Riva Starr started his music career spinning 10-hour sets in his native Napoli. Starr is a widely respected DJ, producer, and the owner of Snatch! Records. He’s opened for Jamiroquai in Ibiza, and worked with artists like Horace Andy, Fatboy Slim, and Arthur Baker. Starr’s musical interests are varied, but he still prefers the beat of the underground, spinning at clubs like Warehouse Project (Manchester), El Row (Barcelona and Ibiza), and Cocoon.
While he was in the Moooi pop-up studio, Riva Starr dropped news of several secret projects, including a new Riva Starr release to be named soon, and a side project that he cryptically said he wants to keep a secret. He also told us that his label, Snatch! Is set to turn 10 years old next March, so he has a special 10-track album featuring songs from all of his favorite artists coming out to commemorate the momentous anniversary.
On the question of which unconventional musical artist he’d most like to collaborate with, he said:
Riva Starr also chose the fun route when answering our Take5 questions, and his responses definitely didn’t disappoint. In addition to his guilty pleasure TV show, he told us about his best advice for a hangover, and when asked what his biggest guilty pleasure is on TV that people would never guess he watches, Riva Starr raised some eyebrows when he said:
On his tried and true hangover cure, Starr said:
When given the choice between hearing peoples’ thoughts or the ability to control one person as a superpower, Starr said: