Jordan Rakei

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Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei in 2017.jpg
Background information
Birth nameJordan Rakei
Also known asDan Kye
Born (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 27)
OriginHamilton, New Zealand
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejordanrakei.com

Jordan Rakei (born 23 May 1992) is a New Zealand-Australian musician, singer, songwriter and record producer currently based in London, United Kingdom.[1] Rakei has also released and performed under the moniker Dan Kye.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in New Zealand, Rakei moved to Brisbane, Australia at the age of three. He lived in Brisbane until he made the move to London in 2015.[3][4]

Music career[edit]

Rakei's first release was Franklin's Room EP in 2013, self-released via Bandcamp, aged 21 years old.[5][6] Less than a year later in 2014, Rakei's second release, Groove Curse EP,[7] was the first release on the Soul Has No Tempo label.[8] Less than a year after this EP, he made the move to London. After working with artists such as FKJ and Tom Misch, in December 2015 he was part of a Grammy nomination[9] for his work on Disclosure's track "Masterpiece", released on their 2015 album Caracal.[10][11]

Rakei released his debut album Cloak through his own label, 4101 Records on 3 June 2016.[12] Later that year, he unveiled his dancefloor alias Dan Kye,[13] and released his first EP, titled Joy, Ease, Lightness,[14] on Rhythm Section records.[15]

On 6 June 2017, it was announced that Rakei had signed to Ninja Tune records and would be releasing his next album with them.[16] With this announcement came the release of his new single "Sorceress".[17] On 23 June 2017 he made his Glastonbury Festival live debut on the Pussy Parlure stage.[18]

On 22 September 2017, Wallflower was released on Ninja Tune. Wallflower was later shortlisted for 'Best Album' in the 2017 Australian Music Prize.[19]

On 25 October 2017, Rakei released his Spotify Live EP, including a cover of "Lost" by Frank Ocean.

A tour of North America in spring 2018 included a performance at SXSW Festival and a live session for Jason Bentley's radio show on KCRW.[20][21][22]

On 10 May 2018, Rakei released a single, "Wildfire".[23]

On 26 February 2019, Rakei released a new single called "Mind's Eye".[24]

On 23 April 2019, Rakei posted a video on Instagram,[25] announced his new album Origin and released a new single off the album called "Say Something". The album was released on 14 June 2019 on all digital platforms.[26]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Cloak (2016)
  • Wallflower (2017)
  • Origin (2019)[27]

EPs[edit]

  • Franklin's Room (2013)
  • Groove Curse (2014)
  • Rooftop (Remixes) (2017)
  • Spotify Live (2017)
  • Nerve (2017)

Singles[edit]

  • Live at Recording Oasis (2013)
  • The Light (2015)
  • Midnight Mischief (Tom Misch remix) (2016)
  • Talk to Me (2016)
  • Blame It on the Youth (2016)
  • Sorceress (2017)
  • Sorceress (Acoustic) (2017)
  • Sorceress (Photay Remix) (2017)
  • Goodbyes (Edit) (2017)
  • Wallflower (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke) (Dan Kye edit) (2017)
  • Eye to Eye (2018)
  • Wildfire (2018)
  • Mind's Eye (2019)
  • Say Something (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JORDAN RAKEI – 5 MINUTES WITH – noctismag". 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Get to know Jordan Rakei, the Australian-raised soul singer and beatmaker".
  3. ^ "Interview // Ninja Tune's Jordan Rakei on getting signed, working with Disclosure and changing his sound – Nitelife Magazine". 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Sorcerer: The Perpetual Transition Of Jordan Rakei".
  5. ^ "Jordan Rakei – Franklin's Room [EP] – EARMILK". 30 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Franklin's Room, by Jordan Rakei". iTunes Store.
  7. ^ "Groove Curse, by Jordan Rakei". Amazon.com.
  8. ^ "Soul Has No Tempo". discogs.
  9. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees".
  10. ^ "Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Disclosure Break Down Every Song on Their New LP – Pitchfork". Pitchfork.
  11. ^ "Billboard Radio China – BRITISH ELECTRONIC MUSIC DUO AND GRAMMY NOMINEE Disclosure". billboardradiochina.com.
  12. ^ "Jordan Rakei Announces Debut Album, Listen To First Single "Talk To Me" • Howl & Echoes". 10 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Dan Kye's Upcoming Release Is Quite Literally A Future Classic". 5 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Joy, Ease, Lightness, by Dan Kye". Juno Records.
  15. ^ "Dan Kye – Joy, Ease, Lightness". discogs.
  16. ^ "Jordan Rakei Signs to Ninja Tune".
  17. ^ "Jordan Rakei's 'Sorceress' Released via Ninja Tune - The Playground". www.theplayground.co.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.lntvglobal.com/gb/article/glastonbury-2017-best-new-bands-to-see/
  19. ^ "These Nine Albums Are Shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Music Prize". 24 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Jordan Rakei". 6 March 2018.
  21. ^ "SXSWfm 2018 Showcasing Artist Interview: Jordan Rakei". 20 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Jordan Rakei". AXS.
  23. ^ "Jordan Rakei shares seductive, summery offering "Wildfire"".
  24. ^ "Jordan Rakei Shares Fluttering New Cut 'Mind's Eye'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Jordan Rakei on Instagram: "IT'S TIME! My new album 'ORIGIN' drops June 14th. The second single from the album 'SAY SOMETHING' is available for your digestion NOW! We…"". Instagram. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Jordan Rakei Announces New LP 'Origin' & Drops Third Single "Say Something"". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Jordan Rakei Announces New Album 'Origin'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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