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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" (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" 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
 

Johnny Griparic on upcoming Big Swede track!

Johnny Griparic on upcoming Big Swede track!

Tracked some bass with Johnny Griparic who is fresh off the Walter Trout tour - This track also features Ebbot, Papa Dee, Jimmy Z and Michael Martinsson - It will be on my upcoming album "Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge"! Johnny has been on many Big Swede tracks and projects including the "Refurbished" album, the "Electronic Core District Pt.3" album, the "Time Machine" album and the "3 Of A Different Kind" album.  

27 Sep 2016

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Big Swede guesting on new Budderside album & video!

Big Swede guesting on new  Budderside album & video!

Check out my good friend Patrick Stone's new band and debut album BUDDERSIDE out today - I did some BS samples and synth noises on 4 tracks - See if you can spot me in the video, haha!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V48Li8Rqi9A  

23 Sep 2016

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Ebbot on upcoming Big Swede track!

Ebbot on upcoming Big Swede track!

My good friend Ebbot (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives) will be featured on an upcoming Big Swede track - Looking forward to releasing this one!! Photo by Rush Varela.    

15 Sep 2016

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Nice smashed guitar artwork by Jamie Lawrence!

Nice smashed guitar artwork by Jamie Lawrence!

Fun wine tasting event at my neighbor Jamie Lawrence's Gallery with some new very cool people including author Clifton Tyler Braun - The smashed guitar is still available (http://www.jamielagallery.com/) - It inspires new songs......! - - -  And, it all ended later than late!    

07 Sep 2016

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Finalizing new album "BS In A Downtown Lounge"!

Finalizing new album

Trying to finalize my upcoming album "Big Swede - BS In A Downtown Lounge" - Got an insane mix of guests on this one: Papa Dee (Swedish ragga master), Ebbot (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives), Jimmy Z (Eurythmics, Etta James, Rod Stewart), Miles Evans (Quincy Jones, Gil Evans Orchestra, Sting), Oscar Hernandez (Spanish Harlem Orchestra), Emmett Skyy, Summer Rona (Jermaine Jackson), C-Tru, Haakon Graf (Grafitti), Gronk (Legendary DTLA Artist/Painter), Tanner Goldbeck (Iconic DTLA Artist/Painter), Bo Svenson (Legendary Actor), Michael Martinsson (Dilana), Ms Topo & Steve Turro. Photo by Mats Ågren.  

30 Aug 2016

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Big Swede X-ray of head used as album cover!

Big Swede X-ray of head used as album cover!

It was a real X-ray of my head used as cover art for my 3 albums "Big Swede - Electronic Core District Pt. 1-3". The tracks have been used in a lot of tv-shows including; NCIS, CSI: Miami, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Alphas, Lie To Me, 90210, Real World, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Punk'd, The Challenge, Bad Girls Club, Best Ink, The World Of Jenks, Atlanta Exes, The Challenge etc..    SPOTIFYhttp://open.spotify.com/album/1KQfq8WW4uHagbH5VkZ4Wt ITUNEShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/electronic-core-district-pt.3/id722745611 GOOGLE PLAYhttps://play.google.com/music/preview/Bn6j5yh3fknx2r2anwgii377cz4?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=buylink AMAZONhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B0011TXLLE?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Big Swede&index=digital-music&search-type=ss  

23 Aug 2016

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With Greg Hampton at the Ultimate Jam Night!

With Greg Hampton at the Ultimate Jam Night!

Bumped into my good friend Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Tommy Bolin) at the Ultimate Jam Night - We have written a few songs together over the years.   Tweek Show - Dirt Ta Dust: http://open.spotify.com/album/6EhSXQ73yDQ488aRiW11PM  

17 Aug 2016

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Break at Runyon Canyon!

Break at Runyon Canyon!

My first time up Runyon Canyon (Hollywood Hills) since they re-opened - Nice break after doing some final tweaks on the Humilious project the last few days!  

13 Aug 2016

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Big Swede - Strictly Dtown Jam - Remixes coming soon!

Big Swede - Strictly Dtown Jam - Remixes coming soon!

BS does Deep House - Had some good airplay on mix shows earlier this year with my track "Big Swede - Strictly Dtown Jam" - Features swedish ragga master Papa Dee on vocals, Miles Evans on trumpet (Quincy Jones, Sting), Jimmy Z on sax (Eurythmics, Etta James), Oscar Hernandez on piano (Spanish Harlem Orchestra). They all gave the track a nice organic feel. Remixes coming soon. Cover pic by Mats Ågren.   SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/6787Pc4I6NmSEpRbkjHlsZ YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/bVAIUQIjvAg ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strictly-dtown-jam-feat.-papa/id1063115473  

08 Aug 2016

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Throwback Wednesday: Refurbished - Only Want The Best

Throwback Wednesday: Refurbished - Only Want The Best

My rock album Refurbished - Only Want The Best was released late 2014 - I'm grateful to have some of my favorite performers in rock guesting on it - I wrote 13 songs and my friends/guests really made them come to life! Awesome performances!! Pic by Mats Ågren. Spotify:http://open.spotify.com/album/5nz4KMBjNtUoeIRbIvSS5v Behind the Scenes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po9bAkNrnIE Itunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/only-want-best-feat.-big-swede/id913897788  

03 Aug 2016

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