Here's a very dreamy version of Rihannas duet with Chris Brown 'Nobody's Business'. This rendition was partly recorded in China by Jamal Ross and in the UK by danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrom. The vocals were recorded individually and then sent back and forth until the arrangement was completed.
Marie Dahlstrøm - Search
Here's a live video of Marie Dahlstrøm (DK) - Search, recorded at Cream Studios, London.
I love cover versions, especially when it's almost unrecognisable from the original. For example, Danish soul singer Marie Dahlstrøms new video is a cover version of Phil Collins - In the Air, and even while you read this I'm sure you can hear the 80's pop icon vocals.
Scandinavian Soul meets Marie Dahlstrøm (DK)
Although London's summer weather was looking to conspire to dampen more than just my spirit, it at least relented as I approached the tall Danish singer in this Capital city’s busy underground. Having lived in the heart of London for the past three years, Marie Dahlstrøm knows these streets well, as she leads me to her suggested café in Hoxton.
As we engage in conversation I realise her Danish accent is quite pronounced yet completely hidden when in song, and – to my delight – I hear familiar traits of 'London's street slang' appear every now and then. Right now in the UK, the media is picking up on her mesmerising jazzy, soulful talents and even the Manchester United footballer, Rio Ferdinand, cites her on Twitter as one of his favourite singers.
A quick round up of what's happening in the world of Scandinavian Soul.
Moses Hightower release their new second album - Önnur Mósebók
Their debut album "Búum til börn" from 2010, established Moses Hightower as grand and ambitious artists, as well as producers of excellent soul music. Now they are back with a new album Önnur Mósebók (Exodus) from which the first single, Stutt Skref, has spent long periods on the Icelandic top hit list on Channel 2.
Beatnik are the UK's hottest production and writing duo, Dj Nikki & Statis. Hailed as the dance music producers of the future the London based duo Beatnik draw inspiration from a wealth of musical styles and genres. Now the talented duo have remixed two of – Danish Scandinavian soul singer – Marie Dahlstrøm singles 'True Love Is' and 'What Did You Say'. Check them out and let us know what you think.