Kwes: 36

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Originally catching our eye in ’09 when he teamed up with Micachu for an outstanding mixtape (shortly before our video with the experimental artist), young British musician Kwes has been quietly carving out a name for himself with his beautifully soothing vocals, cultivated instrumentation and a unique neurological disorder chromesthesia, which allows him to see colors for different musical notes. “36” is a track off his forthcoming album ‘ilp, out on Warp mid-October, and the label explains the video is inspired by Kwes’ grandparents’ relationship and young love: “When simply locking eyes or sharing headphones could cause a roller-coaster of emotions.”