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.
Since 2013, the Danish duo (Monika Faludi and Mathias Dahl Andreasen) has pushed the edges of Nordic soul and pop with their dreamy, 80's influenced, ethereal sound. It's not for everyone. However, many loyal fans (Furnies!), including us, have been drawn in by their soulful vocals and laid back productions.
Danish singer Mikalas' debut single 'Save Your Love' is soaked in R&B influences, retro samples and fused with her sweet vocals.
In collaboration with Scandinavian producer David Mørup (Scarlet Pleasure), the result is a compelling Nordic cool R&B track.
Press play below and turn it up!
Without a doubt, one of the stand out EPs from 2016 was Shaqdi ft. Zagor (The EP). The Swedish singer, Shaqdi and UK producer, Zagor released a debut selection of tracks for complete contentment.
A few months later and the music has lost none of its' immediate, seductive and enthralling impact. Now, the first track - Lover, is given a visual version with a stylish Black & White video. See below.
Human contact, love and loss are emotions we can all connect to.
Swedish R & B singer Janice eloquently and passionately expresses her feelings in her new single - Answers.
Almost six years ago her father committed suicide.
The shock, trauma and grief of this tragic event are expressed in her brave words and vocals.
20 year-old Danish singer ARGJENTINA, showcases her talent over a delicious, R&B inspired production on her debut single 'Deadline’.
Released in January and sung in Danish, the songs theme is of longing, excitement and the game that follows in the wake of young love.
2016 was quite a year for Norwegian band Rohey.
The jazzy soul quartet immediately created a stir after appearing at last years Scandinavian Soul Music Awards in Sweden, and soon found themselves supporting Bernhoft on tour and performing for thousands.
The bands lead singer, Rohey Taalah, also recently won a talent award from Jazzfest - unquestionably a correct decision.
Now the band return to their crate-digging selections to produce their own version of the single - Apparently Nothing (1991) by UK band Young Disciples.
Above - is the first single from Liselotte's upcoming EP ‘A Paintbrush Unfold’- a fusion of the jazzy elements, soulful beats and melismatic vocals all wrapped in a colourful framework.
Who says CD’s are dead?
The Danish duo, Saint Cava demonstrate that the silver disc is still a thing of beauty in their latest single / video - No Ones God.
Spinning as if by magic, and displayed as a piece of art, the ‘retro’ disc may be the focus of the video by Kristoffer Moth, but it's Saint Cava's sound that keeps you fixated.
Contrary to what you may have thought, our understanding of all Scandinavian languages such as Danish, isn’t as good as we’d hope, however it doesn’t stop the SSoul team from enjoying the broad selection of native Nordic sung soulful tracks.
A fine example of this is the single/video - Charter by Danish band DoktorDoktor, released in December 2016. Despite us not understanding a single word, the soulful, mellow vibe translates into a really enjoyable track.