About tandra jhagroo

"Mixing is an art form in Jamaica, Reggae music is never a genre to be approached lightly and neither is dancehall or dubwise." - Ms Jhagroo invested and honed her mixing skills amongst legendary mixing and dub mix engineers. "I find it amusing that I use a lot of dub-wise techniques when shaping my instruments and effects. I'm forever grateful to the many mysteries that have been unlocked". Tandra has mix and studio session credits for a range of talent including BMG, SESAC and songwriting camps, Drake, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Gyptian, Popcaan, Jolly Boys, Sizzla, Toots and Maytals, Sly & Robbie whilst taking on various genres other than Reggae and Dancehall - including Hip Hop, Alternative Rock and Latin (club) music. 2019 sees MixedbyLytes wearing yet another hat, that of A&R and project leader, for Jamaica's first all-female compilation album titled 'Big Woman Tingz' A collaborative project that sees the female artist from various stages, empowering themselves and releasing an independent project.

Work experience

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tandra' Skills

  • Assistant Engineer
  • Audio Technician
  • DJ / Remixer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Music Editor
  • Programmer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Tech
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Backline
  • FOH Engineer
  • Monitor Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Production Assistant
  • Vocal Producer
  • Co-Writer
  • Studio Manager

tandra' Genres

  • Alternative Rock
  • Folk
  • Hip-Hop
  • Indie Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Reggaetón
  • Soul
  • Trap
  • World

tandra' Experience

I grew up in Western Canada with parents that are Jamaican, it meant spending time bouncing between Micheal Jackson and Metallica, Gregory Isaac to Teddy Pendergrass, Prince to the Police. ‘Music was so interesting then. Fearless and filled with lots of emotion! I’m always looking for that emotional tug in my mixes now” After graduating with a Bachelors in Physics, I wandered into college that taught audio engineering. The time at Trebas Institute showed that I had a great aptitude for all things technical, but it was a trip to Jamaica that influenced me the most and really helped me to dive into the ART of music. Literally surrounded by mega-musical influencers – Sly & Robbie, Steelie & Cleavie, Robert Livingston (and more), I was able to hone the skills of shaping the intricate sounds of dancehall and authentic reggae live-recordings, the mastering of Jamaican dub style of mixing-on-the-fly and lastly mixing songs and album projects, not just Reggae, but a multitude of genres both related and non-related to it. After 10 plus years, Red Bull Marketing offered a job that involved making arrangements and liaison between the Jamaican music industry and the Friends of Red Bull network seeking to complete projects on the island. Things for me eventually progressed, going from Engineer to Producer, Project Leader and A&R. I am an active board member of GURLES Limited, a Jamaica-based organization that seeks to empower women in this globalized industry of entertainment. The organization formed a label, and as project leader and A&R, put together it’s first ever compilation album featuring acts from Jamaica and Canada, titled ‘Big Woman Tingz’.