Dana Nielsen

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Dana Nielsen
Dana Nielsen (At The Desk).jpg
Background information
Origin Chicago
Genres Rock, metal, pop, hip hop, jazz, folk
Occupation(s) Record producer, engineer, mixer and musician
Instruments Saxophone
Associated acts Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, Neil Diamond, Justin Timberlake, System of A Down, Weezer, Rihanna, Gossip
Website dananielsen.com

Dana Nielsen is an American mix engineer, audio engineer, record producer and saxophonist based in Los Angeles. Nielsen has worked with The Avett Brothers, Ruen Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Neil Diamond, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Bob Dylan, Weezer, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, and Christina Aguilera, among others.[1][2] Nielsen has also composed music for TV commercials and TV shows including the hit shows Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and America's Next Top Model.[3][4]

Dana Nielsen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Loyola University of New Orleans, where he majored in Jazz. During his time in New Orleans, Nielsen gigged as a saxophonist while also engineering local jazz legends and hip-hop artists, working extensively for upstart label Renaissance Records. In the summer of 2000 Nielsen moved to Los Angeles where he currently works as a record producer, audio engineer and musician. In 2006 Nielsen mixed a full length, limited edition of Neil Diamond's 12 Songs album, and in 2008 Dana mixed Neil Diamond's #1 selling album,[5][6] Home Before Dark.[7][8]

Recently, Nielsen mixed and engineered the score and original music to Will Ferrell's "Casa di Mi Padre", including mixing the title song performed by Christina Aguilera.[2][9][10] Nielsen also worked as additional Engineer on Grammy winning[11][12] recordings by Justin Timberlake and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well on Rihanna's Grammy nominated[13][14] Loud.[3][4][13] Nielsen has worked on a number of records produced by Rick Rubin including Metallica's Death Magnetic, Adele's 21, Slayer's World Painted Blood, Red Hot Chili Peppers's Stadium Arcadium, and System of a Down's Hypnotize and Mezmerize.

Dana Nielsen is represented exclusively by Jerimaya Grabher at Global Positioning Services Management in Santa Monica.[15][16]

Partial Discography[edit]

Artist Year Album Mixer Engineer Editing Musician Producer
The Avett Brothers 2016 True Sadness
YesY
YesY
Crown And The M.O.B All Hail Now
YesY
YesY
YesY
co-P
Ruen Brothers 2015 Point Dume
YesY
Damien Rice 2014 My Favorite Faded Fantasy
YesY
Noah Gundersen Ledges
YesY
Crown 2013 Forthcoming Album
YesY
YesY
YesY
YesY
YesY
Black Sabbath 13!
YesY
Anchorman 2 Original Score (by Andrew Feltenstein)
YesY
YesY
YesY
YesY
YesY
Jake Bugg "Shangri La"
YesY
Kanye West "Yeezus"
YesY
Johnnyswim "Heart Beats EP"
YesY
Jennifer Nettles "That Girl"
YesY
YesY
Bob Dylan 2012 Tempest
YesY
YesY
Christina Aguilera "Casa de Mi Padre" (Single)
YesY
YesY
Chic Gamine Closer
YesY
Those Darlins "Pet You And Hold You" (Single)
YesY
Avett Brothers "The Carpenters
YesY
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2011 I'm With You
YesY
Adele 21
YesY
Alela Diane Alela Diane & Wild Devine
YesY
Rihanna Loud
YesY
Outasight Figure 8 EP
YesY
We Are Scientists 2010 Barbara
YesY
Slayer 2009 World Painted Blood
YesY
The Gossip Music For Men
YesY
YesY
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
YesY
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You
YesY
Cecilia Noël A Gozar!
YesY
Jakob Dylan 2008 Seeing Things
YesY
Metallica Death Magnetic
YesY
Neil Diamond Home Before Dark
YesY
YesY
Weezer Red
YesY
Jesse Lewis Atticus
YesY
The Hush Sound Goodbye Blues
YesY
Valencia We All Need a Reason to Believe
YesY
Linkin Park 2007 Minutes to Midnight
YesY
Dan Wilson Free Life
YesY
Alex Acuna The Rhythm Collector
YesY
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2006 Stadium Arcadium
YesY
YesY
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
YesY
Anti-Flag For Blood & Empire
YesY
Heavens Patent Pending
YesY
Neil Diamond 2005 12 Songs (Artist's Cut)
YesY
YesY
System of a Down Mesmerize
YesY
System of a Down Hypnotize
YesY

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