Get your motor runnin’. Which in this case, means crank up your enthusiasm for finely-crafted hip hop, with a conscience, from Saskatchewan. The hip hop in question is Steppenwolf, the new single/video from the MC & Producer team-up of Kay the Aquanaut and Factor. I posted on the duo’s introductory EP last year, and this is the warning shot from their promised debut record, Letters From Laika. Kay’s in fine form here, his biting voice acting as a clarion call to new recruits looking to join the rest of the wolves who are choosing to reject the excesses of current mainstream hip hop. Factor’s production is subtle here (apparently the entire album features tracks constructed via chopping up original instrumentation), but rock solid as always with a low, ominous groove that keeps Kay on point. This’ll be an album worth checking out folks.