SHARE TO VOTE FOR: Borak
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hi, I’m Borak from Los Angeles. With a wide range of diversity I play eclectic dance music that you didn’t even know you had to hear it and would love. It makes you move? Vote for me and let’s meet in IBIZA.
How did you get into DJing?
I’m originally from Turkey and between 2012 and 2015 I was a radio host on the national radio. During that time I started DJing in small parties as I was playing my taste of dance music on the radio. After I moved in to USA I fell in love with the eclectic side of dance music culture and since than I’m connecting my roots with the modern tone of dance music on almost every single week.
What DJs have had the most influence on you?
Rampue – My ultimate hero is definitely Rampue, his 2015 Burning Man Robot Heart live act set the bar for me and since then I’ve been getting inspired constantly from that mix. The way he delivers, the song selection and the executing them LIVE is still gives me goosebumps Solomun As I mentioned 2012 to 2015 is very significant in my sound and as a DJ raised in Turkey Solomun was like a god for us back then. His sound still has some influence on my taste – I wouldn’t change 2013 Solomun to anyone. Louie Vega Mr. Little Louie Vega sits in the center of my performance. His energy throughout his sets, constant movement and the diversity of sound are the attributes I look up to a lot.
You’re being put to death, but you can listen to one last track before you die. What track do you choose?
Neset Ertas – Yolcu
What’s your favourite thing about Ibiza?
Sadly I’ve never been.
What’s the easiest thing about being a DJ?
Playing when you have a massive crowd. The dancefloor feed off of their own energy and not much is left for you to do.
And what’s the hardest thing about being a DJ?
Definitely staying true to yourself. Sometimes the trends can set a tone to an era and easy to get caught up in trends. Even though there’s nothing wrong about this I think the style is still the message. I always try hard to be my own self while finding that sweet spot within the people’s taste.
Best thing about Dance Music culture right now?
Same as the beginning. Being a shelter for the misfits, the one’s that chose to be free. I can always count on a good rave when there’s not enough love around my world.
Worst thing about Dance Music culture right now?
The people abusing this culture. Misinterpreting the freedom with a green light non-consensual acts. Sadly some people are dive into this culture with the darkest blindfolds and don’t try to understand what is actually about.
Why should listeners vote for you?
I’ve been djing quite a while now and from the deepest corners of my heart I not only play music yet also deeply rooted in this culture in my community by providing the safe space for people to be free (as well as for me). I’m practicing – educating myself. I think I deserve it. It’s my turn now. So let’s get me to Ibiza.