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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 - 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
 

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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Break at Runyon Canyon!

Break at Runyon Canyon!

Getting some air hiking up Runyon Canyon - I used to live right where the park starts and jog all the way up the mountain - But that was in 1897......haha!  

10 Mar 2017

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John Greenham will be mastering upcoming Big Swede tracks!

John Greenham will be mastering upcoming Big Swede tracks!

Mastering guru John Greenham (Ice Cube, Sky Ferreira, LP, Queensryche) came by the other day - He mastered my 'Big Swede - Strictly Dtown Jam (Remixes)' and will master the rest of the 'BS In A Downtown Lounge' album - Looking forward to have him do all kinds of tracks coming up - Just deep knowledge of sound! Pic by Tess Greenham.      

07 Mar 2017

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Big Swede interview on Maximum Impact Podcast!

Big Swede interview on Maximum Impact Podcast!

Thanx to Maximum Impact for having me on their podcast - I really enjoyed chatting with Allan Isfan about my journey making music in LA - A lot of stuff in this one - Listen via the link below!    http://maximum-impact.co/big-swede-founder-big-swede-studios-in-la/    

21 Feb 2017

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Big Swede article in Family Beautiful Magazine!

Big Swede article in Family Beautiful Magazine!

Nice Big Swede article in Family Beautiful Magazine this quarter. I always appreciate it immensely when somebody writes about my music. Many thanx to Dan at WarrenMediaAndMarketing.com - and Susan at http://www.familybeautiful.com - Pick up a hardcopy or READ it via the link HERE: http://www.familybeautiful.com/big-swede-l-downtown-style/        

10 Feb 2017

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Valentine's Day: Big Swede - Date Night In A Straitjacket

Valentine's Day: Big Swede - Date Night In A Straitjacket

Figured this was timely as it is almost Valentine's Day..... BIG SWEDE - DATE NIGHT IN A STRAITJACKET - Features: PATRICK STONE (Budderside, Adler's Appetite), JOHNNY GRIPARIC (Walter Trout, Slash's Snakepit) & HOWIE SIMON (Alcatrazz, Nelson) - Make sure to check out the industrial remix as well - Cover photo by Mats Ågren.  SPOTIFY:http://open.spotify.com/album/3mQNkDuRISheq5ZEDPMU8k Original YOU TUBE:https://youtu.be/o_04H5qLF1I Remix YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/jr-kciSWvCE    

07 Feb 2017

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TBS: Big Swede - Voodoo Cred

TBS: Big Swede - Voodoo Cred

Big Swede - Voodoo Cred - - - I got the idea for this track while mixing another track and taking in the view of DTLA - The single is part of my upcoming album 'BS In A Downtown Lounge' and was released last year - It has a chill house vibe to it - Should be a nice groove while having a few drinks! Thanx to my incredible friends who put their flavors on it: Emmett Skyy - Vocals, Summer Rona - Vocals, C-Tru - Rap, Haakon Graf - Piano & Rhodes, Miles Evans - Trumpet. Pic by Mats...

04 Feb 2017

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Hanging with Co-Conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie) at NAMM!

Hanging with Co-Conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie) at NAMM!

Great NAMM hang with my good friend and co-conspirator Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David, Bowie, Tin Machine) - He also played a great show with his 'Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends' at the Reverend Guitars party.   PROTECTO (BS & RG): http://open.spotify.com/album/7p8Img2xHZ6e85DQUKSjZV   Reeves guesting on REFURBISHED: http://open.spotify.com/track/6SNlY7eC5qi33jgEVa2BLP   TWEEK SHOW - Dirt Ta Dust: http://open.spotify.com/album/6EhSXQ73yDQ488aRiW11PM   X-WORLD/5: http://open.spotify.com/album/75FqFJ2085QTIyOoVYIFKp      

26 Jan 2017

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At NAMM with longtime friend Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett!

At NAMM with longtime friend Jonathan

Entering the NAMM zone music convention. Just bumped into my long time friend Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett - Drummer for the biggest stars in music: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Madonna, George Michael, Cameo and the list goes on - Deepest groove on the planet!    

19 Jan 2017

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