The Little Desk is doing work from dwelling for the foreseeable long run. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (dwelling) live shows, bringing you performances from throughout the country and the planet. It truly is the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate location — just a diverse room.

The Church Studios in North London is an establishment, property to some of the most iconic data of the previous three many years, which includes Eurythmics’ Sweet Desires (Are Created of This) and Adele’s 25. From the hallowed Neve Area, Moses Boyd and his band remind us that the U.K. jazz scene nevertheless bangs. They also remind us that COVID-19 rules are much stricter throughout the pond: physical distancing is the name of the activity in this at home live performance.

The set commences with “Stranger Than Fiction,” a bouncy grime tune that features saxophonist Quinn Oulton, whose pedals lend his horn a darkish and haunting high-quality. Boyd humbly introduces the band and slips ideal into “2 Far Gone,” and we get a likelihood to sink our teeth into his virtuosic drumming. Dynamic, at instances explosive, and constantly tasteful, he lays down a bed of rhythm that offers keyboardist Renato Paris and guitarist Artie Zaitz loads of area to glow. Then it really is dancing time! “BTB” is a funky Afrobeat tune with an infectious melody that serves as the best closer.

Established Record

  • “Stranger Than Fiction”
  • “2 Much Gone”
  • “BTB”


  • Moses Boyd: Drums
  • Artie Zaitz: Guitar
  • Renato Paris: Synths
  • Quinn Oulton: Tenor Saxophone, Electronics


  • Video: Adam Grant, James Topham, Josiane M.H Pozi
  • Audio: Luke Pickering

Small DESK Crew

  • Producer: Nikki Birch
  • Video clip Producer: Maia Stern
  • Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
  • Affiliate Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Little Creation Group: Kara Frame, Bob Boilen
  • Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann