calliope studios

from de la soul, a tribe called quest posted in music


calliope studios
37th street and 8th avenue
new york, new york 10018

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Started by musician-turned-engineer Chris Julian in 1984, Calliope Studios became a hot bed of hip hop activity in the late 80s and early 90s. De La Soul recorded 3 Feet High and Rising here in 1989. A Tribe Called Quest recorded People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm here in 1990. Other albums produced at Calliope include the 3rd Bass album Derelicts Of Dialect (1991), Dee-Lite's World Clique (1990) and Black Sheep's A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (1991).

Before Calliope was a hit factory, in the early days they just tried to stay afloat. As Julian recalls, "My first ad ran for $24 an hour. And I think the lowest competitor that I saw at that time in 1984, was $40 an hour. So I started by offering time for just about half of what the nearest competitor was." (source: frank151.org.

3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul