Adrienne Irmer, NBC Chicago Street Team
Just past the border from Bronzeville into the South Loop lies a hidden treasure, unknown to your average South Loopian. Across the street from the old Cotton Club, at 2239 South Michigan Avenue is one of the most sought after Chicago recording venues, Pressure Point Studios. The tinted front glass, probably illegal on any vehicle, hides, just enough, the reception area of this decadently designed, three floor, 12,000 square foot music making factory.
It was 10 pm when the door was opened to myself and a group of about seven other industry personalities for a behind the scenes tour of this oh-so-plush establishment. The Indian/Moroccan inspired motif sets the mood as soon as you walk through the door. Through this visual, coupled with the immaculate lighting design and state-of-the-art sound boards, you are thrust into your creative frame of mind at warp-speed, which is probably why big name talents flock to Pressure Point in droves to experience the ultimate music sculpting experience. Even I, who some may jokingly call tone-deaf, rocked out a few (very few) notes where Mariah Carey and Beyonce have belted out much more on-key tunes.
So why, you ask, was I there? Well, my dear, dear readers I am here to tell you that, very soon, Pressure Point will be opening it’s doors to the public for, quite possibly, some of the best parties the South Loop will ever see. Having been invited to many private, invite only, soirees at Pressure Point, I am elated to share the news of its availability to the young and sexy 20-somethings or the 30-rockers of the South Loop! Expect themed parties galore, top-shelf cocktails, and DJs from around the WORLD, folks. Could you expect anything less from Chicago’s premier recording facility? I think not… so keep your ears to the street or simply your eyes posted, right here, for the grand opening dish. For more information check out www.pprecs.com.