OUR HISTORY

Established in 1990 in the front room of founder Dave Wooster's home, it was used predominately for writing and producing underground dance music alongside writing partner John East. In 1992 we moved into premises in Guildford Street firmly establishing a facility in Luton that has continued to grow from strength to strength.

Over the years we have developed from a local studio servicing the needs of local musicians and groups into a business facilitating a global music industry.

In our early days the studio provided a base of operations for engineer/owner Dave Wooster. Allowing him to establish a very successful rehearsal room facility for the local music scene and supporting this with a recording studio based around the latest technology at that time. Alongside firmly establishing this in the local area Dave was busy developing a successful career as a live sound engineer, working with artists like Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, Michael Ball and Shirley Bassey to name a few.

For the next phase of development Dave and John with legendary London DJ Graham Gold, the first DJ to see the potential in our first track INVADER established Koolworld Records a successful record label specialising in the release of underground house music. This culminated in a catalogue of over 40 releases during the following 5 years. From the conception of Koolworld Records followed Solarworld Music our in-house publishing company. Solarworld then handled the ever-increasing demands of tracking and administering royalties and licensing requests from record labels from as far afield as Japan and Brazil. Again another part of the complete backup service aimed totally at protecting and developing the interests of our clients worldwide.

From 1999 Dave was recommended as front of house engineer for the legendary Van Morrison, for four years Dave traveled worldwide as Van's engineer which brought shows and work with the likes of Solomon Burke, Ray Charles, BB King, Sam Buterra and others.

In 2002 Koolworld moved from the premises in Guildford Street to a private residential facility in Luton which concentrated on working with established clients and the development of the already increasing in-house roster of artists.

In 1992 our studio was based around a small 8 track digital studio, and our two-room rehearsal facility. Over the following ten years the studio grew in size and capabilities catering for a full range of musical projects from dance music through to bands of all shapes and sizes.

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Koolworld Studios
The Hat Factory
65 - 67 Bute Street
Luton LU1 2EY

info@koolworld.co.uk