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Marcella Araica

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Birth name  Marcella Araica
Role  Mixing engineer
Years active  2002 – present
Education  Full Sail University
Record label  Mosley Music Group
Name  Marcella Araica

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Also known as  Ms. Lago, The Incredible Lago
Occupation(s)  Mixing engineer, recording engineer, record producer
Labels  N.A.R.S Mosley Music Group
Genres  Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Electronic dance music, Urban contemporary
Associated acts  Britney Spears, Timbaland, Missy Elliott
Similar  Danja, Jim Beanz, Keri Hilson, Kevin Cossom, Luke James

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Marcella Araica is an American recording and mixing engineer, who has recorded and mixed tracks for artists including Britney Spears, K Michelle Madonna, Pink, Duran Duran and Keri Hilson.


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Araica started her professional career as an assistant at the Hit Factory in March 2002. Araica graduated from the Full Sail Production and Recording Program in Florida in 2002. She was mentored by Jimmy Douglass and Demacio Castellon. Araica describes how it was difficult breaking into a male-dominated career, "As a female, I had more to prove." She has worked as an assistant engineer in sessions for Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Subsequently, she became a full-time engineer at the studio, working closely with Timbaland.

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In the early 2000s, she met Danja and the two started working together. In 2008, they created N.A.R.S. records and in 2014, opened a studio in Miami, called Dream Asylum. The studio was built in a former warehouse and has separate recording rooms for Danja and Araica.

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She visits Full Sail University often to spread her knowledge and give current students a closer look into what it really takes to become successful in the music industry. Araica also created the Red Bottoms Foundation in order to support women in the music industry. The foundation supports mentorships for women.

Araica's method of working with musical projects is to focus primarily on the vocal aspect of the song, and then uses effects in Pro Tools and outboard gear. She has also called herself "a mad scientist when I'm in the studio."


Araica's mixing and recording credits include "Gimme More" by Britney Spears, "The Way I Are" by Timbaland, "Migrate" by Mariah Carey, "We Takin’ Over" by DJ Khaled, "When I’m Gone" by Simple Plan and "The Valley" by Duran Duran.

Selected discography

Name Variations: Marcella Araica, Marcella 'Ms. Lago' Araica', The Incredible Lago.


  • "Special Occasion"
  • "Bad Girl"
  • "Day26"
  • "E=MC²"
  • "Welcome To The Dollhouse"
  • "In a Perfect World…"
  • Appears on

  • "The Valley"
  • After the Storm by Monica (2003)
  • "Pass That Dutch" / "Hurt Sumthin"
  • "I'm Really Hot"
  • "Monkey Business"
  • "Maneater"
  • "Relax And Take Notes" / "Turn Up The Bump"
  • "The Big Bang"
  • "Anonymous"
  • "Gimme More"
  • "Trey Day"
  • "When I'm Gone"
  • "Break The Ice"
  • "Circus"
  • "Overworld"
  • "Simple Plan"
  • "Turntables" (Ciara Song)
  • "Freak"
  • Awards

    In 2010, Araica received two ASCAP awards for "Knock You Down" and "Sober."


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