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Big Swede Studios Recording and Music Production

BIG SWEDE is all over the place musically, running his recording studio, music production company and record label in Los Angeles. He brings his experience and energy to bear on every project. Moreover, he insists on a casual and comfortable environment where creativity can flow, a bubble of calm amidst the bustle of downtown LA. Home to Big Swede, Refurbished, X-World/5, Tweek Show, Protecto (with Reeves Gabrels), 3 Of A Different Kind, Prune Bros & a large catalog of songs. Video "Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams" was released March 2016 and features downtown Los Angeles pioneer artists/painters Gronk (The Smithsonian, LACMA, MOCCA) and Tanner Goldbeck (Twentieth Century Fox, Icon Motosport, Powell-Peralta Skateboards). It also features legendary harmonica player Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Etta James, NWA). House single "Big Swede - Strictly Dtown Jam" and chill out single "Big Swede - Voodoo Cred" out now as well as full throttle "Big Swede - Date Night in A Straitjacket" (including an industrial remix) and rock project "Refurbished" with the album "Only Want The Best".

Credits include: Mercedes "Super Service" SLS AMG Roadster Commercial - DISH Network "Ugly Bill" Commercial - NCIS - The Mentalist - ALPHAS - NCIS:Los Angeles - CSI:Miami - Lie To Me - 90210 - Christmas Cupid - MTV Video Music Awards Pre Show - VMAs Revealed - Real World: San Diego - Keeping Up With The Kardashians - Kourtney & Kim Take Miami - Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons - Basketball Wives LA - Ladylike - True Life - Slednecks - Wild 'n Out: Wildest Moments - Broke Ass Game Show - Wait 'Til Next Year - Hollywood Exes - Atlanta Exes - Best Ink - Tough Love: Co-Ed - City Girl Diaries - World Of Jenks - Model Employee - Mac Miller And The Most Dope Family - Cuff'd - Bad Girls Club - Khloe & Lamar - When I Was 17 - Punk'd - Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too - Making Menudo - Everwood - One Life To Live - Real World: St. Thomas - 10 On Top - Girlfriend Confidential: LA - The Challenge: Battle Of The Exes - The Challenge: Battle Of The Seasons - Making Mr. Right - I'm Married To A - The Hook Up - Backstage With Disney On Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years (Recording/Engineering Voice Over) - Van Halen: Concert Intro & Programming (07-08 Reunion Tour) - Tommy Bolin "Whips & Roses 1&2" Mixing - Mix Language Reviewer: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Samples for Brent Fitz (Slash's 2010-2011 World Tour, 2012 & 2013) - RazorBall - X-World/5 - 3 Of A Different Kind - Protecto - Programming/Samples: Eric Singer (Kiss 2012 Tour) - Nelson: Concert Intro - Alcatrazz: Concert Intro - John Christ (Danzig): Drums on "FleshCaffeine" - The New Czars: "Brush With The Devil" remix - 2 Grammy Nominations - 5 Solo Records: "Electronic Core District Pt.1" (2013), "Electronic Core District Pt.2" (2013), "Electronic Core District Pt.3" (2013), "BS In Da Club" (2010), "Time Machine" (2007) - "Rock Star" (2014) - Prune Bros "Hi Five-0" (Remake of "Hawaii Five-0" Theme Feat. Papa Dee) (2011) - "Feel It" (Feat. Nina Henderson) (2011) - "Take U Higher" (Feat. Papa Dee) (2012) - Big Swede Meets Haakon Graf: "There Is Still Time" (2013) - Tweek Show: "Dirt Ta Dust" (2014) - Big Swede: "Rock Star" (2014) - Refurbished: "Show Up For The Showdown" (2014) - Refurbished: "Only Want The Best" (2014) - Big Swede: "Date Night In A Straitjacket" (2015) - Big Swede: "Strictly Dtown Jam" (2015) - Big Swede: "Voodoo Cred" (2016) - Big Swede: "Downtown Art Dreams" (2016). BS catalog includes 800 broadcast ready tracks. READ MORE
 

Some Big Swede music on new MTV series Ladylike!

Some Big Swede music on new MTV series Ladylike!

Some Big Swede electronica & hip hop in the new MTV hidden camera series LADYLIKE. Check it out Thursdays on MTV.   http://www.mtv.com/shows/ladylike        

21 Jun 2016

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Art Meets Music Meets DTLA Vibes & Inspiration!

Art Meets Music Meets DTLA Vibes & Inspiration!

