BIG SWEDE is a Composer / Producer / Engineer / Programmer / Multi-Instrumentalist / DJ, who maintains a prolific recording and production career, doing business as Los Angeles based BIG SWEDE STUDIOS.
BS is all over the place musically, running his recording studio, music production company and record label, in downtown's Historical Core District. He is making music in a variety of styles, from Electronica to Rock, Club/Dance to Hip-Hop, Metal to Soundtrack and beyond. A few recent credits include: Mercedes "Super Service" commercial feat. Roger Federer, NCIS, CSI: Miami, 90210, Lie To Me and tour introduction music for Van Halen. BS catalog includes over 500 tracks at the moment.
BIG SWEDE has released two solo albums, the 2 CD set "BS In Da Club" -2010 Big Swede Studios- and "Time Machine" -2007 Big Swede Studios-, both in the Electronica/Dance vein. There were 3 videos made for the "BS In Da Club" release: "Aliens In Hollywood", "Consider Loving Me Next" and "Feel It -Rock Your World-".
BIG SWEDE's rock project "Refurbished" is coming soon, with an album release 2012. It's a hi-energy rock record with 16 hi-profile guests on it: Rod Jackson -Slash's Snakepit-, Reeves Gabrels -David Bowie, The Cure-, Paul Ill -Christina Aguilera, Courtney Love-, Jeff Scott Soto -Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen- and Michael Devin -Whitesnake-, are among the guests.
A remake of the immensely popular 70's TV theme "Hawaii Five-0" was released as "Hi Five-0" -2011 Big Swede Studios-, under the alias "Prune Bros", after BIG SWEDE met up with British hit dance music producer Les Hemstock -Hemstock & Jennings-. It was a beefed up version using all electronic sounds, but at the same time staying true to the original. The track also featured Sweden's rap / ragga master Papa Dee in the breakdown with police sirens, car chases and helicopters flying.
BS has been a part of several bands/projects over the years. Heavy metal band "X-World/5", with the release "New Universal Order" -2008 AFM-, was a band with members from Sweden, Norway and the US. It was a futuristic metal concept, heavy and dirty, set in a post-nuclear era. The band included Andy LaRocque -founding member of King Diamond-, Magnus Rosen -ex-bass Hammerfall-, Reeves Gabrels -David Bowie, Tin Machine- and Nils K. Ruhe -Pagan's Mind-, together with BIG SWEDE.
A collaboration with Greg Hampton -Alice Cooper, Lita Ford-, became the band "Razorball", with a release titled "Razorball" -2008 Mascot-. The band had a classic rock vibe, with lots of guitars and also included Reeves Gabrels -David Bowie- and Rod Jackson -Slash's Snakepit-.
"3 Of A Different Kind" with the release titled "There's A Rhythm To These Streets" -2006 Big Swede Studios-, was a record with an organic flavor. There are even a few unplugged tracks on the record, stripping it down to acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion. A mix of rock/blues/soul, the record featured Rod Jackson -Slash's Snakepit- on vocals.
"Protecto" was an experimental project between BIG SWEDE and Reeves Gabrels -David Bowie, The Cure-. The release "Sonicnauts" -2006 Big Swede Studios / Myth Music- was a sonic adventure recorded, while these two space explorers were cruising around in BIG SWEDE's "Negotiator", far beyond our Solar System. It's a crazy, fun, wacky record.
Earlier years, BIG SWEDE played drums for a plethora of artists and recordings, both in his native Gothenburg, Sweden and later in Los Angeles, after moving there in -95. Most notably were tracks for "Melrose Place", "Major League 3", and for John Christ's -Danzig- solo record, named "Flesh Caffeine".
Credits include: Mercedes "Super Service" SLS AMG Roadster Commercial feat. Roger Federer - NCIS - NCIS: Los Angeles -- CSI: Miami - Lie To Me - 90210 - Christmas Cupid - MTV Video Music Awards Pre Show - VMAs Revealed - Real World: San Diego - Cuff'd - Bad Girls Club - Khloe & Lamar - When I Was 17 - Punk'd - Van Halen -Concert Intro & Programming- - Tommy Bolin "Whips & Roses 1&2" -mixing- - Mix Language Reviewer: "Star Wars: Clone Wars" - Samples for Brent Fitz -Slash's 2010-2011 World Tour- - Programming: Eric Singer -Kiss/Alice Cooper- - Nelson: Concert Intro - Alcatrazz: Concert Intro - John Christ -Danzig-: Drums on "Flesh Caffeine" - The New Czars: "Brush With The Devil" -remix- - 2 Grammy Nominations.
Other collaborations include: Papa Dee, Jimmy "Z" Zavala -Eurythmics, Rod Stewart-, Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis -Gun's & Roses-, Haakon Graf -ECM, Hawk On Flight-.