On Saturday, January 31st, House of Hearts welcomed Borgore back to the City of Brotherly Love, and with him came the whole Buygore squad for a night that Philadelphia will surely not forget. “The Buygore Show” showed up with a star studded lineup that included Borgore, Ookay, Jauz and hometown heavy-weight Dotcom. With a lineup like that and tickets selling out weeks in advance, we here at House of Hearts, along with the crowd, knew we were in for an unforgettable night. The homie and Philly native Dotcom gave us some exclusive inside talk after warming up the crowd:
Dotcom: "Man, I’m telling you growing up here in the scene was actually great for me because I got into mash-ups when they were big. I was coming up and it wasn’t easy, but I had a better resume than just DJ’s to get gigs in Philly. Philly is such a bass heavy city, ya know. I actually moved here when I was 12 so I didn’t get the full thing, but in my formative years it was great. It was mainly dubstep then, so I went dubstep… Then trap just took over."
And, of course, a shoutout to House of Hearts.
"Actually House of Hearts was always a name that was everywhere, you know what I mean. House of Hearts this, House of Hearts that, if I get in with House of Hearts I’ll get this show or I’ll get that one. I always wanted to be friends with the House of Hearts guys."
After rocking the sold out crowd, he let us know that" the crowd response from my hometown was awesome and I really enjoyed myself up on stage. This my first sold out show in Philadelphia and I couldn’t of asked for anything more.”
Dotcom was just the tip of the iceberg. As the venue continued to fill up quickly, next up was Jauz, who supplied the dance floor with his signature genre-bending sound. This distinct sound is nearly undefinable but is best described as future garage/house, and it most definitely had the crowd grooving. He was followed up by Ookay, a California based producer that mainly focuses his sets on trap and big room house. Ookay may have been relatively unknown to a lot of the crowd but was sure to leave a permanent impact on the way the fans perceive his music. With his mixing expertise and impressive track selection he was fully able to fire up the sold out crowd, leaving them begging for more.
After a couple hours of fine tuning some material and catching an exclusive interview with us, it was finally Borgore’s turn to take the decks. Being that the crowd was here for a multitude of different reasons and all having a different musical palate Borgore was able to transition into an array of different genres, giving us a taste of everything. We caught up with him before his set and listened to him give incredible insight into America, Miley Cyrus, Twitter jail and booty.
House of Hearts: First off congrats on the tour so far, selling out almost every single stop … How’s it been?
Borgore: It’s my favorite tour I’ve done so far. Obviously we are all good friends outside of performers that are inside a package or whatever. We are actually friends, ya know? Even when we go back home. Tour has been real good, tons of good music, I’ve learned a lot of good music from my friends that we are working with. Lots of really hot naked chicks too!
House of Hearts: So how did this #Booty4Borgore start? How’d this whole thing come about?
Borgore: I was playing a show somewhere in England, I think near New Castle, and I got obliterated drunk. I was like playing strip-twitter, which is what I call it. I was like; “every 10 chicks with their shirt off I’ll take my shirt off and every 10 chicks with their pants off I’ll take my pants off.” It went like this the whole night and when it came to the money shot of me showing my butt, Twitter blocked me. I was saved by the Twitter jail. I guess because if you tweet 200 tweets in like an hour Twitter just locks you for like a day or so.
House of Hearts: So, you did a track with Miley Cyrus…
Borgore: Of course.
House of Hearts: Personally I think she’s extremely talented and she gets a lot heat for some of the antics she pulls… Tell us a bit about that and how it was working with her.
Borgore: It was really good working with Miley, she’s super fun…. Uhm, she’s getting a lot of shit, I mean she does some shit. She’s been doing some fucking bat shit crazy stuff lately. I’ll give you that. But the thing is she’s not very different from any other chick her age in America. And, if you judge Miley Cyrus… You need to judge America. Ya know?
Borgore: You cannot go and say Miley Cyrus is fucked up, all of America is fucked up. If you think Miley Cyrus is fucked up than the education in America is fucked up. Don’t blame her. Blame your education system. Blame your Government. Blame your parents. Blame your fucking internet. I don’t know. I’ll tell you it’s less likely to see a chick acting like this outside of America.
His 90 minute set was jam-packed with big room, hip-hop, dubstep, trap, and even included some live vocals from himself. This being the first sold-out show for House of Hearts in 2015, the night truly set the tone for the year to come. Check out the full photo gallery from the night & keep it locked for future show announcements, giveaways and more!