Borgore Talks Miley Cyrus Being a "Cool Chick," Transitioning From Deathcore to Dubstep
Courtesy of Borgore Borgore brings his raunchy "gorestep" to The Pressroom on Friday, May 2.
Dubstep producer and DJ Asaf "Borgore" Borger is scheduled to perform Friday, May 2, at the Pressroom in Phoenix. This Israeli-native is known for his brash and brutal style of dubstep, which he named "gorestep."
Borgore is one of the pioneers of modern dubstep in America. His 2010 breakout hit, "Nympho," was a vulgar, asses-out anthem for freaks everywhere. He's since been known for his collaboration with Miley Cyrus on "Decisions," friend Carnage on "Incredible," as well as Waka Flocka Flame on "Wild Out."
Like his music, Borgore says what he thinks and tells it like it is. He isn't too concerned with political correctness or caring what you think about him. Up on the Sun spoke with Borgore on the phone last week about life, being in a metal band, and what it was like collaborating with the most controversial woman in pop music.
A lot of people don't know that you actually went to a renowned music school. Would you say you got your start in music with more classical styles?
Classical, but mainly jazz and contemporary music.
Then you went into being in a metal/deathcore band. When did you start getting interested in that?
I was always interested in everything. Even as a child I was interested in System of a Down and No Doubt. I was always very . . . weird.
So how did you go about forming that band?
The death metal band?
All of my good buddies were like, "We really want to do a band that plays covers of Lamb of God, and we don't have a drummer." I wasn't a drummer, but I was like, "Fuck it. I'll be a drummer for you guys." So I just practiced 12 to 16 hours a day for a month or two, and I was able to play the shit.
What is the deathcore scene like in Israel? Is it pretty big there?
Actually, it's pretty huge. It's still happening. It's more happening there than over here, really, but I'm not really hanging out in the metal scene here.
You don't go to shows or anything like that anymore? You're just over it?
It's not that I'm over it. I'm just not really up-to-date. I don't know what's happening anymore. I used to be really into it. Every new band that came out, I was listening to demos of bands that are really huge right now back when they were just fucking recording their shit in a garage. Now I'm just not up-to-date I guess.
I heard that you got hooked on dubstep when you heard a Skream and Benga track at a club. Did you get any shame from your metal friends for crossing over?
All of us moved into dubstep together. My friends and I were all very alike. We would play metal, then go to a full moon party in the fucking desert for an after-hours show. It was very open-minded for everything.
And you were still living in Israel when you got into dubstep, right?
Yeah, I left Israel like a year and a half ago.