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In a year riddled with future this and future that, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo took a step back to analyze the past and bask in the present. Since launching his anarchistic electro punk outfit the Bloody Beetroots almost a decade ago, he’s continued to challenge the generalized and blindly accepted sound of the dancefloor via his noisy, punk-powered take on electronic music.

Always straying away from trends, Sir Bob once again set about on a new path in 2015 with the launch of his latest project, SBCR, a club-oriented take on the wild antics of the Bloody Beetroots. Destruction remains integral to the SBCR sound, which sees the masked producer behind the driver’s seat of yet another electro house revolt.

Under his SBCR moniker, Sir Bob is releasing a three-part EP series via Dim Mak Records. It harkens back to memories of the raucous Bloody Beetroots debut album Romborama, a storied collection that cemented Sir Bob in dance music history via the anthemic 2009 electro house classic “Warp 1.9,” featuring a screaming Steve Aoki on vocals. The first installment, SBCR & Friends Vol. 1, continues the mayhem captured in Romborama, with the commanding “The Grid” invoking a movement on its own. The second volume, SBCR & Adversaries Vol. 2, adds a balance of frenetic energy, as heard on “Spider,” and ethereal melodies via “Rise & Fall,” which showcases Rifo as the evolved songwriter he’s now become.

“2015 was a year of intense research and great development. Definitely refreshing,” says Sir Bob.

As he closes out 2015 on the strength of SBCR, Sir Bob won’t be slowing down anytime soon. With a forthcoming Australian tour launching late January 2016, his first time visiting Down Under in three years, and with the release of the third and final SBCR EP, next year belongs to Sir Bob.

Sir Bob offers a snapshot of 20 of his favorites from this past year in his 20 for ‘15 interview.

1. Song

2. Album

3. DJ Mix

Definitely Jauz at Ministry of Sound.

4. Music Video

5. Album Cover

Tame Impala’s Currents is a nice piece of art to look at.

6. Gig

A small, intimate gig in Montreal with an onstage invasion, which made the night one for the books… and of course, they completely destroyed the lighted SBCR logo I have onstage.

7. Word/Phrase/Saying

“For Paris and the World”: That was 2015 at Le Bataclan—what happened hits me deep and affects us all. I’d like to find the right words to express this great sadness that afflicts my soul, but I can’t. I give my condolences to all the friends, families, agents, promoters and Eagles of Death Metal who are suffering this devastating loss of life. I’m close to all of you with all my thoughts and my heart. This November will never be forgotten.

8. Book

Be the Worst You Can Be, by Charles Saatchi.

9. Character

Minions’ Bob

10. YouTube Moment

I took a break from YouTube this year, to be honest.

11. Purchase

A Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera.

12. Discovery

The world is imploding in the worst possible way.

13. Trend

The slow return of good taste and the luxury of time.

14. Day Off

A long walk in the English fields to reach my friend Penny Rimbaud’s cottage.

15. Holy Shit Moment

When I made a four-meter (13 ft.) high jump off the console, realizing the height when I was hanging in the air.

16. Meal

A delicious dinner at the restaurant of my friend Teo Chef in the city where I was born.

17. Place Travelled

Mumbai. The real society juxtaposed with the portrait we’ve been sold is an overwhelming force.

18. Travel Accessory

A medallion depicting an ass—which is actually a sign of good luck.

19. App

20. Photo

The almost four-meter-high jump with Skrillex in Milano I previously mentioned.

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