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Live at Metropolis Studios

by Jordan Rakei

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Jordan Rakei shares recordings from his live-to-vinyl session at Metropolis Studios, London. On tour with Bonobo in North America in February 2022.

Captured on 22nd July 2021 at a very special session in Studio A at the iconic London recording studios, Jordan performed fan favourites ‘Family’ and ‘Send My Love’ backed with a six-piece ensemble featuring Jonathan Harvey (bass), Imraan Paleker (guitar), Jim Macrae (drums), Ernesto Marichales (percussion), Naomi Scarlett and Wilson Atie (backing vocals).

The release caps off an incredible year for Jordan who released his new album “What We Call Life” in September to a flood of plaudits from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Popmatters, Wordplay Magazine: “essential modern listening”, “understated yet captivating style”, “destined to be a classic”, “a masterpiece”. The record was #1 in the "Official Record Store Chart Top 40”, #2 in the "Official Hip Hop and R&B Albums Chart Top 40” and #5 in the "Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40”. Playlisted and in heavy rotation at BBC 6M and Jazz FM, Jordan played his first live shows in 18 months at Cross The Tracks, Repercussions (WHP) and All Points East (guesting with Loyle Carner), did a whirlwind sold-out UK instore tour and a series of incredible live sessions at the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios for Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6M) and Jo Whiley (BBC R2), Worldwide FM x Paul Smith, Mahogany and is currently hosting the new series of Tearjerker on BBC Sounds.

2022 will see Jordan heading to North America on tour with Bonobo before returning to Europe for his biggest headline shows to date in Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Belgium, France and the UK finishing up at O2 Academy Brixton on 26th April.

North America (supporting Bonobo):

18 Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19 Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20 Feb: EXPESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21 Feb: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25 Feb: Great Hall, Brooklyn, NY
27 Feb: Royale, Boston, MA
28 Feb: Echostage, Washington, DC
02 Mar: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
05 Mar: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06 Mar: Mtelus, Montreal, QC
09 Mar: History, Toronto, ON
10 Mar: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11 Mar: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12 Mar: The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13 Mar: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15 Mar: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17 Mar: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18 Mar: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19 Mar: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21 Mar: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22 Mar: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24 Mar: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

What We Call Life Tour - Europe:

04 Apr: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
07 Apr: Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
08 Apr: Fabrik, Hamburg, DE
10 Apr: Vulkan, Oslo, NO
11 Apr: Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SE
12 Apr: Vega, Copenhagen, DK
14 Apr: AB, Brussels, BE
15 Apr: Trabendo, Paris, FR
16 Apr: Kantine, Cologne, DE
20 Apr: Chalk, Brighton, UK
21 Apr: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK
22 Apr: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
24 Apr: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
26 Apr: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK


released November 15, 2021


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