Opening its doors in October, The Thin White Duke is a fresh, unique collection of production suites. With music-mad consumers at the forefront of the designing process, a whole host of members-only studios grace producers and musicians alike with a space to play, write, record, or podcast.
Situated in Soho’s famous Great Windmill Street, its very foundation is inspired by the one and only David Bowie. The studio’s freshly unleashed cocktail bar reflects Bowie’s eccentric taste and personality, dreamed up as a place for artists to meet and celebrate. The Thin White Duke studio is stocked UP. If drums are your thing, a Yamaha Maple Custom drum kit is ready and waiting. So are a Nord Grand Digital piano, a Moog Subsequent 37 synthesiser, SSL controllers, oodles of microphones and amplifiers. Access to production and mixing programmes are also available on new Mac Studio desktops (running Logic, Protools and Reason) – as well as an on-site sound engineer. I mean, what more could you want?
Each studio holds its own theme. Rooms such as the ‘Kyoto Room’, call to mind 19th Chinoiserie parlours, while the ‘Seminary’ is low-lit and atmospheric, embellished with a high church aesthetic. Fit with a stained-glass mural of Bowie, with doting saints surrounding him – the design at Thin White Duke studios is next-level.
While the studios are expertly crafted, so is the extensive cocktail menu. Sprouted from the mind of renowned mixologist Dav Eames, the ‘Volume II’ menu contains anything from prosecco, and gin, to tequila – elevated with trendy embellishments and garnishes.
If you can see yourself spending a lot of time at The Thin White Duke, they’re offering up a two-tier membership programme. Priced yearly and monthly, both benefit from a whole host of perks – such as 10% off food, and in-studio drinks.
If the sound of all of this tickles your fancy, head here for more…