career as top breaks artist, >madox.< his first house release came out earlier this year on jesse roses frontroom recordings and he has also teamed up on remixes for john acquaviva. this new release takes dirtybird back to the big basslines on which it was built. the bubble ep is a collection of floppy gurgling bass, heavy stacked drums and slow cooked barbeque funk.
its been well over a year since front rooms last offical release (look out for deadsets >keep quite< & lost property for some undercover front room action). here the label bounces back with two prime-time cuts from riva starr (aka madox), here wearing his jackin house hat, he shows why both front room & dirty bird are supporting his releases. picking up on the sound of jesse rose, switch and claude vonstroke, while getting plays by them all at the same time. look out for future releases by riva starr on front room very soon.
pete tong,the man who has been the worlds leading talisman and ambassador for dance music for 2 decades has joined forces with one of the most influential stars of the last year -riva starr- to present us with a mix compilation feat.the very freshest underground dance music filling floors around the world today.asurefire soundtrack to summer 2011.
gorgon city have catapulted their way to fame since the duo formed in 2012. taking a break from their black butter home, damian lazarus welcomes them to his crosstown rebels label for the first time for ‘money’, an atomic bomb of an ep bleeding with big moments. david morales lends his legendary red zone stamp, created in the early 90’s for when the club was at it’s peak, his high energy version of ‘money’ creates a mind-bending state of mind. while riva starr, hot on the heels of his cajual album, strips it back to the elements where we feel the blood of its veins. gorgon city will kick off their ibiza residency on amnesia terrace this summer and in may they co-headline central park in nyc and shrine in la as part of a massive 5 date us tour. this ep is their calling card to the underground, leaving no doubt why nme named them the crème de la crème of new uk dance talent
toolroom records is proud to present a must-have collection of remixes available on vinyl of harry romeros classic, tania, including sensational remixes by harry romero himself, riva starr, purple disco machine and filterheadz. raised on latin rhythms and classical concertos, harry romeros soulful and skilled approach to house music has won him the hearts of fans and fellow producers alike. motivated purely by his love of music, he is constantly perfecting his craft.
5 years ago i begun an awesome adventure called suara. after a few records the label started to be called the label of the cats. nowadays its one of the hottest new brands of the techno/house music industry. today we arrive to the release no.100, a very special one. thats why ive asked to some of my fav artists ever to remix southen instinct, one of my most popular records of the latest years. riva starr, vince watson and satoshi tomiie are on the controls of this kitty ship.
big with: ivan smagghe, hot chip, axwell, seth troxler, monika kruse, tiger stripes, tiga, john digweed, loco dice,.. thomas schumacher has always had an underground attitude toward his music. he thoroughly demonstrates this attitude with his first 12inch of 2010, >taxi<. an audible middle finger to the dull - as - ditchwater - post - minimal - token - ethnicvocal - sample - loop - boredom
continues the lucky sales serie firmed by ego music. all their new tracks on special eps. this time new mason ft dmc & sam sparrow, angie be, ruini con mora e marchesini ft denis j axl, bt. all of them released on cdmaxi and now on vinyl for collectors & very special djs!
back together once again, the production powerhouse that is lake & lys return to rising music for another piece of peak time, dancefloor madness. humanica picks up where la tromba left off, a huge track featuring a harmonica played by dirty vegas steve smith, backed up by driving synths, heavy percussive drums and the trademark sawtooth lake bass line. sloane, on the other hand, is a classic old skool groover, chords stabs reminiscent of classic house records push the track, while vintage drum machines are perfectly juxtaposed next to modern pad sounds, all combining to send the dancefloor in to old skool ecstasy.
die electro-szene aus ost und west entdeckt die balkan-beats.der balkan groovt und groovt und groovt. was anfang der 90er-jahre mit den ersten veröffentlichungen von feldforschern aus dem westen begann, ist längst zu einer weltweiten clubbewegung geworden. inzwischen schwappen die südost-beats auch in andere szenen über, mittlerweile haben sogar hippe electro-produzenten die balkanenergie für sich entdeckt.
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probably the most outrageous promo reaction playtime has ever seen, jazz thang is what happens when you ask two producers to work together who are both just millimetres away from the bigtime. on one side you ve got andre crom s jazz thang, an - unsurprisingly - jazzy number that builds on the wonkier material he s already known for with safari electronique, leftroom, memo and sender. also on the a is gettin funky, a retro-90s house number with contemporary bass. but then on the b, you ve got riva starr s amazingly catchy and fluid re-rerub of jazz thang - which has struck a chord from the nu ravers (massive - tommie sunshine) to the commercial djs like d ramirez and even tocadisco, the ubercool underground types like karotte and marcus vector, and of course the king of wonk, claude von stroke