Temple Presents Borgore
Borgore is one of electronic music’s most popular and polarizing artists. Called the enfant terrible of bass culture and happy to name himself the man who “ruined dubstep,” the LAbased, Tel Aviv-born producer’s genre-destroying “gorestep” and maniacal live shows have made him an iconic character in the modern bass scene. His upcoming release #NEWGOREORDER, out July 8th on his own Buygore record label through Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, will certainly only bring that fame to new heights. Noisey describes the first single “Ratchet” as “a devastating cock-trap breakdown that rattles both your teeth and sense of self before ricocheting back to the perverse eye of the storm.” The suggestion that the song, which rewrites the children’s classic “If You’re Happy And You Know It” into a wobbling, dirty, bass anthem will “destroy your childhood” is one that Borgore, eternal provocateur, heartily enjoys.
Borgore’s enthusiastic disruption of current electronic music is backed up by sterling musical credentials, proving the old saying that you have to know the rules before you can break them. Formally trained in jazz at Tel Aviv’s Thelma Yellin music academy – Israel’s answerto Juilliard – he was a saxophone prodigy and composed for big band ensembles. The depthof Borgore’s musical knowledge is reflected in his varied influences, which range from Bachand John Coltrane to Aphex Twin and Ella Fitzgerald.
Borgore’s introduction to the bass-driven dubstep genre came one night in a Tel Aviv indie club where the DJ was spinning what Borgore refers to as “all the Croydon guys” – Skream,Benga, Mala, Coki, etc. Borgore describes that night as life-changing; “I loved drum andbass, trance, and hip hop …for me, dubstep brought all of that together.” Borgore immediately beganmaking his own tracks, which he uploaded to the internet accompanied by simple videos. His early work went “all viral” as he consistently gained bigger play counts
than any of his more established contemporaries.
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