David Stoller – Owner / Producer / Engineer
David Stoller is a Grammy Award winning recording engineer, mixer, producer, and recording studio owner that has worked with Eliane Elias, Wallace Roney, Nicholas Payton, Jane Monheit, Dave Douglas, Regina Carter, Robert Glasper, LL Cool J, Yo-Yo-Ma, Morgan James, Russ Titelman, Steve Turre, Orrin Evans, and many others. His recent acknowledgements include a 2016 Recording Academy Grammy Award for Engineering on Best Latin Jazz Album for Eliane Elias’s “Made In Brazil”. The same album was also nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.
Stoller graduated from Drexel University for Music and Business. He started his career in Philadelphia, then moved and worked for Sony Music Studios in New York City from 2004 to 2008. He founded The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Brooklyn in 2009, and opened his latest facility in 2013 in Astoria, NY. David personally designed and built The Samurai Hotel with quality, creativity, and comfort in mind.
Dirty Soap Entertainment – Production/Musician’s
Dirty Soap Entertainment LLC team conceived in 2005 by Antoine Drye (trumpet) and Donald Edwards (drums). As musicians working on the local and global scenes, they’ve performed with a wide range of musicians like Russell Malone, Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Brian Blade, Helen Sung, Wilson Pickett, Paul Simon, Alvin Batiste, Wessell Anderson, Ellis Marsalis, Kurt Elling, The Mingus & Count Basie Orchestras and Diane Schuure, to name just a few. These experiences, as well as studies at the University of New Orleans (BM) and The Aaron Copland School of Music (MM) for Drye and Southern University at Baton Rouge (BM) for Edwards, have helped shape their collaborator style as producers.
As producers, composers, and arrangers they fulfilled a multi-year publishing contract with Sony ATV, worked with artists like Mark Whitfield, Orrin Evans, Ray Angry, Sean Jones and Sy Smith and created music as a duo-led group with various artists over the past 11 years.
In 2014, Drye and Edwards partnered with old friend and collaborator David Stoller, founder of the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio. Having worked with him in their first studio, they understand what Stoller brings to the table as an engineer, with the ear of a musician. As a team, the three are able to provide “one stop shop” services offering a full range of production, including – recording, mixing, mastering, composing, arranging, music copying, playing trumpet & drums and basic keyboard work, as well as hiring elite musicians affiliated with us through our working/playing relationships.