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.
Sofia (Helga Sofia Aarvik) sails through the increasing 'sweet sounding' Norwegian waters, with both singles steered by her appealing R&B flavoured vocals.
Let me begin by saying this.
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
I write this early so you can press play now rather than read through my words.
If you're still here, let me explain why?
Out now is Charlotte Dos Santos new single - Good Sign and it's stunning!
The Norwegian singer has quickly become one of the diamond names music websites like ours eagerly search for.
Now the anticipation for her next release is like queueing at an iPhone giveaway!
Swedish producer Rasmus Faber is no stranger to the art of the remix (official remixes include Deadmau5/Kaskade/Axwell) and now he's resurrecting his Rafa Orchestra to remake tracks using only live musicians.
Together, the additional instrumentation gives a new, fuller sound to Calvin Harris - Slide ft Frank Ocean & Migos. The video, released in Europe has already had over 1 million views!
We last heard Swedish band Nine Sparks Riots with their single - Elevation (featuring Graciela Chin A Loi). Now they return from the shadows with another solid track - Monsters.
Swedish singer TAWYY launches her debut single - In My Zone and the R&B vibe with cool ‘Rihannaesque’ tones makes an immediate impact.
Finnish singer/trumpeter Mikko Pettinen & Happy People release a funky new single/video Dance Away - out June 3rd, 2017.
Founded in Helsinki in 2013, Mikko Pettinen & Happy People have made it their mission to give listeners positive energy and spread the message of soul and funk music with a taste of jazz and pop.
I wonder if you're like me?
Music on at nearly all times.
Always have headphones on a walk.
And always require a good selection of music when labouring through the preparation and cooking of an evening meal.
Well, I think I've found a delightful album that makes cutting courgettes, peeling potatoes and dicing onions a pleasure.
Danish singer Gregers continues to evolve with his new single 'Higher'- an energetic, catchy vibe ideal for hot summer days.
Lovers of the award-winning Swedish band The Magnolia will instantly recognise the vocals of Arvid Nero as he launches his debut three-track solo EP - Introducing Arvid Nero.
We don't think we're the only ones who shed a tear when news broke that members of The Magnolia were heading in new directions. Keeping bands together is always difficult, even more so in today's world, so we're just grateful for the extraordinary music they created.
Now solo, Gothenburg based singer/writer Arvid Nero picks up his guitar and presents his personal expression.