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Revival at The Complex Studios

Revival at The Complex Studios One of the few legacy studios still standing in LA, you can’t help but feel compelled to create in this space that Earth Wind & Fire once called home.

Walking down the corridor to Studio C, you can feel and smell the magical, creative dust in the air. As you walk down the corridor towards Studio C, you can feel and smell the magical, creative dust in the air. Back in 1978, Earth Wind & Fire (EW&F) were on top of the world. In an unprecedented deal with Columbia/CBS, Maurice White (leader and visionary behind EW&F) setup his ARC label headquarter

Walking down the corridor to Studio C, you can feel and smell the magical, creative dust in the air. As you walk down the corridor towards Studio C, you can feel and smell the magical, creative dust in the air. Back in 1978, Earth Wind & Fire (EW&F) were on top of the world. In an unprecedented deal with Columbia/CBS, Maurice White (leader and visionary behind EW&F) setup his ARC label headquarter

Operating as usual

@justgemaine album listening session vibes. Wishing you much success on the release! @justgemaine @goodworkcharlie @jlmc...
04/14/2022

@justgemaine album listening session vibes. Wishing you much success on the release! @justgemaine @goodworkcharlie @jlmccarter_

02/14/2022

@sophiagalate wrote a love song to Chi Town and we were ecstatic to provide a space for her to record it. Is there a city you have been in love with for a long time?

Repost from @sophiagalate

I wrote a love song about the city that changed my life - Chicago. If you know me, YOU KNOW that i’m in a long term, long distance relationship with this city.

This was the hardest song for me to finish. I rearranged and re-recorded it multiple times, in multiple cities (between Chicago and LA) but with the help of these incredible musicians, the song came to life.

Here’s a sneak peek of the recording process. Thank you to my favs @think_say_do, @corbinjonesbass, & @bcord.wav for arranging this record with me. Thank you @iamgenenoble for blessing this song, still can’t believe it happened, thank you @victorgarciatrumpet for giving me the horn section of my dreams, thank you @saharrhabibi for holding it down for me all the time, and a big appreciation to the engineers who helped on this one @tomkahre, @vsopstudios, and @studio_ty 🤍

VHS footage by @saharrhabibi
Edit by @saharrhabibi and me

#blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊🏻--Repost: @afshinashahidi  @ Revival at The Complex Studios
06/02/2020

#blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊🏻
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Repost: @afshinashahidi @ Revival at The Complex Studios

#blackouttuesday ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻----#enoughisenough
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻
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04/09/2020

The Prince and EWF story dates back to the early days of his career, when Bob Cavallo, EWF’s manager, started representing the mysterious Wünder kid from Minneapolis shortly after inking his Warner deal.

Already a fan from childhood, Prince’s love for EWF and now being a part of the family through management created some very intriguing crossover collaborations - one of the most notable being his filming and recording of some club scenes in his opus “Purple Rain” at the Complex, EWF’s infamous production facility.

This very same facility (where @revival.la is based) was also what became the blueprint for Paisley Park, as Prince found affinity in the concept of weaving sound stages, video production and recording facilities under one roof. Prince then enlisted all of the architects and studio designers who built the complex to do the same for him in Minnesota. Thus, Paisley Park, Prince’s home and creative playground, was born.

Here is a video of EWF’s very own Philip Bailey, touching on the Prince/EWF connection 💜💜💜

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💜💜💜 "Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To #Prince" will air on CBS on April 21!
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#prince #legend #icon #thepurpleone #earthwindandfire #cbs

To all our Revival family - As we entered our 5th year of operation in 2020, no one could have predicted that our lives ...
04/02/2020

To all our Revival family -

As we entered our 5th year of operation in 2020, no one could have predicted that our lives would come to a grinding halt due to this pandemic. We've seen an amazing group of artists come through our doors these last few years, with hundreds of projects being worked on continuously. We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to build since our inception, and want nothing more than to continue building with this amazing community whom has given us so much love throughout the years.

To help support our efforts in keeping our doors open, we're offering a 40% discounted Day Rate of 10 hours (larger blocks of hours also available at reduced rates). Scheduling will commence as soon as current Shelter in Place restrictions are lifted, so you can pre-order the hours now and redeem them once it’s safe.

If interested, please DM us or email us at: [email protected]

We wish everyone the absolute best, and please stay safe! Much love from the Revival Team.

