By Rachel Burt
Yosef Asaf Borger, known on stage as Borgore, is an Israeli-born rapper, EDM producer, DJ, and singer-songwriter currently living in the U.S. He’s the founder of his own label, Buygore Records, and recently teamed up with Gucci Mane and THIRTY RACK in his new song “MOP.” The artist went live on Facebook on Thursday to preview the song before it officially dropped the next day.
In the past, Borgore has collaborated with the likes of Miley Cyrus, G-Eazy, and Waka Flocka. But for his previous single that debuted in July, Borgore teamed up with someone a bit wilder.
“Elefante,” came about after Borgore adopted an elephant named Trunk from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Though he obviously couldn’t keep the elephant, he brought a small stuffed animal version with him on tour, hitting shows like EDC Las Vega. All proceeds from the video streams of the song will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Borgore is performing at Westcott Theater on Friday, Sept. 28 as a part of his 28-stop North American headlining “BGU Tour.” Tickets for the show are currently on sale starting at $22 and will also be available the day of the show.
In his latest album, Borgore changed up the tone of his tracks by incorporating jazz and giving fans a glimpse into his personal music taste. The album, “Adventures in Time,“ peels back another layer of the cross-genre producer. Formally trained in jazz at Tel Aviv’s Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Borgore was somewhat of a saxophone prodigy and composed for big band ensembles.
According to Bongore’s artist bio, he is “one of electronic music’s most popular and polarizing artists. Called the enfant terrible of bass culture, Borgore is happy to name himself the man who ‘ruined dubstep.’ The LA-based, Tel Aviv-born, producer’s genre-destroying ‘gorestep’ and maniacal live shows have made him an iconic character in the modern bass scene.”
Just like his music, Borgore’s live shows defy expectations. He combines vocals, visuals and on-stage antics to create a one-of-a-kind experience for his audience. By constantly challenging his fans and the musical status-quo, Borgore continues down his path toward what he calls his “new gore order.”