d/troit

ALBUM REVIEW

D/troit - Soul Sound System

'D/troit capture the sound so brilliantly that it is easy to convince yourself that you have stumbled across a secret stash of Berry Gordy’s unreleased recordings from the Motown Archive.'

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kaalm

EP REVIEW

KAALM - EVERYTHING EP

'From the opening song - Everything, Karolina’s attractive vocal style effortlessly conveys sensitive, engaging emotions..' Andy Collins took a listen to the Swedish band's debut EP.

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melody

INTERVIEW

Melody Carlsson - I’m not trying to force it

We spoke to a new Swedish singer from Gothenberg as she tells us about her influences, getting started and creating music.

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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.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:09

VIDEO: Black Dylan - Get Up Child

Hangovers.

You know the feeling.

If not, imagine a parade of Elephants playing football with your brain while trying to solve a cryptic crossword!

Humour has never been far from the dynamic Danish duo Black Dylan either. In their latest video Record players float through the air, and multiple versions of the band appear while singer Wafande tries to regain his composure after a night of indulgences.

The black and white video for this cool soulful track - Get Up Child fits the song's theme perfectly.

Live or recorded, Norwegian band Rohey are jazzy, soulful, daring and utterly captivating.

In a recently posted video, we see a live performance of their second single - I Found Me, at Rockefeller, Oslo in front of a packed crowd.

I'll never get used to being on the other side.

The interrogated instead of an interrogator.

Anyone would think I don't like being interviewed. I do, and in the capable hands of Fabian Hansen, it's also fun.

I just feel so awkward!

Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:03

VIDEO: Mikala live studio session

Earlier this month we announced the arrival of Danish singer Mikala and praised her debut single - Save Your Love.

Now the 'Nordic cool' singer demonstrates she also cuts it live in a new studio-shot video.


Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:25

Pomona Dream land with Def Sound

From another galaxy, another time and another space the intergalactic, future soul duo, Pomona Dream (SWE), return to Earth with a new single - Limbo featuring US rapper Def Sound.

Since the launch of their debut single - The Box (2015) and the splendid debut EP Rainbow Milk (2016), the experimental, 80’s style of Pomona Dream has quickly become instantly recognisable.
On this new musical journey their spacey electronic vibes and Sandra’s’ soulful vocals, blend perfectly with Def Sounds smooth, poetic rap.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:39

Beldina covers Lil Waynes - How 2 Luv

Beldina, who recently signed to Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Management, embraces the LA warmth where she currently resides and continues to produce music full of lush vocals with provocative lyrics.

The Swedish singer caught our ears and eyes attention with a series of sumptuous R&B tracks, an impressive debut EP 'Intermission' and visually compelling videos (What Can I Say, Breathe In, Ocean). The captivating songstress emanates sexual confidence. However, it shouldn't distract you from her mesmerizing vocals. Her recently uploaded single - How 2 Luv, is a perfect reminder.
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:02

SHAQDI wants to see you high and naked

Shaqdis' seductive vocals caress and entice as she asks to watch you have a 'good time' on a new R&B flavoured track - WANNA SEE YOU HIGH, produced by Zagor.

The UK producer has made an ideal partnership with the Swedish singer and together continue to create songs worthy of repeated play.

The short, colourful video is also filmed and edited by Zagor.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:12

Feridah Rose brings an uplifting spirit

A warm, feel-good factor emerges through the dark and gloomy global climate with Feridah Roses' new video for the single - Njabala.

The Danish-Ugandan singer combines influences from her roots with modern sounds to produce an uptempo single featuring African rhythms and the singer’s mother tongue, Luganda.

Njabala is the title track from her recently released EP and takes a traditional Ugandan song, but reimagines the lyrics as a call to freedom. It is a hopeful celebratory song about being free to dream and inspire.
Sunday, 05 March 2017 11:47

Sweedest mix of soul sung in Swedish

Regular visitors to our site may find many of the tracks we feature are sung in English though is not by intention. The Swedes, for example, have been devoted soul and style lovers for years and many excellent tracks are currently residing unloved in vinyl crates. And despite what non-Scandinavians may feel are 'incomprehensible lyrics,' native sung tracks from across the Nordics are just as accessible and enjoyable.

We've discovered a selection of 'old-skool' Swedish sung grooves on Mixcloud compiled by DJ Olof Karlstrand, ’Sweedest Sounds Vol. 24 - Soul På Svenska’, sprinkled with recognisable soul cover versions.

Who knows, by the end of the mix you may also say it's 'Bra.'

The distinct logo design of the Danish band Furns is as recognisable as their sound. In contrast to the logos' sharp edges, the smooth tone of Furns is anything but thorny.

Since 2013, the Danish duo (Monika Faludi and Mathias Dahl Andreasen) has pushed the edges of Nordic soul and pop with their dreamy, 80's influenced, ethereal sound. It's not for everyone. However, many loyal fans (Furnies!), including us, have been drawn in by their soulful vocals and laid back productions.
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