They have already been there three times this year; which is proof Dirty Loops are big in Japan. The success has brought them a lot of new experiences, for example, they have learnt how their fans behave in Japan.
He talks with a heavy and husky voice. A voice that, when he sings, turns smooth and bears promises of something great, and together with his name full of historical references, sets expectations high.
His name is Luther Martin Kintu and one is immediately surprised to find him in a storage room in Stockholm, awakening from the darkest period of his life.
“Look, I still have my backpack,” says the smiling, blonde Danish singer who is causing quite a stir in soul music circles. Having just literally returned home to Aarhus after performing in Copenhagen, I was pleased that she had time to meet with me. “Last night at VEGA was amazing!” she continued.
I discovered Swedish soul band The Magnolia through a friend who described how she was sitting on her floor crying out of pure happiness while watching a clip of their song 'White as Snow'. Now, after having seen them perform live, surrounded by the sunset in Gothenburg, I can completely see why.
I already knew Sami Tammela due to his soul music work in the band-duo Oaklyn, together with vocalist Linda Ilves. Just recently, I was lucky enough to see them perform live for the first time in Helsinki with the Finnish Soul Collective (Dolla Lova & The Man).
Now I’m sitting with Sami in a different context. For the last two weeks, Sami has worked on the sound design for the Race Horse Company and their show Super Sunday – a contemporary circus piece with acrobatics on an extreme level. Together with six other guys, Sami has worked, eaten, and slept in the venue for their show in Hangaren, Stockholm to prepare for the premier.
“No photos. No video. I don’t look so great this time in the morning.” Fatima (Fatima Bramme–Sey) says in a delightful British accent, undeniably inherited from her current location in East London.
I’m sitting next to the 28-year-old singer while she enjoys her hotel breakfast in Zinkensdamn, Sweden, and it’s a shame, as I couldn’t disagree more with her request. Despite the hazy grey light creeping in from the window, Fatima looks as attractive and stunning as her album cover, with her dark curly hair ringlets hanging perfectly from the corner of her almost flawless skin, adorned with cute freckles.
It’s the morning after her performance at Debaser in Stockholm for the launch of her debut album, ‘Yellow Memories’.