Kwes – 36
Kwes, the young producer who sings in well-spoken version of his home town accent (South London), and who travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with to make music with Damon Albarn, AND who toured with Bobby Womack, has been building quite a reputation for himself. And a full length album!
October 14th sees the release of his highly anticipated debut album, ilp. on Warp Records. 36, the first single from it, is the kind of music that restores my faith in the youth of Britain. He’s a beautiful lyricist as well as melody creator; 36 is quite simply touching.
There’s definitely a welcome space for Kwes’ unique take on producing, and his distinctive voice; those soft and rich South London tones will sooth your inner-city-soul.