Power Play Studios

Power Play Studios

Profile:
A New York recording studio founded in Long Island City, New York by Tony Arfi in 1980. Patrick Adams was a notable engineer / producer there circa 1983-1990. Arfi later moved the studio to Manhattan and then opened a satellite location on Long Island in Westhampton. The related production company is Power Play Productions.

Name variations found on releases:
- Power Play
- Power Play Studio
- Powerplay
- Powerplay Studios
- Powerplay Studios, NYC
- Powerplay, L.I.C, NYC
- Power Play L.I.C., N.Y.

For other studios with the same name, please see:
Power Play Studios, Newark
Power Play Studios Oakland, CA
Contact Info:
Satellite Location:
Power Play Studios
204 Montauk Highway
Westhampton, NY 11977
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

Second Location,
Power Play Studios
New York, NY
USA

First Location:
Power Play Studios, Inc.
38-12 30th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
USA
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 064-24-0322-1 Stanley Turrentine - Straight Ahead Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24-0322-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
4D628 Johnny Bristol - Come To Me Johnny Bristol Come To Me(CD, Album) Bushka Records 4D628 US 1994 Sell This Version
4M903 Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M903 US 2009 Sell This Version
4Z9 04230 Output (4) - Move For Me Output (4) Move For Me 4Z9 04230 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 04955 Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Fresh) Davy DMX One For The Treble (Fresh) 4Z9 04955 US 1984 Sell This Version
7-LX-40141X Kariya - Let Me Love You For Tonight Kariya Let Me Love You For Tonight(7", Promo, Spe) Sleeping Bag Records 7-LX-40141X US 1988 Sell This Version
7OET 5 Lonnie Liston-Smith* - Say You Love Me Lonnie Liston-Smith* Say You Love Me(7", Single) Other End Records 7OET 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7SF 830P Most Wanted* - Calm Down Most Wanted* Calm Down(7", Single) Fever Records 7SF 830P UK, Europe & US 2022 Sell This Version
12NL002 Rhymester - 20世紀 Rhymester 20世紀(12") Next Level Recordings 12NL002 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
12NL003 Rhymester - The God / The Mad Rhymester The God / The Mad(12") Next Level Recordings 12NL003 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
19NL-001D Rhymester - Plus Alpha Rhymester Plus Alpha(CD, EP) Next Level Recordings 19NL-001D Japan 1995 Sell This Version
22P2-2777 Chaka Khan - Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project (Comp) 22P2-2777 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P4-2777 Chaka Khan - Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project(Cass, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 22P4-2777 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32XB-285 Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-285 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
38T73465 Sid & B-Tonn - Deathwish Sid & B-Tonn Deathwish(Cass, Single) Rush Associated Labels, Columbia 38T73465 US 1990 Sell This Version
42K 77482 Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry - 7 Seconds Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry - 7 Seconds(CD, Maxi) Chaos Recordings 42K 77482 US 1994 Sell This Version
42T 74958 Redman - Tonight's Da Night Redman Tonight's Da Night(Cass, Maxi, Gri) Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings 42T 74958 US 1993 Sell This Version
44K 77894 Big L - MVP Big L MVP(CD, Maxi) Columbia 44K 77894 US 1995 Sell This Version
44T 73705 EPMD - Rampage EPMD Rampage(Cass, Maxi, Gri) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels, Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels 44T 73705 US 1991 Sell This Version
49K 74309 Prong - Whose Fist Is This Anyway Prong Whose Fist Is This Anyway(CD, EP) Epic 49K 74309 US 1992 Sell This Version
90STAPES37.1 Main Source - Breaking Atoms Main Source Breaking Atoms(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) 90's Tapes 90STAPES37.1 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
90STAPES37.2 Main Source - Breaking Atoms Main Source Breaking Atoms(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) 90's Tapes 90STAPES37.2 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
