Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1

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Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1
Mixtape by Kwes. & Micachu
Released June 5, 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Pop
Length 51:20
Label Self-release
Producer Micachu and Kwes. (Kwesachu)
Micachu chronology
Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1
Meat Batch Mixtape
Kwes. chronology
Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1
No Need To Run

Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1 is the first collaboratively produced mixtape album by producers/songwriters Micachu and Kwes and the second mixtape album by musician Micachu. Together, the producers are known as Kwesachu.[1]


Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.1 features reworks of musicians including Hot Chip, Cibelle, Metronomy, Golden Silvers, The Invisible, Man Like Me, Finn Peters, and guests upcoming artists associated with the two musicians, including MCs Ghostpoet and DELS, Romy of The xx, Brotha May, Elan Tamara and Micachu's band The Shapes.[2][3]

Launch Party[edit]

A launch party was held at the Cable club in London on 5 June 2009, featuring a live Kwesachu performance which included Micachu, Kwes, Dels and Ghostpoet.[3][4]


The mixtape was digitally released via their internet websites on June 5, 2009 in MP3 format.[5] Kwesachu Vol.1 has also been pressed onto an unknown limited number of tape cassettes, available for purchase from the Rough Trade - East Shop in Brick Lane, London. All the songs are contained as one track which lasts 51 minutes and 20 seconds.

Second Mixtape[edit]

In April 2012, the duo released their second collaborative mixtape, Kwesachu Mixtape Vol.2, which features returning collaborators DELS and Ghostpoet, amongst many others. To mark its release, the duo performed a live music show with many of their collaborators on the 28th of April, 2012, at The Southbank Centre in London, UK.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "Metal" Levi, M Micachu 0:00
2. "Freefire" Jimiwe, O; Dickins, K; Sey, K Ghostpoet & DELS 1:54
3. "(untitled)" Brother May; Levi, M Brother May 5:45
4. "Monster's Waltz Rework Medley" Okumu, D; Herbert, T; Taylor, L; Sey, K; Levi, M The Invisible 7:34
5. "Violina" Dickins, K; Levi, M DELS 12:12
6. "Epping" Sey, K; Mottley E.T Kwes feat. Elan Tamara 14:41
7. "Morning" Jimiwe, O; Levi, M Ghostpoet feat. Micachu 16:48
8. "One Pure Thought Rework" Taylor, A; Goddard, J; Clarke, O; Martin, F; Doyle, A; Sey, K Hot Chip 19:31
9. "Radio Ladio Remix" Mount, J; Levi, M; Khan, R; Pell, M Metronomy 24:05
10. "Stay" Bienek, K; Levi, M Micachu feat. Miss Bienek 26:18
11. "White Hair Rework" Cavalli, C; Sey, K Cibelle 28:24
12. "True Romance Remix" Gold, G; Levi, M; Khan, R; Pell, M Golden Silvers 31:14
13. "Shapeshift Rework" Dickins, K; Sey, K DELS 35:14
14. "Closer Ne-Yo Cover" Smith, Jr., S.C; Beite, M; Eriksen, M.S; Hermansen, T.E; Stray, B.R; Sey, K; Levi, M Kwesachu feat. Romy xx 39:07
15. "Camping In England Remix" Langer, J; Levi, M Man Like Me 42:33
16. "Love Blind" Jimiwe, O; Levi, M Micachu feat. Ghostpoet 43:41
17. "Bread Before Bed" Sey, K Kwes 45:04
18. "Butterflies Rework" Peters, P; Sey; K Finn Peters 47:10
19. "Exi(T)le" Sey, K Kwes 50:57


  • Tracks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 and 16 - produced by Micachu
  • Tracks 2, 6, 8, 11, 13, 17 and 18 - produced by Kwes
  • Tracks 9 & 13 - produced by Micachu & The Shapes
  • Tracks 4 & 15 - produced by Kwesachu (Kwes & Micachu)


  1. ^ Slater, Luke (2009) "Download: Micachu mixtape Kwesachu", Drowned in Sound, 11 June 2009, retrieved 2010-07-10
  2. ^ Humphrey, Jenna (2009) "Micachu Kwesachu (Free Mixtape)", Prefix magazine, 11 June 2009, retrieved 2010-07-10
  3. ^ a b "News: Micachu's All Night Mixtape Party", Rough Trade Records, 27 May 2009, retrieved 2010-07-10
  4. ^ Bates, Daniel (2009) "Real clubbing reveals an arch rival", Metro, 4 June 2009, retrieved 2010-07-10
  5. ^ Sheffield, Hazel (2009) "Micachu Announces New Mixtape",, 16 May 2009, retrieved 2010-07-10
  6. ^ "[1]", The Quietus, retrieved 2012-04-24

External links[edit]

  • [2] Mixtape available for download only through Bokkle Records
  • [3] Kwes. on Warp's website
  • [4] Micachu on Rough Trade's website