Gabriel Castañón

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Gabriel Castañón
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Background information
  • pop
  • latin
  • folk
  • hip hop
  • classic
  • Mixing engineer
  • Recording engineer
  • Music producer
Years active2003–present
Associated acts
  • Camila (band)
  • Calle 13 (band)
  • Eugenia León
  • Christopher Alva
  • Gabriela Ortiz
Gabriel Castañón
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Gabriel Castañón (born 1981) is a Mexican Mixing Engineer, record producer and engineer. He is best known for his engineering and mixing work for Camila (band), Calle 13 (band), Eugenia León, Christopher Alva, Kurt (Singer), Gabriela Ortiz, Yuridia, Pandora (musical group) and more, as well as for his work in the film industry, mixing Edward James Olmos' Walkout (film). He studied audio engineering in the Fermatta Music Academy.

Gabriel has won four Latin Grammys, including Record of the Year, Best Pop Album, Best Pop Album by a Duo / Group with Vocals, and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album. [1]

Early life and career

Gabriel Castañón was born in Mexico City, his father was a classic guitar player. His first role in the entertainment industry was when he was a kid actor in the Mexican soap opera Carrusel. He studied Audio Engineering in the Fermatta Music Academy, a school previously affiliated to the Berklee College of Music.

He started his career at Sony Studios Mexico, engineering for artists such as Belanova, Vicente Fernandez, and Kalimba (singer) amongst others, as well as a recording engineer at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl. He has engineered and mixed well over 200 productions. [2]

Gabriel has worked in the film industry recording and mixing audio for films such as Walkout (film)(2006) directed by Edward James Olmos and A La Mala (2015) directed by Pedro Pablo Ibarra. [3]

He currently works in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, the record label Colibrí Records with record producer Christopher Alva, as well as with other transnational record labels, like Sony Music and Universal Music.

Mixing discography

Full albums and EPs, by year and artist name [4]
Year Artist Album Name
2006 Camila Todo Cambió
2007 Yuridia Entre Mariposas
2009 Ana Bárbara Rompiendo Cadenas
2010 Camila Dejarte de Amar
2011 Calle 13 Entren Los Que Quieran
2014 Camila Elypse

Awards and nominations

Award Year Nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
Latin Grammy Awards 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Dejarte de Amar Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year Won [5]
Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album Won
Latin Grammy Awards 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Entren Los Que Quieran Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year Won [6]
Latin Grammy Awards 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Elypse Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album Won [7]


  1. "List of Grammy Award nominations and wins for Gabriel Castañón".
  2. "Gabriel Castañón's signed biography".
  3. "Gabriel Castañón's credits at the Internet Movie Database".
  4. "Gabriel Castañón's credits on AllMusic".
  5. "11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". The Latin Grammy Recording Academy.
  6. "12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". The Latin Grammy Recording Academy.
  7. "14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". The Latin Grammy Recording Academy.

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