I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.
We once described cryptofunk, indie-soul guru Dim Out as an artist 'who’s not released a ‘bad’ track yet.'
Also easily matching that description is Danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrom.
She really can't do anything wrong, and her new single - anymore. proves that.
There's no misspelling of the band's name.
And there's no misunderstanding the correlation between their name and their harmonious sound.
Following their exceptional debut single - Time, the Swedish band KAALM have just released their debut EP - Everything which follows their alluring introduction.
Our need for music that reflects our current times is more important than ever in a world where instant gratification has numbed the tone of popular music we used to adore.
The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy - is a cover version of 'John Gary Williams' classic soul gem from over four decades ago. This first encounter of Isatou's voice impresses as she breathes new life into this track with a modern, soulful/pop arrangement.
Keep On - is the albums title track and the original version will also be included in the tracklist.
This fresh fusion of Pop-R&B can be heard on her debut single - Haters.
Produced by fellow Norwegian Undr, from the outset the track hits and caresses as dramatic as the namesake's city skyline. Farida sings in a soft, sensual R&B tone edged with a steeliness that cuts with 'fuck what you say' lyrics.
With great difficulty is the answer, but I'm confident the edited result (18mins) works in giving you an insight to this funky Swedish musician.
Singer Taliah also provides seductive backing vocals on this cut that melts and floats with an engaging, laid-back rhythm.
Incredibly, this is the B-side!