Socalled

Socalled is a pianist, producer, composer, arranger, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, film maker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. His project The Socalled Movie is a feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada in which he has been making records and toured the world for over a decade.

Socalled has lectured and led master classes at music festivals from Moscow to Paris, London to LA, Krakow to San Francisco, and has performed on every continent in the world. As a producer, Socalled has created, amongst others, Bubbemeises for David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness, Tweet Tweet for klezmerfunk supergroup, Abraham Inc featuring Fred Wesley, and Enrico Macias’ latest album La Voyage d’une Melodie. His list of collaborators knows no generational, social, cultural or religious boundaries: he has played with, featured, recorded and arranged for Chilly Gonzales, Fred Wesley, Boban Markovic, the Mighty Sparrow, Roxanne Shante, Irving Fields, Killah Priest, Matisyahu, Theodore Bikel, Katie Moore, Enrico Macias and Derrick Carter…

After several solo albums including, The Socalled Seder and 2007’s Ghettoblaster, which featured the breakout hits, “The Good Old Days” and “You Are Never Alone”, it was time for Sleepover in 2013. Sleepover features over 30 incredible guests and is the further articulation of a mission to cross boundaries, to mix old and new sounds, acoustic and electric instruments, digital and analogue recording techniques, while exploring different cultures and styles, all in the service of creating something catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

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