This year Dolgin has already released Life of Slice, the second collection of his mother A.C. Dolgin’s recipes, to mark her 70th Birthday as well as Peoplewatching, his 5th studio album. The album is a melting pot of pop, jazz, reggae, klezmer and hip-hop beats full to the brim with guest performances including Dancehall legend Josey Wales, Fred Wesley (Parliament/Funkadelic), Quebec soul star Pierre Perpall and DJ Rob Swift. For his POP Shots performance Socalled was joined only by his canine companion Poopsie, who spent the duration of the shoot sitting on his feet. ‘Fire on Hutchinson St’ is the first time in his career that Dolin has gone solo, and this recording documents the first time he ever performed the song live.

On May 23rd Socalled will hit The Cavern Stage at Liverpool Sound City as POP Montreal showcase 3 of Quebec’s finest artists. Forest In His Heart (Ira Lee) kick things off at 6.05pm, Socalled takes the stage at 6.40pm and electronic duo Beat Market close things out at 7.10pm