Select photos by: @chaosupport
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#legacystudio #earthwindandfire #revivalla #lockdowncreativity #isolateandcreate #standstilltea #wellgetthroughthis #mcclenney #chika #babyrose #austinbrown #createwithus #recordingstudiola @ Revival at The Complex Studios

More chronicles from the @joharinoelle sessions “Part II” brought to you by @jimlewismccarter and featuring @dphelps94 a...
03/03/2020

More chronicles from the @joharinoelle sessions “Part II” brought to you by @jimlewismccarter and featuring @dphelps94 and @itaishapira
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#photography #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #studiolife #recordingstudio #recording #creativity #creative #goodmusic @ Revival at The Complex Studios

💜✊🏽#Repost @jyoty・・・A mo*********ng exclusive with @freenationals the day after their album came out - how good is life!...
12/19/2019

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A mo*********ng exclusive with @freenationals the day after their album came out - how good is life! ⁣
Swipe for some inspiring words from Jose as to why someone would come to the band for some music and what they can do for anyone.⁣
Swipe again for one of my favourite track lists so far.. Outkast, 702 & Clipse as throwbacks. New ones from Joshua J, Smino, Full Crate & Snoh Aalegra and another bunch of SoundCloud gems. ⁣
Honestly loved this show from start to finish, link in bio. See you again on Saturday

Thanks @neelamjitmusic and @cruzmusic for choosing @revival.la for the secret Disney project! 😎 🙏🏼 . ......#newprojects ...
12/19/2019

Thanks @neelamjitmusic and @cruzmusic for choosing @revival.la for the secret Disney project! 😎 🙏🏼
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#newprojects #amazingartists #studiorecording #disneyworld #worldmusic #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #disney #holidaymusic @ Revival at The Complex Studios

Well it’s been quite a year! These are a few of the standout releases of 2019 that were recorded (in part) at @revival.l...
12/12/2019

Well it’s been quite a year! These are a few of the standout releases of 2019 that were recorded (in part) at @revival.la - sending warm shout outs to @rhye @babyrosemusic @mistermcclenney @ws_boogie @sofiabolt and @def.sound for making your mark this year and allowing us to be a part of that journey 🙏🏼 and we cannot wait for what’s to come out in 2020 from within these walls...sending warm holiday greetings to all!!!
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#recordingartists #albumsoftheyear #rhye #babyrose #mcclenney #boogie #sofiabolt #defsound #recordingstudio #newmusic #bestalbums #bestalbumsof2019

We wish news like this was real! 😜😎🔥 ......#funk #bootsy #bootsycollins #theonion #funkmusic #legacystudio #earthwindand...
12/07/2019

We wish news like this was real! 😜😎🔥
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#funk #bootsy #bootsycollins #theonion #funkmusic #legacystudio #earthwindandfire #fundthearts #funkybasslines #georgeclinton #parliament #parliamentfunkadelic #prioritiesincongress 🤷🏻‍♂️

10/23/2019

@jvickerymusic and @sglewis teamed up to perform a live rendition of James’ new single “Pressure” in our live room and it sounds amazing! So grateful to have them here, recreating the single live and in such an intimate setting.
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@celeste at the end of a 2 day adventure at @revival.la - she made some very special music we can’t wait for you to hear...
10/21/2019

@celeste at the end of a 2 day adventure at @revival.la - she made some very special music we can’t wait for you to hear 👂

#celeste #newmusic #studiosession #singersongwriter #producer #legacystudio #supportartists #amazingartist #recordingstudio

Something’s brewing at Revival with our good friends from @standstill.tea ... stay tuned.... ......#newprojects #amazing...
09/24/2019

Something’s brewing at Revival with our good friends from @standstill.tea ... stay tuned...
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#newprojects #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriter #featuringartists #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #standstilltea #teaceremony #goodvibes #rituals

Having @levenkali in the studio has been such a pleasure...we can’t wait for you guys to hear what he’s been cooking up!...
09/17/2019

Having @levenkali in the studio has been such a pleasure...we can’t wait for you guys to hear what he’s been cooking up!
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#levenkali #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriter #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #studiolife #recordings #vocals

Baby Rose (@babyrosemusic) first stepped into the studio straight from the airport by way of Atlanta early last year. It...
09/03/2019

Baby Rose (@babyrosemusic) first stepped into the studio straight from the airport by way of Atlanta early last year. It was her very first trip to LA. She immediately got to working and has been consistently making magic in here ever since. What will we hear next from the Rose and Revival collaboration? We’ll all have to wait and see...In the meantime, check out her amazing debut album “To Myself” recorded in part at @revival.la 📷: @gabixlamb
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#babyrose #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriter #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #tomyself #babyrosetomyself #newalbum #newalbum2019 @ Revival at The Complex Studios

