FRIDAY JULY 21ST 2017
A dubstep producer and vocalist irreverent enough to pen a tune called "Act Like a Ho" ("but first do the dishes"), Israeli producer Asaf Borger, aka Borgore, creates a brash, aggressive form of metal-influenced EDM that he refers to as "gorestep." Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Borger played drums in a metal band called Shabira, and began producing tracks and remixes under the Borgore handle toward the end of the 2000s. In 2009, he released two online mixtapes (Goresteps Most Hated and Ice Cream Mixtape) and an EP (Gorestep, Vol. 1), and appeared on the 12" EP Viridian released by American label Terminal Dusk. His profile was raised by a spate of 2010 releases that were crude both lyrically and sonically. Ice Cream (featuring "Act Like a Ho" as a B-side) was issued on Trill Bass and "Birthday and the Black November" appeared on Audio Freaks, while Borgore Ruined Dubstep and Borgore Ruined Dubstep, Pt. 2 were the first releases on Borger's Buygore label. A fifth Borgore EP, Delicious, was released the following year, while Buygore remained active with other releases from Tomba, Bare, and Bare Noize.