Fireside Chat

Russell Elevado

60 minsFirst aired 18 Jun 2018
Gil Inoue

From D’Angelo to Alicia and Erykah: Meet the engineer, mixer and producer of some of the finest soul and R&B records of all time.

You have to look at the small print to find the name of Russell Elevado, but rest assured he’s there, on some of the most innovative soul records of the ’90s and ’00s. As an engineer, producer and mixer for the likes of Alicia Keys, D’Angelo, the Roots, Common, Saul Williams and Erykah Badu, Elevado has won a reputation for recreating the classic sounds of the ’60s and ’70s in a modern setting, an analog guy in a digital world. In this Fireside Chat, Elevado talks about how he landed behind the boards and much more.


Interview by Hanna Bächer
Written and engineered by Marc Übel
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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