Monday, October 24, 2016

West Hollywood recording studio makes a move to Atwater Village

A rendering of a new Swing House sound stage in Atwater | Courtesy Swing House

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.”

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  1. Im sorry , what ?
    You mean the Westside is finally catching on to the fact that the Eastside is where its at in regards to music and venues .
    I have seen the most amazing shows in my hometown of Echo Park for years .
    Spaceland , Al’s Bar , Jabberjaw (a little mid city ) the Echo / Echoplex etc..
    Welcome Westsiders , you are 25 years late.

  2. This is news about Casitas, but not about Atwater Village as a whole. The Black Eyed Peas are here, amongst others, and the Beastie Boys used to be. Atwater Village has a good number of sound studios, but for years business has been done quietly (no pun intended) and on the down low.

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