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.
The retro-electro, nu-disco sound from Swedish duo Pomona Dream receives a modern house beat, and a slow jam groove, on two newly released mixes - The Box Remixes.
When we first heard Rohey it wasn’t long before we went to see them live, and immediately invited them to perform at the Scandinavian Soul Music Awards 2016.
Some bands just deserve and demand attention and Rohey are without doubt one.
Now the Norwegian band release their highly anticipated official single "Is this all there is?" on Jazzland Recordings.
Music has such a wonderful effect on mood. It can lift you up, take you down, party like mad or cry in despair. No matter where you are in life there's a song that fits you right now, tommorow or your thoughts of yesterday. A perfect example is Veronahs new single - I Need A Change, which connects with your emotional core and soulful senses.
Swedish singer Daggi opens a new concept, new look and new sounds at CREAM.
The relaunched event aims to show a wide range of live music from soulful pop and indie R&B singers to tight 60’s soul and jazz funk bands.
Danish producer Frank Ryle is best known as one half of the funky duo Cool Million. Alongside his German friend, Rob Hardt, the duo have released 4 dancefloor filling albums and more than 20 remixes for other artists.
Under the shorter name RYLE, the groove maestro steps briefly aside to release an exciting new solo album.
The evolution of R&B (or indie R&B, or even PBR&B) continues to grow, as cultural roots and musical styles cross-pollinate to create the Finnish/Dutch duo F.U.N.C.
F.U.N.C. consists of singer Chai Blaq and producer Misha. The bands name is an acronym of their personal backgrounds; Finland, Ukraine, Netherlands and Congo. It’s also a wonderful symbol and reminder of the diverse and wonderful multicultural world we live in.
The funky, Danish soul band, D/troit, strut their stuff as a studio audience hold their mobile phones aloft and record their latest single - Soul Thing. The retro, 60’s styled band, who recently performed in the US and UK, have now returned home to Copenhagen and wasted no time in reconnecting with their growing fan base.
It’s a clever idea and the result, if slightly choppy, works a treat as we get an intimate close-up of this exciting band.
One of Sweden's finest soul voices, Andreas Aleman, today releases his new single and video - Livin’ with a Stranger.
Influenced by artists such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and others, Andreas gives a funky and soulful delivery on his new track.
I don’t think I need a chair anymore.
I’ve stood up and clapped to so many debut songs this year that I’m starting to lose count.
I can still remember the feeling of hearing Daggi, Ness, Kaalm, Pomona Dream and Veronah’s debut tracks, and the wave of excitement and pleasure I felt. It’s like they connected with my very soul as I was embraced with complete, music contentment, requiring me to continue listening again, and again, and again.
My chair was discarded once again when I pressed play on Track #1 - Lover on Swedish singer Shaqdi’s debut EP - Shaqdi ft. Zagor (The EP).
In case you’re wondering, Nine Sparks Riots isn’t a punk band.
Nine Sparks Riots is Swedish trombonist, Kristian Persson's Jazz band, and his new single - Elevation is a soulful testimony to making the most of life.
“I was quite high on life when I wrote the song, so it's basically about appreciating and making the most of our short time here on earth. And, be sure to leave it a little bit better than when we got here” says Kristian.