Focus and vision - you can’t have one without the other. At @revival.la we nurture that process with each artist that wa...
08/30/2019

Focus and vision - you can’t have one without the other. At @revival.la we nurture that process with each artist that walks through our doors. Here is @austinbrown diving deep into his own sonic universe. What does your sound like? 📷: @brennenmcmurray
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#austinbrown #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriter #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #blackandwhitephotography #studiolife #visionandfocus #makingmusic 💜 @ Revival at The Complex Studios

08/27/2019

Check out this beautiful #threeminutebiography with Chika (@oranicuhh) produced by and featured on @instagram official, shot in part @revival.la.
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#chika #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriter #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #instagram #afropunk

We are so excited for Chika’s journey, which is really only just beginning. Also, we are so very happy that she regards ...
08/23/2019

We are so excited for Chika’s journey, which is really only just beginning. Also, we are so very happy that she regards Revival as a home base for many of the amazing recordings she’s about to unleash onto the world 🌎 Check out this really cool “day in the life of” video brought to you by @instagram.

The video also features fellow Revival regulars (who’re far from regular) - close collaborator and producer @mistermcclenney and engineer @pjgeiser.

Enjoy the video!
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This time last year, artist Chika (@oranicuhh) couldn’t afford a ticket to Afropunk (@afropunk) in Brooklyn. This weekend, she’s playing the festival. 🤯❤️⁣

Learn more about the creative force that is Chika on today’s #ThreeMinuteAutobiography, where some of your favorite ⭐️ share their life story in just three minutes. Check it out right now on our IGTV.
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Congrats @babyrosemusic !!!!!!! We’re so proud and happy to be a part :) Repost from @itaishapira “The album is out! Tha...
08/22/2019

Congrats @babyrosemusic !!!!!!! We’re so proud and happy to be a part :) Repost from @itaishapira

“The album is out! Thank you @babyrosemusic for having me be a part of your journey 🙏🏼 “Show You” was recorded at @revival.la, co-produced by Rose and myself and co-written by @cocoowino @kingparisnicole @jasminfire @pegasuswarning y moi. The strings were also recorded here at Revival and arranged by Paris, both on Show You and on Sold Out, and engineered by moi. Shouts to @jasminfire for the amazing viola and violin layers! Also shouts to @timtypebeat (executive producer) @insightful @sensei_bueno and all the other musicians and writers who made this album so special. Shouts to her amazing management team too, you guys hold it down like no other @missilemartian @kj4y - and we outta here! 🚀”

Our live room sounds like it was built for brass! And when you consider that unmistakable Earth Wind and Fire sound, it ...
07/23/2019

Our live room sounds like it was built for brass! And when you consider that unmistakable Earth Wind and Fire sound, it all makes sense. Was such a pleasure having @ddhorns bring their arsenal to Revival the other day to record on a new @orianicuhh track! Can’t wait for the world to hear it
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Had a great time tracking 🎺🎷 for @oranicuhh the other night at the homie @itaishapira #studio @revival.la - @bobbybrassmusic and @musicbytee producing with @peterjgeiser engineering. @mistermcclenney holding down the vibe. This track is gonna be 🔥🔥🔥
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Awesome to see that @Rhye was featured in the @losangelestimes for the new piano EP “SPIRIT”, which was mostly recorded ...
06/18/2019

Awesome to see that @Rhye was featured in the @losangelestimes for the new piano EP “SPIRIT”, which was mostly recorded and mixed here at @revival.la.
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We are so grateful that @Rhye chooses our space to create, time and time again.
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Check out this amazing body of work on all streaming platforms.
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#rhye #newmusic #losangelestimes #musicianlove #artistlife #musicianlife #pressreview #musicreview #studiorecording #singersongwriter #legacystudio #featuredartist #amazingartist

Big thanks to @lo_fang for the very cool Prince coaster and thoughts. Very much appreciated, can’t wait to have you back...
05/29/2019

Big thanks to @lo_fang for the very cool Prince coaster and thoughts. Very much appreciated, can’t wait to have you back at the studio!
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#lofang #studiorecording #musicianlife #musicianlove #shoutout #revivalatthecomplex #newmusicsoon #artistlife #recordingstudio #prince

It’s been a great pleasure having @rhye create this magical music featured on “SPIRIT” at our studio. During the initial...
05/10/2019

It’s been a great pleasure having @rhye create this magical music featured on “SPIRIT” at our studio. During the initial stages of the recording process, Milosh would arrive at the studio and ask us to hit record as the very first ideas his fingers instinctually played on the piano came bursting out. Much of that process was documented here. Thanks to our Revival staff @peterjgeiser @andrepaxton and @itaishapira for their engineering, and to everyone else who contributed 🙏🏼

