Borgore Interview DJ MAG Malaysia
Can you share with us what is most important for you in your creative process?
I think, trying to have fun, trying to be genuine, you know… When I write I want it to be something that I'm actually feeling, I try not to be distracted to what's right or what's wrong. It has to be genuine.
About your new release "Domino" featuring Mad Cobra, what was your concept for this song?
I grew up listening to Reggae and Dancehall and for years my dream was to work with some of my favorite artists from Jamaica. So I made a record with Barrington Levy and then I got a couple more acapellas and one of them was from Mad Cobra. He is Huge in the Dancehall world. I couldn't believe it you know, to get an acapella from Mad Cobra in the Dancehall world is like getting an acapella from Drake! It was a big deal for me, I was very happy to work on it. I want it to sound kind of like earlier dubstep rather than what's going on right now. I think I kinda achieved it in a way.
You are known as a creative producer, loved by your fans but also criticized by many people, If you could tell in one sentence what do you want to tell the world with your art, what would it be?
I'm a real musician, how many people in this industry are real musicians?
About your label, "Buygore" can you share with us a little bit about it? The story why you started your own record label?
I started my own record label because when I started to put music out it was back on MySpace days, and no label actually want to touch it. They were scared of Dubstep sounds, you know, no one knew what EDM or Dubstep was, and I had these radical lyrics, it wasn't like radio. It was nothing like what labels wanted to touch. But it was sticking up on places like MySpace, Youtube… I was Touring around the world and I couldn't put my music out so I just started my own label. And the whole concept behind it was - What we're gonna do, we are going on the internet and we're are going to look for other artists that are doing really good and that labels are not paying attention to. We helped them develop and we succeeded with artist like DOTCOM and many more.
You know, there were a lot of people that went through this label through the years and I think that we didn't invent it "Going Online" and looking for music but we were definitely the first wave. Now the bigger labels are actually doing what we did 7, 8 years ago. You know, major labels right now, won't touch you if you don't have millions of views on a song or million views on Soundcloud.
What can your fans expect of Buygore next releases?
Everything is very different, very underground, it's heavy, it's dubstep, it's rhythm, it's Hard Trap. It’s stuff that other labels are scared to release. We are not scared because I feel that this is what the crowd wants and this is what I'm going to release on my label, you know?!
What can we expect of your next steps?
Through this whole year, I've been releasing a lot of Dubstep and more underground stuff. For years I was concentrated on trying to be more… I don't want to say ‘mainstream’ but I brought a more mainstream sound. And I'm tired of it because it's falling, everyone in that world is falling, all this shit is falling. It's not real, I'm doing what I feel is real. When I am in the studio I just want to make music that I love. I'm not in a competition.
How are you feeling after playing here on Tomorrowland?
I'm really happy because I came this year to Tomorrowland saying " I'm not gonna water down me what I'm gonna play and I played some of the heaviest records that have ever been played on Tomorrowland. I was playing rhythm, I was playing some heavy fucking shit, I didn't adjust my set for Tomorrowland and what I loved about it was that the crowd was totally feeling it. They wanted that shit, the crowd is tired of everyone giving them all the commercial pop, they are actually happy that someone comes here and gives them the shit that they want to hear. I feel good about it!
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