Friday, 20 May 2011

Socalled - Sleepover

Montreal’s grand musical mash-ter-mind Socalled has announced the release of his fourth studio album Sleepover in the U.S. via MB3 Records. Digital copy is already available on his website and the physical copy will only be out in the Summer.

Few artists can add musician, producer, composer, arranger, filmmaker, photographer, visual artist, and magician to their resume, but Socalled clearly doesn’t subscribe to limits. Somewhere between folktronica, electro-funk, Canadiana, neo-soul, rap and dancehall, SoCalled’s Klezmer sampled beats, full band workout, melodic vocals and emcee contributors are unlike any mash up you’ve heard.

His latest album boasts an international supporting cast of no less than 34 contributing musicians ranging from rap pioneer Roxanne Shante, the beautiful voice of Katie Moore, dynamo musician and producer Chilly Gonzales, king of calypso The Mighty Sparrow, 95 year-old pianist Irving Fields, funk trombone god Fred Wesley and legendary NY underground emcee, C-Rayz Walz just to name a few.

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