Marcella Araica
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Music engineer
Associated acts Britney Spheres
Duran Duran

Marcella Araica is an American record mixing engineer, who has recorded and mixed tracks for artists including Britney Sphears, Madonna and Duran Duran.


Marcella started her professional career as an assistant at the Hit Factory in March 2002. After graduating with honors from the Full Sail Production and Recording Program in Orlando, Florida, she was identified as a person with tremendous potential. After only two months, she was working as an assistant engineer in sessions for Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Subsequently, she became a fulltime engineer at the studio, working closely with Timbaland. In 2003, she met Danja who recognised that her potential would take her far. Danja soon involved Marcella in the recording and mixing of all of his records, helping him to achieve “his sound.” Marcella continued to work with Timbaland as well, and has mixed some of his biggest hits in recent years.

Marcella’s mixing and recording credits include "Gimme More" by Britney Spears, "They Way I Are" by Timbaland, "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado, "4 Minutes" by Madonna, "Migrate" by Mariah Carey, "We Takin’ Over" by DJ Khaled, "When I’m Gone" by Simple Plain and "The Valley" by Duran Duran.

Selected discographyEdit

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

  • "Maneater"
  • "Apologize"
  • "Special Occasion"
  • "Bad Girl"
  • "Day26"
  • "E=MC²"
  • "Welcome To The Dollhouse"
  • "In A Perfect World"
Appears On:Edit
  • "The Valley"
  • "After The Storm"
  • "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"