Everyone in this world is different, and SOCALLED is here to help you bring out your true inner self. Just releasing his new, already viral video for “Work With What You Got,” just before the weekend, the stunning piece has received over 33,000 views (and counting!) on Vimeo. And its only the beginning…
Featuring three children that are having a bit of trouble adjusting to their out-of-the-norm looks, SOCALLED takes them by the hand and shows them that it’s okay to be different. Actually, he helps them embrace it with a song and a dance! The kids finally realize that its okay to be just who you are without trying to be what others think you should be.
The video is arty, and fun, and is a good lesson for not only children, but for adults as well. Accept who you are. You need to work with what you got. SOCALLED is dead on with his advice to the world. The vibrant colors, and drawn in character additions help bring the video to life. Featured on the track are also vocals and work from Roxanne Shante, The Mighty Sparrow, and Boban Markovic. This is a combination that will literally blow your mind, so don’t miss out on this all around stellar piece.
For those of you who have never witnessed the SOCALLED experience, Josh Dolgin mixes a concoction of sound that boils down to funk meets hip hop meets indie electronica. SOCALLED is melody dashing and crashing through all parts of the musical spectrum. He doesn’t shy from embracing his Jewish roots and delves into the realm of Klezmer, all the while continuously putting out hip, danceable tunes and walking (and sometimes straddling) the fine line between absurd and genius.
A pianist, producer, composer, arranger, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker; SOCALLED is all of the above and more. Recently releasing his fourth album Sleeopver, its now the time for SOCALLED to show the world what he has to offer. Get ready folks, it is going to be a long and exciting ride.
Here it is: Socalled’s new record, Sleepover on Dare To Care Records, and you will be able to buy it at your favorite record. True to the 360 degrees spririt of the producer, musician, composer, magician, director, photographer, visual artist, this first single revisits all the musical spectrums that made Socalled the total artist that he is for the last 10 years: muse / singer Katie Moore’s grandiose vocal work, unheard-of samples, crazy hooks and a visionary production.
Socalled is just back from a world tour to promote the « Socalled Movie
Socalled has brought together a band from various musical landscapes for his launch, mirroring his record where you can count more than THIRTY FOUR collaborations. Sharing the stage with Socalled are indie folk goddess Katie Moore, afro-indie bassist Patrice Agbokou, guitar player Kim Ho from Creature, and Argentinian multi-instrumentist Damien Nisenson.