Discover The Artist: Jordan Rakei

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.

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‘Discover the Artist’ is our new blog series where we introduce you to artists you might not have heard of yet… but need to listen to.

Genre: Rock/Pop.

From: New Zealand / Australia.

Latest Release: Origin– Album

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.

Upcoming Show: Tuesday 8 October 2019 | Whelan’s, Dublin

If you like: Tom Misch, Nick Hakim, Laura Mish, Charlotte Day Wilson, Elder Island.

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Listen to… ‘Mind’s Eye’

Watch… ‘The Seeds of Origin’

Jordan Rakei and drummer Jim Macrae discuss the inspirations and recording process behind Jordan’s latest album Origin in a documentary entitled ‘The Seeds Of Origin’.

Jordan Rakei - The seeds of Origin (Documentary)


  • The Guardian: One to Watch. Here.
  • Music Radar Interview. Here.
  • Metacritic Reviews & Ratings. Here.


With previously sold out US and Australian headline tours, as well as performances at iconic venues and festivals – including Glastonbury, Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, SXSW, Pukkelpop, BBC Biggest Weekend 2018, two sold out nights at Ronnie Scott’s, and a DJ set at Fabric (under his Dan Kye alias) – Jordan announced his biggest World tour to date, which includes a stop in Dublin on 8 October 2019.

Jordan Rakei will play on Tuesday 8 October 2019 at Whelan’s in Dublin.

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