Johnny Burgos is a singer, songwriter, producer and engineer born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. His brand of future-soul embodies a raw uncompromising sound revealing beauty from pain, hope from despair, and the will to keep fighting. Especially influenced by his uncle and world-class percussionist, Andre Martinez, Johnny grew a fascination with the percussive rhythms of salsa and soul music, which eventually manifested into a devoted passion for Hip Hop by way of a sample-based production style using an Akai MPC 2000. With influences from Michael Jackson, OutKast, J Dilla, Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo, Johnny's music draws upon the core principles of R&B, while encompassing elements of Hip Hop, Funk, Pop, Salsa and Reggae.
Cutting his teeth as a hungry session engineer based out of Flux Studios in NYC's East Village, Johnny refined his ears and skillset working under Grammy Award winning engineers and producers such as Fabrice Dupont, Ryan West, Damon Whittemore, Daniel Sanint and Ben Lindell. Since then he has gone on to work with the likes of Q-Tip, Wu Tang Clan, Frank Dukes, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats and many more.
As an artist and producer, Johnny has collaborated with DJ Skizz, for Hip Hop luminaries such as Mobb Deep and M.O.P., Marco Polo, Frans Mernick, Liza Colby (The Gold Setting), Spencer Ludwig, Travis Mendes and led the band Bridge City Hustle, with whom he toured nationally. As a solo artist Johnny debuted with back to back brand endorsements from French's Mustard and Samsung US, which he used as a platform to launch his 2018 EP 'Love Through it All.' His debut solo album ‘Gone Into The Grey‘ was released to critical acclaim in March of 2021 and has since been added to several official editorial playlists by Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, creating exponential growth in the digital streaming arena. Most recently, Burgos' song 'Wild About You' was used as the soundtrack for the Neiman Marcus, "It's Your Moment", ad campaign for the launch of their online store platform. With a string of singles ready for spring 2022, Johnny is currently in the midst of new collaborations, expanding his live performance with his band, 'The Butter' and completing his sophomore album.