January 27, 2014
Phil Joly always knew music would be at the center of his life. "I started playing clarinet in the fourth grade," he said in an interview for the Northampton Community College magazine in 2012. "I was really into it, but I couldn't imagine how I'd ever turn music into a career."
He figured it out. Last night an album on which he worked as a recording engineer swept the Grammys, receiving multiple awards, including Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album, of course, is Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories."
Joly successfully auditioned into the studio production program at SUNY-Purchase after beginning his college education at Northampton Community College. Today he is the chief engineer at Electric Lady Studios, the world-famous studio built by Jimi Hendrix in New York City.
In addition to Daft Punk, other artists he has worked with include John Mayer, Patti Smith, Aaron Neville, and Regina Spektor. In 2011 he received a Grammy Certificate as an assistant engineer on Kanye West's album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."
You can see Joly's credits here.
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