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. Back from an extended studio hibernation, Jordan released new single ‘Mind’s Eye’ earlier this year and has announced his third studio album “Origin” (out 14 June via Ninja Tune).
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 singles ‘Ottolenghi’ and ‘Loose Ends’ feat. Jorja Smith); Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, Jose James, Mala); and Rosie Lowe. Later in the year Jordan will embark on a worldwide headline tour in September through November 2019.