d/troit

ALBUM REVIEW

D/troit - Soul Sound System

'D/troit capture the sound so brilliantly that it is easy to convince yourself that you have stumbled across a secret stash of Berry Gordy’s unreleased recordings from the Motown Archive.'

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kaalm

EP REVIEW

KAALM - EVERYTHING EP

'From the opening song - Everything, Karolina’s attractive vocal style effortlessly conveys sensitive, engaging emotions..' Andy Collins took a listen to the Swedish band's debut EP.

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melody

INTERVIEW

Melody Carlsson - I’m not trying to force it

We spoke to a new Swedish singer from Gothenberg as she tells us about her influences, getting started and creating music.

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Monday, 18 September 2017 13:50

Farida - New York (feat. Undr)

Norwegian singer Farida has released her new single - New York which impacts with future beats and delicate vocals. 

Produced by fellow Norwegian Undr, from the outset the track hits and caresses as dramatic as the namesake's city skyline. Farida sings in a soft, sensual R&B tone edged with a steeliness that cuts with 'fuck what you say' lyrics.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:42

The band called Oh - NAKED

The new wave of soul/R&B is exemplified with the Norwegian band - The band called Oh new single - NAKED.

Following their immersive single - Tree Hugger, NAKED, is the second chapter from their forthcoming album - Guerrilla Gardening.

Norwegian based record label, So Real International, have dropped their second instalment of global street sounds.

Released today, the new compilation album “Vol. 2: The Reintroduction" features a tracklist of hip-hop and soul artists from all over the world.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:58

PEANUT HOLMES - TING SOM VI GJØR

Right now there is a wonderful evolving movement within the Scandinavian Soul scene, to shed the shackles of what Soul music is, and means. When your debut release features vocals sung in Swahili, Icelandic, French and English, it stands to reason that your music should be as uncommonly ubiquitous.

With that in mind, Norway’s Chris Holm and Eirik Blåsternes, return with vocalist Sisi, under their Peanut Holmes guise, with the stripped back, almost Balearic, ethereal and sensual - Ting Som Vi Gjør.
Sunday, 05 February 2017 11:53

Rohey release their new single - I Found Me

2016 was quite a year for Norwegian band Rohey.

The jazzy soul quartet immediately created a stir after appearing at last years Scandinavian Soul Music Awards in Sweden, and soon found themselves supporting Bernhoft on tour and performing for thousands.

The bands lead singer, Rohey Taalah, also recently won a talent award from Jazzfest - unquestionably a correct decision.

Monday, 05 September 2016 22:13

FARIDA (N) - ‘THE 25TH HOUR’ MIXTAPE

If you research the artist Farida, you’d be surprised to come across an article whose author opens by expressing shock at hearing R&B from Norway. A little more research would reveal that Norwegian Soul & B&B has been on the rise for a while, thanks to artists such as Rebekka B, Bernhoft, Beady Belle, Monica Ifejilika, Nosizwe, Baba Soul, Miss Tati and many others.

For newcomers to Norwegian soul though, there’s still a mountain of joy to be found in the discovery of these artists.

A new discovery for us is the Norwegian singer Farida, who blends the melancholy of Scandinavian life with R&B and experimental beats on her debut EP, ‘The 25th Hour’ Mixtape.

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