Moses Boyd is one of the key musicians tying together the UK’s spirited jazz scene. The drummer, composer and producer has won multiple awards and collaborated with Little Simz, Four Tet, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings, to name but a few. Hutchings enlisted Boyd to contribute to his Mercury Prize-shortlisted Sons of Kemet album Your Queen Is a Reptile.
Having released a number of LPs as a duo with saxophonist Binker Golding, including their debut Dem Ones, Moses released Displaced Diaspora, his first full-length project under his own name. A heady brew of jazz and Yoruba chants, with hip hop and electronica-influenced beats, it features his much sought after single “Rye Lane Shuffle” as well as contributions from some of the leaders of new British jazz such as Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Nathaniel Cross. His new album is due in 2019 and he’s said it’s “the best concept I’ve achieved… merging electronics and jazz”. We can’t wait.