With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent.
Born in New Zealand, he grew up in Brisbane, Australia before relocating to London in 2015 where he signed to British independent label Ninja Tune to release his second LP “Wallflower” (2017). He has performed at iconic venues and festivals including Glastonbury, Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, SXSW, Pukkelpop, BBC Biggest Weekend 2018, and Alexandra Palace (supporting Bonobo and appearing as a guest vocalist during his performance), played two sold out nights at Ronnie Scott’s, a DJ set at Fabric (under his Dan Kye alias) and sold out US and Australian headline tours. His third album “Origin” was released on 14 June 2019 with plaudits flooding in and universal appreciation of Jordan’s ambition and ability to meld his influences into such a singular and potent musical vision. Particular emphasis has been placed on the depth of his lyrics that were inspired by the future relationship of the human race with technology and the rise of artificial intelligence. It follows a string of live and studio collaborations with his friends Tom Misch, Alfa Mist and Barney Artist (aka the Are We Live collective); Loyle Carner; Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, Jose James, Mala ); and Rosie Lowe. The “Origin” worldwide headline tour runs from August to November 2019.