|Birth name||Russ Castella|
|Born||November 15, 1983|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B , Pop|
|Instruments||Keyboard, Sampler drums, percussion|
|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 in 2006 which starred porn star Jasmin St. Claire.
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.
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.
Production and Remix Credits
- "Prom Queen" (Russ Castella Piano Version) [Radio & Piano Versions]
- "Love Sex Magic" (Russ Castella Remix)
- Dirty Girl (Confirmed)
- "Womanizer" (Russ Castella Remix)
- "Circus" (Russ Castella Remix)
- "Energy" (Russ Castella Remix)
O'so Krispie (Bliss Entertainment)
- "Slumber Party" (featuring King Official)
Allie (Koch Records)
- "Living in a Whisper" (Russ Castella Remix)
- "You'll Always Have Me"
- "L.O.V.E." (Russ Castella Remix)
- "VH1 Artist Info".
- "Netflix - Jasmin St. Clair Filmography".
- Irene Nelson - Sunrise (Russ Castella Remix) Catalogue Info
- "O'So Krispie is Back! The Winner of the Hit UPN Television Program "R U The Girl" with T-Boz and Chili of TLC, is Ready to Take Over Popular Music". Los Angeles, CA: BlackNews.com. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- "Arts & Culture SHORTTAKES: Alisha Marie Ard, Corky Hale and Nedra Wheeler". Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Watts Times. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-09-05.[dead link]
- Lil Wayne - Prom Queen (Russ Castella Remix) Catalogue Info
- Drake - Forever (Russ Castella Remix) Catalog Info