RIVA STARR’s second album comes 3 years after the critical acclaim of ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ (2010) – which spawned the seminal Balkan beat single ‘I Was Drunk’ feat. Noze, now with over 10 million combined youtube views. However, instead of chasing a successfully tested formula, Riva immediately moved to other pastures with an aptly named Latin American E.P. and then swiftly on to a quirky big beat driven single in the good company of Fatboy Slim and featuring Beardyman on vocals. Now he’s off to experiment with more indie-urban-pop influences.
Second album ‘Hand in Hand’ finds him a steady favourite with DJs and producers across the board, from Gilles Peterson to Annie Mac and from Swedish House Mafia to DJ Sneak, David Rodigan to Pete Tong, again ready to confuse them with yet another take on his unbridled love of music. ‘Hand in Hand’ featuring: chief partner-in-crime Rssll (ex lead singer of Indie darlings ‘The Research’) plus Horace Andy, Roots Manuva, Vinicio Capossela, Speech Debelle, Bob Andy, Carmen Consoli, and selected adventurous others.
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – KILL ME
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – ABSENCE
RIVA STARR VS. VINICIO CAPOSSELA – SI E’ SPENTO IL SOLE
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – NOBODY’S FOOL
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – AM I NOT ALONE
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – DETOX BLUES
RIVA STARR FEAT. BOB ANDY – THE CARE SONG
RIVA STARR FEAT. CARMEN CONSOLI – NO MAN’S LAND
RIVA STARR FEAT. ROOTS MANUVA – WE GOT THIS TING
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – HAND IN HAND
RIVA STARR FEAT. RSSLL – COLUMBINE SEPT HEURES
RIVA STARR – UPSIDE DOWN
RIVA STARR – IN THE MORNING
RIVA STARR FEAT. HORACE ANDY – DUBLIFE
RIVA STARR FEAT. SPEECH DEBELLE – GHOSTS
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