Snatch! is Riva Starr’s first label project and the aim behind it is to push new talents and well-established forward thinking producers. Expect slamming fresh house + techno cuts from some of the most exciting talent in the scene.
With that in mind, Snatch will he hosting a new bi-monthly residency on Thursday nights at one of East London's best venues - the Nest in Dalston. Dalston has has been crying out for a proper Thursday night party, with big name DJs and jackin' sounds, and Snatch is here to fill that void!
Label boss Riva Starr will find time out of his hectic touring schedule to be the resident DJ at the party, and will hand pick another act for each event - someone who'll embody the Snatch sound, and be guaranteed to keep the dancefloor steaming.
For the launch party, Riva Starr will host the unstoppable Jesse Rose.
Now to the acts in more detail:
Jesse Rose was raised on Motown soul, jazz and eighties funk in London, moving to Bristol to begin throwing club nights with old friend Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the nineties. In 1997 Jesse moved back to his hometown London and soon started playing regularly around the capital, honing his particular blend of Chicago house and early Detroit techno. He releasing his first mix CD ‘Tec-House Living’ on the Subversive label under his Deeper Sound Of Bristol moniker before founding Front Room Recordings with Chris Belsey in 2001. The Front Room artist roster boasts the likes of Solid Groove, Trevor Loveys, Jamie Anderson, Atlantic Fusion, Rob Mello, John Tejada, Stefan Goldmann and productions and remixes by Jesse himself. Jesse also owns Front Room Recordings and the ‘Made to Play’ imprint.
As well as his own production slate, which includes the massive ‘A-sided’ on Dubsided, Jesse has remixed the likes of Riton, Radio Slave, Elite Force, Kosma & Trevor Loveys, Hot Chip and Hard Drive to name a few. Jesse can also be found producing alongside Dave Taylor AKA Solid Groove/Switch under the guises of Induceve on Derrick Carter’s Classic label. Induceve highlights include ‘Jazz Chops’, ‘Time To Begin’ and ‘Monolevel’ on Classic as well as the ‘Pick It Up’ EP on Dubsided. Jesse also regularly produces alongside Trevor Loveys as izit? In 2008 Jesse released his first album "What Do You Do If you Don't?" to critical acclaim on Dubsided. He is also currently working on two new EPs for his Made to Play imprint, the first time he has ever had a release on his own label.
Jesse regularly plays Europe’s most respected clubs including Fabric, Basics, WMF, Panorama Bar. Residencies have included Front Room Sessions @ Kinzo in Berlin, Wagg in Paris, a two-year stint on Kiss FM and Back to Yours in London and a Made to Play residency at Panorama Bar.
Riva Starr couldn’t be hotter right now. Stefano Miele - aka Riva Starr - has smashed out of the blogosphere with his unique patchwork of styles, swiftly establishing himself as one of the most unique and recognisable producer / DJ today.
Riva – with his love for re-inventing any music that inspires him – has coined the term “Snatch!” to describe his very personal bootleg remix technique, snatching and pick-pocketing any music style and making it his own. Also known as “Mezcla” - the Spanish word for blending or fusion - Riva’s music moves from mood to mood, genre to genre, but always leaving his cheeky, wobbly footprint. His eclectic love of contrasting sounds reverberate through his productions – Disco, Folk, Electro and Balkan beats are all thrown in there…
“I’m a house DJ… My house style is like a magician’s hat; you can put your hand in there
& you won’t know what will come out of it.” (Riva Starr – Time Out London)
With an impressive catalogue of releases and remixes on key dance labels such as Made 2 Play, Get Physical, Dirtybird, Kindisch and Southern Fried; Riva’s diverse, but always distinctive sound has helped him notch up a fan-base that ranges from Annie Mac to Pete Tong, Tiesto to Riccardo Villalobos, Carl Cox to DJ Sneak, and Groove Armada to Sven Vath. His remixes are as diverse as his own productions, already including The Gossip, Derrick Carter, Usher, Thomas Schumacher, Plan B, Dennis Ferrer, Lionrock and Estelle. But no matter how diverse his productions and remixes, there is always an inimitable thread that is unique to Riva.
2010 was an insane year for Riva – he properly rocked all over the world… With an enviable energy, Riva has DJ’ed at every major club and festival including Cocoon; Space, Ibiza Rocks, the Radio 1 weekender & Pacha in Ibiza; UK festivals Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Creamfields & Love Box; Europes Dance Valley and Pukkelpop aswell as Fuji Rocks & Womb in Japan.