The European region of Scandinavia has let loose with some serious musical heat in recent years with the jazz of Five Corners Quintet, Teddy Rok Seven, and Dalindéo. But soul music? Yep, that too, it would seem. Hot As Hel fuses together a dope selection of smoldering tunes from choice talent in and around Helsinki. Featured here are tracks like the scorching late-night burner “Spared Your Kiss” by Katriina, and Dharma One’s classic broken-soul stormer “Belong” (three years old but just as hot), mighty examples of the area‘s mandate to keep its flame brightly lit.