The Bloody Beetroots

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The Bloody Beetroots
(Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo)
Bob Rifo.jpg
Background information
Born (1977-12-18) December 18, 1977 (age 36)
Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Genres Electro house, dance-punk, dubstep, new rave
Occupation(s) Producer, musician, DJ, photographer, actor
Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, synthesizers
Years active 2006–present
Labels Dim Mak Records, Ultra Records, Sony Columbia
Website www.thebloodybeetrootsofficial.com
The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set
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The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set in 2009
Background information
Origin Italy
Genres Dance-punk, electro house
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Dim Mak Records, Ministry of Sound Australia, Ultra Records, Sixpack France, Downtown Music
Members Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (producer)
Tommy Tea (DJ, sampling)
The Bloody Beetroots Live
(live crew)
Origin Italy
Genres Dance-punk, electro house
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Members Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (producer) (2010–present)
Edward Grinch (drums) (2010–present)
Battle (synths) (2011–present)

The Bloody Beetroots is an Italian electro house and dance-punk formation established in late 2006. The name is primarily used as a pseudonym for the solo projects of Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (production, guitar, keyboards, DJ). Tommy Tea (sampling) was included in a duo formation baptized as The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set. The project is well known for the black Venom mask they wear during performances.[1]

Career[edit]

The leader of the band Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo was born in 1977 in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. He was a classically trained musician, but gained reputation for producing music with styles ranging from punk rock to the new wave of the 1980s. His identity remains largely anonymous. In fact, the only identifying public feature he has is the year "1977" tattooed across his chest, which is the year of his birth, that coincided with the year punk-rock was born. Rifo, a music producer, DJ and photographer uses the pseudonym The Bloody Beetroots himself.[2]

2006–2009: Early production and Romborama[edit]

Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo gained the support of Etienne De Crecy, Alex Gopher, and Dim Mak's Steve Aoki with his early singles "Warp 1.9" and "Cornelius". In 2008, his EP Cornelius was in the Top 100 International iTunes downloads. This album was a complete art project composed of music, videos, and fashion.

The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (DJ Rifo and "Fxs" Guy Tommy Tea) had a short tour of the United States in early 2008, alongside DJ Steve Aoki.[1] During this period, members of the group wore black Venom mask, and occasionally red masks.

In 2009, Rifo also worked on Rifoki, a hardcore punk project, a collaboration with Steve Aoki.

2010–2011: Death Crew 77[edit]

The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set played many notable festivals including Stereosonic Festival in Australia, Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Rock Werchter in Belgium.

During his 2010 Live Tour, Sir Bob labeled himself and the live band The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 and introduced drummer Edward Grinch. Tommy Tea was in charge of effects and sampling in the live band. In 2011, Grinch left the band and Battle took his place on drums.

Later in 2011, during the Church of Noise tour, vocalist Dennis Lyxzén of the punk band Refused joined and provided vocals for a few songs.

With the new live show they've continued playing on various festivals across the world: Solidays Festival in Paris, MELT! Festival in Berlin, Extrema Festival in Eindhoven, Tomorrowland in Belgium, HARD Fest in Los Angeles, Electric Zoo in NYC, and headlined NYE '11 at LA's Together as One.

"Church of Noise" featuring Dennis Lyxzén, released in late 2011.

2012–present: Hide[edit]

A first single, "Rocksteady", was released in early 2012 with the two-part extended plays of remixes. The second single "Chronicles of a Fallen Love" featured Greta Svabo Bech was released in December 2012, also with the two-part extended plays of remixes. In February 2013, Bob Rifo announced a third single "Spank", that was produced with TAI and Bart B More and a music video launched.[3] Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo also collaborated with Paul McCartney on the single "Out of Sight" on Ultra Records. It was released in June 2013.

For the entirety of 2012, Rifo and Tommy Tea toured the world as The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set, including performances on festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival and HARD Fest New York.

At the beginning of 2013, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo re-introduced the live crew under the new name The Bloody Beetroots Live, which debuted in Australia in January. The mask Rifo wears on stage has been re-designed as well, now featuring wearable LED lights on the Venom-shaped eyes, which are controlled via wi-fi.[4] The rest of the band also wears new masks, though they do not light up like Rifo's.

The new live band consists of Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (piano/effects, guitars, vocals), Battle (synthesizers, bass guitar) and Edward Grinch (drums). In Australia, Grinch was replaced by member New Mad Harris on drums.

In 2013, Rifo announced and released a new social media platform called "The Real Church of Noise", which is a "safe haven for like-minded individuals to share and collaborate". The platform incorporates sharing services such as YouTube, Soundcloud, and others.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

A number of The Bloody Beetroot tracks and musical scores have appeared in popular video games.

