The Bloody Beetroots slam 'pseudo-DJs' in their live show rebirth

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After a wave of gut-busting remixes and two supremely successful club tours of Australia, fans were a little shaken up to hear that Italian electro kings The Bloody Beetroots would be debuting a new live show at Creamfields in May. They really mean ‘live’ too; we’re talking guitars, drums, screeching frontmen, the works.

As curious a move as it seemed, the live-show revolution makes sense for The Bloody Beetroots and their ringleader Bob Rifo who got his start playing in dirty Italian punk acts. When inthemix caught up with Rifo ahead of his Creamfields visit the head ‘Beetroot spilled the beans about why they’ve made the switch to the live arena, explaining that the abundance of ‘pseudo-DJs’ out there forced the ‘Beetroots to up their game.

“I am bored of seeing pseudo-DJs use the word ‘LIVE’ to describe opening a laptop, pressing play-stop-cutoff,” he said, slamming his competition with distaste. “Everyone wants to be a DJ and everyone can be a DJ. No problem. But we want to use all this technology as a framework for playing musical instruments. We don’t need to hide behind a monitor any more.”

As Rifo and his ‘Beetroots gear up to bring the new and improved Death Crew 77 live show to Creamfields, fans should expect to see this incarnation of the group stick around for a while yet, as Rifo told ITM he has no plans to DJ anytime in the near future.

“It’s a different vibe,” he says of the Death Crew 77 branded live spectacle. “I still enjoy DJing and maybe one day I’ll go back to it. But right now I need the raw energy of playing live.”

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KillaKowalski said on the 5th Mar, 2010

It's good they have gone LIVE as they were terrible dj's


LukeAgius said on the 5th Mar, 2010

The Bloody Beetroots are so lame they would be even more lame LIVE they need to put there masks on and go away FAR FAR AWWAYYY

Dj Funkshun

Dj Funkshun said on the 5th Mar, 2010

HAHAHA Wat a bunch of losers please don't return to DJING cause you were absolutely disgraceful...


Needles said on the 5th Mar, 2010

The bloody beetroots make baby jesbus cry


JamesRaymond said on the 5th Mar, 2010

is this what you call pseudo djing mr rifo? - i thought pseudo djing was this: - 2 dj's up on stage with one pair of turntable

Rated E

Rated E said on the 5th Mar, 2010

Wait... 'pseudo dj's doing live shows'? He can't even arrange words in a correct way to make the criticism he's so obviously trying to make.


LSDreamer said on the 5th Mar, 2010

....cry with happiness


JoeMiller88 said on the 5th Mar, 2010

Good luck to them, and I hope it improves their music, but I'd still rather hear a talented DJ on a laptop.


dn-ul said on the 6th Mar, 2010

good concept, if only they had decent material to play live


Will666 said on the 6th Mar, 2010

i hope it's better than there last band, Bob Rifo "Kinky Malinki"


lanesra23 said on the 6th Mar, 2010

Their remixes are better than their production crap. Should have stuck to 'pseudo-DJing' and got rid of rubbish like Warp from their set.


Will666 said on the 7th Mar, 2010


dugtrio said on the 8th Mar, 2010

I find it hilarious that the only reason the bloody beetroots can get away with this live act crap is because they cut their teeth using laptops. Ha.


SurlyTurd said on the 8th Mar, 2010

how about they up their game by not playing shit music

Brad Lee

Brad Lee said on the 8th Mar, 2010

Bloody Beetrots can fuck right off!! Who the fuck do they think they are?? Your music makes nails on on a blackboard look pathetic!!


elektrobotic said on the 8th Mar, 2010

The Beetroots are so funny ..... energy is energy no matter what you play it's all in the track selection & most importantly the programming - if you don't got it - ya don't got it & there's nothing wrong with someone who can smash a set just by using som


ezekii said on the 8th Mar, 2010

totally agree Dj Funkshun

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh said on the 8th Mar, 2010

Crappiest 'band' of the last five years, no competition whatsoever.


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qentrax said on the 9th Mar, 2010

Saw them in Amsterdam on saturday night and they absolutely tore the place apart! fair enough their productions aren't the best. But this show is absolute madness. They caused a power surge within the first 10 minutes!!!! Think Daft Punk crossed with Slip


BMoney said on the 11th Mar, 2010

ZOMG I love them so much! they rock the house like no other DJs alive all you h8trz need to learn how to be populer like the Beetrootz!