MOSES BOYD - DARK MATTER VINYL (LTD. ED. SPLATTER 2LP /OR/ STANDARD LP)
VERSION 1: LIMITED EDITION SPLATTER 2LP VINYL
VERSION 2: STANDARD 2LP VINYL
Release Date: 14th February 2020
VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2020
The young, incredibly talented London drummer, composer, producer and musician Moses Boyd brings us his hotly anticipated solo debut album, having released Displaced Diaspora in 2018 as Moses Boyd Exodus (alongside a group including Theon Cross, among others). Dark Matter is Boyd's musical heart on its sleeve - combining everything that moves him from afrobeat, grime and dance music and applying it to a free-jazz arena. An instant contemporary jazz classic!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Sons of Kemet, Joe Armon-Jones, Alfa Mist, Tenderlonious
"‘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."