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Listen: Kwes - “Cablecar”

Debut LP ilp Out Oct. 15

Oct 01, 2013

On Oct. 15 London producer Kwes is poised to release his full-length debut ilp. More

Watch: Kwes – “36” Video

ilp Due Out October 15

Sep 12, 2013

On Oct. 15 London-based producer Kwes will release his debut full-length ilp. More

Aug 14, 2013

London producer Kwes has announced the release of his debut album. More

Listen: Kwes - “Rollerblades”

New Single Out Jan. 22

Nov 26, 2012

Releasing his critically-acclaimed EP Meantime earlier this year, UK songwriter and producer Kwes has announced that he will release a new 7'' single this Jan. 22. More

Kwes: My Firsts

Kwes on His First Pet, First Car, and Earliest Instrument

Sep 21, 2012

For this My Firsts we talk to Kwes. Kwes is a British singer/producer/musician who was born and raised in East London. He has worked with the likes of The Invisible, The xx, and Damon Albarn. Earlier this year he released the Meantime EP on Warp Records. He is currently also performing in Bobby Womack's band, along with Albarn and Richard Russell. Tonight (Friday, September 21) he will be performing with Womack on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Apr 26, 2012

After debuting the track “lgoyh” from his upcoming EP Meantime a few weeks back, London-producer Kwes is back, this time around showing a music video for another cut called "bashful." More

Listen: Kwes - “lgoyh”

Off Debut EP Meantime

Apr 12, 2012

Years since Under the Radar first started touting his talent, London-based pop producer Kwes will finally release his debut EP Meantime next month. More

Nov 11, 2011

London-based producer Kwes (who was last scene working with Damon Albarn on his Congo project) has signed to Warp Records for his debut full-length.  More

Damon Albarn Congo Project On Its Way

New Details on Forthcoming LP

Jul 22, 2011

Damon Albarn is planning a unique way to make an album, inviting various artists, producers, and DJ's to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and collaborate with the region's local musicians. More


Interviews

Kwes: My Firsts

Kwes on His First Pet, First Car, and Earliest Instrument

Sep 21, 2012

For this My Firsts we talk to Kwes. Kwes is a British singer/producer/musician who was born and raised in East London. He has worked with the likes of The Invisible, The xx, and Damon Albarn. Earlier this year he released the Meantime EP on Warp Records. He is currently also performing in Bobby Womack's band, along with Albarn and Richard Russell. Tonight (Friday, September 21) he will be performing with Womack on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Kwes

Special Blend

Jun 17, 2009

London-based producer and music artist Kwes has a thing for a good cup of tea. He enjoys drinking the stuff so much that since last July, he has released a steady stream of mixtapes, each named and inspired by the taste and aroma of a particular blend: “Lapsang Souchong,” “Earl Grey,” “Lady Grey,” “Illegal Tea,” and “Rooibos.” Even his own compositions—such as his personal favorite to date, “Rich Tea”—can’t escape the influence of the throat-soothing beverage. More


Reviews

ilp

ilp

Warp

Nov 05, 2013

London-based pop artist Kwes is supposedly gifted with chromesthesia, the ability to experience sound as color. Assuming the rich textures and surprising palettes that pop up on his long-awaited debut, ilp, are the result of his super-human ability, Kwes is putting it to good use. More

Meantime EP

Meantime EP

Warp

May 02, 2012

Kwes' ambient pop is beguiling in the same way a warm caress from your favorite drink can bring a glow to even the coldest skin. More