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Furns - Final Cut

The Danish duo’s third album continues to provide a refreshing change as they blend nordic vibes into their chilled and infectious soul-pop creations.

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EP REVIEW

Marie Dahlstrom - Nine EP

It is in the quieter and more considered moments that I often find the greatest pleasures. It is why Marie Dahlstrom’s new e.p. has been a constant soundtrack for a while now.

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ALBUM REVIEW

The Band Called Oh - Guerrilla Gardening

An album built around the concept of Guerrilla Gardening, a movement that sought to improve the urban decay of 60’s New York is certainly a brave and fascinating idea. We took a listen to the Norwegian band's new album.

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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.

We're already more than six months into 2017 and Trump is still in office.

No, wait, that's not what we're going to talk about. While the world of politics seems to consume our minds and daily discussions, we thought we'd give you a summer break and fill your headphones and hi-fi with 10 of the Best Scandinavian Soul tracks released so far.
While in New York Norwegian band Baba Soul & The Professors of Funk took time out to produce the new video for their latest single - Can You Be True.

Baba sings heartfelt vocals effortlessly, and this passionate ballad encompasses all the emotive expression soul music represents.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:45

Nanna. B drops Golden single/video

US rapper Hodgy joins Danish singer Nanna. B on her newly released single - Golden, taken from her forthcoming EP Golden.

The EP’s title track features the lyrical prowess of rapper Hodgy and finely tuned production of Grammy-nominated producer Anderson .Paak

Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:01

Return of the Mac

While we took a short semester, Paul Mac Innes, one of Sweden's top male soul singers, returned to the studio and released a solid new single/video - Moving On.

The Gothenburg based singer makes a welcome return after a short hiatus and demonstrates his soulful expression synonymous with soul greats such as Bobby Womack and Willie Hutch. His voice simply oozes Soul.

A summer of sumptuous sounds continue with each new Nordic soul inspired release, and Pomona Dream maintain the trend with a superb new track - Tropicana
Out today is Swedish singer/songwriter Emelinda second single 'Scream and Shout' - a powerful Gospel/soul ballad that gives a voice not just for her, but for all women of the world.
The Band Called Oh's new video and single - Tree Hugger encompasses a smooth R&B vocal and lyrical style with a complimentary beat and an expansive production.

The Norwegian band with an unusual name is helping define the modern sound of soul and R&B in Scandinavia.

This exemplary single, exclusively previewed on scandinaviansoul.com, is accompanied by a creative, abstract video directed by Ingeborg Løvlie, embraced with Nordic surrealness.
Saturday, 24 June 2017 05:13

NEW VIDEO: Damn! - Fröken

Ahhh... Miss Ballentine.

Admit it; in our youth, we've all had a teacher we liked a little more than we should have. We're reminded of these hormone raging days with Swedish band Damn! new single/video - Fröken (eng. Teacher) which cleverly combines a classic Swedish film of forbidden love.
Saturday, 24 June 2017 05:00

Sweatshop release new album and video

Danish trio, Sweatshop's new album 'When You Hear The Sound' is out now and delivers a dynamic fusion of soul, hip-hop, funk and sweet reggae vibes.

Released on Playground Music, the album contains the killer single - New Religion and their latest single, Hurricane (see the video below)
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:19

Iron Island debuts an emotional ballad

Iron Island is Danish singers Dan Hjernø's solo project and his debut single - A Man I Used to Know, is a soulful, emotionally-filled ballad.

Despite its incredibly short run length there enough sentiment in this stripped down track to convey genuine heart and Scandinavian soul.
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