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.
New year, new me!
Or so the saying goes but we all know how hard it is to stick to resolutions.
Well, Swedish artist/producer Daniel Rosenholm definitely means it, and the artist previously known as Dubious Quip, launches 2017 under his own name and with a new video/single - It's Gonna Be Alright.
There’s simply no stopping Adée.
In 2016 the Swedish singer from Kalmar toured the US, returned to Sweden to feature on Beat Funktions album - Green Man, and still found time to release one of the best albums of the year - Addicted (review coming soon).
Now the singer re-works one of her favourite songs, Miss Right by Anderson .Paak and adds her soulful vocals, with production by David Ekströmer. The result is yet another excellent example of the versatility and competency of this young and exciting soul-hop singer.
Launching the new year in new style is the Prince of Scandinavian Soul, Bernhoft, whose musical style has developed and should we say, matured, over the past few months. Always regarded as a highly skilful and entertaining performer, the grammy nominated singers' new single - Visceral is an electronic /organic composition combining elements of soul, R&B and pop.
Danish producer Ryle’s single feat. Seest ‘Never Gonna Let You Go', released last year, now gets a visual format with an official video.
Danish soul singer and songwriter Pearl says her new single – Free, is a beginning of a new chapter in her musical journey, embracing the love of soul, Afro-beat and jazz.
Her debut Album ‘The Fall and Rise of a Woman’ was recorded in Denmark in collaboration with the Reggae band ReCulture and fused Reggae, Soul, and Pop. However, Free - marks a clear departure and the deep, house groove of this track undoubtedly suits her sultry tones.
The single is also released with a new video directed by Ethian Gonzalez.
Swedish vocalist-composer, Liselotte Östblom, has launched a crowd-funding campaign for the release of her debut EP "A Paintbrush Unfold”.
It’s a struggle for independent artists to produce finished releases with ever-rising studio and production costs, so Kickstarter - the world's largest funding platform for creative projects, provides the ideal solution to help support new music and new ideas.
When we first discovered Norwegian singer Charlotte Dos Santos in 2015, it was no understatement when we said she made our speakers glow. We also described her as somehow shy, sweet and innocent.
Well, there should be no hiding place for now, as she releases her debut video - Watching You, and it gives you yet another reason to tell your friends about her too.
Danish soul singer, Nanna B, sits amongst an ever-growing number of artists at the forefront of the resurgence of soul music in Scandinavia.
Her unique sound, style and superb debut album Vitaphone, stamped the core of belief in us that soul music was still burning in Nordic artists hearts. And years later Nanna continues to burn brightly!
Currently residing in LA, Nanna, who early this year teased us with her sublime single - Beaches, now releases a full length video and single titled ‘Where is the $$$?’.
Daggi Zegreats’ debut single which captivated us on it’s release earlier in August, now gets a fitting re-release in Decemeber with an apt video.
Sommar i december is about an unconditional love that doesn’t waver, regardless of the circumstances. Directed by Malaika Holmén and Henrik Rinaldo the video this is depicted through a sisterly love and girl power spirit.
Saint Cava debut single - Forget, struck an immediate cord with its heavy bassline and haunting vocals. Last year the Danish music magasin Soundvenue named their debut album 'Bliss' the 5th best Danish albumreleased as it demonstrated a creative mix of hip hop, R&B and experimental beats.
Returning with a new video for the single - Steam, it doesn’t feature Saint Cava (Erika Casier and producer Andreas Waze), and instead we see their music interpreted through two dynamic, contemporary dancers.