90STAPES37.3 Main Source - Breaking Atoms Main Source Breaking Atoms(CD, Album, Ltd, RP) 90's Tapes 90STAPES37.3 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
90STAPES48.1 Godfather Don - Hazardous Godfather Don Hazardous(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) 90's Tapes 90STAPES48.1 Europe 2022 Sell This Version
90STAPES48.3 Godfather Don - Hazardous Godfather Don Hazardous(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) 90's Tapes 90STAPES48.3 Europe 2022 Sell This Version
90STAPES59.1 Al' Tariq - God Connections Al' Tariq God Connections(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + 7", Single, Ltd, RE, Bon) 90's Tapes 90STAPES59.1 Europe 2023 Sell This Version
90STAPES59.2 Al' Tariq - God Connections Al' Tariq God Connections(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) 90's Tapes 90STAPES59.2 Europe 2023 Sell This Version
90STAPES59.3 Al' Tariq - God Connections Al' Tariq God Connections(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) 90's Tapes 90STAPES59.3 Europe 2023 Sell This Version
0993-1 Rob Swift - The Ablist Rob Swift The Ablist(LP, Album) Asphodel, Asphodel 0993-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
0993-2 Rob Swift - The Ablist Rob Swift The Ablist(CD, Album) Asphodel 0993-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1262 Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Michael 1262 Thailand 1988 Sell This Version
1-300 Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over Boogie Down Productions The Bridge Is Over 1-300 US 1987 Sell This Version
4588 The Lord Shafiyq* - Rhymes On My Mind The Lord Shafiyq* Rhymes On My Mind(Acetate, 12") Not On Label 4588 US 1988 Sell This Version
5215 Salt 'N' Pepa - My Mike Sounds Nice Salt 'N' Pepa My Mike Sounds Nice(7") High Fashion Music, Dureco Benelux 5215 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
10004-1 Al' Tariq - God Connections Al' Tariq God Connections(2xLP, Album) Correct Records 10004-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
10005-2 Grav - Down To Earth Grav Down To Earth(CD, Album) Correct Records 10005-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
10005-4 Grav - Down To Earth Grav Down To Earth(Cass, Album) Correct Records 10005-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
10205-2 Al’ Tariq* - Do Yo’ Thang / Spectacular Al’ Tariq* Do Yo’ Thang / Spectacular(CD, Single) Correct Records 10205-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
10208-2 Black Attack - Holdin' It Down / Verbal Attack Black Attack Holdin' It Down / Verbal Attack(CD, Single) Correct Records 10208-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
10210-2 Al' Tariq - Everybody's Talkin' / Crime Pays Al' Tariq Everybody's Talkin' / Crime Pays(CD, Single) Correct Records 10210-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
1096-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy(12", SRC) Jive 1096-1-JD US 1988 Sell This Version
1096-1-JDAB Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy(12", Promo, Ele) Jive 1096-1-JDAB US 1988 Sell This Version
1097-1-J Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary (Album) 1097-1-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1097-2-J Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary (Album) 1097-2-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1097-4-J Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary(Cass, Album) Jive 1097-4-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1120-7-J Boogie Down Productions - Stop The Violence Boogie Down Productions Stop The Violence (Single) 1120-7-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1121-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - Stop The Violence Boogie Down Productions Stop The Violence (Single) 1121-1-JD US 1988 Sell This Version
1122-1-J Steady B - Let The Hustlers Play Steady B Let The Hustlers Play(LP, Album) Jive, Pop Art Records 1122-1-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1122-2-J Steady B - Let The Hustlers Play Steady B Let The Hustlers Play(CD, Album) Jive, Pop Art Records 1122-2-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1167-1-JD Steady B - Serious Steady B Serious 1167-1-JD US 1988 Sell This Version
