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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, 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 - 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
 

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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Big Swede on set at City hall for filming of Humilious!

Big Swede on set at City hall for filming of Humilious!

In front of City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles - On set for the filming of the theatre/performance play HUMILIOUS last night - I did COMPOSE the MUSIC & SOUND FXs for it. Thanx to Writer/Director ROBERT CATALUSCI for making me a part of it - Great actors and crew involved! Nice livesound and recording of dialogue by DAVID BROWN (Mates Inc).  

04 Apr 2016

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WIth friend and pioneer vocalist Asha Puthli!

WIth friend and pioneer vocalist Asha Puthli!

Had a nice evening hang with my friend Asha Puthli the other day - A true pioneer - She is one of the most successful vocalists (and actresses) ever to come out of India (worked with Ornette Coleman, Bill Laswell, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Nina Hagen to name a few). She has many of her own solo records out and has also guested on many different albums in a variety of styles, including being sampled by hip-hop artists like P.Diddy and Notorious B.I.G. Showed her Exchange across the street right before they opened for the evening -  thanx to Jair.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asha_Puthli  

30 Mar 2016

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Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams on Guide 2 Stockholm blog!

Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams on Guide 2 Stockholm blog!

We are in the Swedish blog "Guide 2 Stockholm" with the new video: Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams - NICE! Los Angeles meets Stockholm! Video features Big Swede, Gronk, Tanner Goldbeck & Jimmy Z. Directed by Big Swede & Rush Varela. Edited by Tim Hogarth.   http://www.guide2stockholm.se/?p=1327  

28 Mar 2016

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Downtown Art Dreams on French Radio!

Downtown Art Dreams on French Radio!

We are on FRENCH RADIO this weekend! BIG SWEDE - DOWNTOWN ART DREAMS will open DJ DENNIS THE SWEDISH MENACE weekly radio mixshow tonight on LOUNGE VIBES (Imagine-Haute-Alpes, Oxygene-Haute Alpes) and then on M2 Radio (M2 Radio Club, PARIS) this weekend. Track features GRONK, TANNER GOLDBECK & JIMMY Z. Pic by RUSH VARELA.   M2 RADIO:http://www.m2radio.fr/IMAGINE HAUTE ALPES:https://www.facebook.com/radioimagine/?hc_location=ufiOXYGENE HAUTE ALPES:https://www.facebook.com/Oxygène-Hautes-Alpes-1418344875100088/?hc_location=ufiTHE SWEDISH MENACE:https://www.facebook.com/TheSwedishMenace/?fref=ts  

28 Mar 2016

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Downtown Art Dreams Video Of The Week on CULTURE CATCH blog by DUSTY WRIGHT!

Downtown Art Dreams Video Of The Week on CULTURE CATCH blog by DUSTY WRIGHT!

Thanx to DUSTY WRIGHT for featuring the new video on his blog CULTURE CATCH. His blog shares compelling content in all areas of the Arts. Check it!!!   http://culturecatch.com/art/video-of-the-week-big-swede  

24 Mar 2016

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Video/Track Out Today: Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams

Video/Track Out Today: Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams

NEW VIDEO/TRACK Out Today: BIG SWEDE - DOWNTOWN ART DREAMS. Watch the VIDEO (link below), download it, stream it or steal it! Features GRONK, TANNER GOLDBECK & JIMMY Z. - - - Directed by BIG SWEDE & RUSH VARELA. Edited by TIM HOGARTH. Cover art by GRONK & TANNER. Enjoy!!!   YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/XnGYoeW26QI SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/1QFv3rjAmTGRPMbGs6hDen ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/downtown-art-dreams-feat./id1090123794 GOOGLE PLAY:https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Big_Swede_Downtown_Art_Dreams?id=B5baechhhmmmoslm2m7fxjpnmma&hl=en AMAZON:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ268G6/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp  

22 Mar 2016

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Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams - Premiere on KCRW tonight on Gary Calamar show!

Big Swede - Downtown Art Dreams - Premiere on KCRW tonight on Gary Calamar show!

On legendary KCRW tonight: GARY CALAMAR will premiere the new song BIG SWEDE - DOWNTOWN ART DREAMS on his weekly show - Tune in 6-8PM today (89.9FM or streaming) - Track/video will be released everywhere this Tuesday feat. downtown Los Angeles pioneer artists/painters GRONK & TANNER GOLDBECK and musician JIMMY Z on harmonica. It blends music, art and the creative energy of Downtown Los Angeles. Photo by RUSH VARELA. A big thanx to GARY for having us on the show!   GARY CALAMAR on KCRW:http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/gary-calamar  

20 Mar 2016

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