A Mix of Creative Vibes and Downtown Los Angeles Inspiration in this Video - Big Swede feat. Gronk, Tanner Goldbeck & Jimmy Z. (Photo: Rush Varela). Video Edit: Tim Hogarth.  VIDEO:https://youtu.be/XnGYoeW26QI SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/1QFv3rjAmTGRPMbGs6hDen  

17 Jun 2016

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Oscar Hernandez & Big Swede Co-Writing!

Oscar Hernandez & Big Swede Co-Writing!

Happy to be doing some co-writing with 3x Latin Grammy Winner Oscar Hernandez - Got one track done yesterday - Very cool & inspiring vibe - He is also part of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan running on Broadway now and with a performance on the Tony Awards this week. Oscar is also guesting on a few tracks for my upcoming album "BS In A Downtown Lounge" - He also played the piano riff on the house track "Strictly Dtown Jam":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAIUQIjvAg        

09 Jun 2016

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Big Swede Meets Haakon Graf!

Big Swede Meets Haakon Graf!

Checked out Haakon's new place the other day! Nice hang! Our EP: BIG SWEDE MEETS HAAKON GRAF - THERE IS STILL TIME has been used on THE MENTALIST, DISH NETWORK and BAD GIRLS CLUB. He will also be guesting on a few tracks for my upcoming Downtempo/Chill record BIG SWEDE - BS IN A DOWNTOWN LOUNGE including the already released single VOODOO CRED.   BIG SWEDE - VOODOO CRED:http://open.spotify.com/album/5sc1HRmKomjgOXKnx3lc5V BIG SWEDE MEETS HAAKON GRAF - THERE IS STILL TIME:http://open.spotify.com/album/4APU6PHQxmRx96WRrpQLCg  

06 Jun 2016

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Finishing new tracks!

Finishing new tracks!

Finishing a batch of new music!! Will probably release a few more singles and then my next full length album in the fall.    

01 Jun 2016

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Radio Play with Strictly Dtown Jam - Several Mix Shows & Play lists!

Radio Play with Strictly Dtown Jam - Several Mix Shows & Play lists!

Been having some Club Radio play on different Mix Shows and DJ Play Lists with the house track "BIG SWEDE - STRICTLY DTOWN JAM" - There will be a few remixes coming soon - Features PAPA DEE, MILES EVANS (Gil Evans Orchestra, Quincy Jones), JIMMY Z (Etta James, Eurythmics), OSCAR HERNANDEZ (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and SLIM DIAMOND.  SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/6787Pc4I6NmSEpRbkjHlsZITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strictly-dtown-jam-feat.-papa/id1063115473YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/bVAIUQIjvAgGOOGLE PLAY:https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Big_Swede_Strictly_Dtown_Jam?id=Bopup4l5snr7pn7s2t77hb5ft7iAMAZON:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018PVRYCW/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dpIHEART RADIO:http://www.iheart.com/artist/big-swede-84439/PRESS RELEASE:http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=201352  

11 May 2016

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Just finished 10 tracks with Jimmy Z!

Just finished 10 tracks with Jimmy Z!

Just finished 10 tracks with Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Etta James, Jaguares, NWA, Dr Dre, Beyonce, Tom Petty - and the list goes on!!!) - We did 5 tracks with Saxophone and 5 with Harmonica - I love Jimmy's playing - Doesn't get any better than that! - Such a great time!  BIG SWEDE - DOWNTOWN ART DREAMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnGYoeW26QI BIG SWEDE - STRICTLY DTOWN JAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAIUQIjvAg BIG SWEDE on SPOTIFY: http://open.spotify.com/artist/4k56oaLCDkCK8kYROsxwfq  

02 May 2016

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At the Viper Room!

At the Viper Room!

Checked out a show at the Viper Room a while back with my friend/neighbor Phillipe Bianco (Whitey). Phillipe has worked with Macy Gray, Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin to name a few.  

27 Apr 2016

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Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie) Interview with Big Swede & Protecto mentioned!

Great extensive interview with my good friend and favorite guitar player REEVES GABRELS - Currently a member of THE CURE and long time collaborator with DAVID BOWIE - I appreciate the BIG SWEDE link and the mentioning of our duo project PROTECTO - Reeves also guested on my rock album REFURBISHED and my first BIG SWEDE album called TIME MACHINE - We have collaborated on several other projects including TWEEK SHOW - "DIRT TA DUST" and the X-WORLD/5 record. Go se him live with THE CURE - Tour starts in May.   http://www.guitarmoderne.com/artists/the-ultimate-reeves-gabrels-interview

22 Apr 2016

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Recording Voice-Over for Humilious!

Recording Voice-Over for Humilious!

Recording voice-over with these 3 outlaws for the HUMILIOUS project. It was filmed at the steps of CITY HALL. With Vj Kesh, Maxime Ginolin and Robert Catalusci.  

13 Apr 2016

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