Exodus Records – February 14th

Jazz is alive and well in London. Want proof? Look no further than Catford drummer, Moses Boyd. Already a well-known name on the scene thanks to collaborations with tenor saxophonist, Binker Golding, his debut album represents a chance to test his own vision and chops. With previous session with Gary Crosby and Nubya Garcia under his belt, his jazz credentials are assured.

Yet Moses can also claim mixes from Floating Points and Four Tet. Now, these 10 tunes offer a delicious fusion of his highly-syncopated drumming with some exquisitely lush grooves, topped off with an electronic flourish. Think Weather Report jamming with an African Highlife lounge band in Rye Lane and you’re getting close. Guest vocals from Poppy Ajudha, Obongjayar and Nonku Phiri add another, slicker dimension.

Buy: Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

Live: Electric Brixton on March 12th