S. Husky Höskulds
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|S. Husky Höskulds|
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S. Husky Höskulds (born in Iceland) is a Grammy Award–winning audio engineer based in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991, to study audio engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his career working with Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake as a staff engineer at The Sound Factory in the early 90’s but would quickly move on to independent projects with Michael Penn, The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits and Fantômas. Husky received Grammy Awards in 1999 for Sheryl Crow’s album "The Globe Sessions" and again in 2003, for Solomon Burke’s album "Don’t Give Up On Me" and Norah Jones’ "Come Away With Me".
Discography and clients
Tom Waits, Mike Patton, My Brightest Diamond, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joe Henry, Fantômas, Vincent & Mr Green, The Wallflowers, Peeping Tom, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke, Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, The Gipsy Kings, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Laus, Yael Naim, French for Cartridge, Terra Grimard, Josh Lopez, Mavis Staples, Billy Preston, Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Minus, Dr Spock, Chocolate Genius, Bettye Lavette, The Wood Brothers, Skinny Puppy, Devo, Edie Brickell, Earl Harvin, Lizz Wright, Susheela Raman, Solomon Burke, Grant Lee Phillips, Turin Brakes, Ani DiFranco, Sam Phillips, Richard Thompson, The Derek Trucks Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dave Palmer, Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Amali Ward, Jennifer Terran, Vanessa Paradis, Tracy Chapman, The Holmes Brothers, Emi Meyer, Gabriel Kahane, Wouter Kellerman, David Piltch and Friends, Eliza Moore, Sverrir Bergman, Hemlock Smith, Susana Baca, Toshi Reagon, Los Lobos, Manhattan Transfer, Jubilant Sykes, Lisa Germano, Soulwax, Fiona Apple and Doyle Bramhall.
In 2009 Husky founded the online artist community Groundlift.org. In an effort to bring together like-minded artists and collaborators, Groundlift is now host to more than 40 artists worldwide, including over 50 albums and other digital artwork and has been tapped for several soundtracks and collaborations.
Groundlift is a creative platform, an online community and forum for forward thinking and open minded artists and art lovers. A catalyst in the creation, distribution and sales of all types of digital art, audio and visual… music, photography, video, short films, animation and more.
Leveraging the latest in digital technology, Husky and his Groundlift team currently operate studios in Los Angeles, Reykjavik and Paris. This international presence further enhances the online community idea, and allows for unparalleled creative freedom and collaboration.