A creative magnet of the highest degree Riva Starr (AKA Stefano Miele) draws his inspiration from such a diverse range of sources that it makes it practically impossible to pigeonhole his style.
However, even the quickest glances at the acclaimed DJ and producer’s lengthy list of collaborations and remixes gives us an idea of his eclecticism; having teamed up with artists from Horace Andy and Roots Manuva to Fatboy Slim and Beardyman and delivering his own take on singles by Gossip, Justin Martin and Claude Von Stroke, Van Helden, Plan B, Azari & III and many others
Originally hailing from Naples but now based in London, Stefano’s hidden talents boast a degree in Chinese Literature, hinting at the producer’s passion for different cultures, which resonates throughout his musical style.
Stef has had a steady stream of quality musical output from his Snatch! Records imprint which has been highly commemorated within dance circles. Snatch! is set to highlight some of this year’s biggest events including Sonar and Creamfields.
But above all, whether he’s working on personal projects, collaborating with Green Velvet or DJ Sneak or throwing Snatch! Parties it’s Stef’s infectious
free spirit that inspires such loyalty from his fans.
Stef’s mercurial approach to music means that artistically he never stands still. A groundbreaker, he has paved the way for several new(ish) scenes, dropping trend-setting tunes before moving on again in ever more exciting directions.
Unafraid of experimentation, Stef is a prolific writer / producer who tries his very best to flee conformity and rely instead on his over-riding love of (most) music and a latent instinct to guide his hand.
Where two paths diverge in the musical wood, Stef will always take the one less travelled and the House scene is all the richer for that.