SoCalled - GhettoBlaster [$11.98]

by Lana Cooper

3 December 2007

 

Pop culture often conditions us in subliminal ways that we fail to recognize until confronted with evidence of this conditioning. Music may be the area where we are most conditioned, expecting certain accoutrements to bedeck specific genres. That’s where SoCalled (AKA - Josh Dolgin) comes in and blows even the most conditioned and jaded music listener’s preconceived notions to smithereens. Having dabbled in newspaper journalism and as a cartoonist, magician, and musician with an involvement in a wide range of genres including hip-hop, salsa, grock, and gospel, Josh Dolgin is a renaissance man in the truest sense of the word. Armed with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a deep appreciation for his Jewish heritage, Dolgin reinvents the stagnant genre expectations of hip-hop and the traditional style of Klezmer by splicing the two together on Ghettoblaster, making use of his varied experience in a multitude of musical fields.

SoCalled - (These Are) The Good Old Days

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