THOM RUSSO

PRODUCER | MIXER | SONGWRITER

Thom Russo is a Grammy award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter known for his work with artists such as Michael Jackson, Macy Gray, System of a Down, Juanes, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Enrique Iglesias, Rod Stewart, and Destiny’s Child.

Biography

With 16 Grammy Awards to his name, Los Angeles based Thom Russo consistently proves to be a diverse and flexible producer, mixer, and songwriter. After working at the famed Larrabee Sound Studios in the early 90’s, Russo went on to work consistently with Babyface, earning his first Grammys for Eric Clapton’s Change the World. In the early 2000s he found another mentor in Rick Rubin, engineering and mixing Rubin-produced records for Macy Gray, Audioslave, System of a Down, and Jay-Z, amongst others.

 

Outside of the mainstream US market, Thom boasts extensive Latin credits from Juanes to Mana to Alejandro Sanz. His work has earned him a total of 12 Latin Grammys, the most of any producer in the Awards’ history. He continues to work with powerhouse Latin and mainstream artists alike. More recently he continues to work with Mana, as well as Laura Pausini, mixing singles from Similares(Warner Music Italia); and the acclaimed Danish artist Thomas Buttenschøn, producing the companion album to the documentary Doin’ My Drugs, which chronicles his life and career with ALV. Also in 2016, Andrés Cepeda’s new album Mil Ciudades, with selected tracks mixed by Thom Russo, was nominated for Latin Grammy’s “Album of The Year”.

 

In 2017, Russo received a nomination for GRAMMY’s “Best Latin Pop Album” for his mixing work on Laura Pausini’s Similares. He also mixed and added production to Huecco’s single “Lobbo” (Warner Music Spain); produced, engineered, mixed and co-wrote on Los Hollywood’s forthcoming album (Sony Music Latin); and produced, engineered, mixed and co-wrote pop/R&B artist Valeria’s debut album Worth It.

Selected Discography

ARTIST

ALBUM

CREDITS

ARTIST

Los Hollywood

ALBUM

"La Ocho" (Sony Music Latin)

CREDITS

P, E, M, Co-W

ARTIST

Andrés Cepeda

ALBUM

Selected tracks from Mil Ciudades (Sony Music Colombia)

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

Laura Pausini

ALBUM

Singles from Similares (Warner Music Italia)

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

Juanes

ALBUM

"Juntos" from McFarland USA (Universal Music)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Juanes

ALBUM

Fijate Bien (Universal)
2001 Latin Grammy Award, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album and Best New Artist

CREDITS

E, ReM

ARTIST

Juanes

ALBUM

Mi Sangre (Universal Latina)
2004 Latin Grammy Award Winner, Rock Solo Vocal Album

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Juanes

ALBUM

La Vida... Es Un Ratico (Universal Latina)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Juanes

ALBUM

La Vida... Es Un Ratico (Universal Latina)
2008 Latin Grammy Award, Best Latin Pop Album

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Jay-Z

ALBUM

"99 Problems" from The Black Album (Island Def Jam)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Mana

ALBUM

Drama y Luz (Warner Latina)
2012 Grammy Award, Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album

CREDITS

co-P, E, M

ARTIST

Audioslave

ALBUM

Exile, and Audioslave (Epic)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

Michael Jackson

ALBUM

Dangerous (Sony)

CREDITS

E, M

*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer, W – Writer

Featured Audio

1. Meg Meyers "Desire" (Atlantic) - M

4:44

2. The Naked and Famous "Higher" (Universal) - M

3:50

3. Gone Is Gone "Gift" (Rise) - M

4:10

4. Failure "Hot Traveler" (Failure) - P, E, M, W

4:52

5. Jimmy Eat World "Sure and Certain" (RCA) - M

3:36

6. My Jerusalem "Done and Dusted" (Razor & Tie) - M

4:06

7. Paramore "Ain't It Fun" (Fueled By Ramen) - M

4:57

8. Pete Yorn "For Nancy" (Columbia) - P, E, M

3:28

9. Tenacious D "The Metal" (Sony) - M

2:46

10. Nine Inch Nails "1,000,000" Live in Rehearsal (The Null Corporation) -M

4:12

11. Underoath "Rapture" (Fearless) - M

3:35

12. Stone Temple Pilots "Meadow" (Rhino/Warner) - M

3:29

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