February 9, 2022

Roots to Grooves – Jordan Rakei

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the career and creative approaches of New Zealand-Australian musician, singer, songwriter and record producer “Jordan Rakei“.

Jordan Rakei” is a multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter and producer based in London.

Jordan was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia as a child. He got into music via his parents record collection which included artists such as Stevie Wonder and Pink Floyd. As a musician it was the music of Stevie Wonder that would inspire Jordan to tech himself the piano, originally studying Stevie’s chord progressions.

Based in Brisbane, Jordan would begin to produce his own music, originally using Fruity Loops. He created a SoundCloud account to upload his music and it wasn’t long before he put together his debut EP, “Franklin’s Room” which he self-released in 2013.

Despite being able to make a living solely from music while living in Brisbane, Jordan thought that his life was a little too easy, and not challenging enough. It was this feeling that eventually led him to move to London, where is he currently based.

Fast forward to 2022, with many albums under his belt and a record deal with Ninja Tune, Jordan continues to explore his version of electronic soul, mixed with his unique lyrical approach.

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