In 2003, his collaborative album Hiphopkhasene with British violinist Sophie Solomon won a German Record Critics Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik). Then, in 2005, he released an EP based on the Passover service, The Socalled Seder, which he produced in his apartment and sold through the mail in a world before the internet, with almost 1000 mail-orders! It was hailed as one of the greatest new Jewish Music records.
He started to work with renowned clarinetist David Krakauer, touring as a special guest with his Klezmer Madness band, which led to an offer from French Jazz label Label Bleu to record his first proper solo album. Featuring about 40 guests from all walks of musical life, Ghettoblaster featured the breakout hits “The Good Old Days” and “You Are Never Alone”.
In 2011, Socalled came back with the 30+–guest heavy Sleepover and in 2013 he released the collection of songs he composed for The Season, a puppet indie musical fable for the 21st century he also wrote and directed.
Finally, in 2015, he returns with another collection of songs: Peoplewatching, an offering of infectiously fun, passionate and timeless mini-odes for the booty pleasure of all Twenty-Teens, reaffirming the splendor of people watching in an attempt to understand each other and form a collectivity in a festive fullness – and you’re part of it!