1167-1-JDAB Steady B - Serious / I Got Cha Steady B Serious / I Got Cha(12", Promo) Jive, Pop Art Records 1167-1-JDAB US 1988 Sell This Version
1169-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - Jack Of Spades / I'm Still #1 Boogie Down Productions Jack Of Spades / I'm Still #1(12") Jive 1169-1-JD US 1988 Sell This Version
1178-1-JD The Stop The Violence Movement - Self Destruction The Stop The Violence Movement Self Destruction(12") Jive 1178-1-JD US 1989 Sell This Version
1178-1-JDAB The Stop The Violence Movement - Self Destruction The Stop The Violence Movement Self Destruction(12", Promo) Jive, RCA 1178-1-JDAB US 1989 Sell This Version
1187-1-J Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop (Album) 1187-1-J US 1989 Sell This Version
1187-2-J Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop (Album) 1187-2-J US Unknown Sell This Version
1187-4-J Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop Boogie Down Productions Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop(Cass, Album) Jive 1187-4-J Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1199-7-J Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Wee Rule Wee Papa Girl Rappers Wee Rule (Single) 1199-7-J US 1988 Sell This Version
1210-2-J Ms. Melodie - Diva Ms. Melodie Diva (Album) 1210-2-J US 1989 Sell This Version
1231-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - Why Is That? Boogie Down Productions Why Is That?(12", Single) Jive 1231-1-JD US 1989 Sell This Version
1231-1-JDX Boogie Down Productions - Why Is That? Boogie Down Productions Why Is That? (Single) 1231-1-JDX US 1989 Sell This Version
1231-4-JS Boogie Down Productions - Why Is That? Boogie Down Productions Why Is That?(Cass, Single) Jive 1231-4-JS US 1989 Sell This Version
1231-4-JSX Boogie Down Productions - Why Is That? Boogie Down Productions Why Is That?(Cass, Single) Jive 1231-4-JSX US 1989 Sell This Version
1265-1-JD Ms. Melodie - Wake Up, Wake Up! / Live On Stage Ms. Melodie Wake Up, Wake Up! / Live On Stage(12") Jive 1265-1-JD US 1989 Sell This Version
1358-1-J Boogie Down Productions - Edutainment Boogie Down Productions Edutainment(LP, Album) Jive, RCA 1358-1-J US 1990 Sell This Version
1358-2-J Boogie Down Productions - Edutainment Boogie Down Productions Edutainment (Album) 1358-2-J US Unknown Sell This Version
1360-1-JD She Rockers - Do Dat Dance She Rockers Do Dat Dance 1360-1-JD Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1367-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love) Boogie Down Productions Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)(12") Jive 1367-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
1367-4-JD Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love) Boogie Down Productions Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)(Cass, Maxi) Jive 1367-4-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
1394-1-J Boogie Down Productions - Edutainment Boogie Down Productions Edutainment(LP, Album, Promo) Jive, Jive, RCA 1394-1-J US 1990 Sell This Version
1394-1-JDAB Boogie Down Productions - Edutainment Boogie Down Productions Edutainment(LP, Album, Promo) Jive, RCA 1394-1-JDAB US 1990 Sell This Version
1415-1-JD Boogie Down Productions - Ya Know The Rules Boogie Down Productions Ya Know The Rules(12") Jive 1415-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
1415-1-JDAB Boogie Down Productions - Ya Know The Rules Boogie Down Productions Ya Know The Rules(12", Promo) Jive 1415-1-JDAB US 1990 Sell This Version
14216-1 The Brand New Heavies - Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1 The Brand New Heavies Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1(LP, Album) Delicious Vinyl 14216-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
1549-4ADV DJ Honda - DJ Honda DJ Honda DJ Honda(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1549-4ADV US 1996 Sell This Version
18482-2 Ms. Melodie - Diva Ms. Melodie Diva(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE) Throwback Records (2) 18482-2 Greece 2020 Sell This Version
0-25025 Black Maddness - Wild Brooklyn Bandits Black Maddness Wild Brooklyn Bandits(12", Maxi) Select Records 0-25025 US 1993 Sell This Version
