'Blast Ya' is out now on Borgore's own label, Buygore
Given dubstep's heavy stylistic debt to traditional Jamaican dub, it's no surprise that the two genres have cross-pollinated on many occasions. See, for instance, Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, or Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1. But the team-up of legendary 80s singjay Barrington Levy and gorestep maestro Borgore is one we definitely didn't see coming.
It turns out, though, that the Israeli producer has long been a fan of the artist best known for 80s hits like Under Mi Sensi and Here I Come. "Barrington Levy was one of my favourite artists as a kid," he says. "Young Asaf Borgore would never have dreamed I would be able to work with such a legend while also pushing the boundaries of electronic music." Levy himself, of course, is no stranger to cross-genre collaborations, having previously worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Rebel MC and Aphrodite.
The fruit of the unlikely twosome's joint labours, Blast Ya, can be heard below, and we reckon the blend of Barringon's dancehall-style vocal, reggae guitar chops and Borgore's fierce, gnarly dubstep actually works surprisingly well. But see what you think...
In other Buygore news, a series of weekly label parties called Still Lit kicked off at Sound Nightclub in LA last week, while June will see the label curating their first-ever festival stage at Escapade in Canada.