  • In 2008, "Butter" was included on the soundtrack for FIFA 09[6]
  • "Mac Mac" was featured in 2K Sports' NBA 2K9
  • A remix of "Black Gloves" by Goose became part of the soundtrack for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
  • In 2011, the song "31 Seconds to Die" was included on the soundtrack of Saints Row: The Third
  • "Rocksteady" was used for a montage at Sony's E3 2013 Keynote. The same song was also used on the soundtrack of Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • A new track, "The Source (Chaos and Confusion)" debuted on the soundtrack of Saints Row IV, which also features The Bloody Beetroots' remix of "Congorock – Ivory"

Bloody Beetroots has also marketed distinctive fashion items. Most notably, in collaboration with French label Sixpack France, a limited edition specially designed popular band line of t-shirts was released for sale.

The Bloody Beetroots music was also featured in the Season 3 episode of Teen Wolf titled "Illuminated." It featured 6 songs created by The Bloody Beetroots and a cameo in the show.

Members[edit]

Name Members and details
The Bloody Beetroots
The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set
  • Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo - DJ
  • Tommy Tea - FX music controllers
Bloody Beetroots - Death Crew 77 (Live Crew)
  • Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo
  • Tommy Tea
  • Battle - drums (2011–present)
  • Dennis Lyxzén - vocals (Church of Noise Tour)
  • Edward Grinch - drums (2010–2011, 2013)
The Bloody Beetroots LIVE (Live Crew)
  • Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo
  • Battle - synths (2011–present)
  • Edward Grinch - drums (2010–present)
  • Mad Harris - drums (January 2013; Big Day Out)
  • Zinga - writer
  • Weeda - ukulele

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[7]
BEL
(Vl)

[8]
BEL
(Wa)

[9]
FR
[10]
Romborama 21 49 91  –
Hide 28 200 104 87

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Label
AUS
[7]
BEL
(Vl)

[8]
BEL
(Wa)

[9]
FR
[10]
2011 Best of...Remixes  –  –  – 111 Dim Mak Records

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Label
2007 Let Your Washing Machine Speak Self-released
I Love the Bloody Beetroots
2008 Productions & Remixes
Cornelius EP Dim Mak
Records
Rombo
2009 Christmas Vendetta ...Spares of Romborama
2010 Domino (Spares of Romborama - Pt. 2)
2011 "Church of Noise (Remixes)" (featuring Dennis Lyxzén) Ultra Records
2012 "Rocksteady (Remixes Part 1)"
"Rocksteady (Remixes Part 2)"
2013 "Chronicles of a Fallen Love (Remixes Part 1)"
(with Greta Svabo Bech)
"Chronicles of a Fallen Love (Remixes Part 2)"
(with Greta Svabo Bech)
"Spank (Remixes)" (featuring Tai & Bart B More)
"Out of Sight (Remixes)" (featuring Paul McCartney & Youth)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
AUS
[7]
BEL
(Vl)

[8]
BEL
(Wa)

[9]
FR
[10]
2009 "Warp 1.9" (featuring Steve Aoki) 51 23
(Ultratip)
 –  – Romborama
"Awesome" (featuring The Cool Kids) 83  –  –  –
"Come La" (featuring Marracash)  –  –  –  –
2010 "2nd Streets Have No Name" (featuring Beta Bow)  –  –  –  –
"Domino"  –  –  –  – Non-album singles
2011 "Church of Noise" (featuring Dennis Lyxzén)  –  –  –  –
2012 "Rocksteady"  –  –  –  –
2013 "Chronicles of a Fallen Love" (featuring Greta Svabo Bech)  –  –  –  – Hide
"Spank" (featuring Tai & Bart B More)  –  –  –  –
"Out of Sight" (featuring Paul McCartney & Youth)  –  –  – 97

