The name Paul Borg has appeared on hundreds of commercial records for over three decades. A double-platinum award winning producer Paul Borg has established the reputation of a diverse practitioner with an impressive portfolio that includes mainstream pop, underground Jazz, Hip Hop, dance, electronica and world music, working with artists such as KLF, Rebel MC, Was Not Was, Busted, Gang Starr, sugababes, United Future Organization, Emmanuel Jal and Mory Kanté, as well as producing and recording numerous critically acclaimed projects for Giles Peterson’s Talkin-Loud and Brownswood Records.
A prolific multi-media producer and composer, Paul has worked on hundreds of production-music briefs and sync campaigns for over 10 years. His work features in video games, Hollywood movies, TV / radio advertising across the world and is published through Universal Music, EMI, APM and West One Music Group. He is an associate member of PRS for Music.
Paul also enjoys an academic profile and is senior lecturer in music technology at the University of West London where he leads the popular BA undergraduate Music Recording and Production course at the London College of Muisc. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with research interests in electronic music composition and performance practice.
Paul Borg began his career in the music industry at the age of 15 making tea for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Motorhead. In 1984, aged 16, Paul left school one Friday afternoon and found himself assisting in the studio the following Monday as Stevie Wonder recorded vocals at Roundhouse Studio Two in Camden, London. By the age of 18 Paul was house-engineer, and within a year he had mixed a string of hits working alongside pioneers of the emerging UK dance and electronic music scene with artists such as Danny D, Derek B, KLF and Rebel MC, while also engineering and re-mixing for US artists including Was Not Was, Joyce Sims and Gang Starr. This period culminated with a double platinum album for Paul’s work on the hit album ‘wanted’ for pop singer Yazz, as well as a collaboration with legendary Spectrum DJ Colin Hudd to form the group Audio Deluxe, resulting in the hit Balearic anthem ‘60-Seconds’ which achieved the number 1 spot in the KISS FM chart.
During the nineteen-nineties Paul met Jazz/World DJ and label MD Giles Peterson and went on to produce and record numerous albums and projects for Talkin-Loud and Brownswood Records, including the critically acclaimed debut album for Urban Species: ‘Listen’ featuring MC Solar, and five albums with Japanese DJ Jazz collective United Future Organization. This period fuelled Paul’s passion for Jazz and World Music, offering opportunities to record legendary Jazz artists such as Flora Purim, John Hendrix and Mark Murphy.
A chance recommendation from Producer/Engineer Mark (Spike) Stent led to a session in Paris where Paul recorded and mixed the hit single ‘Le Pouvoir’ for the French Rap artists Supreme NTM, arguably the most influential Hip Hop group out-side of the US. Paul then went on to record and produce dozens of albums and singles for the French music industry with award-winning artists such as Mathieu Chedid (M), Julien Lourau and Raï star Faudel.
Over the past two decades Paul has established himself as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in non-western music, producing a string of critically acclaimed albums with a variety of international artists and musicians including Mory Kanté, Etran Finatawa, Abdel Gadir-Salim and Emmanuel Jal.
Paul is currently recording and performing live experimental electronic music throughout Europe as part of the acclaimed new modular music duo d’Voxx.