Mikaelin Bluespruce

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Mikaelin 'Blue' Bluespruce is an American, New York City based mix engineer and record producer. He has worked with notable artists of many different genres including: Solange Knowles, Akon, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, Cheryl Cole, Ghostface Killah, Prince Royce, Jim Jones and Ruben Studdard. He has been nominated for a Latin Grammy award[1] and has been awarded several Billboard Awards for his work on Prince Royce's multi-platinum[2] debut album Prince Royce.[3] Also, Blue was the main recording and mix engineer for Solange Knowles EP True which featured the single "Losing You", that was named on Pitchfork's top 100 of 2012.[4]

Blue moved to New York, from Seattle at the age of 18, as a DJ with aspirations of becoming a studio engineer. In 2006 he graduated with Honors from New York University's program for Music Technology, and worked as an intern at Jay-Z & Just Blaze's Baseline Studios. After doing years of freelance work in studios such as Quad and Sony, he took the position of Head Engineer at Lounge Studios, in midtown Manhattan.

Selected discography[edit]

Taken from Allmusic[5]

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

  • Recording engineer

Solange Knowles - Saint Heron Compilation

  • Recording engineer
  • Mix engineer

Solange KnowlesTrue

  • Recording engineer
  • Mix engineer

Marsha AmbrosiusLate Nights & Early Mornings

  • Recording engineer
  • Mix engineer

Prince RoycePrince Royce

  • Recording engineer
  • Mix engineer

Cheryl Cole3 Words

  • Recording engineer

Ruben StuddardLove Is

  • Recording engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shakira, Pitbull, Prince Royce among 2012 Latin Grammy Nominees". Total Music Awards. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - September 20, 2013". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  3. ^ "2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards Complete Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2012 | Features". Pitchfork. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Mikaelin Bluespruce | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-20.