As a producer and mixing engineer, seven-time Grammy winner MarioSo DeJesus continues to help shape the sound of Latin Urban contemporary music through his carefully evolved process in the studio.
His trademark blend of Hip Hop and R&B with tropical Latin rhythms has lent key stylistic elements to recordings by platinum-selling artists like Wisin & Yandel, DLG and Ricky Martin, to name a few, and to bring the mix together he monitors with Sonarworks Reference 4.
Born and raised the Bronx’s Castle Hill neighborhood, DeJesus credits his hometown with having influenced his eclectic taste in music. “Growing up in New York is probably one of the greatest advantages I’ve had,” DeJesus says, “I remember living on the 17th floor of a building where, if I stuck my head out one window, I could hear somebody driving by playing salsa music; and if I stuck my head out the window on the other side of the house, I could hear the neighbor playing Motown. From another window, I could hear the kids downstairs practicing breakdancing moves to early Hip Hop records. And if I was in the kitchen, I could hear the next door neighbor blasting reggae music through the wall.”