IZZY RENDELL reviews Moses Boyd’s Mercury Prize-nominated album, Dark Matter. Moses Boyd’s musical career has spanned many different identities, ranging from drummer, composer, bandleader, and producer, to BBC radio host. His debut solo studio album, Dark Matter, has pushed himself and modern jazz in a new direction. In doing so, he has made the 2020 Mercury Prize shortlist.  Boyd started out playing drums in jazz/soul singer Zara McFarlane’s band before he went on to form his sax-drums duo with Binker Golding, Binker & Moses. He also appeared on various other jazz albums, including Sons of Kemet’s 2018 album Your Queen Is A Reptile, but Boyd really came into his own sound with his dance single Rye Lane Shuffle which quickly became a breakout hit in 2016.  Dark Matter is the first album that has entirely his own music. His guests, including UK Jazz giants such as Nubya Garcia, Theon Cross,…Continue Reading

Review: Dark Matter