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.
XTRM (which I pronounce as Extreme) is the new single from TIP; Tuomo - main vocals, Stiletti-Ana, Randy Barracuda.
The wonderfully creative visuals are from the talented Stockholmer David Giese, who brings classic stain glass window designs to life…although I'm not sure leather clad guys were around in the middle ages!
So while I check my history books, check out the video!
2400Sessions are small acoustic music experiences where known and unknown artists are asked to perform in a small intimate setting - a humble, private apartment in the postcode 2400, in Copenhagens Northwest neighborhood.
Danish soul singer Jonas Rendbo recently paid them a visit accompanied by a string quartet with stunning results.
We've just discovered Josef Johansson, a 19 year old Swedish singer recently signed to EMI. The acoustic live video below was filmed on Sunday 19 May 2013 in central Stockholm.
Quadron—singer Coco O. and producer Robin Hannibal—will release their new album, Avalanche, June 4th via Epic imprint Vested in Culture and we're excited by what we've heard so far!
Coco and Robin said, 'We only have one feature on our new album, and we are elated that it’s Kendrick Lamar. He invited us to collaborate on his own album, and we had such a great time working with him that we asked him if he wanted to be part of our project as well. We are so happy for all his success and we are very proud of this song. We wanted to have more of a fluid song that wasn’t too over structured and had a bit of a bedroom/after hours vibe to it."
Shoot me in a Dream is the first single from HPNBs (Half Past Never Band) third studio album. The song has a typical HPNB sound where the influence of a variety of music styles are combined. Their new video has a western theme, and we've heard that during the video release event the evening will turn in to a western style duel set in a harbour area - we just hope the guns aren't loaded!
For reasons unknown to me, you’ll find Swedish singer Josefin’s new EP, 'Getaway' listed under Rock on iTunes. I guess it’s because there’s no Scandinavian Soul-Pop category - yet.
If there was, then this 5-track EP would top the list.
Since the release of his very well received debut single 'Windows part 1' Elias has been busy writing and recording new material, and now the young swedish singer is spending the summer reaching out with his new soulful sound. You can catch him live on the dates below, accompanied on keys by Scandinavian Soul co-creator Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah.
4th June; Södra Bar.
9th August; Rinkeby Folkets Hus.
13th August; We Are Sthlm @ Kungsträdgården.
17th August; Fotografiska Museet.
Coco O, from the Danish duo Quadron,was recently handpicked by Jay-Z to sing “Where the Wind Blows” on The Great Gatsbysoundtrack, and she is certainly causing big waves in the ocean of international music, and deservedly so.
Danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrom certainly knows how to twist a cover version into something dreamy and soulful and her latest re-creation is no different.
From 5 - 7 September 2013 Scandinaviansoul.com and Horsens Ny Teater, a modern theatre in Horsen, near Billund in Denmark, present the first "Scandinavian Soul" festival, which brings together more than 120 young musicians from all over Scandinavia.