Marcella Araica

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Marcella Araica
Birth name Marcella Araica
Also known as Ms. Lago, The Incredible Lago
Genres Pop, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, urban pop, Rap
Occupation(s) Mixing engineer, recording engineer, record producer
Years active 2002 – present
Labels N.A.R.S
Mosley Music Group
Associated acts Britney Spears , Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Simple Plan, T.I., The Clutch, T-Pain, Diddy, Usher, Duran Duran, Tiesto

Marcella Araica is an American recording and mixing engineer, who has recorded and mixed tracks for artists including Britney Spears, Madonna, Pink, Duran Duran and Keri Hilson.


Araica started her professional career as an assistant at the Hit Factory in March 2002.[citation needed] After graduating with honors from the Full Sail Production and Recording Program in Orlando, Florida, she began working as an assistant engineer in sessions for Timbaland and Missy Elliott.[citation needed] Subsequently, she became a full-time engineer at the studio, working closely with Timbaland.[citation needed] In 2003, she met Danja who soon involved her in the recording and mixing of all of his records, helping him to achieve “his sound.”[citation needed] She visits Full Sail University often to spread her knowledge and give current students a closer look into what it really takes to become successful in the music industry.[1][2][3][4][5]


Araica's mixing and recording credits include "Gimme More" by Britney Spears, "The Way I Are" by Timbaland, "Migrate" by Mariah Carey, "We Takin’ Over" by DJ Khaled, "When I’m Gone" by Simple Plan and "The Valley" by Duran Duran.[citation needed]

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Name Variations: Marcella Araica, Marcella 'Ms. Lago' Araica', The Incredible Lago.


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In 2010, Araica received two ASCAP awards for "Knock You Down" and "Sober"[6] .[7]


  1. ^ Tingen, Paul. "Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Marcella Araica - Inside Track: ‘The Way I Are’". Sound On Sound. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Baker, Aaron “AO”. " Exclusive iNterview with Marcella "Ms. Lago" Araica". iStandardProducers. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Marcella Araica: Hit Engineer Ascent". Hit Talk Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Steve. "Araica Is On Board". ProSound News. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Danja and Marcella Araica install Matrix in their new private studio". Solid State Logic News. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Celebrate Hitmakers at Star-Studded Event in Hollywood". 27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Christman, Ed. "Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz, EMI, Patti Smith Among ASCAP Honorees". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 


  • Mshaka, Thembisa S. (2009). Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your Entertainment Business. Business Plus. ISBN 0-446-40946-4. 

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