Following a massive 2015, SBCR (Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo) aka The Bloody Beetroots is back with the third installation of his EP trilogy: SBCR & Punks: Vol. 3.  Each volume sees Bob rounding up his favorite musicians (whom he labels his Friends, Adversaries, and Punks) for unique collaborations. 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.” As someone known for pushing boundaries, often via creative collaborations (see “Out of Sight” feat. Sir Paul McCartney, “Please Baby” feat. P-Thugg of Chromeo, and “Warp” feat. Steve Aoki), he takes this ethos to heart, as he breaks down any and all preconceived notations with this three part project.
Across five booming records on Vol. 3, we hear the dance punkster get mischievous with the likes of TWNTYMLS, Tai, and Signal Noize. Underscored throughout the EP are all the classic elements SBCR’s productions are known for – gritty bass, scattered percussion, grimy synths and rock-heavy guitar plucks. The first single, “Guillotine,” embodies the larger body, kicking things off with double time instrumentation and a timeless, head banging drop.
Last year, he launched the experimental trilogy with the groundbreaking SBCR & Friends, Vol.1Entertainment Weekly called the single “Blush” a “highly addictive, rock-inflected, piano-laced dance track” and Fader praised “TheGrid,” 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.
Getting back to his roots, Bob is excited to share with the world this final installment, the punk edition. Fans can hear the new songs live this March on Dim Mak stages at SXSW and Miami Music Week. In his own words,
“This journey, through three EPs, lasted more than 14 months. Thanks to Dim Mak, Steve Aoki and my die-hard fans for supporting this genre rollercoaster. It’s been really productive to get out of my comfort zone, creating something diverse and really inspiring.”