2842-2-RDJ Altitude (3) - Silly Altitude (3) Silly(CD, Single, Promo) Bahia Entertainment 2842-2-RDJ US 1991 Sell This Version
3070-1-N Hugh Masekela - Uptownship Hugh Masekela Uptownship(LP, Album) Novus 3070-1-N US 1989 Sell This Version
3070-2-N Hugh Masekela - Uptownship Hugh Masekela Uptownship(CD, Album) Novus, BMG, RCA 3070-2-N US 1989 Sell This Version
32988 The Lord Shafiyq* - My Mike Is On Fire (Remix) The Lord Shafiyq* My Mike Is On Fire (Remix)(Acetate, 12") Not On Label 32988 US 1988 Sell This Version
33216 Spoonie Gee - Old And New Jams Spoonie Gee Old And New Jams(LP, Comp) BCM Records 33216 Germany & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
35321 Various - Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights Various Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records 35321 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
50045 B.M.E. Featuring Leroy Burgess - Pray B.M.E. Featuring Leroy Burgess B.M.E. Featuring Leroy Burgess - Pray(12") Freeze Records 50045 US 1994 Sell This Version
51111-2 Bushwackass - How Real Israel ? Bushwackass How Real Israel ?(CD, Album) Pallas Records 51111-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
61002 Davey Boi - In My Dreams Davey Boi In My Dreams(12") Sweet - Nuff Records 61002 US 1989 Sell This Version
66007-2 Sick Of It All - Blood, Sweat And No Tears Sick Of It All Blood, Sweat And No Tears(CD, Album, RE) Century Media Records, KINGfisher (2) 66007-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
66233-2 Sha'dasious - Phunk Wucha Heard Sha'dasious Phunk Wucha Heard(CD, Album) RCA 66233-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-66309 Leaders Of The New School - What's Next Leaders Of The New School What's Next(12") Elektra 0-66309 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-66354 Grand Puba - Check It Out Grand Puba Check It Out(12", SRC) Elektra 0-66354 US 1992 Sell This Version
0-66496 E.S.P. (3) - Oh Well E.S.P. (3) Oh Well(12", Maxi) Select Records 0-66496 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66498 Organized Konfusion - Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken? Organized Konfusion Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken?(12") Hollywood BASIC 0-66498 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66507 Kid 'N Play* - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody Kid 'N Play* Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody(12", Maxi) Select Records 0-66507 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66511 H.E.A.L. (Human Education Against Lies)* / M.C. Lyte*, Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Ms. Melodie, Run D.M.C.*, Jam Master Jay, Harmony (3), Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J.*, Freddie Foxxx - Heal Yourself H.E.A.L. (Human Education Against Lies)* / M.C. Lyte*, Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Ms. Melodie, Run D.M.C.*, Jam Master Jay, Harmony (3), Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J.*, Freddie Foxxx H.E.A.L. (Human Education Against Lies)* / M.C. Lyte*, Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Ms. Melodie, Run D.M.C.*, Jam Master Jay, Harmony (3), Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J.*, Freddie Foxxx - Heal Yourself(12") Elektra 0-66511 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66516 Young Lords - Give Me A Beat Young Lords Give Me A Beat(12", Single) Select Records 0-66516 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-66642 Entouch (2) - Crazay 4/U Entouch (2) Crazay 4/U(12") Elektra, Vintertainment 0-66642 US 1990 Sell This Version
70002-1 Mr. Freeze And The Homewreckers - We're Compatible Mr. Freeze And The Homewreckers We're Compatible(12") Radical Records 70002-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
70443 Erasure - Wonderland Erasure Wonderland(LP, Album) Mute, Mute Sonet France 70443 France 1986 Sell This Version
81719-1 Nice And Wild* - Energy, Love And Unity Nice And Wild* Energy, Love And Unity(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic 81719-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
81784-1 Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Shock! Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess - Shock!(LP, Album) Atlantic 81784-1 US 1987 Sell This Version