21 Jun 2019

New music with Grant Smithies

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 21 June 2019
Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei Photo: Hollie Fernando

For a shy boy from Hamilton, Jordan Rakei has come a long way, teaching himself to make beats in a Brisbane bedroom, moving to London, signing to the UK’s mighty Ninja Tune label and recently working in the studio with Chic’s Nile Rodgers.

We hear two tracks from Rakei’s third album Origin today, alongside tasty musical morsels from Auckland’s New Existentialists and Brooklyn hip hop pioneers Gang Starr.