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Track Title
2007 A Split-Second "Flesh" The Bloody Beetroots vs. SirBilly Remix
Alex Gopher "The Game"
Audioporno "Choo Choo" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Instrumental
Bob Rifo "Kinky Malinki"
Cabaret Voltaire "Sensoria" The Bloody Beetroots vs. SirBilly Remix
Captain Phoenix "Pistols & Hearts"
Crookers "Limonare"
Etienne de Crécy "Funk"
Fox N' Wolf "Beat Me Up"
Goose "Black Gloves"
Goose "Everybody" The Bloody Beetroots Chipmunk Remix
Hostage "Gluttony"
Les Petits Pilous "Jolie Fille"
Martin Solveig "C'est la Vie"
Metallica "Seek & Destroy" The Bloody Beetroots - Ill to Destroy
Michael Sembello "Maniac" Michael Sembello vs. The Bloody Beetroots - Maniac
Naive New Beaters "Live Good"
South Central "Golden Dawn"
The Toxic Avenger "Escape"
The Whip "Muzzle #1"
The Whip "Trash"
Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson &
Sebastian
"Miscommunication" The Bloody Beetroots - Discommunication
The Bloody Beetroots - Dimmakmmunication
Timbaland featuring The Hives "Throw It on Me"
2008 Alphabeat "Boyfriend"
Benny Benassi "I Am Not Drunk" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Instrumental
Bugo "La Mano Mia" The Bloody Beetroots & Cécile Remix
Cazals "Somebody, Somewhere"
Crookers "Il Brutto"
"Purple Lens Game" (Demo)
The Bloody Beetroots 'Il Bruttissimo' Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Remix
Micky Green "Shoulda" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Remix (Myspace Version)
MSTRKRFT "Bounce"
Robyn "Cobrastyle" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Instrumental
Samwell "What What (In the Butt)"
Shitdisco "72 Virgins"
Sound of Stereo "Heads Up!"
Supabeatz "Sexo Perfecto"
The All American Rejects "Gives You Hell"
The Aston Shuffle "Stomp Yo Shoes"
The Kills "Cheap and Cheerful" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Miami Bass Remix
The Secret Handshake "Summer of '98"
2009 All Leather "Mystery Meat"
Dead Disco "You’re Out"
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize "Death Suite" Bobermann Remix
Ester Dean featuring Chris Brown "Drop It Low" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Remix (Myspace Version)
Fact "Fog"
Groove Armada
featuring Saint Saviour
"I Won't Kneel"
Mr. Oizo "Pourriture 7" The Bloody Beetroots Refix
Pink "So What" (Unreleased)
Peaches "Billionaire" (Unreleased)
Proxy "Who Are You?" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Remix With Voices
Rob Zombie "Burn" The Bloody Beetroots Motherfucker Remix
Ryskee featuring Leslie Ming "Leave Me Amor"
S.P.A. "Pets Dance" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots and Cécile Remix
Shwayze "Get U Home" The Bloody Beetroots Italo Disco Remix
The Bloody Beetroots "Talkin' in My Sleep"
The Killers "Spaceman" Steve Aoki & The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Subs "Mitsubitchi" Bobermann Remix
Tiga "Mind Dimension"
Tommy Vee & Mauro
Ferrucci with CeCe Rogers
"Stay" The Bloody Beetroots Club Mix
The Bloody Beetroots Vocal Remix
U-God featuring GZA & Scotty Wotty "Stomp Da Roach"
Vitalic "Second Lives"
Zoo Brazil & Adam Sky "Circle Jerk"
Zuper Blahq "Here We Go" (Unreleased)
2010 Alan 1 "Concertmate" Bobermann Remix
Army of the Universe "Resin" Bobermann Remix
Etienne de Crécy "Welcome"
Goose "Can't Stop Me Now"
Proxy "Vibrate"
Refused "New Noise" Steve Aoki & The Bloody Beetroots - New Noise
Steve Aoki & The Bloody Beetroots - New Noise (Mix Version)
The Chemical Brothers "Dissolve"
2011 Britney Spears "Till the World Ends" The Bloody Beetroots Extended Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Radio Remix
Congorock "Ivory"
Hervé featuring Marina Gasolina "Baseball Bat"
SomethingALaMode "Versailles No Bara"
2012 Killing Joke "In Cythera"
Theophilus London "Why Even Try" The Bloody Beetroots Remix
The Bloody Beetroots Remix - Unreleased Version
2013 Dino Meneghin "Teen Wolf Theme" The Bloody Beetroots - Teen Wolf 'Alpha Remix'
Jackson and His Computerband "Arp #1"
Placebo "Too Many Friends"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
2008 "Cornelius"
2009 "Butter"
"Romborama"
"Warp 1.9" (featuring Steve Aoki)
"Come La" (featuring Marracash)
"Awesome" (featuring The Cool Kids)
"Awesome (Remix)" (featuring The Cool Kids)
2010 "2nd Streets Have No Name" (featuring Beta Bow)
"Domino"
2011 "Church of Noise" (featuring Dennis Lyxzén)
2012 "Rocksteady"
"Chronicles of a Fallen Love" (featuring Greta Svabo Bech)
2013 "Spank" (featuring Tai & Bart B More)
"Out of Sight" (featuring Paul McCartney & Youth)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Bloody Beetroots Biography, retrieved 27 February 2009 
  2. ^ "The Bloody Beetroots Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.thebloodybeetrootsofficial.com/promo/title-for-the-new-bloody-beetroots-single-feat-tai-bart-b-more/
  4. ^ http://cutecircuit.com/bloody-beetroots-mask/ - CuteCircuit & Bloody Beetroots: The Mask
  5. ^ "Bloody Beetroots launch social network "Church of Noise"". ElectroJams. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  6. ^ "EA’s FIFA Soccer 09 soundtrack scores". EA Sports. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  7. ^ a b c "The Bloody Beetroots discography". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "The Bloody Beetroots discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "The Bloody Beetroots discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "The Bloody Beetroots discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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