JOEY RAIA

MIXER | ENGINEER

Joey Raia is known for working with several critically acclaimed artists and projects including Run The Jewels, Aesop Rock, Nick Hook, Mac Miller, Danger Mouse and the Frozen Original Sountrack.

Biography

New York based mixer and engineer Joey Raia has cultivated a sought after sound. Beginning his career designing audio electronics for Apogee, Raia shifted his focus to engineering and mixing after finding a mentor in legendary mixer Bob Clearmountain. His background in electronics lends him a technical expertise that shapes his now distinct mix sound.

 

For a decade Raia has been alternative hip hop producer El-P’s go to mixer, including mixing two solo albums and countless remixes for artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails and Young Jeezy. When El-P was tapped to produce Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music, Raia was again called on to mix. That record would become the foundation of a dynamic partnership between El-P and Killer Mike under the name Run The Jewels, which has since produced two albums, Run The Jewels and Run The Jewels 2, both mixed by Raia. He has had a similarly productive relationship with alt rap staple Aesop Rock, mixing solo records None Shall Pass and Skelethon, in addition to remixes and side groups including two albums for Aesop’s Hail Mary Mallon, Are You Gonna Eat That? and Bestiary.

 

Outside of hip hop, Raia’s credits are diverse, including work with electronic artists Nick Hook and Phaseone, pop artist Kilo Kish, and jazz rock instrumentalists Grimace Federation. He also regularly works with Disney, in 2014 engineering songs for the hit original soundtrack to Frozen. Joey’s mixes can be heard on the critically acclaimed follow up record from El-P and Killer Mike, Run The Jewels 2. The album received rabid attention and was a frequent appearance on 2014 “best of” lists including best album nods from Pitchfork and Complex, and Best Rap Album from Rolling Stone, amongst numerous others. It was nominated for Album of the Year in the NME Awards. 2015 also saw Raia mixing four singles for Tuka’s album Life Death Time Eternal (EMI Australia).

 

Recently Joey mixed “You’re Welcome” featuring Jordan Fisher from Disney’s hit “Moana” (Grammy Nominated), Danger Mouse’s “Chase Me” featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi which was nominated for ‘Best Rap Song’ in the 2018 Grammy Awards, the closing credits song for the Fantastic Four movie, El-P’s “Another Body”, Aesop Rock’s The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers) and Run The Jewel’s critically acclaimed “RTJ3” (#1 Rap, Hip Hop/R&B & Vinyl album in USA) including their latest single “Mean Demeanor” featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 18.

 

Lorde’s latest collaboration featuring Run The Jewels “Supercut” (El-P Remix) was also mixed by Joey. He currently works out of his private mix room in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Selected Discography

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ARTIST

Lorde feat Fun the Jewels

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"Supercut" (El-P Remix) (Universal)

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M

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Jordan Fisher & Lin-Manuel Miranda

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"You're Welcome" from Disney's Moana (Walt Disney)

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E, M

ARTIST

Zack de la Rocha

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"Digging for Windows"

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M

ARTIST

Run The Jewels

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Run The Jewels 3

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M

ARTIST

Aesop Rock

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The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers)

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M

ARTIST

The Veils

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Total Depravity (Nettwerk)

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M

ARTIST

Tuka

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Selected tracks for Life Death Time Eternal (EMI Australia)

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M

ARTIST

Danger Mouse, Run the Jewels, Big Boi

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"Chase Me" (Baby Driver OST)

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M

ARTIST

Run the Jewels

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Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)

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M

ARTIST

Emmi

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Lovers (Little Red Hen)

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M

ARTIST

Mac Miller

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"Goosebumpz" (prod by Diplo) from Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Rostrum Records)

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ARTIST

Killer Mike

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R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)

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*E – Engineer, M-Mixer

Featured Audio

1. Run The Jewels "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" (Mass Appeal) - M

3:25

2. Run The Jewels "Close Your Eyes "feat. Zack De La Rocha (Mass Appeal) -M

3:54

3. Aesop Rock "Zero Dark Thirty" (Rhymesayers) - M

3:21

4. Emmi "Moments" (Little Red Hen) - M

3:20

5. Mac Miller "Goosebumpz" Watching Movies With the Sound Off (Rostrum) - M

3:22

6. Lorde ft Run The Jewels "Supercut" (El-P Remix) -M

3:32

7. The Veils "Axolotl" (Nettwerk)- M

3:04

8. Tuka "Nirvana" (EMI Australia) -M

3:21

9. Manuel Miranda "You're Welcome" MOANA Soundtrack (Walt Disney) - M

2:17

10. Zack De La Rocha "Digging for Windows" -M

3:31

11. Tuka "My Star" (EMI Australia) -M

3:45

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