The Bunker at 13 was opened in 2017 after being custom built by Slow Glass Creative & Miloco Builds for producer Stephen Street. After being based at Miloco HQ in Bermondsey for several years, Stephen took the opportunity to move across town to the 13 studio complex in West London
Part of what makes The Bunker so popular is its stylish and inventive design. It incorporates a fitted acoustic panels system that produces a fantastic sound for a room this size.
The spec on offer at The Bunker is quite special in comparison to other writing rooms you can find. It features plenty of the gear Stephen used during his time at Olympic Studios and before, which he used to produce many of his back catalogue of big-selling albums by the likes of Blur, Pete Doherty, Graham Coxon and Kaiser Chiefs.
The Audient Zen 16mPMF console sits beneath some Focal Twin 6 Be and KRK VXT6 monitors and is surrounded by outboard, which is mounted in a custom-built workstation. The selection of Dynamics include Empirical Labs Distressors, Thermionic Culture Phoenix Compressor, UREI 1178 and Audient Black Series ‘Black Comp’; EQs and Mic Pres consist of API 550As and 512cs, TL Audio Dual Valve and Audient Black Series ‘Black EQ’; and Reverb and Delays include models by Thermionic Culture, Yamaha, Lexicon and more. A Protools HDX rig is loaded with a large choice of plug-ins by Universal Audio, Digidesign, Massey, Trillium and Waves.
In the rear corner of the control room is a 4 sq m recording booth. You’ll love the choice of backline on offer: Roland, E-MU, Novation, Korg and AKAI keyboards, Fender and Gibson guitars plus a Vox amplifier are in amongst the selection. Microphones by Neumann, Shure, Beyerdynamic and AKG offer plenty of recording options.
The finishing touches to the studio include a leather sofa, warm colour scheme and lighting, and many of Stephen’s personal touches such as photos captured throughout his career, not to mention an impressive collection of platinum disks to date. Also on site are kitchen and lounge facilities.