What a good week for EDM! First, Italy’s Bloody Beetroots drop their new album Hide and the UK’s Factory Floor release a minimal master piece supposedly mixed on the same sound board used by the Eurythmics.
First up, check out The Bloody Beetroot’s new album “Hide” featuring some pretty crazy colabs with former Beatle Paul McCartney , Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, and guitar legend Peter Frampton.
I got the chance to see the Bloody Beetroots when they came to DC a few months back, and I think what I wrote then still stands today:
“(lead singer)Rifo runs between synths and keys for the entire show, and screams into the mic every chance he can get. The entire set was high energy and explosive. High-drama lighting and smoke machines helped round the performance – in addition to the army of sweaty beefy dudes fist bumping and mashing into one another.”
Factory Floor is a new band for me, and essentially everyone. Though they’ve been mixing and producing since 2009, this album, “Factory Floor” (yes, self titled) appears to be their first studio album. The Guardian premiered their the new jams and had some pretty nice things to say about them:
“Nearly four years on and they’re finally about to release their debut album through DFA. Produced by the band themselves and apparently mixed on the same vintage desk as that used by Dave Stewart to make early Eurythmics hits, Factory Floor showcases the band’s minimal yet forceful electronic sound. Inspired by the cutting edge sonic advances made during the 80s – from techno to industrial – but with a thorougly modern sheen, it’s one of our favourite albums of the year so far.”
All hail Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo I think I’ve found a new EDM god and his name is Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo. Clad in black jeans, a light-up Venom mask and a black leather jacket, Rifo made impacts at The Bloody Beetroots show held at the 9:30 Club two weeks ago. (sorry for the delay, I [...]