Like Cyrus in the great 1970s gang movie 'The Warriors', Bloc Party's Kele Okereke is a man who can unite the factions - in this case those who swear allegiance to guitars and those whose loyalty is to the decks.

His solo debut has more satisfying electro forays than Bloc Party's last album 'Intimacy' and showcases a restless talent who wants to mix up as many influences as possible.

Whether tough, soft, sweaty or chilled, 'The Boxer' has something to soundtrack ups and downs, and while its greatest moments come with the first three songs, this record marks its creator out as someone who could balance two different careers and bring people over from one to another.

As Cyrus would ask: "Can you dig it?" Very easily.

Harry Guerin