Jordan Rakei releases a deluxe edition of ‘Origin’ featuring brand new material, live renditions and new collaborations via Ninja Tune
2019 saw the multitalented Jordan Rakei released some of his most thoughtful work to date in the form of album ‘Origin’. Across 11 tracks, he impressively explores the results of combining innate talent and a refined interpretation of jazz, hip-hop and beats.
Fast forward to March 2020 and the suitably named ‘Deluxe Edition’ (measuring in at 21 tracks deep!) offers a wealth of new material along with a helpful reminder of why Joran Rakei is a slick and gifted guy. In addition to the original cuts, live arrangements of tracks such as ‘Best Part’, ‘You & Me’ and ‘Minds Eye’ complement two new tracks; ‘Borderline’ and ‘Always Coming.’
It was more than a pleasant surprise when we saw Common’s name next to the track title of ‘Signs’. With accolades aplenty and having collaborated with crème de la crème of the hip-hop and r’n’b world, having Common lend his flow to Jordan Rakei’s work is a clear stamp of approval. Accompanied by soft rhodes and a crunchy snare, Common’s verse sits neatly in the middle and as expected, goes down a treat.
Over the past few years Jordan Rakei has solidified his reputation as a talented singer, producer and all round musician. This latest offering does nothing but confirm the reasons why. It’s well worth getting stuck into as the more you listen the more subtleties are revealed within the lyrics and mindful composition. Furthermore, if you ever get a chance to see him live, do it!
Jordan Rakei – ‘Origin (Deluxe Edition)’ [ZENDNL256DV] March 13th 2020.
Additional tracks included:
12. Borderline 17. Mind’s Eye (The Pool Session)
13. Signs (feat. Common) 18. You & Me (KCRW Session)
14. Always Coming 19. Mad World (The Pool Session)
15. Speak (Live Piano Session) 20. Mantra ( The Pool Session)
16. Best Par (Maida Vale Session) 21. Rolling Into One (The Pool Session)