Hot off a world tour SBCR (Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo) aka The Bloody Beetroots releases the third installation of his EP trilogy: SBCR & Punks: Vol. 3. Across five booming records on Vol. 3, we hear the dance punkster get mischievous with the likes of TWNTYMLS, TAI, and Signal Noize. YourEDM premiered one of the singles, “Guillotine,” praising its “animalistic intensity.” The additional EP tracks follow suit, welding gritty bass, scattered percussion, grimy synths and rock-heavy guitar plucks into energetic house and electro cuts.
In 2015, the experimental trilogy was launched with the groundbreaking SBCR & Friends, Vol.1. Entertainment Weekly called the single “Blush” a “highly addictive, rock-inflected, piano-laced dance track” and Fader praised “The Grid,” drawing comparisons to British dance pioneers LFO and heralding its “nasty, gigantic electro” sound. The release was followed by the second installation, SBCR & Adversaries Vol. 2, lead by singles “Spider” and “Black New York Tee.” Backed by a wild tour that stomped through New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, and several other North American cities, this EP saw visual incarnation in the form of six video vignettes from ingenious director Bad Boi.
Vol. 3 brings things full circle, with SBCR reactivating his punk rock roots.
Speaking on punk, Bob once told GQ, “I think it’s related to my lifestyle – the extreme desire to break the mold at any cost.” Reinforcing this point YourEDM notes, “While much of the dance music world has been criticized as of late for “playing it safe”, SBCR continues to evidence that fans are hungry for something new and exciting to shake the existing system.
Through these five sonic explorations, he shatters all preconceived notations and creates the perfect ending to an amazing journey. His tour hits Exchange LA this Friday 09/09 for a special DJ set with Jayceeoh!