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‘Square Pegs, Round Holes: 5 Years of SNATCH!’ is a new mix album celebrating the 5th anniversary of one of the most individual, unpredictable and dynamic record labels in dance music, boasting 15 previously unreleased records and 15 SNATCH! classics. 
Founded by Riva Starr in 2010, SNATCH! was created as a platform to push undiscovered new talent as well as well-established, forward-thinking producers, all of whom shared a common agenda: to think outside of the box and create music that was nigh-on impossible to pigeonhole.
Riva’s Starr’s music – the records he makes, plays in his idiosyncratic DJ sets and champions via Snatch! – has always stood out from the crowd. From crafting unintentional international hits to the darkest, weirdest underground club tracks, Riva takes inspiration from every genre imaginable to create a sound that is distinct, full of character and entirely his own.
‘Square Pegs, Round Holes: 5 Years of SNATCH!’ has been personally compiled and mixed by Riva Starr and includes 15 previously unreleased records, as well as 15 of the best-loved tracks from the label’s history: a fitting celebration of an imprint without which the dance music landscape would be decidedly less diverse.
Riva Starr said this about the new compilation: “I asked all the family crew to cook up their best possible plates and also wanted to involve some friends of the label, people I respect as producers. The result for me is amazing: I’m really proud of it and couldn’t think to a better way to celebrate our first 5 years.
“With SNATCH! We have managed to have our own sound and approach to music, and people really recognize it. in the past I’ve had producers tell me, “Hey I just did this tune and I think it sounds very SNATCH!”… and I’m like a proud dad!
Unreleased tracks from the likes of Tuccillo, Pirupa, Ki Creighton and Riva Starr himself exhibit the wealth of talent involved with the label over the years, while Snatch! favourites in the shape of Kaiserdisco ‘Alkaline’, Santos ‘Let It B’, Adam Port ‘Symphony’ (Leon Remix) and David Keno ‘Upside Down’ demonstrate to newcomers to the imprint just why it’s held in such high regard by artists and fans alike.
For the last 5 years, SNATCH! and Riva Starr have been hard at work, fitting square pegs into round holes.
Come and see what all the fuss is about…
‘Square Pegs, Round Holes: 5 Years of SNATCH!’ is out 24th May 2015 (Digital) on Snatch! Records/ITH

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