OUT NOW! http://www.beatport.com/release/absence-remixes/1043304
Itunes pre-order: itunes.apple.com/us/album/absence…s-ep/id603615847
SINGLE ON iTunes – MARCH 11TH
Following on from the release of Riva’s own mixes of first single Absence and b-side Together here come 4 ingenious re-interpretations courtesy of Hypercolour’s bass laden DJ/producer Last Magpie, Germany’s Keinemusik top gun Adam Port, forever unpredictable Desolat darling Guti and last but by no means least, a Circus boss Yousef with a cheeky stripped out re-edit of Together aimed straight for the dancefloor…
“Colourful, exuberant and, crucially, dynamite on the dance-floor” - Q
“Not just another standard house producer” - Mixmag
“One of house music’s brightest, chirpiest and talented DJ/producers” - Data Transmission
Maverick DJ/producer Riva Starr burst on to the house music scene in 2009, impressing a wide variety of fans with his cheeky productions and remixes which straddled genres, tempos and geographical inspirations. Now the man born Stefano Miele is pleased to announce the release of ‘Absence’, the first single from his forthcoming sophomore album ‘Hand in Hand’.
‘Absence’ shows off Riva Starr’s indie background and is probably his most mature work to date. Mixed by Ash Workmann of Metronomy fame, this quirky love song features vocals by ex-The Research singer Russell Searle. Initially drafted in with the sole intention of penning a few top-lines, his quirky infectious interpretation soon conquered all, and so RSSLL came to be.
The video for ‘Absence’ comes from Milan-based director Virgilio Villoresi, an award winning “artisan” filmmaker whose bizarre influences (from Polish animators to US underground arts) are clearly reflected in the intriguing final product.
Throughout 2012, Riva Starr graced venues such as Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Watergate (Berlin), ElRow (Barcelona) as well as hosting his “Snatch! Records” tent at Creamfields and Tomorrowland. Check him out on the 15th of February at a rare Fabric appearance.
With the release of ‘Hand In Hand’ this summer, 2013 is set to be an even bigger year for Riva – watch this space…
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