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Sep 04
2015

‘Guitar Came First’ & 9 More Things We Learned In The Bloody Beetroots’ Reddit AMA

Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots took to Reddit to personally answer some fan questions, and besides the fact that he seems like a chill individual, we learned some pretty fantastic things about the man behind the spider-eyed mask.

While Sir Bob's new project, simply title SBCR, has recently taken center stage, he has assured diehard fans that the everything they loved from The Bloody Beetroots is still alive and well. Here's what we took away from his AMA session.

1. He is HUGE car fanatic.

Q: Since you're into cars, are you also into racing? Would The Bloody Beetroots ever play at the 24 Hours of Le Mans or at the after party for the US Grand Prix?

SBCR: HELL YES!

...and wants to be the driver for deadmau5's coffee run.

SBCR: yes i love Joel, but i wanna drive.

...and obviously has a nice car.

SBCR: It's a BMW 5-series but I want a smaller car so I'm getting the Mini Cooper John Cooper works - I must drive faster.


2. Every Bloody Beetroots production (yep, even WARP 1.9) was made solely by Sir Bob.

Q: My question is how important do you consider Tommy Tea to The Bloody Beetroots?

SBCR: Probably this is gonna shock you but Tommy Tea has never been in the studio with me and has never produced, written or played on any records. with me. He's a part of the Bloody Beetroots DJ set but "The Bloody Beetroots" is my name as a producer :)


3. The Bloody Beetroots, as the DJ duo we are familiar with, are no more.

Q: What is Tommy Tea doing now?

SBCR: Tommy and I aren't in touch anymore - we had a lot of fun together but I have moved on and am very focused on the music - cuz that's what it's all about.

... but there are still plans for The Bloody Beetroots in 2017.

SBCR: i'll bring back the Bloody Beetroots live in 2017 and will make it better than what it is. i'm still thinking about opening my own label but i don't want to be that artist to do it for myself. it needs to be for the artists - at the moment I don't have a structure.


4. He is indeed bald under his mask.

Q: If you had to dye your hair, what color would it be and why?

SBCR: is skin a color?


5. He's writing more punk music under The Bloody Beetroots moniker.

Q: My question is will you ever go back to writing punk/electronica music like you did in "HIDE"? More so like the track "Volevo Un Gatto Nero"?

SBCR: yes of course - when i have TBB back i'm going to make that kind of music. Right now I'm focusing on SBCR.


6. SBCR Vol.3 is finished.

Q: What you can say about SBCR Vol.3 and who you worked with on this EP?

SBCR: i can't reveal anything about VOl3 but the music is ready and there will be plenty of surprises. BE READY! eat some pizza, k?


7. A guitar came first, then electronic music production.

Q: My question is how did you get started on making music? Like what program/instruments/things in general did you use, and when was it that you decided that this is what you wanted to do?

SBCR: i started studying music when i was 9 and then i got into production with cubase in 1997. I started out playing guitar because it gives you a good perspective on harmony and melody. it's a complete instrument.


8. The "Sir" in his name is not because he was knighted by the queen.

Q: Why did you choose the name Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo?

SBCR: for many reasons - it incorporates my real name, and i'm a big fan of names. A name has to be searchable and recognizable and Cornelius is a name that is inspired by a character written by Michael Moorcock.


9. He believes the new Justice album will save the scene.

Q: Hey Bob! How do you think the new Justice album's gonna turn out?

SBCR: i hope it's going to be f*cking great cuz i LOVE them. we need them back to save the music!


10. He plays video games.

Q: What games you like to play?

SBCR: i like racing games like Need for Speed, The Crew or DriveClub but GTA is my favorite.

...and might play with you.

Q: Will you be doing any more gaming streams?

SBCR: yes, it's possible - what do you suggest?

Read the SBCR's entire Reddit AMA here.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/18855122
The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki - Warp 1.9 (Original Mix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/109126941
The Bloody Beetroots - Volevo Un Gatto Nero (You Promised Me) [Feat. Gigi Barocco)
Sep 03
2015

Vato Gonzalez Updates Fedde Le Grand’s Classic ‘Get This Feeling’

Fedde Le Grand's seven-year-old hit Get This Feeling receives a funky and fidgeting future house bootleg from Dutch "dirty house" and reggaeton riddim lover Vato Gonzalez.

Gonzalez' latest work follows another remix, for Timmy Trumpet's single Freaks. It bears the same sumptuous bassline and fidgeting top-line as what he's done here with his Le Grand bootleg.

In addition to having his own classics remixed, Le Grand was recently one of the remixers tasked with remixing UK legends Faithless for their forthcoming Fathless 2.0 project.

Grab Vato Gonzalez' rinse-ready bootleg here.
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Fedde Le Grand - Get This Feeling (Vato Gonzalez Bootleg) [Free Download]
Sep 03
2015

The Beatport Box 68

Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, Metodi Hristov remixes himself, Franky Rizardo delivers a tribal heater on MTA, FIGHT CLVB drops their biggest release yet, and more.


