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Big Swede Studios Recording and Music Production

NEW release: BIG SWEDE - STRICTLY DTOWN JAM (REMIXES) is out now! 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 - 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). BS catalog includes 800 broadcast ready tracks. READ MORE
 

Big Swede with Alex Van Halen - Van Halen Concert intro!

Big Swede with Alex Van Halen - Van Halen Concert intro!

Big Swede & Alex Van Halen - Happy Bday Alex Van Halen (May 8th) - It's a pretty cool moment when you get to do something for one of your favorite bands growing up - VAN HALEN - I was humbled when they used my music as intro/warm-up for their re-union tour with David Lee Roth - I also did some samples/sounds for them - What an awesome band - Legends of Rock! Pic by Amanda Werner in Burbank.  

11 May 2017

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Big Swede & Les Hemstock - Hi Five-0!

Big Swede & Les Hemstock - Hi Five-0!

With my good friend Les Hemstock (Hemstock & Jennings) - We did a version of the Hawaii Five-0 theme a couple of years back - We named it 'Prune Bros - Hi Five-0' and featured Papa Dee in the break section with police sirens, gunshots and helicopters. We have done a few more tracks together (not released) which are available for sync. Safe travels to London pal! Spotify:http://open.spotify.com/album/4fdyaIxdF1wAHHwIbEB3dQ YouTube:https://youtu.be/ugjsCQQl-6Q  

11 May 2017

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C-Tru on Big Swede tracks!

C-Tru on Big Swede tracks!

C-TRU has a great vibe, voice & flow - He guested on my "Big Swede - Voodoo Cred" single and will be on a few remixes of the track coming up - - - He has a collaboration with DMX coming end of this month and has played a pivotal role in three #1 charting albums in the Philippines (including Chasing The Light - Julie Anne San Jose) among other things. BEATPORT:http://classic.beatport.com/release/voodoo-cred/1921407 SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/5sc1HRmKomjgOXKnx3lc5V YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/tm6s-h0dC5M  

03 May 2017

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Big Swede - Electronic Core District Pt. 1 - 3!

Big Swede - Electronic Core District Pt. 1 - 3!

I released three Big Swede - Electronic Core District albums (so far) -  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, DISH, Real World, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Punk'd, The Challenge, Bad Girls Club, Best Ink, The World Of Jenks, Atlanta Exes, Hollywood Exes, Basketball Wives, Khloe & Lamar, Girlfriend Confidential, Tough Love and more... The cover is a real X-Ray of my head. Cover edit by Ian Christy. Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/4k56oaLCDkCK8kYROsxwfq Apple Music:https://itun.es/us/PLnKp  

01 May 2017

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95 Big Swede tracks on YouTube and Samsung Commercial!

95 Big Swede tracks on YouTube and Samsung Commercial!

BS view of DTLA - I never get tired of the energy, vibe and view here - My creative explosion continues - Just did a Samsung commercial for their new Galaxy Tab S3 - Listen to 95 Big Swede tracks on YouTube or 160 tracks (Big Swede, Refurbished (with some of the best in rock), Protecto (with Reeves Gabrels), Tweek Show, X-World/5, 3 Of A Different Kind) on Spotify. Pic by Angela Izzo. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4k56oaLCDkCK8kYROsxwfq  

24 Apr 2017

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TBT - Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit) on Refurbished - New tracks coming later this year!

TBT - Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit) on Refurbished - New tracks coming later this year!

TBT - What an awesome voice - Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit) - This was during the "Refurbished - Only Want The Best" vocal sessions -  - I am finishing a few new tracks with Rod for later this year - Heavier, distorted, hi energy electronica, big beat -  You can hear him on many of my releases - About 65 tracks total. Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown (feat. Rod):https://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tk  

21 Apr 2017

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Recording Scottie Pippen for Bleacher Report's Small Ball!

Recording Scottie Pippen for Bleacher Report's Small Ball!

Big Swede meets Scottie Pippen - I had the pleasure of recording a voice-over for legendary basketball player and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen the other week. Check it out on Bleacher Report's Small Ball Ep. 11: Game On vs. Chuck, Pip and Penny via the link below. Really enjoyed meeting and recording this amazing athlete.   YOUTUBE:https://youtu.be/JPIkxVLMoT8      

13 Apr 2017

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Ehrlund mics at Woodshed Recording in Malibu with Stewart Copeland (The Police)!

Ehrlund mics at Woodshed Recording in Malibu with Stewart Copeland (The Police)!

Ehrlund Microphones showcasing their mics with the help and great vibes of Stewart Copeland (The Police) yesterday - Great, transparent and very true sound - Myself, I have used them on vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, trumpet, sax and harmonica, with amazing results. Thanx to Urban & Jouni for an informative & awesome day - And to Richard and the crew at Woodshed Recording for the hospitality!  

04 Apr 2017

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Humilious Screening March 30 (Big Swede score)!

Humilious Screening March 30 (Big Swede score)!

There will be a screening of  HUMILIOUS next week at the Downtown Independent.  The play was filmed at the steps of City Hall, downtown Los Angeles. I scored the music/sound fxs, recorded the ADR and mixed it. Mastering by John Greenham. Directed by Robert Catalusci and featuring great performances by Megan, Michelle, Jola, VJ and Maxime to name a few. Thursday March 30 - 8pm - Downtown Independent - 251 S. Main Street.  http://downtownindependent.ning.com/events/humilious  

25 Mar 2017

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New music finished including hip hop, rock and a remix!

New music finished including hip hop, rock and a remix!

Been cranking music straight through the weekend - Actually it has been nonstop for a while - Got new hip hop and rock tracks finalized and a track featuring Ebbot (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives) - Also, a very cool remix for somebody is done - Stay tuned! BS PLAYLIST 95 tracks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpQNUpIwKz_UJukLX4O6PUAXpfwNPLWPl  

13 Mar 2017

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