ATWATER VILLAGE — For nearly 20 years, Swing House Studio has seen numerous high profile artists and bands – ranging from Aerosmith to Coldplay and Shakira to Bruno Mars – record or rehearse at its West Hollywood facility. But come this September, Swing House is relocating to a new, larger recording and rehearsal space in Atwater Village, a move that reflects the eastward shift in the L.A. music scene, according to owner Phil Jaurigui.
“The music scene has gradually been moving towards the Eastside,” said Jaurigui in an email. “In addition to a vibrant music scene and popular venues, the area has also attracted musicians, producers and band managers in search of affordable, larger housing or for the nicer, upcoming communities, especially for children.”
Swing House was also in search of larger quarters, having outgrown its 7,800 square-foot West Hollywood home. “Plus parking had always been bad, but has worsened with the DMV and several, five-story building projects that were being built around us,” Jaurigui said.
In Atwater, Swing House is preparing to move into a 21,000-square foot space – nearly three times as large as its current facility – in the Atwater Crossing complex on Casitas Avenue. The firm will spend about $1 million to renovate the warehouse into soundproof stages, recording studios, music business offices and rental/event production departments.
Jaurigui said the new Swing House “will be the largest full service music staging and production facility near downtown. “The neighborhood felt perfect for us and our clientele.”