RIVA STARR (Defected/Dirty Bird/Made to Play/Snatch)
Ben Newman & John O’Connell b2b
Pete de Momme
Room 2 – Live – Hosted by Gallery:
The Lloyd Yates Band
Pirate Party Brigade
Room 3 – Beat down:
Riva Starr (Defected/Dirtybird/Made to Play/Snatch/Elite):
Just when you think you know Riva Starr… He’ll probably confuse you with yet another side to his musical personality. Don’t call him fickle, though. Try bored. Try excitable. Try unpredictable… And then some!
As Philippe Stark once famously said “I do not try to please everybody, I make what I can, how I can, when I can. […] I try to deserve to exist by doing my job well. I have this sickness called creativity and I exploit this sickness to offer new meaning in things to my friends. That’s it, very simple”
Riva humbly subscribes….
Driven from his Italian motherland by a compelling desire to reinvent, innovate (?) and progress (!), Riva has made London his home since 2008: A breath of freedom and fresh beats that allowed to him to wear his inspirations proudly beyond the sleeve and deep, deep, deep into the groove.
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. How can you pigeonhole a man who never sits still?
It’s been like this from the very first releases. Having taken his previous guises as far as he could, his infamous debuts on Made To Play and DirtyBird were the result of anonymous MySpace demo entries. Refusing to rely on any kudos he’d developed before, Riva took a brave dive into a whole new world of beats and let the music speak for itself.
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 future fix-ups include Fatboy Slim and Beardyman.
Throughout this mayhem, he’s been hard at work on the DJ circuit – with over 190 gigs in 2010 alone – strutting his stuff in some of the coolest venues on the planet such as Panorama Bar, Space, Womb and Fabric as well as some of the biggest festivals in the world from Fuji Rock to Global Gathering to Exit and beyond.
Backing up Data Transmission’s recent description of him being “one of house music’s brightest, chirpiest and talented DJs and producers”, it’s loaded with electrifying new ideas, fresh experiments and unexpected collaborations. Each one a reminder of Riva’s consistent curiosity and unpredictable style.
So you think you know Riva Starr? Just wait and see….
“Stefano is crazy sexy cool”
“Your stuff always works for me!”
“The most exiting name in house music […] Berets off to Riva Starr”
“When Riva goes deep he is one of the best producers on the planet”
“This is the sound of one of the brightest new Starrs in the dance music universe and one who’s at the very top of his game”
“Having released tracks through some of dance music incendiary labels, Riva Starr has got the stellar recognition to match the ever-inflating hype”
“…dance music’s future star…Colourful, exuberant and, crucially, dynamite on the dancefloor”
“One of the most exiting names in house music…
The surprise is that it sounds just as good outside the clubs, too”
The Big Issue
“Freaking out dance-floors everywhere”
“The hottest property in house music”
And that’s not all……
On top of this we have an incredible lineup of local talent, covering various angles of dance music, including Fuzzbox Inc, Terminal State, Jon Peacock, Nightshift, Pete De Momme, Schema and Rocksteady residents John O’Connell & Ben Newman.
And rather than stop there we thought it would be nice to include a stellar lineup of Live music, bands so far confirmed are Hip Hoperation, Rick Jones and the Pirate Party Brigade. More TBC
Tickets are available online here and will soon be on sale at White Label Records, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve or for group bookings.
Early bird (limited to first 150) £12
On the door (if applicable) £20
ABOUT THE CHARITY
The Education Fund for Luweero Orphans is a Jersey registered charity dedicated to helping the local community in Luweero, Uganda.
Thier projects include:
* Supporting educational facilities
* Building teachers accommodation
* Providing safe water supplies by sinking boreholes
* Building energy efficient stoves
* Supporting agricultural projects
* Sinking latrines
* Child sponsorship assistance
* And much much more…
Each year EFLO travels to Uganda to continue with the good work started by Jersey Overseas Aid. Without the generosity of Jersey residents this charity that feeds 300 orphans every day would not be able to continue with it’s extremely important work .