Interview: Borgore Spills On DJ Bitch Moves, Justin Bieber Losing It, Working With Waka
Borgore laid down the law at a stop on the Aokify tour in an interview with VIBE minutes before laying down a boombastic bass-heavy set. Things got a bit heated when it came to discussing the big "D" in electronic dance music acronym, EDM, because for Asaf Borger it means nothing but Drama. The straight-talking Israeli DJ-producer ponies up some personal thoughts on certain "bitch moves" made by EDM elite and says "fuck it" to anyone trying to start beef. Check out the exclusive one-on-one below:
VIBE: How has your Aokify tour experience been thus far?
Borgore: Incredible. Really good. Kids are super excited, I love Waka. Everything has been amazing and I’ve had some really good shows so far.
So ‘Wild Out’ – your first collaboration with Waka Flocka – came out October 15 via Dim Mak Records; what was it like working with him?
Waka is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever worked with. He’s such a fun dude. I mean, he has lyrics like it’s nothing. It was a very good experience.
You had remixed Migos a while back too; it’s almost turning into a trend amongst your recent releases- hip-hop meets dubby/trap tunes. Is it here to stay?
I have been listening to this music for a long time now…like when I started doing dubstep- I was already listening to everything coming from ATL like I mean it wasn’t Migos and Waka back in the day of course, it was like Ludacris and Soulja Boy. But it turned later into what it is today with Gucci, Waka, Rich Homie Quan, and all that shit.
So does that make you feel ‘some type of way’? Do you drop that type of stuff during your sets?
That’s the biggest song. I love it. I have an EDM/Trap remix of it that my friend Mayhem did. Maybe I’ll play it but the thing is- it’s one of those songs that I’m on stage fucking rocking the lyrics and going mental and all of the crowd is like- “This is not Calvin Harris? Or what I was promised?” You know?
Do you think you would ever get called out like Calvin?
Oh that was a bitch move dude. But you know what? That made me realize the fact that all DJs eat shit. It’s easier for me to get away with moving from one genre to the other, because I do it all of the time but even when it comes to Calvin Harris... I love his music but you know it’s mainstream, and when it comes to people calling him a sell-out, like sold out to what? What are you talking about? Dumb hoe. He’s sitting at home working on music that means a lot to him and he loves it and when he plays a gig in front of thousands of people who came to see him because they love his music, and that girl who paid a ticket or sucked someone’s dick to get inside - why would you even come all the way up to the booth to tell him you’re not having fun? go home then. Why are you ruining everyone’s experience? Why are you being a bitch? It is what it is.
Switching back the gears on the subject of EDM and Hip-Hop and more drama. Did you happen to catch the Justin Bieber and Michael Woods fiasco that happened this past weekend?
It was interesting. I mean, I think Justin Bieber is losing it in a bad way. It’s like he’s doing stuff that’s outrageous but it’s not the good kind of outrageous. It’s not cool what he’s doing. All stars go through generic shit of doing coke or whatever, and getting arrested. He’s just doing things that are straight up not cool.
Regardless, there was a lot of Twitter drama revolving around it. Even Deadmau5 chimed in so what do you think is the best way to deal with Twitter beef in your opinion?
If anyone tries to start beef with me online, I just ignore it. I think nothing hurts a person more than that. That’s the best win. Just say whatever you have to say about me but look I’m going to continue with my life and I don’t care what you have to say. Fuck it. Usually whoever yells has nothing to really say. The people that yell, scream, and make all the noise are the people that have nothing to say.
Aside from the drama and the negativities, you definitely express the better, more positive aspects of EDM and hip-hop, but would you rule it as a good mix of genres?
Everything is a good mix. I support all types of mixes. Even though I’m not a big fan of country, even Avicii’s songs were good hybrids of those genres. It sounds amazing and everyone loves it. I think you should always expand your boundaries and try new stuff in general.
Last question- what can you say about the Aokify tour in four words or less?
Best. Fucking. Show. Ever.
With 30+ dates on the tour- you can bob your dreads with Flocka, have your face melt aside Borgore and get caked by Steve Aoki as well. Who said anything about turning up when you can get straight up Aokified.
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