05/05/2019

@oranicuhh is the truth! Vocals recorded at @revival.la 💯

05/03/2019

Super excited for @rhye’s upcoming EP “Sprit” from which this song “Needed” belongs. It was a pleasure having most of this special body of work be created here at @revival.la. We send praise to our engineers that helped bring it to life @andrepaxton @peterjgeiser @itaishapira

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“Needed” is a song about something greater than wanting someone in your life, or to be wanted, or liked or loved. It’s about that deeper yearning to be needed by someone you love, to feel that sense of purpose. It’s here today, and included on the new piano project Spirit out next Friday. Link in bio.

04/29/2019

Recorded at @revival.la 🙏🏼

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My new single “Waves” is out today, arranged by Van D**e Parks. I wrote this song when I first moved to Los Angeles. Van D**e saw me play and offered to arrange it. What an honor it was to work with such a musical genius. The video was made by another artist genius @mgodoynieto . Thanks to @parksvandyke @itaishapira @marianlipino @bobbyhalvorson @cliff_em_all @yvette.cornelia @marcusbuser Linnea Powell for playing and participating. Thanks to @stereogum for the preview (link in bio). Off of my debut album ‘Waves’ out on 6/28 on @loantakarecords ⚡️

Such a pleasure having these powerful forces at @revival.la #Repost @def.sound・・・That 11:11 devine align w/ @channeltres...
04/27/2019

Such a pleasure having these powerful forces at @revival.la

#Repost @def.sound
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That 11:11 devine align w/ @channeltres .

Logic Pro Topliner Weekend Workshop @revival.la:#Repost @beatacademyschool・・・Attention singer/songwriters!!! My Logic Pr...
04/11/2019

Logic Pro Topliner Weekend Workshop @revival.la:

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Attention singer/songwriters!!! My Logic Pro Topliner Weekend Workshop is happening April 20/21 (Saturday & Sunday) at @revival.la !!!
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Learn how to get great quality vocals recorded on your Logic rig at home! Send your vocals to Dj’s & Producers and be self sufficient 💪🏽..... learn to record, comp, and tune in Logic Pro X!
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Head over to www.beatacademy.org for full details and check out our other workshops.
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#logicprox #musicproduction #musicproducer #topliner #singersongwriter #singersofinstagram #musiceducation #musiceducatorsworkshop #logicprox #workshops #musicstudio #musicstudios #singersongwriters #musicproducers

For this week’s #revivalguestbook series, we present to you Tiron & Ayomari (@tironandayomari).-With several critically ...
04/09/2019

For this week’s #revivalguestbook series, we present to you Tiron & Ayomari (@tironandayomari).
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With several critically acclaimed releases under their belt, heavy rotation on @KCRW and an opening slot for @LykkeLi last year, T&A have established a lane all their own.
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They became part of the Revival family when they came in to record the finishing touches to their most recent effort, “Wet: The Wonderful Ego Trip”.
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Please give a warm welcome to them, and keep an ear out for this powerhouse duo and their upcoming releases.
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#tironandayomari #amazingartists #studiorecording #singersongwriters #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #hiphopmusic #lykkeli #kcrw #newalbum

We’re very proud of @mistermcclenney and his new masterpiece EP “I’m Not Here”. Chris worked on much of the project with...
04/06/2019

We’re very proud of @mistermcclenney and his new masterpiece EP “I’m Not Here”.

Chris worked on much of the project within these 4 walls. The vocals, drums, Wurlitzer and synths you hear were recorded here.
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We can recall some of the great moments where McClenney was in the booth coming up with the lyrics and melodies to some of these songs, and were honored to witness his process creating this master work.
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Stream it, download it, and spread the word. This uniquely talented independent artist deserves your support, and he is only just getting started. Link in his bio: @mistermcclenney

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#mcclenney #chrismcclenney #amazingartist #studiorecording #singersongwriter #musicproducer #legacystudio #artistic_support #newmusic #musicianlife #featuredartist #newmusic #newmusicalert #newsong #newsingle #spotifyplaylist #moog #synthesizer #instasong

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Honored to have worked with L.A. EDWARDS. Not the sound you'd expect from our sessions and that's one of the reasons we love this video as much as we do. Much love to Revival at The Complex Studios for hosting us, to Tim Toda for directing and to Bitchin' Sauce for feeding us and giving everyone, including vegans, as badass dip to enjoy always.