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Aussie soul boy Jordan Rakei breaks out his alter ego for some housey swerves on the South London stronghold.
Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section family expands once again, scoring a quartet of soulful house bumpers from London-based Australian crooner Jordan Rakei. One of those annoyingly talented musicians, Rakei turns out all manner of styles under his given name, as demonstrated on his recent debut LP Cloak. The Dan Kye alter ego finds Rakei the London-based artist squaring down on a rugged, cuffed house sound most recently explored by Seven Davis Jr and Rekchampa’s tracks for PPU.
You can envisage Joy, Ease, Lightness has been causing a ruckus down the RS pool hall, rolling out with the percussive jitters of Change before hitting a disco rush of rawness on the KDJ-worthy Like You Wanna. The best track here, iigo is hidden on B2, Rakei snapping down hard on a groove that hits you right in the hip.