RIVA STARR is an artist that manages effortlessly to straddle business success and the underground.
Maybe greatest identified to some for his 2013 single Eat Sleep Rave Repeat with Fatboy Slim and that includes Beardyman, the observe which made it to no 3 on the singles chart helped by a remix from one in every of digital music’s largest success tales, Calvin Harris.
Riva’s again catalogue is suffering from underground dance flooring bombs and remixes of giants comparable to Carl Cox and Groove Armada, plus different incendiary collaborations with the likes of Inexperienced Velvet and Jocelyn Brown.
His newest single, Step It Up is one other such collaboration, this time with home music legend Armand van Helden and it options the vocal abilities of Basement Jaxx lead singer Sharlene Hector.
We caught up with Riva Starr this week and requested him to speak us by ten tracks that helped form his sound.
Daft Punk – Revolution 909
“When there was a brand new Daft Punk vinyl within the store it was at all times a buzz. I keep in mind their album Homework being my bible and it’s fairly uncommon to search out albums that sound so contemporary after a long time… effectively this does!”
The Chemical Brothers – Setting Solar
“I’ve at all times taken inspiration from completely different genres (I even had a breakbeat mission referred to as Madox early 2000s) so its a no brainer to say the Chemical brothers as among the mainstay in my units. This observe particularly at all times had me buzzing, they method they incorporate rock parts is unimaginable.”
Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena
“Once I first heard this observe (I used to be taking part in hip hop on the time) a wider horizon simply opened in entrance of me when it comes to what the cross-pollination between genres might have created.”
DJ Zinc – Tremendous Sharp Shooter
“I am tremendous fortunate to be mates with this legend, this observe has an extended story however it nonetheless is among the freshest jungle tunes ever produced. That bassline!”
Mr Oizo – Flat Beat
“Being a terrific lover of analog gear once I first heard this tune my mind simply melted 🙂 The entire idea of utilizing flat sounds (not closely processed with gear within the studio) actually bought me excited on the degrees of creativity that may be reached when one has the fitting concept (genius was additionally the puppet concept that went with the tune).”
Portishead – Glory Field
“Bristol has at all times been one of many cities that bought my consideration (and nonetheless has) over time, journey hop was fairly a factor again then however this tune has gained the check of time. The sounds, the pattern, the voice.”
Roni Dimension, Reprazent – Brown Paper Bag
“Similar metropolis (Bristol) double the velocity… Roni Dimension album New Varieties actually injected some contemporary vibes into the music world. I’ve at all times preferred my rap bars over a beat!”
Photek – Mine to Give
“Jungle man lent to deal with music, it’s no information that among the most wonderful outcomes (at the least from my standpoint) come when a producer strategy a special type with clear imaginative and prescient. Typically being too immersed right into a scene can provide you some limitations. What a masterpiece that the entire album was!”
Mr Fingers Can You Really feel It
“There are such a lot of legendary home tracks on the market however I had to decide on only a few right here and that is positively up there with the very best. Larry Heard has saved his deep vibes going for many years now at all times inspiring new generations of clubbers and producers. Basic.”
Genesis – The Musical Field
“I like a little bit of prog rock, and I’m a brilliant fan of the early Genesis amongst others… I actually liked the musical association with no boundaries. I keep in mind placing the vinyl on after faculty (I used to be like 12), switching off the sunshine and flying with this.”