Borgore Is Tired of Binge Drinking, Would Rather Just Make Dance Music
The Israeli musician, singer, producer and DJ born Asaf Borger, that's Borgore to you, came to Sutra--our favorite EDM haven in Newport Beach--as part of his #TURNTLIFE Spring Tour with opening support from Kennedy Jones for an incredible night of spine-rattling bass. We're exactly one week away from his performance at one of the biggest parties of the year as thousands of EDM crazed fans will take over Las Vegas June 21st - 23rd for Electric Daisy Carnival. We chatted with the self proclaimed "Legend" about his new single, EDC and his new sense of direction.
Andrew Galuppo / AJG Photography Borgore at Sutra
Borgore's latest "Legend" video was released on Tuesday and will be featured on his upcoming Legend EP due out June 25th on his own independent label Buygore Records. Taking the word literally, Borgore is depicted as an 80's heavy metal icon in a house filled with groupies and a 10-year-old son who, in an attempt to become like his father, pumps iron, guzzles down milk by the carton. The track features Borgore on vocals and a catchy chorus much like his "Decisions" with the former Disney star Miley Cyrus.
"I wrote this song so long ago, but it's about drinking my ass off," he says. "Right now it's a new world. I'm concentrating on what's important." What's important is a step away from the usual rage and debauchery he sings about in his songs. At the Sutra show he was having his own mini party in the artist room with Ookay spinning, ladies everywhere and booze flowing. But the DJ was sitting down on the couch on his laptop working on some final edits to tracks and steering clear from alcohol.
"I used to be stupid and drink until I was out of my mind," Asaf says. "My sister toured with me in Australia and she was like 'dude, you're forgetting why you started this. Stop drinking and start enjoying the music instead of drowning in alcohol'." Wanting to leave a real legacy through his music the artist is concentrating on his career and taking things much more seriously.
See Borgore's new video for "Legend" below