The long-awaited artist album from Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, aka The Bloody Beetroots, HIDE, saw the light of day yesterday in its official release. Sir Bob, in true gentlemanly fashion, uploaded the entire album to SoundCloud to sate fans’ cravings for dark, dirty electro.
As the latest Ultra release, The album boasts names like Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, and other massive collaborations for which the word massive doesn’t even stand up properly. We heard the track Paul guest-stars on, Out Of Sight, a few weeks back, and one of the final tunes on the album, Rocksteady, has its roots back in 2012. Fresh to the scene are tunes like Runaway, Reactivated, and Please Baby featuring P-Thugg of Chromeo, which comes with that thick, sexy Chromeo disco sound, while being sufficiently infused with darkness from Bob. Overall, it’s an evolution point for the dark, grinding electro house sound that Bob and Steve Aoki helped popularize with what was at the time the first hit for both BBR and Dim Mak, Warp (1.9).
The only tune not included in the upload is his collab with Trouble & Bass boss Drop The Lime, titled Keep On Dancing. Listen to the entire album on Sir Bob’s SoundCloud here, and head over to iTunes to pick up the album for yourself.