Head Engineer, Mikaelin 'Blue' BlueSpruce, has recorded and mixed music for the industry's biggest names, such as Mariah Carey, Solange, Carley Rea Jepsen, Dev Hynes Kendrick Lamar, Black Thought, Common, Lil Wayne and more. He is a Grammy winning engineer with over 20 Billboard Top charting songs and albums. He has mixed the score for major motion picture 'Queen & Slim' and also 'the Hamilton Mixtape" which were two culture shifting projects.
He moved to New York, from Seattle at the age of 18, as a DJ with aspirations of becoming a studio engineer. He graduated with Honors from New York University's program for Music Technology, and worked as an intern at Jay-Z & Just Blaze's Baseline Studios. After doing years of freelance work in studios such as Quad and Sony, he found a permanent home at Lounge Studios.
He won a Grammy award for is work on Solange's historic album 'A Seat At The Table. Before that Blue received a Grammy nomination for his work on Prince Royce's platinum debut album. He has also recorded and mixed Time magazine's #6 song of the year "Stillness is the Move" for Solange Knowles.
Richie Is the second most experienced engineer at Lounge Studios behind Blue with his 14yrs in the game. He has spent the Last 7 of those years at one of the most famous recording studios on the planet, "The Sonic Ranch". He has recorded and mixed for Film, TV and some of the biggest stars in the Music Industry. The artists that Richie has worked with have dominated the Billboards!
Richie moved to NYC to become a part of the Lounge studios family as a super versatile recoding and mixing engineer with two Grammy nominations and one Latin Grammy win. His specialties are Pop, Rock, Latin, Alternative & Hip Hop/R&B. He has worked with the likes of TV On The Radio, Young The Giant, GroupLove,The Vaccines, Hippo Campus & many more!
Mike Kuz has been producing, mixing & recording music for over a decade contributing to talent like Dave East, Drake, J. Cole, Gunna, Walé, Timbaland, Just Blaze, Teyana Taylor, Offset, Royce da 5’9, Benny The Butcher, Fabolous, Timbaland, Just Blaze, Wyclef Jean, Rick Ross, Roc Marciano & many more.
Recently he recorded, mixed and produced on rapper Dave East’s #11 Billboard charting hit album “Survival”, as well as his follow-up release “Karma 3.”
Kuz kicked off his career as an intern at Stadiumred Studios in Harlem, and benefited from some expert influences right off the bat.
“I was lucky to learn from some senses in there: Just Blaze, Ariel Borujow, Young Guru, Omen, Ric Gutierrez & Andy Wright. In 2014 Mike took over as Head Engineer & Producer at Sweet Sounds Studios in Soho. Where he continued to expand his reach to NYC artists and developed his creator workshop “Steel Sessions” with partners Buda & Grandz.
Ever since then Kuz has become one the main Recording/Mixing engineer NYC artists seek to work with in the genres of Rap, Trap, Hiphop & R&B. That's why Lounge Studios' Head Engineer Blue & Owner Walter Randall reached out to Kuz to be a part of the Lounge Studios Family!
J soundz moved to New York, from Atlanta with the goal of becoming one of the top engineers/producers in the Industry. Before his move to New York he interned for Mikaelin 'Blue' BlueSpruce at Brown Sugar Recording Studios in the summer of 2009. Jsoundz attended SCAD in savanna GA and studied sound design. He then later worked briefly at Soul Asylum Studios in Atlanta. In the summer of 2010 he received a call from Lounge Studios in New York with an opportunity to engineer and produce at Lounge Studios.
J soundz has since worked as Cheif Engineer for Atlantic Records Recording Studio. He has engineered for some of the Industy's top artists such as Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Sevyn Streeter, Wyclef, BOB, Bun B, Ty $, Elle Varner, Skizzy Mars , Melanie Martinez , Sean Paul , DJ Webstar, Kardinal Offishall, Ed Sheeran , Rockie Fresh, Hoody Allen, Casey Veggies, Travis Scott , K Michelle , Lil Boosie , Stalley, Icona Pop, PNB ROCK, Monty, 21 Savage, Lil UZI & more!
Jesus made the decision to develop his love for music into a career and studied audio engineering and production at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. He then refined his skills as an intern for Kaleidoscope Sound in Union City, New Jersey, where he was quickly promoted to an assistant engineer. Initially introduced to the staff at Lounge Studios as an intern, Jesus’ capabilities and artistry landed him a contract as a recording engineer shortly after. Jesus now works in Vanilla Sky Lounge with the likes of K Michelle, Kehlani, Elle Varner, Skizzy Mars , Melanie Martinez , Sean Paul , Joel Ortiz, DJ Webstar, Stalley of MMG and many more.
Mark already has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the music industry. Beginning with song-writing and playing guitar for the band Reckless Serenade, Mark and his band shared the stage with pop punk legends the likes of Good Charlotte, Mayday Parade, and Yellowcard while touring on the national festival, Vans Warped Tour. After Reckless Serenade disbanded, Mark began furthering his education in audio production while continuing to write and record his own music. His ability and love for production grew naturally as he began hosting a variety of freelance artists out of his garage studio in upstate New York. Whether he’s producing or engineering, Mark has the creative ear to elevate a song’s production value and the technical knowledge to capture a great performance. His music has been featured on MTV’s The Challenge, NCIS: Special Victims Unit, as well as NHL and MLB TV Broadcasts.
Joseph has been in love with music since he was a little kid. He was determined to make a name for himself in the music industry. After interning with a few producers and his early mentor Walter Randall, Joseph landed an internship with Lounge Studios under Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce. After interning for 2 years Joseph landed a engineering contract with Lounge Studios. To date Joseph has worked with the likes of Rockwilder, Chuck Harmony, Keyshia Cole, and Ty $ to name a few. He has been a great addition to the Lounge Studios family.