Jordan Rakei at Manchester Academy 2
Friday 11th October, 7.30pm
On the 14th June Jordan Rakei will release his new album “Origin” on Ninja Tune. It includes new singles “Say Something” and “Minds Eye”, and is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth, and how it affects our sense of humanity.
With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a timeless soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, the 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent.
Born in a quiet town in New Zealand, Jordan moved to Australia at the age of three, spending most of his childhood in Brisbane. In 2014, his “Groove Curse” EP garnered strong support from North America and Europe, coaxing Jordan to make the 10,000 mile journey to live in London. He quickly made a name for himself in the UK lending vocals to Disclosure’s 2015 album “Caracal”.
It was 2016’s self-released debut album “Cloak” that proved he was an artist ready and able to make huge waves with his own sound though. He went on to sign with independent label Ninja Tune, releasing his second LP “Wallflower” in 2017, followed by the single “Wildfire” a year later.
Acclaimed by the likes of The FADER, Evening Standard and Mixmag, he has clocked up over 100m Spotify streams, been voted as the #2 Album of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, had four singles included on the BBC 6 Music playlist, and performed live at BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios with Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Oscar Jerome and Binker Golding for BBC 1Xtra, as well as support from BBC R1’s Annie Mac, Phil Taggart and 1Xtra’s Mistajam and Jamz Supernova, plus NPR, KCRW MBE, COLORS Berlin and Boiler Room.
Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639