According to Wired, Curumin is a Jedi descipile from Brazil who makes “laid back Sao Paulo funk” (Wikipedia calls it samba-funk). Signed to Quannum (you know them as the home of DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, et al.), Curumin released his newest album, JapanPopShow, in May. A fantastic blend of funk, dub, hip-hop, samba, rock, and who knows what else, the album is compelling in its diversity. Check out two of its tracks below, and then buy it here.
Curumin – Kyoto (JapanPopShow, 2008)[audio:http://www.4080records.com/music/c-k.mp3]
Curumin – Magrela Fever (JapanPopShow, 2008)[audio:http://www.4080records.com/music/c-mf.mp3]