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DJ Factor Reps Saskatchewanian Hip-hop

DJ Factor is an up-and-coming dj and producer from Saskatoon, that hotbed of Canadian hip-hop (although, to be fair, the Canadian Praries have been lighting up the northern rap scene recently – consider Cadence Weapon).  Although not yet a household name, Factor’s latest effort, Chandelier, has people talking.  Featuring the likes of Sadat X, Myka 9, Moka Only, and Josh Martinez, the album mixes the electronic-tinged sensibilities of indie-rock with straight-up dope hip-hop.  Check out a couple of his tracks below, courtesty of this interview with Wired.  And, after the jump, the video for “Good Old Smokey.”

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Quannum’s Curumin Keeps It Electic

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)

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Curumin – Magrela Fever (JapanPopShow, 2008)

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