I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.
Shoot me in a Dream is the first single from HPNBs (Half Past Never Band) third studio album. The song has a typical HPNB sound where the influence of a variety of music styles are combined. Their new video has a western theme, and we've heard that during the video release event the evening will turn in to a western style duel set in a harbour area - we just hope the guns aren't loaded!
For reasons unknown to me, you’ll find Swedish singer Josefin’s new EP, 'Getaway' listed under Rock on iTunes. I guess it’s because there’s no Scandinavian Soul-Pop category - yet.
If there was, then this 5-track EP would top the list.
Since the release of his very well received debut single 'Windows part 1' Elias has been busy writing and recording new material, and now the young swedish singer is spending the summer reaching out with his new soulful sound. You can catch him live on the dates below, accompanied on keys by Scandinavian Soul co-creator Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah.
4th June; Södra Bar.
9th August; Rinkeby Folkets Hus.
13th August; We Are Sthlm @ Kungsträdgården.
17th August; Fotografiska Museet.
Coco O, from the Danish duo Quadron,was recently handpicked by Jay-Z to sing “Where the Wind Blows” on The Great Gatsbysoundtrack, and she is certainly causing big waves in the ocean of international music, and deservedly so.
Danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrom certainly knows how to twist a cover version into something dreamy and soulful and her latest re-creation is no different.
From 5 - 7 September 2013 Scandinaviansoul.com and Horsens Ny Teater, a modern theatre in Horsen, near Billund in Denmark, present the first "Scandinavian Soul" festival, which brings together more than 120 young musicians from all over Scandinavia.
Taken from the EP, No Mind on Goldenbest records - Tomorrow Fine, Tomorrow Free is the new video release from Swedish artist Chris Cook.
Kamilia Amélie - Don't Need You // Out In The North
After the launch of her debut album 'Come what May' Kamilia, who simply oozes chic and cool, has been busy touring around Denmark, and supporting artists such as Lukas Graham. Luckily however, she has found time to perform an acoustic version of 'Don't Need You', accompanied by guitarist Johan Jørgensen in the sunshine by a riverside in Copenhagen.
'Gattu' is the unique title of the new feel good track from Danish duo Okapii (Mads Oustrup and Alex Rita), and be warned it has an extremely catchy chorus.
Somehow I feel out of place as I pass by diners enjoying high quality Swedish cuisine, dressed in ties, Agnes B dresses, and jackets with neatly folded handkerchiefs, however, the only way to enter Obaren (which sits at the back of Sturehof in the heart of Stureplan, Stockholm’s affluent social area) is through the restaurant.