Factor (producer)

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Factor
Birth name Graham Murawsky
Also known as Factor Chandelier
Origin Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Alternative hip hop
Instrumental hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer
Years active 1998–present
Labels Fake Four Inc.
Side Road Records
Website www.factorchandelier.com

Graham Murawsky, better known by his stage name Factor (or Factor Chandelier), is a Canadian underground hip hop producer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a founder of Side Road Records.[1]

History[edit]

In 2009, Factor produced Freestyle Fellowship member Myka 9's solo album 1969. It features guest appearances from Aceyalone, Busdriver, Awol One and Gel Roc. In promotion of the album, Factor toured across the United States with Myka 9, Sole and Ceschi Ramos.[2]

In 2010, Factor released the solo album Lawson Graham[3] and The Great Depression, a collaborative album with Gregory Pepper as Common Grackle,[4] both on Fake Four Inc.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo
  • Time Invested (Off Beat Production, 2002)
  • Con-Soul Confessions (Off Beat Production, 2003)
  • Three (Side Road, 2003)
  • Heights (Side Road, 2005)
  • Famous Nights and Empty Days (Side Road, 2006)
  • Chandelier (Fake Four Inc., 2008)
  • 13 Stories (A Prelude) (Side Road, 2010)
  • Lawson Graham (Fake Four Inc., 2010)
  • Woke Up Alone (Fake Four Inc., 2013)
  • Factoria (2016)
with Kay the Aquanaut
  • Deep Rooted (Side Road, 2002)
  • Solitude Savannah (Off Beat Production, 2002)
  • Waist Deep in Concrete (Side Road, 2004)
  • Spinning Blue Planet (Side Road, 2007)
  • Letters from Laika (Circle Into Square, 2013)
  • 7 Vessels (Fake Four Inc., 2017)
with Awol One
with Kirby Dominant (as Paranoid Castle)
with Myka 9
with Nolto
  • All Over the Right Here (Side Road, 2004)
  • Red All Over (Side Road, 2005)
  • Scott Free... Red Handed (Side Road, 2014)
with Ben.e Elim
  • Salvation (Side Road, 2004)
  • With Pain Comes Pleasure (Side Road, 2006) (as Ben.e.Factor)
with Def3
  • Drumbo (Side Road, 2009)
  • Wildlif3 (Urbnet, 2014)
Other full-length collaborations
  • For the Rest of My Life (Side Road, 2004) (with Cam the Wizzard)
  • Livin la Vida Boo Hoo (Side Road, 2005) (with Candy's .22)
  • Cafeteria Food (Side Road, 2005) (with Ira Lee)
  • Dawn of a New Era (Side Road, 2005) (with Akuma)
  • No Phukkin Clu (Medici State, 2006) (with NoBS Allowed)
  • Metropolis Now (Side Road, 2006) (with Def3, Forgetful Jones & Kay the Aquanaut, as Metropolis Now)
  • Live in 75 (Side Road, 2007) (with Joe Dub)
  • Deepcave and Factor (Deepcave, 2008) (with Deepcave)
  • 46 Middles (Side Road, 2008) (with Azrael, Chadio, Kaboom & The Gumshoe Strut, as 50 Fingers)
  • Screwg McDovey (Side Road, 2010) (with D.Dove)
  • Saffron (Fake Four Inc., 2010) (with Moka Only)
  • The Great Depression (Fake Four Inc., 2010) (with Gregory Pepper, as Common Grackle)
  • Party Til Your Body Stops (Side Road, 2010) (with Cam the Wizzard & Giovanni Marks, as Cam, Gram & G.A.M.)
  • Broken Bone Ballads (Fake Four Inc., 2015) (with Ceschi)
  • All That's Left (2015) (with Evil Ebenezer)

EPs[edit]

Solo
  • The Chandelier EP (Ooohh! That's Heavy, 2008)
  • Club Soda Series 1 (Side Road, 2011)
  • Factor and the Chandeliers (Fake Four Inc., 2011)
  • Club Soda Series 2 (Side Road, 2012)
  • Singles Series Jan-Apr (Side Road, 2014)
Collaborations
  • Widows Creek (Side Road, 2011) (with Evil Ebenezer)
  • Pangaean Drift (Circle Into Square, 2012) (with Kay the Aquanaut, as Laika)
  • Crossroads EP (Fake Four Inc., 2015) (with Awol One)

Compilations and B-sides[edit]

  • Side Road and Friends: B-Sides and Unreleased Hits (Side Road, 2005)
  • After the Fact (Hue, 2006)
  • Old Souls Vol. 1 (Side Road, 2009)
  • Old Souls Vol. 2 (Side Road, 2010)
  • Old Souls Vol. 3 (Side Road, 2012)
  • Singles Series (Side Road, 2015)

Production credits[edit]

  • Kirby Dominant - "The Intermission Factor" from Starr: The Contemplations of a Dominator (2006)
  • Awol One - "Speakers To The Sneakers" & "Happy Hour" from Afterbirth (2007)
  • Def3 & Moka Only - "What Now!" from Dog River (2007)
  • Epic - "The City (Factor Mix)" from Aging Is What Friends Do Together (2008)
  • Mestizo - "Duke Ellington" from U May Not Heard This (2008)
  • Noah23 - "True Romance" from Rock Paper Scissors (2008)
  • Epic - "Out of the Loop" from Scarf Face (2009)
  • Kay the Aquanaut - "Who Needs Enemies?", "Roll Call", "1869", "The Circus Is Coming", "Action", "Next Stop, Jupiter!", "Nickel and Dime", "Paris of the Prairies" & "First and Fifteen" from Nickelodeon Ethics (2009)
  • Ira Lee - "I Love My Mom" from My Favorite Songs by Me (2010)
  • Kay the Aquanaut - "Kill You" & "Glass Slipper" from Waterloo (2011)
  • Noah23 - "Bed Bugs" from Fry Cook on Venus (2011)
  • Noah23 - "Electric Furs of a Lynx" & "Sacrifice" from Pirate Utopias (77 Lost Scrolls) (2011)
  • VA - "J-A-P-A-N" & "No Easy Way To Grow" from J-A-P-A-N: A Fake Four Inc. Japan Relief Benefit EP (2011)
  • Noah23 - "Bed Bugs" & "Sacrifice" from Noah23 for Dummies (2012)
  • RationaL - "Maybe Tomorrow" from The BirthWrite LP (2012)
  • Sole - "Young Sole" from A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing (2012)
  • Time - "Black and Gold" from Newstalgia (2013)
  • Noah23 - "High" from Rare Gems (2014)
  • Cquel - "Walk" from "Never Enough" (2016)
  • Cquel - "Death Of Me" from "Never Enough" (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon B (January 3, 2011). "Factor". UGSMAG. 
  2. ^ "Myka 9 – 1969". UGSMAG. December 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ Faraone, Chris (June 1, 2010). "Factor - Lawson Graham". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Plomin, Alicia (August 5, 2010). "Indie pop and hip hop collide on Common Grackle’s The Great Depression". ALARM Magazine. 

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