OneTwoSeven is a collaboration between Musician/Producer Graham Hawthorne and Engineer/Producer Charles Martinez. Located in historic Harlem New York, the mega-vibey, stone-walled space is unique among NYC facilities. There simply is no better sounding or looking room around. Also, we are a destination facility for out-of-towners, offering lodging for up to 5 people - unprecedented in New York City.
Everything at OneTwoSeven is designed to let the music happen. From the crackling fireplaces, to the 100 year old stone walls, to the tasteful selection of modern and vintage instruments, audio gear, and microphones, the 127 experience is a seamless integration of all you could want in a recording/performance/video space. Whether you're recording, doing a showcase gig, or shooting a video, the emphasis is on capturing LIVE energy.
Graham Hawthorne is one of the most highly regarded Drummer/Percussionists in New York City. A top call studio and live musician, he has played on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and jingles.
Charles Martinez is one of NYC's most dynamic recording engineers. A veteran of several years of touring and recording with Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, Charlie has the best board-side manner in the business - getting your music on tape with pristine detail and a minimum amount of fuss.
Their long, fruitful relationship started when Charlie began working at Dangerous Music Studio - a studio that Graham built in the East Village, which became a destination for artists from Isaac Hayes to the Rolling Stones.
From the mid 1950's until 127 acquired it in 2003, our limestone townhouse belonged to The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks - The largest fraternal organization in the world. Among the historic events that happened within these walls are meetings of prominent civic, social and political leaders; as well as the formation of the Black National Theatre. The legacy of that achievement, creativity and gravitas is in the air at OneTwoSeven.