The Brisbane based artist (musician, producer, singer, songwriter), who only began performing for audiences nationwide with his experimental blend of lo-fi soul at the end of 2013, is a raw and rare commodity.
Rakei has been making waves internationally with his inventive and refreshing blend of soulful tones, turning everything he touches (from Hip Hop to Dub, Deep House to Reggae) to gold. After starting piano at a young age his love for music intensified, allowing him to translate his ideas and influences into his own music. Through years of hard work and focus he’s been able to define and perfect a sound that is uniquely his own, whilst gaining recognition and respect from seasoned musicians and tastemakers across the globe.
In the short four months following the release of his debut EP Franklins Room, in September 2014, Jordan has been privileged enough to grace international stages with some of his greatest musical influences such as Robert Glasper, Fat Freddys Drop, Roy Ayers and Mark de Clive Lowe.
After being on consistent rotation with highly regarded radio stations KCRW, 22Tracks, Soul Searching with Michael Ruetten & Kev Beadle’s Sonar Radio, Jordan has been able to garner a loyal global following.
In a world that divides art by genre, and constantly seeks to quantify cool, he is impossible to miss.
Photo and writeup from Niche Productions.