Moses Boyd

Dark Matter

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'Dark Matter’ is a landmark record, a producer album by a young auteur, threading several thrilling musical traditions into a bold new tapestry: the raw energy of grime and afrobeats and the rolling club rhythms of the London underground, combined with the freewheeling creativity and collaborative spirit of his jazz training. With that mentality in mind, it’s no surprise that his talents have trickled over into fashion, producing original compositions for the Louis Vuitton Foundation x MoMa Archive film (2017) and most recently scoring the Men's Dunhill Paris Fashion shows in both 2018 and 2019.

A double MOBO & Jazz FM Award winner, Boyd’s live and studio collaborations have been as varied as they have been prolific, from touring with Sampha & Kelsey Lu, to drumming on Sons of Kemet’s Mercury-nominated album, to his recent collaboration with South African Gqom king DJ Lag, which made its way onto Beyonce’s official soundtrack for The Lion King. He produced Zara McFarlane 's 2017 full-length, Arise, in its entirety, for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, and released several acclaimed solo projects though his Exodus record label. Boyd has produced original scores for major Paris fashion shows, and with saxophonist Binker Golding, he’s co-leader and co-producer of the ferocious semi-free group Binker and Moses.

STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: The return of Moses Boyd lands at Piccadilly in all its glory with the stunning release ‘Dark Matter’. Nu Jazz at its finest, it’s upbeat with amazing depth, featuring the likes of Poppy Ajudha, Joe Armon Jones and Obongjayar. This is a big contender for my favourite of the year!

TRACK LISTING

A.
Stranger Than Fiction
Hard Food Interlude
B.T.B

B.
Y.O.Y.O
Shades Of You (ft. Poppy Ajudha)

C.
Dancing In The Dark (ft. Obongjayar)
Only You
2 Far Gone (ft. Joe Armon Jones)

D.
Nommos Descent (ft. Nonku Phiri)
What Now?

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