I'm a Brooklyn Bred Producer, Engineer, Singer & Songwriter with a Studio suite at NYC's premiere recording studio, Engine Room Audio. I'm proficient in crossover R&B and Hiphop genres and have worked with the likes of Mobb Deep, Q -Tip, M.O.P., The Roots, Spencer Ludwig, Frans Mernick, Siangie Twins, Travis Mendes and Bria Lee, to name a few.
Specializing in crossover styled R&B/Soul, Hip Hop and Pop vocals and songwriting, I offer tiered services for every step of the process, from building vocal performance skills, demo writing, tracking, tuning, comping, and the final mixed and mastered project. I enjoy all approaches to the process, including elaborating on existing demos or creating everything from scratch, and I'm always open to my clients preferences in terms of their involvement in the process. The entire process can be done in-house via my studio suite at Engine Room Audio (NYC), with an extensive network of other artists and industry professionals of its own. I'm also not opposed to working remotely via video or call sessions for long distance clients.
As a drummer, my production style derives from a heavily percussive foundation and I'm proficient in the many aspects of todays rhythm driven crossover/ pop music, and I'm most known for infusing a soulful essence into my production and songwriting approach.
I offer competitive pricing and I am willing to work with a tight budget, if the talent and commitment are the right fit. I love what I do and love to help bring talented peoples visions to life, especially while sharing my knowledge with young and less experienced artists/ producers throughout the process. Reach out today for your projects consultation, and let's see where we can take your vision!
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16 ReviewsEndorse Johnny Burgos
Johnny is simply amazing! I reached out to him last minute with an idea and he made it come to life within days...it was perfect! Truly skilled at what he does!
Johnny has soul ! no brainer if you need a hook, melody idea, lyric tweaks. A secret weapon !
After working with a whole lot of different people over the last 6 - 8 months, Johnny was a huge breathe of fresh air. If you're looking for someone to turn your idea into an actual piece of art, Johnny is the man. He was extremely professional, patient with me, and through the course of my project I found myself genuinely enjoying talking to him as a person. I am ridiculously critical of my own projects, but the music I made with Johnny was the first project that I genuinely can say I'm proud of, and it's only because of how ludicrously talented he is. Hit him up!!!
John and I have worked on multiple projects together over the years. He is a talented, hard working and experienced artist and it has shown in the evolution of his sound over time. He brings a high level of professionalism and passion to every project he works on and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with him in the future and explore new avenues of creativity.
Johnny is the real deal. I've worked with him on a number of projects and he knows his stuff, as a producer, engineer and musician. On top of this, and most important of all, Johnny is a solid human being. You can trust him with your music.
Johnny has been the set of trusted ears for all my music for 15 years. He is completely committed to what is best for the song. He provides the invaluable service of being easy to work with along with creating a welcoming environment to promote you getting exactly what you need out of every project. He is a well of talent and knowledge. I can’t recommend him enough.
Johnny has a unique approach to songwriting and production that sets him apart from most artists and producers. I’ve mixed hundreds of songs from many different artists and the ones that sound the best and stick out are the songs that I have worked with Johnny on. His feeling for music and technical knowledge makes the process easy and great. Sick feel too!
I'm Alski the CEO ofi Soul Gemz Entertainment . Johnny is the real deal!! Johnny worked on production and vocals for my artist Yung Musa on a Banging track! We are looking forward to several more in the future! Definitely recommend!
I’ve worked with Johnny on some amazing projects. He has produced A+ quality work for some of my clients like Samsung and French’s while also helping with some original music for my agency. He is uber talented and can tackle pretty much any genre. I highly recommend him!!
I've worked with Johnny for 4+ years now and one thing is consistent and clear: Johnny is motivated solely for his love of music. It's that simple and it comes through in his work.
An amazing multi-talented artist. Besides being a great vocalist, Johnny has a great ear for production and engineering abilities that are exceptional. He’s also a super cool dude, who is always positive and willing to listen to feedback. Always enjoy working with Johnny!
It’s been a vibe every time I’ve been in the studio with Johnny! He has a knack for making stylistically rich music that is also accessible to the average listener. On top of that he’s a great guy who is super easy to with. Johnny Burgos at Engine Room - can’t reccomend highly enough!
He is amazing.. his work is phenomenal, I can’t wait to work with him again. He is on the path to greatness.
Johnny is really on his own path to musical justice !!! Incredible talent incredible writer who I’ve had the pleasure to work with and create with! Let’s goooooo Johnny !
This dudes got it all; the ears, personality, professionalism... would definitely work with him again.
This guy is the real deal. Multi talented, easy to work with, uplifting, and super polished. I'm grateful to have worked on some dope projects with him. Great workflow and ultra smooth!
Interview with Johnny Burgos
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: There really isn't a more common type of gig for me, it really depends on the clients needs, which vary with each one. I'd say I do a lot of vocal production and tracking with clients lately, mainly so I can coach them through the best performance possible and make my job of comping and tuning a lot easier. I also work on a lot of original instrumentals on my own time to have ready to pitch to clients when they ask, which I collaborate a lot on with my network of talented musicians.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh man, I'm really inspired by anyone making honest and vulnerable music that has an accessibility to it that appeals to a broad audience. Some of my favorite newer artists right now are H.E.R., Anderson Paak, JMSN, Khruangbin, Cautious Clay, Lucky Daye, SiR, Rayvn Lenae, Goldlink and Teyana Taylor to name a few. And of course the classics like anything Motown, Quincy Jones, Curtis Mayfield, MJ, Usher, D'Angelo, J Dilla, JT, Badu, Lauryn Hill, Raphael Saadiq, etc...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Engine Room suite has a real cozy and safe vibe that allows all the vulnerability into the creative process, with lots of instruments to inspire every new idea. Vocal booth is built into the suite in such a way that feels very inclusive to the existing suite, with temperature control! My rig is designed for maximum workflow in a vocal tracking and midi production setting, and the computer is built to handle both simultaneously. I mainly compose/ produce via midi in protools so I can track vocal ideas as I go, or vise versa, when tracking vocals is the priority.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get to know my clients a little and try to connect with them on a personal level so I can have the best understanding of how they see their vision coming to life.