Electric Lady Studios


Recording studio in New York, opened on 26th August 1970.
Also credited as:
· Electric Lady
· Electric Lady Studio
· Electric Lady Studios
· Electric Lady Recording Studio
· Electric Lady Recording Studio, NYC
· Electric Ladyland - not to be confused with Electric Ladyland, series of Mille Plateaux label
· Electric Ladyland Studios
· Electric Land Lady Studios
· Electric Lady Sound Studios

In 1968, Jimi Hendrix and his manager Mike Jeffery had invested jointly in the purchase of the Generation Club in Greenwich Village, but - their initial plans to re-open the club were abandoned when the local mafia added pressure for fees to compete in the neighborhood. It was an unwelcome association, and since commercial studio fees for Electric Ladyland sessions were so lofty, the pair instead decided to convert the space to a highly specialized and custom-built recording facility.

Designed specifically for Hendrix, the studio had round windows and a machine capable of generating ambient lighting in colors to fit any mood. It was a relaxing atmosphere, and the studio provided a creative space for Jimi to draft and perfect his songs - while engineer Eddie Kramer upheld the studio’s professionalism in the background. The opening party was held on August 26, 1970.

To this day, Studio A remains exactly as it was during Hendrix's time, and Studio B (nicknamed Purple Haze) has the world's only purple mixing console. Not to mention the ghosts in residence. "The Clash swore that Jimi put an extra guitar track on Sandinista!," says Mary Campbell, the studio's manager from 1983-2003. "Doors slam, floors creak. The place has a magic."

Contact Info:

52 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011

Phone: +1 212 677 4700
Lee Foster (3) - partner, general manager: [email protected]
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