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James McElroy (Boone) ’12

James McElroy (Boone) ’12 reports, “Currently living in Manhattan, I operate Desert Park, a bespoke audio mastering service in Times Square. I’m working with DefJam, RocNation, and Empire at the moment. Known as the youngest top-tier mastering engineer in the world, my work represents close to 1B streams. My credits include Prodigy of Mobb Deep, NaS, Uncle Murda, Redman, Styles P, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, MF Doom, Nipsey Hustle, Roc Marciano, Dave East, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Casanova, Fabolous, Ashanti, Teyanna Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, DJ Khaled, Q-Tip, Black Thought, Royce da 5’9, The Alchemist, PnB Rock, Offset, Curren$y, Smoke DZA, Max B, E40, Mozzy, The Dream, Kodak Black, Lil Baby, Gunna, Birdman, Plies, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, DJ Green Lantern, Jessie Reyez, Rich the Kid, Famous Dex, Lil Tjay, certain members of the Wu-Tang, and every artist on Griselda Records. I’m also developing a global clientele in Africa and Asia, and am regularly in touch with deeply respected former CalArts teacher Martijn Zwartjes, now working in Netherlands. I also work on the music of many CalArts alumnx.”