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ALBUM REVIEW

Djeff blossom with debut album

The debut album, In Bloom, by 7-piece Danish band Djeff showcases a band striving for reinvention and recreation and is one of the best albums you'll hear from Scandinavia in 2017

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ALBUM REVIEW

PATATA & Freddy King are ready to be served

Swedish band serve a retro jazzy soul treat ideal for before, during and after a meal. So find your recipe, prepare you ingredients and take a listen.

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EP REVIEW

Introducing Arvid Nero

The cover artwork may be Black & White, but the hue is blue. The Magnolia lead singer, Arvid Nero picks up his guitar and presents his personal expression on his new EP.

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Andy Collins

Andy Collins

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.

I'll never get used to being on the other side.

The interrogated instead of an interrogator.

Anyone would think I don't like being interviewed. I do, and in the capable hands of Fabian Hansen, it's also fun.

I just feel so awkward!

Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:03

VIDEO: Mikala live studio session

Earlier this month we announced the arrival of Danish singer Mikala and praised her debut single - Save Your Love.

Now the 'Nordic cool' singer demonstrates she also cuts it live in a new studio-shot video.


Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:25

Pomona Dream land with Def Sound

From another galaxy, another time and another space the intergalactic, future soul duo, Pomona Dream (SWE), return to Earth with a new single - Limbo featuring US rapper Def Sound.

Since the launch of their debut single - The Box (2015) and the splendid debut EP Rainbow Milk (2016), the experimental, 80’s style of Pomona Dream has quickly become instantly recognisable.
On this new musical journey their spacey electronic vibes and Sandra’s’ soulful vocals, blend perfectly with Def Sounds smooth, poetic rap.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:39

Beldina covers Lil Waynes - How 2 Luv

Beldina, who recently signed to Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Management, embraces the LA warmth where she currently resides and continues to produce music full of lush vocals with provocative lyrics.

The Swedish singer caught our ears and eyes attention with a series of sumptuous R&B tracks, an impressive debut EP 'Intermission' and visually compelling videos (What Can I Say, Breathe In, Ocean). The captivating songstress emanates sexual confidence. However, it shouldn't distract you from her mesmerizing vocals. Her recently uploaded single - How 2 Luv, is a perfect reminder.
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:02

SHAQDI wants to see you high and naked

Shaqdis' seductive vocals caress and entice as she asks to watch you have a 'good time' on a new R&B flavoured track - WANNA SEE YOU HIGH, produced by Zagor.

The UK producer has made an ideal partnership with the Swedish singer and together continue to create songs worthy of repeated play.

The short, colourful video is also filmed and edited by Zagor.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:12

Feridah Rose brings an uplifting spirit

A warm, feel-good factor emerges through the dark and gloomy global climate with Feridah Roses' new video for the single - Njabala.

The Danish-Ugandan singer combines influences from her roots with modern sounds to produce an uptempo single featuring African rhythms and the singer’s mother tongue, Luganda.

Njabala is the title track from her recently released EP and takes a traditional Ugandan song, but reimagines the lyrics as a call to freedom. It is a hopeful celebratory song about being free to dream and inspire.
Sunday, 05 March 2017 11:47

Sweedest mix of soul sung in Swedish

Regular visitors to our site may find many of the tracks we feature are sung in English though is not by intention. The Swedes, for example, have been devoted soul and style lovers for years and many excellent tracks are currently residing unloved in vinyl crates. And despite what non-Scandinavians may feel are 'incomprehensible lyrics,' native sung tracks from across the Nordics are just as accessible and enjoyable.

We've discovered a selection of 'old-skool' Swedish sung grooves on Mixcloud compiled by DJ Olof Karlstrand, ’Sweedest Sounds Vol. 24 - Soul På Svenska’, sprinkled with recognisable soul cover versions.

Who knows, by the end of the mix you may also say it's 'Bra.'

The distinct logo design of the Danish band Furns is as recognisable as their sound. In contrast to the logos' sharp edges, the smooth tone of Furns is anything but thorny.

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.
Friday, 03 March 2017 13:36

Mikala debuts her own Nordic cool R&B

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!

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 13:14

NEW VIDEO: Shaqdi ft. Zagor - Lover

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.

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