SXSWfm EDM Artist: Borgore

Written by Rory Burbeck | Friday, Sep 13, 2013

Asaf Borger, aka Borgore, has unquestionably become a household name for those who follow the ever growing dubstep sound. The former drummer for Israeli death metal band, Shabira, has evolved into one of the most successful EDM producers out there. His EDM career has grown from modest beginnings: initially distant from the main stages and social circles of dubstep in Europe, especially in the UK, Borgore turned to creating a huge online presence using many social network platforms.

Borgore has been a part of his fair share of controversy. He introduced hardcore and black metal influenced beats into the world of dubstep and he doesn’t shy away from “sexist” or “shocking” lyrics. Because of this, the Israeli producer has earned the nickname “the man who ruined dubstep,” according to a blog on The Independent. In 2012, Borgore produced a song with Miley Cyrus, who has become a beacon of controversy in recent weeks.

Calling his music “Gorestep,” Borgore doesn’t shy away from the controversy and it certainly hasn’t stopped him from moving forward in his career. He is the founder of his own record label, Buygore Records, and is continuing to collaborate with big name acts.

Music has always been the biggest aspect of his life, whether it was playing the piano when he was just three years old or graduating from one of the best youth programs in the world as a saxophone major, playing the drums for a death metal band or MC’ing alongside Tomba on their live beatbox group - and later, their dubstep group AmP. Borgore has dipped his toes into many areas of music.

Tune in to EDJ on SXSWfm to hear music from Borgore and more amazing EDM artists. The show airs every Friday at 6am, 12pm, & 6pm CDT, and Saturdays at 9pm CDT.