From The Musebox:
Socalled's "Sleepover" Out Now On MB3 Records
FEATURING 34 CONTRIBUTING MUSICIANS INCLUDING ROXANNE SHANTE, THE MIGHTY SPARROW, C-RAYZ WALZ, FRED WESLEY, DERRICK CARTER & MORE!
“A masterpiece.” –Van Dyke Parks
Yesterday marked the release of Montreal grand musical mash-ter-mind Socalled
's fourth studio album Sleepover
in the U.S. via MB3 Records
(Royskopp, The Zoobombs
). To celebrate the occasion Relix
premiered the "Work With What You Got" and Popmatters
featured "Sleepover" on their site yesterday. Click here
to get a full stream of the album. The creation of the Sleepover
is documented in The Socalled Movie
and gives a first hand look at the individual and music wizard, Socalled.
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, neo-soul, and hip hop, 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 Socalled Movie follows the artist 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
MB3 Records launched in 2010 and is an independent record label with worldwide distribution via EMI Music and is a division of The MuseBox Inc. Other artists on MB3 Records and The MuseBox Distribution include Malajube, Röyksopp, Zoobombs, Socalled, Gavin Friday, Head Like A Kite, Chamberlin, White Belt Yellow Tag, Elisapie, Lights On Moscow, Jess Hill, Shortwave, Scattered Trees, Kae Sun, Paper Lions, Brute Chorus, Miles Jones, Sounds Under Radio, Living Days, My Other Friend, The Oholics, KrashKarma, Little Foot Long Foot and more to be announced.
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