The Beastie Boys Are Opening Up Their Famous Oscilloscope Studios To New York University Students As Part Of A New Production Programme.
The Sabotage rappers - Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and the late Adam 'MCA' Yauch - made their albums To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix Up and Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 at the venue, while Jack White, M.I.A. and Phoenix have also called the studio home.
Now the hip-hop stars have agreed to allow aspiring artists at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music to put their talents to the test at Oscilloscope, too.
Jeff Rabhan, chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, announced the news on Twitter.com on Wednesday (21Oct15), writing, "Psyched to announce that @CliveDavisInst inked a deal with The Beastie Boys to work and record in their famed Oscilloscope studio in NYC."
The agreement is part of the school's Capstone Projects programme, in which students have to develop a "customised, entrepreneurial music business venture", reports Billboard.com.