DAN KYE (RHYTHM SECTION) RE-IMAGINES JORDAN RAKEI’S “WALLFLOWER”
Wallflower out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Touring Australia in January, 2018
When Jordan Rakei moved to London from Brisbane two years ago he struck up a friendship with Bradley Zero (founder of the South London club night and record label Rhythm Section) who encouraged him to try his hand at making some uptempo, dancefloor-facing music. This was an entirely new venture for Jordan who had, until that point, been experimenting on a hip-hop/soul tip and honing his songwriting skills. He made four raw, instinctively soulful house tracks and, delighted with the results, Bradley released them on a Rhythm Section 12” titled Joy, Ease Lightness in December 2016. Jordan created a new moniker for this offshoot project: Dan Kye.
It was a natural step for Jordan to return to his stand out debut album Wallflower in Dan Kye mode and re-imagine the title track. The result is a characteristically warm, bumpy, four-to-the-floor dub.
With his new album Wallflower newly released on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music, the heat around the insanely talented vocalist, songwriter and producer Jordan Rakei continues to intensify. Throughout the year he has lit up stages at Glastonbury, Dimensions, North Sea Jazz Festival, Farr Festival and Pitch Festival before selling out his debut headline US tour, then blazing a trail around the UK and Europe, including his largest show to date at a rammed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Jordan will be returning to Australian shores in January, 2018 for a run of headline shows in celebration of Wallflower. He will be playing at The Rosemount in Perth, The Triffid in Brisbane, Metro Theatre in Sydney and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Further details below.
In the midst of his gigging, Jordan also released a Spotify Live EP including an incredible version of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” featuring Alfa Mist on keys, alongside new versions of original songs “May“, “Lucid” and “Chemical Coincidence“.
WALLFLOWER AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by Niche Productions
Friday, January 5 | Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Thursday, January 11 | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday, January 12 | Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday, January 13 | The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Also appearing at:
Here’s To Now
Friday, December 29 | Coriole Vineyards, McLaren Vale, SA
Freedom Time Melbourne
Monday January 1 | Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne, VIC
Wallflower by Jordan Rakei is out now on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Order now: https://InertiaMusic.lnk.
Featured Photo Credit : Hollie Fernando