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Kwes in session, Clock Opera in the studio

2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 April 2012

He's worked with The XX and Micachu, and is now releasing banging choons under his own name: UK songwriter/producer Kwes is Huw's session guest this week, bringing his soulful beats to Maida Vale. Multi-instrumental band (and fellow beard fans!) Clock Opera pop into the studio to play some tracks from their new album, and Mute are this week's Label Of Love - home to the folky Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny and experimental dance-punk act Liars.

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for Death Grips

    Death Grips Get Got

    The Money Store, Epic, 001

  • Image for Two Wounded Birds

    Two Wounded Birds If Only We Remain

    Holiday Friends

  • Image for Not Squares

    Not Squares Fall Far

  • Image for Elliphant

    Elliphant Tekkno Scene (feat. Adam Kanyama)

  • Image for Vadoinmessico

    Vadoinmessico In Spain


  • Image for Kwes.

    Kwes. Tissues (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session)

  • Image for This Many Boyfriends

    This Many Boyfriends (I Should Be A) Communist

    Angular Records

  • Image for Clock Opera

    Clock Opera The Lost Buoys

    Moshi Moshi

  • Image for Clock Opera

    Clock Opera Belongings

    Moshi Moshi

  • Image for Bobby Tank

    Bobby Tank Vector Beach

    MOFOHIFI Records

  • Image for I-Ching

    I-Ching It's Me

  • Image for Poliça

    Poliça Lay Your Cards Out

    Give You the Ghost, Memphis Industries, 007

  • Kwes In Session

    South East London producer and Warp Records solo artist Kwes does a gorgeous beatsy laid back session for Huw. He's worked magic in production for Dels, The XX and Speech Debelle too.

  • Image for Kwes.

    Kwes. Bashful (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session)

  • Image for Kwes.

    Kwes. Broke (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session)

  • Image for Unicorn Kid

    Unicorn Kid Pure Space

  • Image for No Ceremony

    No Ceremony Heartbreaker

  • Image for Sunless ’97

    Sunless ’97 Body Weather

    Not Even

  • Image for Exlovers

    Exlovers This Love Will Lead You On

    Young & Lost Club

  • Label of Love - Mute Records

    The Mute label has been constantly eclectic, forward thinking and pushing boundaries since 1979. Huw spoke to boss Daniel Miller to find out about the beginning, the middle bit, now and the future…

  • Image for Liars

    Liars No 1 Against The Truth

  • Image for Beth Jeans Houghton
  • Image for Hollie Cook

    Hollie Cook And The Beat Goes On (feat. Prince Fatty)

    Mr Bongo

  • Image for Richard James

    Richard James Sun Ease Pain


  • Image for Rudi Zygadlo

    Rudi Zygadlo Melpomene

    Planet Mu

  • Image for Doldrums

    Doldrums Egypt

    Souterrain Transmissions

  • BBC Introducing Track of The Week

    Courtesy of BBC Introducing in Shropshire!

  • Image for Flatlands and Garage Flowers

    Flatlands and Garage Flowers Animals

  • Image for The Lovely Eggs

    The Lovely Eggs Food


  • Image for StarOne

    StarOne Respect (ft Sarah Lillie) (feat. Sarah Lillie)


  • Guy and Dan Clock Opera compare beards with Huw

    Guy and Dan Clock Opera compare beards with Huw


  • Thu 26 Apr 2012 00:00 BBC Radio 1

  • Thu 26 Apr 2012 00:00 BBC Radio 1 N. Ireland

  • Thu 26 Apr 2012 00:00 BBC Radio 1 Scotland

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