Kwes is a critically acclaimed producer, writer, musician and solo artist. As a producer, he's worked with the likes of The XX, Eliza Doolittle, Ghostpoet, Micachu and DELS, as a musician he recently played with Bobby Womack, and as a solo artist, he's released records on the XL Recordings imprints Salvia and Young Turks, and is now signed to Warp Records.
We visited Kwes at his studio in East London to talk about equipment and tea, and were very pleased to hear that he's a big fan of his ISA One:
"My set up with the Focusrite ISA One is basic - I just plug it straight into my interface. I love how it looks and how it's built - I've taken it home with me before to record takes in my bedroom. It sounds lovely - very clean and true. I use it for vocals and instruments, it is gorgeous! I've been using it in conjunction with the Electro-Voice RE20 on an artist recently and she loved the sound we got with it - we were able to really push her vocal through it without running into problems. I also love the stepped gain controls - that's a really nice feature."
Kwes' debut album will be released this year on Warp Records.