Dana Nielsen

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Dana Nielsen
OriginChicago
GenresRock, metal, pop, hip hop, jazz, folk
Occupation(s)Record producer, engineer, mixer and musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Associated actsMetallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, Neil Diamond, Justin Timberlake, System of A Down, Weezer, Rihanna, Gossip
Websitedananielsen.com

Dana Nielsen is an American mix engineer, audio engineer, record producer and saxophonist based in Los Angeles. Nielsen has worked with a wide range of artists including The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, Adele, Neil Diamond, and Weezer.[1][2] In 2006 Nielsen mixed the full length, limited edition of Neil Diamond's 12 Songs album and in 2008 Dana mixed Neil Diamond’s #1 selling album,[3]Home Before Dark.[4][5] In 2012, Nielsen was nominated for a Grammy award for Rihanna's album Loud.[6]

Nielsen also composes music for picture and has worked on projects such as Will Ferrell's Anchorman 2 (Paramount)[7] and Casa De Mi Padre (NALA).[8][9] He has also produced music for several hit television shows including Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,[10] America's Next Top Model, and the Duplass Brother's HBO series Room 104.[2]

Nielsen has worked as an additional Engineer on Grammy winning [11][12] recordings by Justin Timberlake and Red Hot Chili Peppers and 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 Pepper's Stadium Arcadium, and System of a Down's Hypnotize and Mezmerize.[1] Nielsen can be seen on screen working as an engineer alongside Rick Rubin and David Letterman in episode 4 (feat. Jay Z) of Letterman’s Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”[13]  Nielsen is also featured in the Judd Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio HBO documentary, “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.”[14]

More recently, Nielsen has recorded and mixed The Ruen Brothers All My Shades of Blue,[1] mixed Damien Rice's My Favourite Faded Fantasy [15] recorded, mixed, and played on The Avett Brother's #1 selling[16] album True Sadness [17](Republic)[14] and recorded Neil Diamond and Promise of The Real for their latest album The Visitor (Reprise).[18]

Dana Nielsen is represented exclusively by Jerimaya Grabher at Global Positioning Services Management in Santa Monica.[19]

Partial discography[edit]

Artist Year Album Mixer Engineer Editing Musician Producer
The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Shiny and Oh So Bright
☑Y
☑Y
DRAM Check Ya Fabrics
☑Y
☑Y
Promise of the Real / Neil Young 2017 The Visitor
☑Y
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / Neil Young Earth
☑Y
The Avett Brothers 2016 True Sadness
☑Y
☑Y
Crown And The M.O.B All Hail Now
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
co-P
Ruen Brothers 2015 Point Dume
☑Y
Damien Rice 2014 My Favorite Faded Fantasy
☑Y
Noah Gundersen Ledges
☑Y
Crown 2013 Forthcoming Album
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Black Sabbath 13!
☑Y
Anchorman 2 Original Score (by Andrew Feltenstein)
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Jake Bugg "Shangri La"
☑Y
Kanye West "Yeezus"
☑Y
Johnnyswim "Heart Beats EP"
☑Y
Jennifer Nettles "That Girl"
☑Y
☑Y
Bob Dylan 2012 Tempest
☑Y
☑Y
Christina Aguilera "Casa de Mi Padre" (Single)
☑Y
☑Y
Chic Gamine Closer
☑Y
Those Darlins "Pet You And Hold You" (Single)
☑Y
Avett Brothers "The Carpenters
☑Y
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2011 I'm With You
☑Y
Adele 21
☑Y
Alela Diane Alela Diane & Wild Devine
☑Y
Rihanna Loud
☑Y
Outasight Figure 8 EP
☑Y
We Are Scientists 2010 Barbara
☑Y
Slayer 2009 World Painted Blood
☑Y
The Gossip Music For Men
☑Y
☑Y
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
☑Y
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You
☑Y
Cecilia Noël A Gozar!
☑Y
Jakob Dylan 2008 Seeing Things
☑Y
Metallica Death Magnetic
☑Y
Neil Diamond Home Before Dark
☑Y
☑Y
Weezer Red
☑Y
Jesse Lewis Atticus
☑Y
The Hush Sound Goodbye Blues
☑Y
Valencia We All Need a Reason to Believe
☑Y
Linkin Park 2007 Minutes to Midnight
☑Y
Dan Wilson Free Life
☑Y
Alex Acuna The Rhythm Collector
☑Y
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2006 Stadium Arcadium
☑Y
☑Y
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
☑Y
Anti-Flag For Blood & Empire
☑Y
Heavens Patent Pending
☑Y
Neil Diamond 2005 12 Songs (Artist's Cut)
☑Y
☑Y
System of a Down Mesmerize
☑Y
System of a Down Hypnotize
☑Y

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dana Nielsen | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  2. ^ a b "Dana Nielsen - Record Producer / Mixer / Engineer". Dana Nielsen. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  3. ^ "Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ "Home Before Dark", Wikipedia, 2018-06-23, retrieved 2018-10-16
  5. ^ "Neil Diamond Biography, Discography, Chart History". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  6. ^ "Dana Nielsen". GRAMMY.com. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Music From the Motion Picture - Various Artists | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  8. ^ "Casa De Mi Padre - Original Soundtrack | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  9. ^ "Dana Nielsen". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  10. ^ "studioexpresso - producer Dana Nielsen". www.studioexpresso.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  11. ^ "Awards". GRAMMY.com. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  12. ^ "Awards". GRAMMY.com. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  13. ^ "Meet Madison Ryann Ward, Singer Featured in JAY-Z Episode of David Letterman Netflix Series". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  14. ^ a b "Dana Nielsen -". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  15. ^ "My Favourite Faded Fantasy - Damien Rice | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  16. ^ "The Avett Brothers Earn First No. 1 Song With 'Ain't No Man'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  17. ^ "True Sadness - The Avett Brothers | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  18. ^ "Paradox [Original Music from the Film] - Promise of the Real, Neil Young | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  19. ^ "Clients - GPS | Global Positioning Services". Retrieved 2018-10-16.

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