Saturday Night Session 027: Borgeous

Saturday Night Session 027: Borgeous

by: Farrell Sweeney Sep 14, 2019 pinterest Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the …

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

DJ and producer Borgeous is long-known for his ability to fluctuate between the trap and dubstep genres while also maintaining a balancing act with catchy commercial releases. His commercial leaning tracks feature flowing melodies without the hard-hitting edge his other works contain. While many producers who have perfected the art of a heavy drop retain hints of intensity in their commercial leaning releases, Borgeous has the ability to display two very distinct creative sides that do not crossover, giving him a dynamic sound and therefore fanbase.

The Las Vegas based producer, whose real name is John Borger, just released a four track EP focusing in on his bass-driven side called Lights Out, and consistent with his previous releases, he has gone straight for an unrelenting compilation of live-performance worthy tracks. He speaks on the EP, giving fans insight into his inspiration for the music and where they can expect it to come to life, stating, “Lights Out is an EP directly connected to my current live shows. I wanted to release music that fit the harder, more bass-heavy sets that I have been playing out at clubs and festivals recently.”

Borger also notes that a crowd’s reaction to his music is one of his biggest inspirations, and that as of late, he has been really inspired by heavier sets at his live shows. The producer is nearing his fifth year with a heavy tour schedule, which is often rumored to be the amount of time it takes for an artist to ‘burn out’ of life on the road. He speaks about what keeps him going, and why burn out won’t be a problem for him.

Borger says, “The energy that electronic music brings to clubs and festivals is unmatched. I wanted to be a part of that movement…Dance music has always been a part of me and has been something that I’ve always been extremely passionate about. I don’t see that changing for me, so burning out is something that has never even crossed my mind.”

When asked what kind of a Saturday Night his Saturday Night Session will get fans ready for, Borger comments, “It gets them ready for a hard-hitting set that they can expect to hear at the next Borgeous show they go to.”

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What initially led you into electronic music production?
The energy that electronic music brings to clubs and festivals is unmatched. I wanted to be a part of that movement.

You’re just hit your five year mark of heavy touring after your breakout single ‘Tsunami.’ Many say that most major artists have 5 years until they need to scale back or burn out. What are your thoughts on that theory?
Dance music has always been a part of me and has been something that I’ve always been extremely passionate about. I don’t see that changing for me, so burning out is something that has never even crossed my mind.

What parts of life do you draw the most inspiration from when it comes to producing music?
I get my inspiration from everything going on around me. But most importantly, I draw inspiration from a crowd’s reaction and response to different sounds and situations.

Can you tell us about the EP you just released?
Lights Out is an EP directly connected to my current live shows. I wanted to release music that fit the harder, more bass-heavy sets that I have been playing out at clubs and festivals recently.

What are your tour essentials- items you can’t live without when you are on the road?
Hat, sunglasses, & a pair of Adidas

Any guilty pleasures?
Candy

What kind of Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session getting listeners ready for?
It gets them ready for a hard-hitting set that they can expect to hear at the next Borgeous show they go to.