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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
 

Treadmill on my roof then back to music!

Treadmill on my roof then back to music!

Just spent some time on the treadmill - The gym on my roof is old school and has kind of a "Rocky" vibe to it - It's cool and you can't beat the energy and view - The crane above my head is from the new Wilshire Grand Center, which will be the tallest building in the Western United States - Music-wise I'm finishing some Action Electronica tracks and some Hip Hop stuff. SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/artist/4k56oaLCDkCK8kYROsxwfqYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/BigSwedeStudiosIMDB:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0841186/  

26 Jul 2016

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With artist Ian Christy who made many of my Album Covers!

With artist Ian Christy who made many of my Album Covers!

Hanging out with incredible artist Ian Christy - He has been involved in making 9 of my album covers over the years and a bunch of drawings for my website - Here are are 3 of them - On a regular day he is developing video games in Vancouver!  

21 Jul 2016

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Break at Redondo Beach!

Break at Redondo Beach!

Doing my workout on Redondo Beach - Then back to making music! It's my favorite beach around LA!      

18 Jul 2016

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Ran into old friend/producer Gary Miller last night at the Whiskey!

Ran into old friend/producer Gary Miller last night at the Whiskey!

Ran into my old friend and record producer Gary Miller yesterday at the Ultimate Jam Night at The Whiskey - Great time and lots of laughs!!! He has worked with a lot of great artists through the years including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, George Michael and Donna Summer etc... He is also the founder of "Rock Against Human Trafficking", trying to end human global slave trade!  

13 Jul 2016

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Flashback - My first DW Snare drum!

Flashback - My first DW Snare drum!

Flashback - I had just gotten one of my first DW snare drums - This one had solid maple and the edges were made out of brass - Aptly called "The Edge" -  I always loved Drum Workshop drums and the people behind them - Such great innovations in both drums & hardware! Used them on a lot of recordings!  

11 Jul 2016

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Happy 4th Of July!!

Happy 4th Of July!!

Happy 4th of July - Means more to me now since I became Big American a year and a half ago - AND, it is also my mom's Bday - Happy Bday mom!!!  

05 Jul 2016

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Big Swede in Family Beautiful Magazine (July)!

Big Swede in Family Beautiful Magazine (July)!

Big Swede in the upcoming July issue of "On The Horizon" in FAMILY BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE! Photo by Mats Ågren. http://www.familybeautiful.com/ Watch all new Family Beautiful Interviews on the Warren Media and Marketing - Youtube Channel!!!  

01 Jul 2016

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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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