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Jordan Rakei

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Sublime singer presents third album: a perfect mix of soul, jazz and funk

The 26-year-old singer from New Zealand grabbed attention three years ago with his self-released album ‘Cloak’. His timeless, warm, soulful, jazz/hip-hop sound brought him to London, where he got to know the UK jazz scene and would work with the likes of Richard Spaven and Loyle Carner. A year later, he signed to the legendary Ninja Tune-label that released his second album ‘Wallflower’ in 2017. An album that was warmly received by the likes of The FADER, Evening Standard and MixMag. What’s more, he made second place for ‘Album of the Year’ in Gilles Petersons annual Worldwide Awards. In Belgium he was picked up by LeFtO and made an impression with visits to the likes of HORST & Pukkelpop and in De Vooruit & Het Depot.

On June 14 this year, the singer and multi-instrumentalist will release his third album, via Ninja Tunes. ‘Origin’ is inspired by a dystopian vision of our future, think: Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’, Margaret Atwoord’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’. The singer takes a critical view of technological growth and how it influences us as people. ‘I’m worried that we’re losing connection’.

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In the press ‘Bij goddelijke gezongen melancholieke soul zoals 'Nerve' en 'Goodbyes' smelten wij gedwee tot een plasje caramel. Neen serieus, mensen, check die tracks op Spotify! Jordan Rakei was de zwartste bleekscheet van Pukkelpop. Wie dat niet begrijpt, zal dra aan jicht en allerlei hernia's ten prooi vallen.’ – De Morgen on his visit to Pukkelpop 2018



Jordan rakei was zeer de moeite, zoals verwacht. Het geluid was ook weer zoals het moet . Maar iedereen stond te krap op elkaar, zit gedeelte had op zen minst open moeten zijn! Geef mensen ruimte en altijd de optie om te kunnen zitten of balkon in ballroom.. Grote fail van AB, kleine mensen zagen totaal niks. Beter iedereen een halve meter ruimte dan krap en ongemakkelijk na een zwaar week(end).
Even better live, such a smooth voice, great sounds & lyrics, lighting perfect, danced all the time...just a shame it couldn’t last longer. Don’t miss him if he’s coming your side of the World
Goeie zanger en geweldige sound en mooie belichting. Topconcert!
Subliem concert, top muzikanten, schitterende opbouw
Exceptionnel !
Rui Barros
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17(!) year old London based artist, songwriter and poet.


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