Jordan Peak is one of the most interesting and versatile new acts to emerge from the British scene in years. His music deftly straddles the line between house and techno, and his ability to fuse old school values with the fresh sounds of now have resulted in a swift rise which has been as rapid as it has been unsurprising.
Pete Tong was an early fan of Jordan’s music, back in 2011, naming Jordan and Robert James as the two ‘Introducing’ names to watch that year on his BBC Radio 1 show. Since then, the accolades have continued with Jordan receiving a nomination in the ‘Best British Breakthrough DJ’ at DJ Magazine’s 2012 Best of British Awards.
More praise followed from his peers as Jordan was name-checked recently by DJ Sneak as one of his favourite new acts in the house scene.
Jordan works closely with the One Records (UK) and Robsoul (FR) label crews, releasing some of his best known work with them and spinning at the label nights at their Birmingham and Paris homes, as well as around the world. His CV is further bolstered by records and remixes on luminaries like Morris Audio, air london, Klasse Recordings and Saved, as well as 2020 Vision and Silver Network. As evidence of the range of acts that support his music, his most recent record ‘It’s Time’ found favour from as varied a spectrum of acts as Maya Jane Coles, DJ Sneak, Gerd, Seth Troxler and Groove Armada.
In just over three years, the depth and quality of his discography gives an indication into the wealth of ideas and energy which Jordan brings to the table every time he makes music. Paul Woolford memorably commented that ‘Jordan has the touch’.
2013 promises much more of the same – the double A side release‘It’s Time’ / ‘Hanging By A Thread’ was an early hit, backed by killer remixes from Argy and Ultrasone, with tracks being picked up on compilations from Fabric, Cadenza as well as making the final cut on the May 2013 Mixmag cover CD. Further releases are already confirmed for Robsoul (the latest in his Club Cuts series) and the French connection continues for Jordan with a debut offering on D’Julz’ Bass Culture imprint.
Late 2013 will provide another significant milestone, in the form of the launch of his new label Rogue Society, which will allow Jordan the freedom to fully express the range of his own taste. The label kicks off with a release from Jordan himself, backed by remixes from Mike Huckaby and Nikola Gala.
Preceding the label launch, his debut tour of North America is primed and ready to go with shows already confirmed in Mexico City, Playa del Carmen, New York, Boston, Detroit and Miami as the wider world begins to take note.
As a performer, 2012 was easily the busiest of his career so far but early 2013 has also seen Jordan take to the stage in clubs and events of the calibre of Fabric in London, Paris’s iconic Rex Club, Mint Club and the legendary basics in Leeds, a debut at Content in Manchester and Moscow’s new Gipsy club. There will be more to come.
(Rogue Society, Robsoul, One Records, Bass Culture, Balans, Tsuba, Raum...Musik, Air London, Saved, Material Series, Klasse Recordings, Morris/Audio)