by / March 7th, 2013 /

Interview: Top Story: Bloody Beetroots

The black venom mask-wearing electro producer is back in Dublin with his all-live show. He tells state about his favourite things and more…

Who are you and where are you from?
I am Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, master of nothing.

Who are your favorite artists from home?
I grew up listening to multiple genres, so the list could be endless. My favourite at the moment though are Death Grips, OFF!, Stefano Bollani & Brahms.

What’s it really like touring?
Touring is incredible. Not only do I get to travel the world, but play my music to it too.

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
I recently got back from Australia, and I have to say they know how to party there. Europe, have you’re going to have to step it up.

Tell us a tour story…
Once I jumped down about four meters of height without being able to see through the lights of the new mask. It was interesting.

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Not sure, I don’t take on board bad advice.

What do you do to relax?
I feel like I’ve forgotten, I don’t have the time.

What are you reading?
Not a book if that’s what you mean… I’m currently reading and rewriting the Ave Maria by Bach / Gounod.

How about TV, anything good on the box?
I don’t watch TV but i do have a passion for cooking … everything about the kitchen attracts me like a moth to the flame.

Favourite YouTube video?

What website do you visit most?
The Real Church Of Noise – an evolving framework, created by myself, where activists can share and content with each other in complete autonomy. In fact, I actually worked with the team behind Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters platform. It’s an open door into the Bloody Beetroots universe.

What is your favourite:

Record?
The Clash – The Clash (1977)

Song?
‘White Riot’

Lost classic song?
‘Louie Louie’

Record label?
Don’t have one… who really cares?

Who is your favourite current artist?
I listen to such a range of music, this list could go on. A few of my favorite on iTunes at the moment are Tame Impala, Mike Patton & Bach.

A new artist that you are most excited about?
My friends TAI and Bart B More, who I worked with on my new single.

What was the last great gig you went to?
Massive Attack a looooong time ago.

Worst show?
Still waiting for that moment, hopefully wont happen.

What should we expect from your Irish show?
Chaos and Confusion.

Bloody Beetroots play the Olympia Theatre on Friday.