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.
'Sho! That was many questions!' wrote Nosizwe in her reply to me.
I’m sure there was humour in her words though.
Having requested an interview with the Norwegian/South African singer, I have to admit to being incredibly intrigued and interested to know more abut the shaven headed singer. It might have lead to some over penmanship...
A majority of new visitors to our site usually arrive with a pre-conceived idea of what they’ll discover. However, throughout Scandinavia the chords, the melody and the essence of soul has been translated and evolved via a new generation of artists and bands. One such band is Furns. When I first heard the Danish duo I was immediately taken by their unmistakable smooth, soulful vocals with a dreamy and melancholic sound.
With their second album due to be released this week I spoke to Furns, Monika Faludi and Mathias Dahl Andreasen, to discover more about them and their music.
The unusually warm winter weather before Christmas not only caused the flowers to bloom early, but soul music in Scandinavia also seems to have had a growth spurt as we continue to discover new artists, even as we head towards the end of 2015.
Swedish singer Emilie de Paula is one such artist who’s soul/blues voice has already been causing a stir in the Swedish soul underground. In January, the Gothenburg based singer will launch her debut songs.
As a pre-teaser, we have an exclusive video of her track 'Stone', filmed by Haroun Hajem - one of the rising visual artists in Sweden.
For about five years, producer and DJ Oliver Nelson has been putting out remixes from his studio in the small Swedish town, Uppsala. This summer he finally released his first original single, Found Your Love, together with singer Skogrå (Formerly known as Heir), and another is on the way!
This is the first time I get to meet Swedish soul singer Tingsek, and the first time I’ll see him perform live.
As I prepared our interview I struggled to find a huge amount of information about him online, though having been part of the Scandinavian Soul scene for a while I've understood most musicians know his name. For many artists he is held in high admiration, and his name is mentioned as a pioneer in Swedish soul music.