Studio Science: Alex Tumay

The Atlanta hip hop engineer breaks down secrets behind hits from Young Thug and 21 Savage

Studio Science: Young Thug Engineer Alex Tumay

Nobody knows prolific and mercurial Atlanta rapper Young Thug quite like audio engineer Alex Tumay. The Queens native has been the only professional able to keep up with the talented rapper, harnessing his abilities on the Slime Season trilogy of mixtapes, I’m Up and JEFFERY. An unheralded yet essential presence on a number of pivotal Atlanta hip-hop albums, Tumay has also worked with 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s “Ocean Drive,” Travis Scott on Rodeo and lent his ear to the track “Highlights” from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.

In his Studio Science at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Tumay discusses how he finished up Young Thug’s JEFFERY in an Uber, “Ocean Drive” and much more.

By Red Bull Music Academy on October 27, 2016

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