American DJ and producer Borgeous has had a hand in a few very important club anthems that you’ll hear up and down the Strip. “Tsunami,” the collaborative track with fellow Drai’s resident DVBBS, skyrocketed him to fame and was recently used in Drai’s commercials on screens in local taxis and at McCarran International Airport. We spoke with the young EDM star (a.k.a. John Borger) as he waited for a car following a show in Tallahassee, Florida, just days after returning from an international tour. Next stops included New York’s Electric Zoo festival and the Tramps Like Us festival in San Diego. Catch Borgeous next at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub on September 19.
Where are some of your favorite places to perform?
I like playing in Canada a lot. Canada has really good energy. New York is always fun. Of course Drai’s. I played my first night show there on a Saturday like a month ago. I also just got back from India. That was pretty amazing.
What was your favorite part about your trip to India?
It was just cool seeing a different part of the world and the different way of living there.
I hear the dance scene is blowing up there.
Yeah, it’s huge. I felt like Justin Bieber when I was over there. It was pretty crazy.
What do you have coming up?
I just put out a song called “Breathe” on Doorn Records. I have another song called “They Don’t Know Us” coming out with the vocalist from “Invincible” and “Wildfire.” And I have a kind of deep-house song I’ve been working on—that’s kind of a different angle. I have some other collabs that are in the works right now [with] Sam Smith and Kelly Rowland. I’m kinda letting everything develop [and] putting out a bunch of stuff in 2015.
And what do you like to do when you’re in Las Vegas?
Spearmint Rhino. No, I’m just kidding … [laughs]
Did you go? That’s one of the best!
I’m just kidding … kind of … not really. I really like to go [out] with friends that live in Vegas to a really nice restaurant and just sit and enjoy, you know. I don’t really like to go too crazy anymore. I don’t go out to get fucked up. We go out for a few drinks at a little bar and then we go to a club or something for a little bit. Last time I went to Vegas I went and chilled with Diplo—he’s a good friend of mine. I went to his show at XS and kicked it with him onstage … and then we ended up going to Spearmint Rhino and I made [the girls] dance to “Tsunami” and “Invincible.”