Borgeous rises to “Ruin LA”

Platinum-selling Billboard-charting DJ and producer ‘Borgeous’ has been at the bleeding edge of excitingly melodic pop-blended Electronic dance music, hitting the worldwide stage in over 110 countries, selling-out festivals all over and collaborating with the likes of Lil Jon, Sean Paul, Waka Flocka, Julia Michaels and more.

John Borger, AKA, “Borgeous” was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He traded east coast beaches and sunshine for that of the pacific when he moved to Los Angeles and fully immersed himself in the Nightly EDM scene. Like many, Borger started off as a DJ in the nightclub circuit. The club that he worked for allowed him to come in early and hone his craft before performing live, and this work ethic soon paid off when he released his debut single in 2013, titled “Tsunami”. 

Other Billboard charting hit songs by Borgeous include three tracks with Julia Michaels “Invincible”, “They Don’t Know Us”, and “Wildfire”, “This Could Be Love” feat. Delaney Jane and Shaun Frank, and “Zero Gravity” with Lights. His 2016 debut album,13, reached #1 on iTunes and showcased a collection of acclaimed tracks with collaborations including Lil Jon, Sean Paul, Loud Luxury, Fatman Scoop, Neon Hitch and more.

This hugely referential figure within the current EDM landscape is releasing his newest single that’s been six years in the making. Titled “Ruin L.A.”, this new song is a highly melancholic piece that nonetheless lends itself to the liberating and celebratory tone of EDM at large, especially with the plastic and dynamic pop sensibilities that he infused the track with.  

The track was written by Borgeous, Cara Salimando, and Jonny Price, and it “narrates how love and loss can often taint a whole city, leaving with it bittersweet memories that are better off left behind.” Borger also remarks how this track  “touches [him] in a way no song ever has before.” 

The music video for the song was shot and edited to look almost like a slideshow of the life of a couple having their ups and downs with the titular city not just as a backdrop but almost like a third character, imbuing its subtler qualities into almost every shot and into the lives of these people.