Our first question was, ‘Has David Jay joined the dark side?’
Luckily not. Evil Circle is the name of his latest EP produced by Mustafa Apo Savuran.
Evil Circle contains 5 new tracks from the Danish singer and starts with a real stand out track - '4 A Minute.’ The track 'chasin' retains all the quality production and beats the Nephel Music label is now becoming well known for.
I guess you should always expect the unexpected from Swedish soul singer Klara Kazmi. We’ve heard her dramatic change in direction with her last sexy, “baby-making” release “Nice”. Now, her new single “Sunshine and Butterflies” takes yet another exciting turn.
Denmark seems to be producing a stream of soul talent, a prime example is newcomer Bashir Billow Khalid (BILLOW) who has exploded onto the Scandinavian soul music scene with a stunning debut recording coupled with a cool video. The single, 'Mental Picture', does everything right, musically as well as visually. Could this be the first summer hit of 2012?
Three into one does go! Producers Tim Lundblad and Andreas Cavaco are Swedes with a funky mission. After several years of writing and producing songs for numerous other acts, they’re now a signed act in their own right on Sweden’s Rec Rec Records label.
Tim + Andreas = NEWTIMERS.
As the Newtimers they recently linked up with producer/artist Sir Sampalot (better known to many as Rikard "Skizz" Bizzi - one-half of the now defunct production duo UP HYGH) to make an awesome remix of their Prince-tinged single "Falling", and what does it sound like?
During an English lesson at school, I remember my teacher telling us to avoid using the word ‘nice’, as there was a multitude of other adjectives to use instead. Well, she had better have her red pen handy, as I’m about to use it a lot!
Sunday (8th April 2012) saw the release of Swedish singer Klara Kazmi's new single – NICE, and it’s as good as the title says!
Fatima's four track "Follow You" EP opens with long sustained harmonies, echoes & repetition to the point that you feel that you're in a trance, trance, trance, trance, trance.
Right from the start you can hear her growth as a vocalist since her last EP " Mind Travellin". The opener "Cinnamon" leads you in and finally gets your head nodding at 1:37 when the drums comes in synched with a subby bassline, dreamy electronica and key-stabs.