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A phenomenal talent, Jordan Rakei is a 25 year old New Zealand born and
London based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer whose distinct take on
Soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire
careers chasing.

Jordan has furnished a name for himself in the UK, collaborating with the
likes of Loyle Carner, FKJ, Tom Misch, Taku - musical like-minds
experimenting on the fringes of Jazz, Soul and Hip-Hop - and lending vocals
to the Disclosure album Caracal after the duo were tipped off by a friend who
had seen Jordan play a tiny basement bar in Australia. He is equally respected
by the jazz fraternity - collaborating with Alfa Mist, Richard Spaven
(4 Hero, Flying Lotus, José James) and United Vibrations (featuring Yussef
Dayes of Yussef Kamaal fame).

Newly signed to Ninja Tune, Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and
written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process.

Wallflower frames soul and jazz in a truly vibrant oeuvre simultaneously
recalling his predecessors The Roots and peers Nick Hakim, The Internet and
Hiatus Kaiyote. The record shuffles from modern Soul to Jazz and electronics,
material that continually reinvents itself.

Wallflower sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often
sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. The easy swing that has
been the backbone of his sound from the outset is ever present, harking back to
teenage days spent in his bedroom with his beloved MPC trying to emulate 9th
Wonder and Pete Rock. On Wallflower the tools and the process have evolved -


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  • Store location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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