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.
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.
Released on Playground Music, the album contains the killer single - New Religion and their latest single, Hurricane (see the video below)
Despite its incredibly short run length there enough sentiment in this stripped down track to convey genuine heart and Scandinavian soul.
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.