Kanye West in the studio with studio owner John King
Photo: Courtesy Chung King
Chung King Studios has ceased operations at 170 Varick St. (New York City), its home since 1993. Last year, the SoHo location hosted sessions by a wide range of artists, including or involving Depeche Mode, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, Maxwell, Moby and Phish. Following the move from Varick Street, King has indicated that plans are in the works to open a new downtown Manhattan location, as well as a larger complex either in the outer boroughs or New Jersey.