AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Recording engineering and producer - New York, NY, USA
D'ANGELO, KEZIAH JONES, ALICIA KEYS, THE ROOTS
Russell Elevado, 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 2015 he and D'angelo won another Grammy for "Best R&B Album" on D'Angelo's "Black Messiah" album, the long-awaited follow up to Voodoo. Also notable, is his work with The Roots, Erykah Badu, Common and Bilal who were the leading artists of the neo-soul genre.
Russell Elevado (Presenter)