- country:United Kingdom
- Hip Hop
- label:Piranha Arts AG
- type: Band, Composer/Songwriter
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
"We're reclaiming our culture and making it hip"
Solomon & Socalled: the marriage of Fidl & Microphone
Sophie Solomon is a fiddling firebrand, fusing the Klezmer 'fidl' tradition with the sound of the city and the new nitty-gritty, to name but two. She was a founder member of the acclaimed klezmer-meetz-beatz combo Oi Va Voi and is now unstoppably carving out an international solo career in her own right, which can't be wrong.
Socalled is a magician, cartoonist, pianist, photographer, animator, DJ & beat-writer whose first hip-hop EP 'The Socalled Seder' has been hailed as 'one of the greatest works of Jewish music in years' and not just by his mother. His beats appear on albums by David Krakauer and Frank London and he has produced tracks for many rap artists who have never forgotten the experience.
And so it was a blessed day, when Krakman played shadkhn and made the match, introducing Solomon, Klezmer breakbeatnik fiddler, to Socalled, master of matzo-deck. And it came to pass, via meshuga meeting of the mekhutonym, slivo-fuelled singalongs with Sruli & co and pickled cucumbers by the halflight of an icy Lower East Side dawn, that Klezmer saw the twinkle in Hip-hop's eye, proposals were made, a date set and invitations dispatched to the marriage of fidl and microphone
- Socalled (beats, loops, samples)
- Sophie Solomon (violin, 5string violectra, vioara cu goarna)