While the name might sound like that of a band, The Bloody Beetroots is really the six year-old solo project of producer Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, an Italian producer. It is a separate entity from The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set, which is Rifo plus Tommy Tea. When performing along with a live band, Rifo has dubbed the group, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77.
Coming off the summer hit “Rocksteady” Rifo is presently attempting to grab attention for the launch of the latest single, “Chronicles of a Fallen Love.” The gimmick is that fans of The Bloody Beetroots will have the opportunity to make their own versions of the song by downloading sheet music and recording it themselves.
Providing vocal tracks for Rifo’s own version of the song will be Greta Svabo Bech, known for providing the vocals on Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon.” The song will be released on October 23rd. Releasing sheet music is not new, Beck announced that he will be releasing the sheet music for his latest album by the end of 2012.
Rifo, like Daft Punk and Deadmau5, is known for his mask-wearing on stage. His main mask is of the Spiderman character, Venom. Rifo got his start performing in Italian punk bands prior to starting The Bloody Beetroots 2006. He was eventually noticed by Steve Aoki and collaborated with him on a short tour of the US in 2008.
He has stated that his musical goal is to use punk to give electronic dance music a new sound. He also said that the release of the sheet music for “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” is really about getting the song’s meaning across to audiences and allowing them to play an active role in the creating the music.