Thursday June 7 // Doors 8pm
74 Leonard Street
MY GOD IS GOING TO KICK YOUR GOD'S ASS!!!!
...that's how So Called's new record Ghettoblaster begins. Also known as the master mixer, aka Josh Dolgin, on JDub Records, it’s the artists call to arms – or really a call away from arms, to set the tone for the Canadian born Jewish hip hop dj’s new release. Religious systems are fair game, as are crazy combinations like 92 year old lounge lizard Irving Fields (Google "Bikinis and Bongos") and underground MC C-Rayz Walz, or James Brown trombonist Fred Wesley with a choir of Hasidic children.
So Called performs and records widely with a crew of mixed-up freaks and geniuses from around the world, including C Rayz Walz, Killah Priest, Matisyahu, Fred Wesley, Susan Hoffman-Watts, Frank London, and Irving Fields. Looking beyond the usual pantheon of samples for hip hop artists, SoCalled explores the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the Yiddish vaudeville stages of 2nd Avenue for inspiration.
So Called’s New York performance at the Knitting factory is one of a select few US dates after his journey down the Ukranian Dneiper River, for Montreal filmmaker Garry Beitel’s new feature length documentary.
Official Website: http://www.jdubrecords.org
Added by meanred on May 25, 2007