Drummer and producer Moses Boyd unveils new LP, Dark Matter

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Mixing his jazz background with grime and afrobeat influences.

Moses Boyd is releasing his new album, Dark Matter, this February via his Exodus Records imprint.

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A prominent figure within the UK jazz scene, Boyd has worked with the likes of Nubya GarciaTheon Cross, and Nathaniel Cross, following his breakthrough 2016 12″, Rye Lane Shuffle, mixed by Four Tet and Floating Points.

Dark Matter draws on the energy of grime and afrobeat, as well as Boyd’s jazz training. “I still love jazz, but this is something different,” writes Boyd. “It’s a very produced record […] but I feel like finally it sounds like I’m a producer that also plays jazz.”

The new LP features contributions from Poppy Ajudha, Joe Armon Jones and Obongjayar.

Dark Matter follows 2018’s Displaced Diaspora, as well as 2017’s solo EP Absolute Zero, released via The Vinyl Factory.

Head here for more info in advance of its 14th of February release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Stranger Than Fiction
2. Hard Food Interlude
3. B.T.B

Side B

1. Y.O.Y.O
2. Shades Of You (ft. Poppy Ajudha)

Side C

1. Dancing In The Dark (ft. Obongjayar)
2. Only You
3. 2 Far Gone (ft. Joe Armon Jones)

Side D

1. Nommos Descent (ft. Nonku Phiri)
2. What Now?

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