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Despicable Me 2 Features the Distinct Sound of Leslie Brathwaite

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Behind every great musician, there is a skilled engineer who works around the clock mixing all aspects of a song’s sound to make it a pop success. As a recording and mix engineer, Leslie Brathwaite works behind the scenes for superstar performers.

Leslie Brathwaite

Beginning July 3, moviegoers will enjoy listening to his work in the major motion picture release of the expected blockbuster, Despicable Me 2. Working with mega-producer Pharrell Williams on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, Brathwaite utilized his trained ear to create distinct and polished music for the movie. The sequel to the 2010 hit will again star Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Miranda Cosgrove.

“Working on major motion pictures allows me to continue expanding my audience beyond corporate, advertising and music projects,” said Brathwaite. “Pharrell is a legend in the music industry and I’m confident that fans are going to really enjoy Despicable Me 2.”

Leslie’s work has been recognized with multiple Grammys, including nods for his work on the Monica/Brandy single The Boy is Mine, TLC’s multi-platinum album Fanmail, Outkast’s Stankonia and Speakerbox/The Love Below albums, Bee Bee and Cee Cee Winans album Still, Mary J. Blige’s No More Drama album and many more.

In addition to numerous other industry accolades, Leslie has placed countless songs on the Billboard charts. He has also worked on projects such as the 2012 Disney Channel Holiday Playlist and soundtracks such as Hoodlum, The Nutty Professor, Panther, xXx, Tomb Raider, Bad Boys, Osmosis Jones and the upcoming TLC movie release.

Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Leslie’s environment played a large role in his musical development, as well as learning under the tutelage of super-producer Dallas Austin at D.A.R.P. Studios.  He was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of fame – a very distinct honor from his alma mater.

Leslie currently wo

rks out of Music Box Studios in Atlanta, which is owned by Bu Thiam, a music industry mogul, Chris Brown’s manager and the brother of superstar singer-songwriter Akon. Leslie’s projects take him across the world and upcoming work includes music from Chris Brown, Akon, Usher and many others.

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