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Wrexham recording studio scores worldwide No.1 record!

by Ben Davis on 15 June, 2007 | 1 comment

Local Wrexham recording studio, the Filter Rooms, owned by Chester based producer David O’Connor, has scored a massive number 1 hit on the US album charts and also here in the UK.

The track, “”Hate that I love you”, features on the deluxe edition of the album “Good Girl Gone Bad” by American R&B artist Rihanna.

The Studios, based in Borras, Wrexham were originally built within a disused M.O.D. nuclear bunker by K-Klass in 1996 and produced numerous UK and worldwide chart hits and remixes, including one for Samantha Mumba which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002. Early in 2006, David O’Connor’s company, “Audioideas” acquired “The Bunker Studios” as they were then known, and set about renovating them to accommodate live bands.

“It was a huge project as the studios were set up to mainly to produce dance music and they did remixes for artists such as Whitney Houston, Blondie, M People and Frankie Knuckles. K Klass created one of the best sounding studios in the UK,” said David, “however my passion is live music and I wanted to develop the studios to accommodate bands as well as dance music, remixes and mastering. We can now cater for every genre of music, from Indie, Rock and Classical to House and Techno. Having spent all of last year and most of this year renovating and re-wiring the studios, Def Jam unexpectedly became our first booking. We hadn’t actually finished the renovations, but it appears that word had spread to the U.S. about our studios and the producers at Def Jam flew over from New York to take a look. Once they saw it, and heard the quality of the sound in the studio, they immediately booked in and with K-Klass, remixed the track, there and then.”

Marcus Tavor of Def Jam, said “ We love it here at The Filter Rooms. The sound in the studio is just awesome and is on par with anything we have heard worldwide. We can’t wait to come back”

The bosses at Def Jam were even more complimentary once they heard the finished product at their New York headquarters and were reported as saying that the track remixed at The Filter Rooms is the best on the album.

The Filter Rooms, which fuse classic analogue equipment with the latest digital recording technology, are now completed and are taking bookings for bands and vocalists, both signed and unsigned, as well as remixes for established recording artists worldwide.

“As we are based in North Wales, just a few miles from both Chester and Wrexham, we can keep rates relatively low, which is good news for established signed artists who want to write or develop a new album over a few weeks or months or for serious unsigned bands on a budget who want to take the next step and spend a few days in a professional studio and not break the bank.”

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  1. we ( the scene ) recorded our track ” why ” here earlier this year , was a great rate that didnt break the bank and the sound and finished product was awesome and beats most of the local studios by a mile

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