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. On 26th February 2019, back from an extended studio hibernation, Jordan Rakei released new single ‘Mind’s Eye’. It’s his first solo material since 2018’s ‘Wildfire’ single and the first new music in what promises to be a busy 2019. 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 (Jordan wrote and produced recent single ‘Ottolenghi’); Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, Jose James, Mala); and Rosie Lowe. Jordan will also play a handful of intimate European and US headline shows in May and June including London’s EartH.