We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

supported by
imran_mirza thumbnail
imran_mirza Awesome release and really exciting to hear drummer Jake Long on tracks with Armon-Jones as well! Favorite track: Mind's Eye.
gduggan thumbnail
gduggan An seminal modern masterpiece. Each track is of the highest quality. Favorite track: Idiom ft. Oscar Jerome.
Martin Griffith
Martin Griffith thumbnail
Martin Griffith A beautiful soundtrack to the South London jazz & beats scene. Gets better with every listen.

Having seen the band play it live at the launch gig I hope that there is going to be a re-mix set; as there are some real deep grooves waiting to get out. Favorite track: Mind's Eye.
Tim Colmant
Tim Colmant thumbnail
Tim Colmant Puur magic here ! Thanks a lot guys !
Brother Sanjiv
Brother Sanjiv thumbnail
Brother Sanjiv The preview track Tanners Tango is a beautiful mix of disjointed electronic soundscapes, part dubstep, part 2 step over a jazz aesthetic. Quite simply brilliant.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      ยฃ7 GBP  or more


  • 12"
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Full colour artwork courtesy of Rago Foot

    Includes unlimited streaming of Idiom via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Mind's Eye 03:54
Easy Now 02:52


Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin are forces to be reckoned with. Both integral parts of the burgeoning South London jazz scene, these young musicians contribute to numerous outfits including Ata Kak, Jamie Isaac, MC Pinty, Moses Boyd Exodus and Ezra Collective, as well as pushing their own solo projects.

This is their first combined effort.

'Idiom' is the result of multiple collaborations under the direction of Joe and Maxwell. Featuring Nubya Garcia, Oscar Jerome and Jake Long, it is heavily influenced by the hardcore continuum and covers everything from 2-step, broken-beat and house to jazz and dub.

Having been compared to artists like 4hero, Floating Points, Harvey Sutherland and Moodymann all in the same breath, and already garnering support from Radio 6 Music's Gilles Peterson, Musica Macondo's Tim Garcia and Jazz FM's Chris Philips, this is an accomplished body of work by some of the most exciting young talent in London right now.


released September 8, 2017

PRODUCTION: Maxwell Owin
KEYBOARDS: Joe Armon-Jones
DRUMS: Jake Long
BASS: Maxwell Owin
GUITAR: Oscar Jerome

Special thanks to
Sonic Verse, Mutale Chashi
Ben Hayes, Marina Blake
Tim Garcia, YAM Records
Friends & Family
Artwork by Rago Foot


all rights reserved



YAM Records London, UK

Former record shop. Full-time record label. Occasional party-throwers.

contact / help

Contact YAM Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Idiom, you may also like: