Since arriving in the UK a couple years ago, Jordan Rakei’s journey has been intertwined by Rhythm Section’s. It was one of his first stops on NYE after getting off the plane, while he’s danced and performed countless times in the pool hall. Anyone who was there for the latter, would’ve heard some demos of Dan Kye work, an alias that takes his existing work straight to the dance floor.
The strong soul foundation is still there, but productions are more akin to Seven Davis Jr, Steve Spacek or Peven Everett. ‘iigo’ might sound familiar if you listen closely; a remix of sorts, taking the lyrics from ‘Talk To Me’ – a highlight of Jordan’s debut album Cloak – chopping them up, changing the arrangement and building around a shuffling, garage house beat.
Dan Kye – Joy, Ease, Lightness EP is out now on Rhythm Section – grab it from their website.