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 kwes. About

Kwes (sometimes stylised as Kwes. or [o=o]. ) is a record producer, songwriter, composer and musician from Lewisham, London, UK and is best known for his production and collaborative work with Micachu, NAO, Kelela, Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack, Eliza Doolittle, Loyle Carner, Speech Debelle, Solange and Dels. Kwes is signed to Warp Records as a solo artist and released his debut album, ilp in October 2013.

As a producer Kwes has worked with Big Dada signed DELS on his 2011 debut album Gob and The xx earlier on in their career, producing an early version of their song “Insects”. He has also co-produced a mixtape entitled Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1, with Micachu (as “Kwesachu”), alongside MCs DELS & Ghostpoet, with appearances from London pop-bands, including Golden Silvers and The Invisible. Matthew Herbert touted him as a musician and producer to watch, admiring his “really unusual, experimental approach”.

Kwes is also a solo artist but works primarily as a record producer. XL Recordings imprint Salvia released limited edition single “Hearts in Home/Tissues” on 16 February 2009. Kwes released his debut EP “No Need To Run” on Young Turks/XL on 28 June 2010. He is currently signed to Warp Records. During and before the release of his 2012 EP “Meantime”, Kwes performed live with accompanying musicians Elan Tamara on keyboards and Georgia Barnes on drums.

Kwes has also remixed several artists including Hot Chip, Metronomy, Lianne La Havas, Zero 7 amongst many others.

Kanye West and his live band member/co-producer Mano sampled Kwes' song ‘LGOYH’ for Pusha T’s track “Who I Am”, which features on Pusha T’s debut album My Name Is My Name.

 kwes. Albums

 kwes. Lyrics by Popularity