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JUST released: BIG SWEDE - BS IN A DOWNTOWN LOUNGE VOL.1. The album was inspired by downtown Los Angeles and has an amazing group of guests on it. BIG SWEDE - STRICTLY DTOWN JAM (REMIXES) is out! feat: Papa Dee, Jimmy Z (Eurythmics), Miles Evans (Gil Evans Orchestra) & Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) - - - 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/The Cure, David Bowie), 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" (feat. Papa Dee) and chill out single "Big Swede - Voodoo Cred" (feat. Emmett Skyy, Summer Rona, C-Tru, Miles Evans, Haakon Graf) out now as well as full throttle "Big Swede - Date Night in A Straitjacket" (including an industrial remix) and rock project "Refurbished - Only Want The Best" (with some of the best performers in rock guesting).

Credits include: Mercedes "Super Service" SLS AMG Roadster Commercial - DISH Network "Ugly Bill" Commercial - Samsung - Lowe's Hypermade Christmas - 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 - Are You The One? - 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) - Big Swede: "Strictly Dtown Jam (Remixes)" (2016) - Big Swede: "BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1" (2017). BS catalog includes 850 broadcast ready tracks. READ MORE
 

Short Big Swede blurb in MusicTech magazine!

Short Big Swede blurb in MusicTech magazine!

I had a short blurb in MusicTech magazine - Cool as I always enjoyed reading it - Always packed with info. I'm tip #15. Link:http://www.musictech.net/2017/01/25-perfect-studio-setup-tips/  

31 Aug 2017

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Just did the music for two LOWE'S Christmas commercials!

Just did the music for two LOWE'S Christmas commercials!

Just did the music for two LOWE'S Christmas commercials. Nice as I have been shopping in that store many times over the years. I'm currently filled with Christmas spirit!!!    

24 Aug 2017

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Big Swede on French Radio This weekend!

Big Swede on French Radio This weekend!

'Big Swede - Festejamos Esta Noche' (feat. Elizabeth Turro, Steve Turro, Papa Dee & Michael Martinsson) will be on French radio this weekend on DJ Dennis The Swedish Menace weekly 'Lounge Vibes' mixshow.  Tune in via these stations: Radio Imagine - Haute-Alpes 101.8FM, Radio Oxygene and M2 Club Radio (Paris). Thanx for having us on there!  

07 Jul 2017

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Out today: Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1!

Out today: Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1!

Happy 4th of July & Happy Birthday to my mom Ulla - I dedicate my new album to both - Out today: BIG SWEDE - BS IN A DOWNTOWN LOUNGE VOL.1 - - - Downtempo, chill out, house and electronica with jazz, latin & urban flavors. Thanx to my incredible friends who guested on this album: Papa Dee, Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Etta James, Rod Stewart), Miles Evans (Gil Evans Orchestra, Quincy Jones, Sting), Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Paul Simon, Celia Cruz), Haakon Graf (Grafitti, ECM), Emmett Skyy (Beyonce), Summer Rona (Jermaine Jackson), C-Tru (Snoop Dogg, DMX), Gronk (Smithsonian, LACMA),...

04 Jul 2017

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Big Swede on KCRW with Gary Calamar!

Big Swede on KCRW with Gary Calamar!

A big thanx to Gary Calamar for featuring my track 'Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams' on his weekly show on world-renowned Los Angeles radiostation KCRW. I was honored to be in such great company. The track is part of my album 'Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1' which will  be released tomorrow, July 4th. The track features artists/painters Gronk (Smithsonian, LACMA) & Tanner Goldbeck (Powell-Peralta, Icon Motosports) and Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Etta James, Rod Stewart) on harmonica. It showcases the creative vibe, energy and inspiration of downtown Los Angeles. Make sure to check out the video...

03 Jul 2017

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New album: Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1 coming July 4th!

New album: Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1 coming July 4th!

I am releasing my new album "Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1" on July 4th. This one has a lounge, chill, house, downtempo vibe with jazz, latin and urban flavors. One song has already been used by Samsung.  Every track is a process from idea to finished song. Once again I had the good fortune of having an amazing group of guests: Papa Dee, Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Etta James, NWA), Miles Evans (Gil Evans Orchestra, Sting), Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Paul Simon, Celia Cruz), Emmett Skyy (Beyonce), Summer Rona (Jermaine Jackson), C-Tru (Snoop Dogg, DMX), Haakon...

29 Jun 2017

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Big Swede music on NCIS quite many times!

Big Swede music on NCIS quite many times!

Big Swede music was grooving quite many times in Abby's lab on NCIS for about 5 years. I'm thankful for having been on there. Congrats to the creators and everyone involved in the show for remaining the No.1 Drama in the World!   http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/  

29 Jun 2017

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Actor Bo Svenson guesting on upcoming Big Swede album!

Actor Bo Svenson guesting on upcoming Big Swede album!

I'm thrilled to have Bo Svenson on the opening track of my upcoming album "Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1" (release is July 4th). He is one of the truly great actors from Sweden with legendary status (producer and director as well). You might now him from Kill Bill: Vol.2, Inglourious Basterds, The Delta Force, Final Chapter: Walking Tall and the list goes on....! His body of work spans 50 years and is astounding to say the least!! We are both from Gothenburg, born in the same month, about the same height, share the same last name...

29 Jun 2017

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Jimmy Z (Eurythmics) on upcoming BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1!

Jimmy Z (Eurythmics) on upcoming BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1!

My album "Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge Vol.1" will be up on July 4th - 15 tracks in a downtempo, house, chill, lounge vibe with urban, jazz and latin flavors - One of the guests is my good friend Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Etta James) with his saxophone and harmonica. All inspired by downtown Los Angeles. Pic By Rush Varela.   Preview: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bs-in-a-downtown-lounge-vol-1/id1247774243    

15 Jun 2017

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Happy Bday to co-conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie)!

Happy Bday to co-conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie)!

A huge Happy Birthday to my friend/brother/co-conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie & many more) - Enjoy your day!!!   

04 Jun 2017

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