Russ Castella

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Russ Castella
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Background information
Birth name Russ Castella
Born (1983-11-15) November 15, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Baku, Azerbaijan
Genres Hip hop, R&B , Pop
Occupations Producer, Remixer
Instruments Keyboard, Sampler drums, percussion
Years active 2004–present
Labels Bliss Entertainment
Associated acts O'so Krispie
Website Russ Castella on Myspace

Russ Castella (born November 15, 1983) is an American record producer. He has found success in many genres of music, particularly dance, pop, and R&B. He has his own record label, Bliss Entertainment.

He has produced and remixed for a variety of artists including Lil Wayne, Irene Nelson, Ciara, Mariah Carey, The-Dream, Britney Spears, O'so Krispie, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, The Black Eyed Peas, Rockell, Danielle Bollinger, Mike Rizzo, Allie, Elissa (Canadian singer), and many more. His remixes can be recognized by the intro where he says the artist's name following "you know I had to do this, right? It's the Russ Castella remix." Russ has also scored a full length soundtrack for the movie titled Swamp Zombies[1] in 2006[2] which starred porn star Jasmin St. Claire.[3]

Current projects[edit]

Russ Castella is currently heavily involved in managing a singing career of Irene Nelson. He has remixed her debut single "Sunrise" which is distributed by Universal Music Group. The remix features Lil Wayne.[4]

Russ is also in the studio with the UPN reality TV star O'so Krispie[5] for whom he is producing a full album titled, The Pink Album[6]

A remix of Lil Wayne - Prom Queen has been leaked on March 13 which was produced by Russ Castella. It features a melodic ballad with just piano and strings titled as "Russ Castella Piano Version". A more radio friendly version of the remix has been sent out to US radio stations on March 13 which is titled "Russ Castella Remix." It consists of the same piano melody, heavy bass, and 808s drums.[7]

Production and Remix Credits[edit]

Drake

Irene Nelson

Lil Wayne

  • "Prom Queen" (Russ Castella Piano Version) [Radio & Piano Versions]

The Black Eyed Peas

Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake

Britney Spears (Zomba)

  • Dirty Girl (Confirmed)
  • "Womanizer" (Russ Castella Remix)
  • "Circus" (Russ Castella Remix)
  • "Out from Under" (Russ Castella Lollipop Remix) Remix samples Lil Wayne's "Lollipop"

Keri Hilson (Universal)

  • "Energy" (Russ Castella Remix)

O'so Krispie (Bliss Entertainment)

  • "Slumber Party" (featuring King Official)

Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings)

LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez (Def Jam Recordings)

Allie (Koch Records)

  • "Living in a Whisper" (Russ Castella Remix)

Danielle Bollinger

  • "You'll Always Have Me"

Rockell

  • "L.O.V.E." (Russ Castella Remix)

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