born in 1966 in Philippines
Links www.russelevado.com (English)
Russell Elevado (born in 1966 in the Philippines), is a recording engineer and record producer based in New York City. Elevado's achievement for recording and mixing contemporary R&B recording artist D'Angelo's critically acclaimedVoodoo album, gained him a Grammy award in 2000. "Voodoo" is now considered a "classic" album in the contemporary R&B genre and paved the way for the "neo-soul" movement. Elevado's "old school" engineering techniques and preference for using mostly vintage equipment gave the quality of the album a sound reminiscent of a classic soul or funk record but with a fresh approach fusing hip hop textures and psychedelic treatments heard on classic sixties and seventies rock records.
In 2009 he was nominated for best engineered album of the year for recording Al Green's "Lay it Down" which also won 2 Grammy awards. Elevado has worked with some of the most influential artists and producers of his time including Alicia Keys (Elevado mixed her commercially successful debut single "Fallin'"), The Roots, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, Erykah Badu, Roberta Flack, Blackalicious, and Common, to name a few. His work is considered to have a "vintage sound" and he remains faithful to analog recording techniques and equipment in the modern era of digital recording. He is one of only a handful of engineers and producers who still prefer analog tape as their recording medium which sets him apart from most of his peers.
Full albums mixed
- D'Angelo- Voodoo (engineered and mixed)
- Roy Hargrove presents The RH Factor- Hard Groove (Co-produced, engineered and mixed)
- Roy Hargrove The RH Factor- Strength (Co-produced, engineered and mixed)
- Roy Hargrove The RH Factor- Distractions (Co-produced, engineered and mixed)
- Angelique Kidjo- "OYO"
- Zap Mama- "ReCreation"(mixed)
- Dave Chappelles Block Party- Soundtrack w/ various artists
- Jay-Z Feat. The Roots- MTV Unplugged
- Nikka Costa- "Everybodys Got Their Something
- Nikka Costa- "Pebble to a Pearl"
- Mike Andersen- "Echoes"
- Corneille- Birth of Cornelius (Engineered and mixed)
- Patrice- Nile
- Patrice- "One"
- Tye Tribbett & G.A- Life
- Blackalicious- Blazing Arrow
- Blackalicious- The Craft
- The Dandy Warhols- The Dandy Warhols Are Sound
- Karl Denson- The Bridge
- Saul Williams- Amethyst Rock Star
- Keziah Jones- Black Orpheus
- Goapele- Change It All
- Boney James- Ride