Stream, Download New Borgore Collaboration With Barrington Levy, ‘Blast Ya’ [LISTEN]
Following last month's one-up "I Love Tacos," Borgore is back with a new track titled "Blast Ya." Featuring Jamaican dancehall legend Barrington Levy, the genre-bending collaboration fuses elements of reggae with EDM-leaning dubstep to create one explosive track reminiscent of old school Document One remixes of Skrillex. Stream and download the track on Soundcloud via the Israeli producer's Buygore imprint, below.
While Borgore's wobbly brand of dubstep -- which features massive, often over-the-top bass drops -- isn't sonically rooted in dub music, the "Here I Come" singer is apparently one of the producer/DJ's greatest influences.
"Barrington Levy was one of my favorite artists as a kid," the producer explained in a press statement. "Young Asaf Borger would have never dreamed I would be able to work with such a legend while also pushing the boundaries of electronic music."
Old-school reggae and hard-hitting dubstep might not seem like the most synergetic of pairings, but the collaborators make it work. In Levy's words: "'Blast Ya' is a three-dimensional futuristic record."
"The dancehall meets an authentic dubplate style that collides into EDM; it's raw but an organic sound," the reggae star said in a statement.
Borgore is often considered the godfather of "brostep" -- meaning the hype-driven drop-heavy type of dubstep that tends to feature misogynistic lyrics -- so the new collaboration marks something of a departure from much of his previous work. Still as vibrant and hard-hitting as ever, the comparatively chilled-out track once again proves the producer's versatility.
"Blast Ya" arrives simultaneously with Buygore's new weekly party series, "Still Lit," which kicked-off last week at Sound Nightclub in LA. The label is also curating a stage at Escapade Music Festival in Canada in June.
In-between running his label and dropping new tunes, Borgore has continued his Las Vegas residency. Additionally, the producer stays busy on tour with stops at festivals across the globe.