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This is the time of year when everyone gets very confused and worried about who’s going to win big at the Grammys, and we are not facing down the sad likelihood that the music industry is about to anoint Macklemore as a 12 Years A Slave-esque juggernaut. So I’m sure you won’t be shocked to… More »

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Kwes. – “Rollerblades” Video

Last year, the British singer and producer Kwes. released his ilp. album, which featured a lovely and off-kilter pop song called “Rollerblades.” To tell you anything much about the song’s striking, surreal video, which Kwes. shared today, would be to spoil it. So I’ll just say that it involves an expressive modern-dancing, rollerskating backup singer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 11:49 am

Kwes. – “36” Video

London singer/producer Kwes. will release ilp, his first full-length album, next month, and first single “36” is a beautifully floaty plastic-soul song that doesn’t require the same brain-energy as the cerebral bass music he was making a year ago. The song’s brand-new video is even more welcoming. It shows Kwes. accompanying an utterly adorable quartet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Kwes. – “36”

The London-based singer and producer Kwes. has made a name for himself by fusing elegant, inward-looking R&B with heady, IDM-infused bass music, like a less white version of James Blake. After releasing the Meantime EP and the “Rollerblades” single last year, he’s now announced plans for his debut album ilp, set to arrive this fall. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Kwes. – “Rollerblades”

Earlier this year, the British singer and producer Kwes. released the hushed and minimal Meantime EP. And now, Kwes. is just starting to beef up that song, bringing a bit of breezy, carefree oldies-radio ambiance to new single “Rollerblades” without abandoning the barely-there pulse of his earlier material. Listen to “Rollerblades” below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Download Kwes. & Mica Levi Kwesachu Vol. 2

Back in 2009, the spare electro-pop singer and producer Kwes. and the twitchy postpunk-pop genre-combiner Mica Levi, better known and Micachu, got together to release a mixtape called Kwesachu. Today, they follow it up with a new one called Kwesachu Vol. 2. It’s a 41-minute continuous thing that features appearances from people like Speech Debelle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Kwes. – “bashful.” Video

The British electro-pop singer and producer Kwes. will release his much-touted debut EP Meantime next week, and we’ve already posted the single “Igoyh.” And now we’ve got a video for “bashful.,” another track from the EP. The clip is a study of human disconnect on what appears to be a very long elevator ride; I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Kwes. – “lgoyh”

The London electronic-pop singer/producer Kwes. will release his debut EP Meantime next month, and it’s already getting a ton of positive notice. On the track below, you can hear why. It’s a finely crafted seven-minute burbler called “lgoyh,” and you can stream it after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2012 - 2:31 pm