The Bloody Beetroots Make Me Rethink My Faith in God
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 left town and didn’t finish the review in time)
Rifo, performing under the name The Bloody Beetroots, rode the hard-electro wave explosion that started a few years ago with acts like Justice, MASTKRAFT, and any number of other distorted bass, 130 BPM mixers that weren’t afraid to get loud, chaotic, and aggressive in tone. This isn’t your daddy’s techno, this stuff is made to shake rafters and get you pumped.
The Bloody Beetroots, shrouded in smoke and light
Going to a show like this is a wonderful mix of tech-bros and EDM-scene kids – somewhere between candy flippers and a frat party – but the beats are so sick and loud it doesn’t matter who you’re standing next to. The Bloody Beetroots (understanding the proper mix between pressing play and hyping the audience) have featured a backing band of sorts for the last few tours – 2 keyboards, a synth, and a live drummer, not to mention a few dial-wizards back stage. 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.
It’s important to catch shows like The Bloody Beetroots whenever possible. As I’ve said before, catching an international DJ gives unique views into how the music scene thrives over seas, and in the end, some of the best music we’ll hear is the stuff that is so good it makes it across the Atlantic. The Bloody Beetroots are from Italy, and are an excellent example of this.
If you’ve ever heard the Bloody Beetroots, and you are a fan of hard EDM, than I am probably preaching to the choir. The Bloody Beetroots, while maybe getting grouped up with a lot of other similar sounding acts, truly are leaders in their genre. While my religious comparison might be a little bit of an overstatement, Rifo is excellent at what he does, and it’s rare when an EDM performer can manage the music and the crowd so well.
Rifo, leading his EDM flock
If, by some miracle, you get the chance to see The Bloody Beetroots again, make the effort to make it out. You wont be disappointed and you’ll probably be soaked in sweat by the time its done.
Tim is a writer, video game nerd, and music fan. You'll see him at shows, or you wont really see him at all.
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