From South London to Detroit: Jordan Rakei Talks Motown Influences Ahead of El Club Show

Jordan Rakei has been a pillar of South London’s jazz and neo-soul scenes since 2014. Now, he brings his new album, “Origin,” to Detroit.

Jordan Rakei is a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has become a key cog in South London’s jazz and neo-soul scenes ever since he moved there from Australia in 2014.

Now, he’s bringing that sound to right here in Detroit with a show tonight at El Club, touring behind his new album called “Origin.”

Rakei stopped by 101.9 WDET’s Studio A to talk about his career and music with Ryan Patrick Hooper.

Click the player above to hear CultureShift interview Jordan Rakei in advance of his Detroit show and listen to select tracks below.

Jordan Rakei is playing El Club on Monday, Nov. 4. Tickets are available at the door or by clicking here.

“Mind’s Eye” by Jordan Rakei

“Say Something” by Jordan Rakei

“Signs” by Jordan Rakei

“Midnight Mischief,” Tom Misch Remix


  • Ryan Patrick Hooper

    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.