Through their consistent evolution as an electro-house act, and retaining a mystique to their frenetic live act, Bloody Beetroots have steadily staked their claim to the crown of the electronica field, looking to follow Deadmaus in being the next big club act to break the mainstream. Odds are that you'll already recognise a lot of their work, whilst perhaps not recognising them as the Italian-through-London duo of Bob Rifo, aka 'Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo', and DJ Tommy Tea, aka 'Isaac'. From their conception in late 2006, via the soundtrack to Fifa 2009, they have built an international fanbase, founded in their fantastic live sets. Having witnessed them headline the Egg in London, I can testify to the raw energy and invention of their show, with their trademark Venom masks drawing on the sinister edge to their mixes. It is here on their long awaited compilation Best of... Remixes that we are finally allowed an accessible, concentrated look into the heads of the DJs, and it is absolutely brilliant.

Opening with their reworking of Goose's 'Can't Stop Me Now', the record slowly builds, with this track included almost for the purpose of an introduction, developing over a vaguely trance foundation to gradually acquaint a fresh listener with the wider generic themes to be played with over the record. It writes a rulebook for the album, before being emphatically torn up with the following reworking of Tiga's 'Mind Dimension'. Built round the refrain of "Everytime I look into your eyes I see the future", with a throbbing industrial bass, it paints a far more accurate picture of Bloody Beetroots' sound.

It is such an instantly danceable album it's laughable, with 'Muzzle #1'- interpreting The Whip - so aggressively catchy it should be criminal. The pleasure of this album lies in its relevance and approachability; the juxtaposition of rock and electro turn what may seem a daunting album into an exploration of genre and definition. Whilst undoubtedly a dance record, the range of material on 'Pistols and Hearts' especially makes it very easy for the record to deny its own roots, and step into brave new ground. Working with artists ranging from Shitdisco to U-God, via MSTRKRFT and an ambitious take on The All-American Rejects' 'Gives You Hell', there is something here for the most intrepid dance fan. I think it is surprising how easy it is to appreciate the record without a dance background; it's written to soundtrack the most debauched houseparty, an album to track the night that Skins could only dream of. This isn't an album to relax to, it is a dynamic experience of erratic time signatures, warped vocals and impossible rhythm.

Though the album limps through a couple of tracks- furious bass can only go so far to right the wrongs of Robyn's dire rapping on 'Cobrastyle' - this is an exhausting, exhilarating journey through contemporary electro, cataloguing the emphatic rise of Bloody Beetroots and their reaction to the subtle changes across the scene. In a period when commercialised and diluted dance music seems to be rated so inexplicably high, it's massively refreshing to listen to an original and modern which can be rated across all factions

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