An often overlooked but nonetheless powerful sign of an accomplished musician is the point at which, upon listening to a track or entire body of work, we struggle to pin down the age, place, and time of the artist behind it. With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound that recalls his predecessors The Roots and peers The Internet, Nick Hakim and Hiatus Kaiyote, 25 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of age.

I feel like there’s so much stuff happening right now, and maybe in a way it’s subconsciously pushing me to go further.

His second LP “Wallflower”, released on Ninja Tune, is a genre-bending and personal exploration of ego and anxiety which sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. That he can radically shift his approach in both lyrical style and musical aesthetic is a testament to his sheer talent as a musician with seemingly limitless room to grow.

Thursday 03 May 2018

22:30 — 23:30

Het Depot (Venue)

Get to know Jordan Rakei, the Australian-raised soulsinger & beatmaker - Mixmag

Plenty of people move to a city like London intending to make their dreams come true. Jordan Rakei was no different – and he certainly didn’t waste any time in making things happen. “I moved here two and a half years ago, and initially I was going to be here for four months,” explains the 25-year-old soul singer, who grew up in Brisbane, Australia. “And in that first four months I got in the studio with as many people as I could. I think I worked with 15 different collaborators.”

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Jordan Rakei - Talk To Me - live at North Sea Jazz

'Talk To Me' recorded live at North Sea Jazz Festival, July 2017