Sophisticado Recordings was started in 2006 by Vick Lavender & Steven Stewart.
After co-founding Chicago’s finest live house music band (MR A.L.I) with house music veteran Jere McCallister, Vick Lavender branched out to further what he started with MR A.L.I which was the intent of bringing the live as well jazz/fusion element to deep & soulful house music.
2008 was the year Sophisticado Recordings was officially launched via traxsource & quickly established itself as one of the more serious players in the world of the soulful house music genre.
Working with such heavy hitters as Joe Clausell, Albert Sterling Menendez, Abicah Soul, Josh Milan as well as Chicago’s finest musicians which includes Mike Logan (Keyboards), Vijay Tellis-Nayak (Keyboards), Lamar Jones (Bass),Joe Rendon (Percussion) & Mike Levin (Horns) Sophisticado Recordings has become a major player.
2011 the label launched Sophisticado vinyl with the help of legendary NYC producer Joe Claussell’s “Sacred Rhythm Music” distribution company.
Vick Lavender has played in South Africa, London, NYC, Atlanta & Toronto spreading his love for soulful music everywhere he’s been.