Readers of my recent review of Sahra da Silva’s EP will know that I was more than impressed, rating it a full five stars. After that surprise, I was not expecting to be musically satisfied again so soon. I was, of course, expecting Nanna B’s new album Vitaphone to be good, having already heard the brilliant single “Sum O' Sometimes” and “Keep on Moving” and happily however, after listening to the album, it looks like I won't be coming down from the clouds just yet.
Whoever said 'image is everything' was almost right. Based on the album cover, Kamilia Amelie sure has style – luckily, so does her debut album, 'Come What May.'
Whenever I talk about Scandinavian Soul I often refer to the individual countries encompassed – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland – and the latter always provokes a raised eyebrow. It then feels great to be able to reveal the Finnish names who are working hard in the genre of soul such as Jo Stance, Tuomo and now I can add Oaklyn to the list… of course, I also refer them to this website for more information!
Oaklyn is a fresh Finnish collaboration between producer Sami Tammela (producer-keyboardist) and singer-songwriter Linda llves.
With heavy reggae undertones, Danish soul vixen Stine Kinck hits us with a harmony-fueled project of 11 tracks.
Stine first attracted my attention when I was out on the east coast of the USA. I was really knocked out by the stuff she was doing in collaboration with several New York musicians. Her amazingly confident, strong and sensual tones impelled me to find out more.
That's a term I never would attempt to put down on paper prior to listening to this epic album.
Albin Gromer, a 21 year old Singer/Songwriter/Producer from the southern regions of Sweden (Malmö) debuts with an impressive collection of original tunes, after having an under/overground buzz for some time now.
Can I get a witness?! The president is back with a full album and soul-fans have waited.
Samson For President (Martin Bejarano Wahlgren) is here with a groove-laced, guitar-based, string-heavy follow up LP to the much celebrated debut "Kibiriti".