Singer-songwriter DMac Burns combines elements of r&b, indie rock and reggae into heartfelt lyrically rich songs. Spending his early childhood in Queens, and then growing up in The Bronx, DMac was shaped by the wide array of culture that New York City has to offer. He cut his teeth playing in highschool punk bands at classic venues such as CBGB’s and The Knitting factory before refining his style in reggae outfit, Rocky and The Pressers. Since then he continued to surge through NYC’s competitive music scene as a solo act, or joined by bandmates, Rocky Russo and Seth Nicholson. He released his debut self-titled EP in 2020 featuring collaborations from industry veterans Marc Campbell of MisterWives, and Jesse Blum of Twenty One Pilots.
While recording his latest EP with producer Julian Giaimo in early 2022, DMac learned he would become a father, prompting a radical change. Between dropping the singles, “Views” and “Hope” he relocated from New York to rural Ireland so that he and his wife could experience a home birth surrounded by her family. Surprisingly enough, this city kid found himself at home raising his tiny daughter amongst the fuchsia and the ferns. Currently based in West Cork, DMac has begun gigging with keyboardist / dub-specialist, Matias Saldivia who hails from Buenos Aires. The new EP, The Longest Night came out on the 21st June 2023, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The album was announced with a performance at the legendary West Cork venue, Connolly’s of Leap in early June. It is inspired by the concept of the dark night of the soul. It focuses on themes of hustling and working towards a potentially hollow dream amidst the dark shadow that capitalism casts over us all.
"When you enter the captivating world of DMac Burns‘ soundscape, you embark on a mesmerizing journey that defies the confines of traditional genres. With every note and melody, he creates a sonic experience that transcends boundaries and ventures into an uncharted sound repository. His latest EP, The Longest Night, effortlessly weaves in touches of indie, R&B, and reggae. Shaped by the hustle of the Bronx and smoothed out by the lush countryside of West Cork, Ireland, DMac Burns creates a delectable and savory flavor of music that tantalizes the senses, leaving every listener craving more." - Rootfire
"Through poignant songwriting and introspective themes, DMac invites listeners to confront the darkness within themselves and the world around them. He musically encourages listeners to delve into the challenges and struggles of our modern existence, aiming to provoke thought and discussion about the direction of our collective journey." - Top Shelf Music