Techno | Ken Karter - Monad XXI EP [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
Here we find Ken Karter displaying his deft talent on Lucy’s always reliable Stroboscopic Artefacts. Opening with an ambient soundscape, Ken sets the vibe for the rest of the Monad XXI EP: dark, moody, and incredibly detailed. While all the tracks certainly carry weight, the pick here is MX-02.11 with its clicky percussion and scary textures. Almost like Perlon meets Ostgut, this one is a gem. Grab it here.
Tech House | Touchtalk - Hypnotize (Original Mix) [Incorrect]
Anthony Attalla's Incorrect Music imprint has been dropping non-stop slammers left and right this year, and this week's release is no different from the rest. A straight up floor-filler, Touchtalk's Hypnotize is a triple threat of house heat that will do damage at any point during the night. Each track's rolling bassline and relentless groove are accented by the duo's flawless production techniques and make Hypnotize a must-have for any DJ stuck on those four-on-the-floor feels. Get it here.
Techno/Tech House | Metodi Hristov - Step Outside (2015 Remixes) [Glasgow Underground]
Bulgaria's Metodi Hristov has been crushing the tech house scene this year with releases through some of the biggest labels in the underground, such as Noir and Deeperfect. This week, Glasgow Underground revamps one of his previous releases, Step Outside, with floor-crushing remixes by two of the biggest names in the game. Olivier Giacomotto and Kevin Over rework the tune but stick closely to the original, keeping the dark, driving feel but retaining the late night weirdness. Hristov also updates the track for a 2015 release to build one helluva heads down stomper. Pick up the release here.
House/Tribal | Franky Rizardo feat. Feral Is Kinky - Ragga Nation (Original Mix) [MTA]
Between a weekly radio show on Dutch national radio SLAM FM which will broadcast its 100th episode this weekend, plus upcoming on Spinnin’ Deep, MistaJam's Speakerbox, and Azuli, tribal house expert Franky Rizardo has quite a few things to celebrate. Add to that list his new release on Chase & Status' MTA Records, Ragga Nation, which features a house track structure overlaid by the Caribbean-influenced rhythms Rizardo has become known for. Download here.
Jungle Terror | FIGHT CLVB - Rude Boi EP [Wall]
Rising jungle terror upstarts FIGHT CLVB, formerly of Sazon Booya fame, have delivered their most high-profile outing yet in their Rude Boi EP. Released on Afrojack's Wall Recordings, the three-track EP includes a special mashup of tracks one and two done by the label boss himself. Purchase here.

Matt Ferry and Ross Jackson of Beatport contributed to this article.
Ken Karter - MX-02.11 (Original Mix) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
Touchtalk - Hypnotize (Original Mix) [Incorrect]
Metodi Hristov - Step Outside (Metodi Hristov 2015 Remix) [Glasgow Underground]
Franky Rizardo feat. Feral Is Kinky - Ragga Nation (Original Mix) [MTA]
FIGHT CLVB feat. Titus & FlipN'Gawd - Rude Boi vs HITA (Afrojack Mashup) [Wall]
Sep 03
2015

Porter Robinson Shares Tracklist, Release Date For ‘Worlds’ Remix Album

Everyone's favorite Japanophile and future bass forerunner Porter Robinson announced today that his influential Worlds LP is getting 12 all-new official remixes from Mat Zo, ODESZA, and more.

The tracklist, which came via Instagram, is a Porter fan's dream list, with 12 different adjacent acts, close friends, and past collaborators each taking on one track off Worlds. Some notables that have us salivating on our screens include Zo's remix of the bouncy and buoyant Flicker, an ODESZA remix of the album's luminous opener, Divinity, and a Slumberjack remix of Fellow Feeling.

See the complete tracklist below, and pick up the original album here.

12 brand new official worlds remixes. coming 10/2. 【=◈︿◈=】

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Sep 03
2015

Avicii Cancels Remaining 2015 Shows Citing Heavy Workload, Overshadows Video Premieres

For the second year in a row, Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, announced that he has cancelled all remaining shows for the year. The reason? "A well-deserved break."

The interesting thing to note about this sudden and imperative break is that it completely overshadows his new self-directed videos (below), which were released today and were a central part of the hefty workload that forced him to need a break in the first place, at least according to the official statement. So why not announce the break a week ago with the first cancellation approaching Sept. 4? Avicii's need for rest must've been pretty gravely urgent, indeed, to decide to shoot himself in the foot like that, publicity-wise.

His six remaining shows at XS and Encore Beach Club at The Wynn, Las Vegas will be filled in by fellow A-listers like Zedd and Diplo, and those at the Storm Festival in Shanghai and the Fuji-Ku Conifer Forest and Maishima Special Stage in Japan will be pushed into a "larger tour initiative" in 2016.

In addition to what his team calls an excessive summer workload while prepping his album Stories and directing two new videos himself, the 26-year-old EDM star cites touring "nonstop" since first gaining fame at age 18. He is quoted in the official statement as wishing to have some time to become an adult.

"In moving my tour promotional responsibilities to next year, I have a great opportunity to focus on myself and spend time trying to grow up in a way I never got the chance to–-normal, or as normal as it could get.”
Avicii last had to cut his tour off completely less than a year ago to recover from surgeries removing his gallbladder and appendix, the very surgeries that forced him to cancel his Ultra performance in 2014, which of course led to the infamous Animals troll by replacement deadmau5.

The fruits of his reported excess labor the past few months are available now in his two-part video package, which, as mentioned, he directed personally, for For A Better Day and Pure Grinding. His Stories album will follow Oct. 2. See the complete list of replacement Wynn shows below. Avicii will resume his Wynn residency in 2016 in addition to launching a new album tour.

Encore Beach Club
Friday, Sept. 4 - Dillon Francis (Zedd previously scheduled)
Saturday, Sept. 5 - Zedd
Sunday, Sept. 13 - Diplo

XS
Friday, Sept. 4 - Skrillex
Saturday, Sept. 12 – Diplo
Saturday, October 31 – TBD