If you chose a band name like D/troit and then call your album Soul Sound System, you leave casual browsers in no doubt about your musical mission statement. And why not, this album is an unashamed celebration of the Motor City soul scene and comes from none less than the recent best band winners at the Scandinavian Soul Music Awards.
The single is a classic soul-jazz ballad about learning from the past, growing and recognizing what is most important in life.
Benji says 'I wanted to portray a modern take on that old school Ray Charles/Donny Hathaway sound with acoustic strings, brass, and live instruments.'
We once described cryptofunk, indie-soul guru Dim Out as an artist 'who’s not released a ‘bad’ track yet.'
Also easily matching that description is Danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrom.
She really can't do anything wrong, and her new single - anymore. proves that.
There's no misspelling of the band's name.
And there's no misunderstanding the correlation between their name and their harmonious sound.
Following their exceptional debut single - Time, the Swedish band KAALM have just released their debut EP - Everything which follows their alluring introduction.
Our need for music that reflects our current times is more important than ever in a world where instant gratification has numbed the tone of popular music we used to adore.
The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy - is a cover version of 'John Gary Williams' classic soul gem from over four decades ago. This first encounter of Isatou's voice impresses as she breathes new life into this track with a modern, soulful/pop arrangement.
Historically, this precious metal has always been desired due to its relative rarity and attractive colour.
Fittingly, the cover artwork of Danish soul singer Nanna.B new EP Golden* does indeed look desirable as it gleams in pure golden hues.
Now based in LA, does Nanna's five-track EP contain any musical nuggets within this shiny exterior?
We've been following the singer (Benjamin Sedoc) for a while, and his latest single titled - Friends, hears him reach new heights.
Despite the title's sexual connotations, the single is instead a lovers plea for a partner to decide on their future. Produced by Christian Mombrú this smooth, soulful pop track eases away stress with gentle guitar strings and sweet harmonies.
Kriswontwo continues his exploration of beats and effects, and layers this track with slowed vocals and delicate, soulful vibes.
The charming video introduces us the smartly dressed, dreadlocked singer who sounds like a combination of James Brown and modern soul legend Charles Bradley.