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Leslie Brathwaite

Mix Engineer

Growing up amid a rich musical culture in St. Thomas, Leslie Brathwaite's fascination with the industry began at a young age.

After leaving home to attend Full Sail, Leslie graduated from the Recording Arts program in 1992 and made his way up to Atlanta. It was there that he started assisting producer Dallas Austin, earning credits on albums like Boyz II Men's II and Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.

From there, opportunities poured in, and Leslie established himself as a go-to mix engineer and producer – working with artists including Jay Z, Madonna, T.I., and more.

Leslie’s impressive list of GRAMMY awards include TLC's Fanmail (Best Rap Album), Brandy and Monica's single, “The Boy is Mine” (Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group), Outkast’s Stankonia (Best Rap Album), Pharrell Williams' G I R L (Best Urban Contemporary Album) and “Happy” (Best Pop Solo Performance, 2015) . He's still based in Atlanta today, where he continues to craft his signature sound and grow his admirable résumé.

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Credits:
Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Björk, TLC, Jay Z, Madonna, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Akon, T.I., Monica, Michael Jackson, Cher, Mary J. Blige, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., GRAMMY Awards for Best R&B performance by Duo or Group - Brandy and Monica The Boy Is Mine (1999), Best R&B Album – TLC, FanMail (2000), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group – TLC, No Scrubs (2000), Best Rap Album – OUTKAST, Stankonia (2002), Best Urban Contemporary Album – Pharrell Williams, GIRL (2015), Best Pop Solo Performance – Pharrell Williams, Happy (2015)

Graduation Year:
1992

I remember watching one of the calypso bands, and while everyone else is paying attention to the festivities, I'm looking at the equipment, thinking ‘How do they hook all of this up?’”
—Leslie Brathwaite
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