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.
After the recent launch of her new album - Lykken Er... (which has received rave reviews - from us included) comes Barbara Moleko's new video and single - Dum for Dig. The video is beautifully shot, and Barbara it's clear she's a natural in front of the camera. We're soon going to run out of words to describe how good she is!
Danish singer Nanna B is definitely another name to add to the growing number of talented soul voices coming out of Denmark. Here's her brand new video for her track 'Sum O´Sometimes', taken from the forthcoming album 'Vitaphone' due Oct 2012.
Raised on a steady and varied diet of musical influences provided by his mother, Swedish-born NATANAEL, an established singer, cites early influences ranging from; Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Swedish folk music.
We've been talking about this young Danish singer for a while and waiting excitedly for her debut album… and boy, does she deliver! Her 15-track album ‘Lykken er…’ (Happiness is…) has all the punch, vocal passion and energy we've come to love about this dynamic singer.
Our first question was, ‘Has David Jay joined the dark side?’
Luckily not. Evil Circle is the name of his latest EP produced by Mustafa Apo Savuran.
Evil Circle contains 5 new tracks from the Danish singer and starts with a real stand out track - '4 A Minute.’ The track 'chasin' retains all the quality production and beats the Nephel Music label is now becoming well known for.
Sunshine and Butterflies.
We've already been rocking in the garden to this song over the summer, and now Klara Kazmi (SWE) has released a wonderfully apt video. Filmed at Rosenhill in Ekerö, Sweden by Mr. Pablo Fernandez, it looks great, and we still can't believe Klara has made this song available for free! Bless her.
Scandinavian Soul chat with Karin Fransson (SWE)
In the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities, there are still secrets to be discovered. Those secrets are seen, from our perspective, even better when they did not originate in England.
Originally from Jönköping in Sweden, Scandinavian singer Karin Fransson has lived in London for the past seven years. Her smooth debut album “Private Behaviour” has been on my playlist for a while, so I was pleased that our timetables crossed during my visit to this busy city.
The 19th of September sees the release of the internationally acclaimed Mary's Mine album 'Another Day Through Beats & Pieces'.
Mary's Mine has caught the attention of English, German and Japanese DJs and played frequently in both English and German radio stations. Now she releases her first full-length album that is a melting pot of 70's soul, hip hop beats and pop melodies. Producers for the album are Embee (Looptroop Rockers, Timbuktu, etc.) and Povel Olsson (The Royal Concept, MRTN, etc.).
I guess you should always expect the unexpected from Swedish soul singer Klara Kazmi. We’ve heard her dramatic change in direction with her last sexy, “baby-making” release “Nice”. Now, her new single “Sunshine and Butterflies” takes yet another exciting turn.
Brand new music and a colourful retro video by Fatima (SWE) who's currently recording in the UK. Phone Line is the title track taken from the Phone Line EP.
Video Directed by: Heather Sommerfield