Borgore gets animalistic on 'Wild Out' EP [Review]
Everyone’s favorite in-your-face cake connoisseur, Borgore, is back at it with the official release of his genre-crossing Wild Out EP. With help from vocalist Paige, southern rap star Waka Flocka Flame, and Philadelphia based producer Victor Niglio, the EP is a party fueling collection of electro house and big room tunes that perfectly blend the styles of each individual artist. Wild Out showcases the playfully mischievous Israeli producer’s hardcore electronic roots, while also representing significant growth for the artist. Borgore moves away from the grimy, grumbling sounds of the dubstep he is known to produce, using this sound-bending studio effort as a testament to his versatility as a producer and performer.
Released on tour mate Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, Borgore’s new four track EP featuring some creative, crisp new compositions. The EP not only bridges the gaps between pop, dubstep, hip-hop, and electro house, but also reflects the major strides the animated chaos conductor has made as a producer.
The title track, “Wild Out,” is a blend of Borgore’s signature, heavy bass-riddled sound and Waka Flocka’s barbarous rap style, accompanied by Paige’s pop vocal work, leading in to a throbbing big room break. The bouncy drop, coupled with party-primed lyrics and a catchy hook makes for a solid dance tune. Perfect for the festival stage, it doesn’t end there — the EP also features a club edit of “Wild Out” as well.
“Booty Monsta,” featuring Victor Niglio, is a gritty electro house selection that highlight’s both producer’s respective styles, while creating an eerie atmosphere that incorporates pounding kicks, and sharp robotic synths. A huge build leads into a drop that sounds like Satan himself gargling asphalt to the massive track. Finally, for the last track featured on the deliciously deviant Israeli producer’s EP, Borgore returns to his dubstep roots with “Wayak.” The rattling dubstep tune comes as Borgore’s spin on a classic Egyptian love song. The song features Arabic lyrics, a realm Asaf Borger candidly admits he is not too experienced in, although the product turned out to be eloquent and artistic. “Wayak” growls and snarls along to the melodic, culturally-influenced Egyptian tune; again showcasing Borgore’s significant progress as a producer, and eradicating genre restrictions altogether.
Breaking down language barriers, genre barriers, and preconceived notions, Boregore’s latest release is an impressive collection, perfect to party along to. Featuring one of rap music’s most in demand performers in Waka Flocka Flame, along with the work of Victor Niglio and Paige, the Wild Out EP is certainly worth a listen, as Borgore hones in his wide range of skills to bring about another cluster of party anthems to enjoy.