You think you know Riva Starr? Discover more from House Nominee and Italian Producer

Well known to the DJ Awards, Riva won the Breakthrough award back in 2010, since then he has made his stamp on the electronic music world. As the very name of his own label Snatch suggests, Riva’s unpredictable “Magic Hat” selection keeps his fans wanting to know more. It’s kept him relevant, but more importantly, it’s kept him alive and kicking… discover his exclusive Beaptort Chart that he made especially for DJ Awards electronic music lovers!

More of Riva to enjoy will come from his set at the Defected pre-party tonight, from Café Mambo. Then it’s straight onto Eden for him, to celebrate the 20 years of Defected. If that wasn’t enough for you, Amine Edge & Dance (House Nominees) will also be on the decks, a night not to miss!

Exclusive interview

What’s your playlist look like when you’re flying to a gig?

Would definitely be all the promos I still have to listen too, until the very second before I leave the hotel to go and play :)

What is the last artist that you discovered?

There’s this duo called STAR B. wicked tunes. You’ll hear more from them on the label.

What’s your favorite wind-down spot in Ibiza?

Oh wow I just discovered a new pizza place that is outstanding. I GEMELLI in Jesus… proper napolitan pizza. And being napolitan I’m super picky!

What is the first vinyl / CD / track you bought?

3 feet high and rising from De La Soul. what an LP!

Do you have a 2019 Track of the Season?

Lele Sacchi – New Soul Sensation (Snatch! Records).

Have you or are you in the way to adopt the eco-rider?


Which producer would you queue in the rain for, to get their releases?


Apart from music, what is your hobby?

I’m a passionate Cannabis activist so I just love that world, Psychology, History, Science, Nature, Cats, Aquascaping, Art in general, enjoying time with my friends and family.

Favorite movie, tv show or Netflix soundtrack?

Black Mirror 1st & 2nd Seasons.

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Bonus Chart

Let’s discover Riva Starr’s influences via a Beatport Chart, we invite you to listen to it at anytime of your day!