First opening our doors in 2008, we have called Long Island City our home for the past six years. We are proud to be part of Long Island City’s vibrant artistic community, and celebrate the exciting cultural diversity that New York City embodies. Continental Recording Studio is fully independent and rooted in DIY ethos.

Having recorded, mixed, and mastered dozens of LP’s, EP’s, and singles over the last several years, our seasoned engineers are well versed in the art of turning your vision into reality. Our staff possesses the professional expertise to spearhead high level sessions in an efficient and effective manner while experimenting with new sounds and exploring creativity.

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Mike Gevaza

Co-Founder, Chief Engineer

Continental co-founder Mike has been engineering, recording, producing, and performing music in NYC since 2000. Mike enjoys working with artists from all stages of their career, from up and coming bands to rock legends and jazz masters. He has worked with dozens of bands and artists ranging from grunge, punk, and metal, to classical, hip-hop, and pop. Mike is driven by his passion for music and his love of recording. Experimenting with new technology while maintaining traditional techniques has served as the backdrop for Mike’s recording style.

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Matt Gevaza

Co-Founder, Business Development

Continental co-founder Matt has been active in the NYC music scene for over 15 years, cutting his teeth at some of the city’s most storied venues. Matt’s passion for developing up and coming artists has manifested in the creation of Electric Giant Productions,Continental’s affiliate record label/publishing company. Matt is an alumni of NYU’s Music Business Graduate Program, and his focus is on connecting myriad artists who record at Continental with the industry at large.

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Phil Duke


Phil has been recording, producing, and performing music for the past 10 years in NYC. Since joining Continental in 2010, he has worked with indie to established artists in pop, rock, metal, jazz, indian classical, and the world music community. Previously, Phil apprenticed under Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Sound in Manhattan, learning traditional methods of audio engineering that would translate to his diverse style of recording. Phil has a deep passion for music and an affinity for world instruments.

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