|“So Michael Jackson walks in and says, ‘Hey Brian, I want to come back tonight and do my own stuff. Can you do it with me?’”
And that’s all it took, Brian Malouf explains in an interview with Mix magazine: A casual encounter with the King of Pop to completely change his producing career.
Twenty-six years later, Malouf is still living the dream, producing a total of 53 gold, platinum and double platinum records to-date for Stevie Wonder, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and other leading artists. He’s so good that he’s also earned the right to work from his home, a 3-bedroom located at 13245 Addison St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.
Now listed for $1.099 million, the 1955-built house has been tastefully remodeled with high ceilings, skylights, French doors, hardwood floors, wooden built-ins and, of course, a recording studio.
“[The] garage has been converted to a high-end professional recording studio with all the bells and whistles,” writes Rodeo Realty, Inc.‘s Niki Rosenfeld in the listing description. In fact, the entire property has been decked out with surround sound and outdoor speakers.
Malouf purchased the 2,599-square-foot home in May 2011 for $990,000. Born in in nearby Hollywood, he’s been passionate about percussion since playing for his high school band. In 1981, he started working for Can-Am Recorders in Tarzana, where Michael Jackson walked in the door looking for someone to help him produce the ‘Bad’ album.
“I try to be a useful human in the race,” writes Malouf in his Twitter profile description. “I spend a lot of time in front of knobs and faders and do the best I can to make beautiful sounding music come out.”