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.
(Live in the rehearsal room)
I've been told to look out for this lady and it would appear they were so right. Danish singer (I know, another one!!) Nana Rashid Jensen is also one of the founders of the excellent Chicken Grease Soul Club in Denmark.
This is an excellent live version of her own composition - Why do You Lean On Me. Her debut album is expected late 2013.
The wait is over. This Stockholm band who we recently highlighted on Scandinaviansoul.com and who met while studying at Rockmusiklinjen (Rock Music Line) in Stockholm have now released their first single - Släppa Allt
Produced by Daniele Musto of Basecamp Studios, Stockholm Sweden #831 is sung and written by Rebecca Melodee Ndigaye (Denmark). This was released 21 Nov 2012 = FRESH artist, with a super voice and a R&B flavour! She also told me she's spending Christmas in my hometown, Croydon, England, so I like her even more now!
Marie Dahlstrøm - Search
Here's a live video of Marie Dahlstrøm (DK) - Search, recorded at Cream Studios, London.
Fat gold chains, Kangol and my Adidas! Good times indeed for old skool hip-hop lovers like us and Grand P a.k.a Clarq Kenz (from Malmö, Sweden) who wears that retro look in his new video featuring Danish Soul singer David Jay in his new video released last week. See the new video below which has a real summer vibe.
Earlier in October Karin Fransson (Swe) performed at We Play Music which was also broadcast live on Dejavu.fm. Here's a video from her performance singing 'Don't' from her album Private Behaviour.
Danish Soul singer Nabiha has released her Spring Tour dates for Denmark. Check them out below and book your tickets today!
Presents are always nice when you have a clue about what’s in them. It helps to avoid disappointments, too. A recent video posted on our Facebook Group page gave a very tantalizing clue about what is to come. The amazing teaser video was for the song 'Money' by Mariama (SWE), and it simply blew us away – so, of course, we needed to find out more!
Here's an exciting collaboration we discovered this week. Kenya and Nemor are a duet with the smooth lead vocals of Icelandic-American Kenya Emil, and behind, Jay Nemor, an American-Icelandic (originally from Texas) songwriter deeply connected to the very roots of soul music. We immediately fell in love with this track:
Here at Scandinavian Soul we aren't just focused on the superb artists but we're also interested in Scandinavian places that play soul music or just cool places that have a soulful vibe. We've found one such place in Espoo, Finland.