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PR: Socalled - "Sleepover" f/ C-Rayz Walz, Roxanne Shante
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 9:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



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PR: Socalled - "Sleepover" f/ C-Rayz Walz, Roxanne Shante

[VIDEO] Socalled - "Sleepover" trailer

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 (Royskopp, The Zoobombs).  The digital album will be released 5/17 with a physical to come later this 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 THIRTY-FOUR 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.
 

The creation of Sleepover is documented in The Socalled Movie a full-length DVD movie that gives a first hand look at the individual Socalled.  Following Socalled on tours around the world, on the creation of image-rich videos that get online views in the millions, recording with Fred Wesley and unleashing sleight of hand parlor tricks mid-set is some of the feats documented within.  The film has been screened at a multitude of film festivals this year including SXSW, The 20th anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival, The Toronto Film Fest (a full list is below).   More info at: www.SoCalledMusic.com

Socalled will be performing and screening his film on Monday May 9th at the L.A. Film Fest, info here.



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