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.
From Ankah to Quadron and from retro to future soul, enjoy a sample selection of sumptuous grooves, passionate voices and world-class musicianship in Soul from Scandinavia.
The Norwegian quartets exquisite, jazzy-soul tracks have impressed since their debut, and the first compilation of their music can now be found in a strikingly designed, 12-track album - A Million Things.
Inspired by the sounds of Bilal, Andersen Park, Frank Ocean, D'Angelo and Thundercat, Tears (To Water Her Roses) is a beautifully titled, lyrically engaging track. Deftly produced by Lush Reality, the tight soulful rhythm builds to a dynamic and passionate crescendo.
Released with the digital track is a creative music video, filmed and directed by band members Ölle Häggberg and August Campeotto. In the video hooded lead singer Bobby Bovell (who we discovered as a solo singer) meanders against the backdrop of Copenhagen's futuristic urban architecture.
The track introduces us to her organic sound as she makes her first official release for a global melomaniac* audience.
With her own music, and in her own words Limbo expresses Amanda's feeling of being unable to escape from the situation she's in.
Best known for a number of killer tracks such as; Follow Me, Running From Love, and his collaborations with Linn (Waiting for Spring), the hugely admired producer has returned with the soulful vocals of American singer, Coco Rouzier and worked his magic.
The result is stunning, sublime and mesmerising mellow.It's an immediately captivating sound that will transport you to a stylish bar with an ice-cold cocktail and thoughts of a lost love.
With a hint of humour, Bluff & Båg (basically, means - Bogus) is soul-ish in tone, laid back and smooth. We're stating the obvious but this Swedish sung track feels Swedish too, and we can imagine Swedes singing along with the catchy chorus.
Happy 5th Birthday to us!
Where did that time go?
To be honest, we lost track too. Guess we're having too much fun!
Yes, we're five years old! Wahooo! In March 2012 our website scandinaviansoul.com launched. The idea was to create a window and platform for soulful artists throughout Scandinavia, and looking back at all the stunning tracks we've been able to bring you we couldn't be happier.
Norwegian band D’Sound are celebrating 20 years in the music business. This in itself is a notable achievement, but the trio's consistently high level of soulful/pop grooves is also something to celebrate.
They continue their successful career with an instantly enjoyable groove filled release 'If you Don't Know' which debuted on Norwegian TV2.
You know the feeling.
If not, imagine a parade of Elephants playing football with your brain while trying to solve a cryptic crossword!
Humour has never been far from the dynamic Danish duo Black Dylan either. In their latest video Record players float through the air, and multiple versions of the band appear while singer Wafande tries to regain his composure after a night of indulgences.
The black and white video for this cool soulful track - Get Up Child fits the song's theme perfectly.
In a recently posted video, we see a live performance of their second single - I Found Me, at Rockefeller, Oslo in front of a packed crowd.