Theres no mistaking the The Bloody Beetroots are continuing to keep us on our toes, pushing the boundaries of electro punk and techno with their ever changing DJ/live setup. With their ongoing shows around the world taking them once again to this years Monegros festival we talk to the Betroots discussing all that is 'live', strange places to DJ and what three artists influeced their sound. Check it out!
SBCR, Great to catch up with you! Where in the world are you now? Good Morning Gentlemen , I'm in Death Valley roasting my balls in 46°C . I Like Dust!
When you started out, how did you describe you music to your family members? I would reasonably say: Electronic Chaos, Post Electro Shit or just Boom Boom.
You have a “1977” tattoo on your chest. Some may know, but many don’t know the meaning behind it. Care to enlighten us? I was born in 1977. Nice huh?
You play a combination of live sets and DJ sets. Tell us more about what your setup consists of? Bloody Beetroots is a structured project : Me as Electronic Producer (The Bloody Beetroots) , The Bloody Beetroots Dj Set (Me as Dj and Tommy Tea as Stage Fxs Assistant) . The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 as Full Live Band. In studio I use a bunch of outboards, some vintage synths and shitty machines for fucked up producers. As a DJ, I use one mixer , 2 cdjs and one microphone (Tommy plays samples with a MPC500). On stage with my lovely Death Crew 77, I play some guitars, basses, synthesizers and use one microphone.
How do you try and incorporate elements from the live show into the DJ set? I just don't try. It comes easy and natural . I believe that now more than ever there is a need to build a bridge between artist and crowd ; The Bloody Beetroots DJ set is exactly that , a kinda fusione between a live and a club event.
Your playing Monegros Desert Festival again this year. What do you think of the growth in festival popularity in recent years? It's a great Festival! The vibe is incredible and the location makes it special! I used a photo taken at Monegros for my BEST OF RMXS. I had such Good Times !
A desert isn't the standard place to DJ are you able to share any stories from some other strange places you've DJd? That's strange cos i'm in the desert with a shotgun in my right hand right now!
Who are the top three artists, dead or alive that have influenced you the most over your career? Tchaikovsky, John Lydon and Kraftwerk .
You just got robbed of all your records and the thief is kindly offering to give you ONE back. What is that record? Forget about records, let's start composing new music. I hope the thief can sing or play something
Music wise, what does your release schedule look like? What plans can you fill us in on? It's kinda busy till september. DJ sets, new records, mad studio sessions between London, Venice & New York.
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