We have partnered with three studios located on New York Area:
Power Station at BerkleeNYC
The 33,000-square-foot complex was first opened in 1977 in a former Consolidated Edison power plant by founder/designer by Tony Bongiovi. Since then, a who's-who of musical icons have recorded there, including Bob Dylan (Infidels), Bruce Springsteen (Born In The USA), Madonna (Like a Virgin), The Rolling Stones (Tattoo You), David Bowie (Scary Monsters, Let's Dance), Neil Young, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Billy Joel, The Kinks, George Michael, Duran Duran, Muse, The Strokes, and the cast of Hamilton. (There was also a short-lived ’80s supergroup named the Power Station after the studio, which included singer Robert Palmer and members of Duran Duran.)
That illustrious list also includes Sting, who wrote in an email to the Times of the Power Station, "The number of studios shutting down is distressing in a city with such a celebrated musical history. I understand how hard it is to keep a studio afloat in these times when so many can now make do-it-yourself records inexpensively at home, but there’s nothing like a room with a history where the music seems to have been absorbed into the walls."
Dreamland Recording Studios
Originally opened in 1986, the studio is meanwhile operated by Jerry Marotta and Pete Caigan. Dreamland Recording Studios is nestled in the idyllic setting of the upper Hudson River Valley, near the legendary music/cultural center of Woodstock.
The studio is housed in what was once St. John's Church, which was built in 1896 and whose capacious room is now an acoustically gorgeous recording studio.
Daptone built their studio, called Daptone's House of Soul in a converted two-family home in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was very run down when they first rented it, and the neighborhood was not great. Daptone Records has its offices in the top floor, the studio is on the ground floor. The label built the studio from scratch, and made the decision to not have computers, but to rely completely on the more old-fashioned analog recording methods to make music. There are tape machines and a CD recorder, but no Pro Tools or digital reverbs.