Mikaelin Bluespruce

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Mikaelin 'Blue' Bluespruce is an American, New York City based mix engineer and record producer. He has worked with notable artists of many different genres including: Solange Knowles, Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Skepta, Dev Hynes, Marsha Ambrosius, Alloe Blacc, Common, & Prince Royce.

Blue was one of the primary recording engineers, and the mixing engineer for Solange's critically acclaimed A Seat At The Table album,[1] which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.[2] Blue was awarded a Grammy certificate for his work on the Cranes In The Sky, which won a Grammy for "Best R&B Performance" at the 2017 Grammy Awards.[3]

For The Hamilton Mixtape, Blue mixed songs for some of Hip Hop's most elite artists Nas, Dave East, Common & Black Thought, as well as famed soul singer Alloe Blacc, and the world famous Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Broadway's Hamilton.[4] The mixtape also debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200.[5]

Biography[edit]

Blue moved to New York, from Seattle at the age of 18, as a DJ with aspirations of becoming a studio engineer. In 2006 he graduated with Honors from New York University's program for Music Technology, and worked as an intern at Jay-Z & Just Blaze's Baseline Studios. After doing years of freelance work in studios such as Quad and Sony, he took the position of Head Engineer at Lounge Studios, in midtown Manhattan.

Selected discography[edit]

Taken from Allmusic[6]

Sir The Baptist - Saint or Sinner

Various Artists - The Hamilton Mixtape

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Skepta - Konnichiwa

Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

Solange Knowles - Saint Heron Compilation

Solange KnowlesTrue

Marsha AmbrosiusLate Nights & Early Mornings

Prince RoycePrince Royce

Cheryl Cole3 Words

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solange (2) - A Seat At The Table". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Solange Scores Her First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'A Seat at the Table'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  3. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  4. ^ "The Hamilton Mixtape - Various Artists | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  5. ^ "'The Hamilton Mixtape' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Mikaelin Bluespruce | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-20.