Eight-Time Grammy Winner Manny Marroquin's Music Mixing Magic

February 3, 2015 3:21 PM

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Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winning a trio last year in three different categories (Best Urban: Rihanna, Best R&B: Alicia Keys, Best Pop: Bruno Mars), the Guatemalan born family man may add a ninth on Sunday as he is nominated for the Record of the Year Grammy with Sia's Chandelier. In addition, he mixed what is currently the Oscar frontrunner for Best Song, Glory from the film, Selma, which also won the Golden Globe this year for Best Song. Add to that the fact that two of the top three iTunes songs this week (Four Five Seconds by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and Shots by Imagine Dragons) were mixed by his hands, and you'll understand why Manny is the man.

I had the honor of having Manny tour me through his home base for the past fifteen years, the state of the art Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California -- perhaps the finest mixing spaces in the country. And much like Manny himself, the building has a completely unassuming exterior -- but wha...

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