Building a reputation in his hometown Melbourne for dynamic on-stage energy matched by equal fire in every release, Jordan Dennis now gains attention among the wider ranks of Australian tastemakers. The MC emerged as the front man for Billy Davis, who’s 2017 album Family Portrait launched to international acclaim and saw support slots for the duo alongside Anderson. Paak and NoName. Dennis’ own debut solo release in 2018’s neo-soul bop “Crumbs” feat. Blasko quickly climbed to almost 4 million Spotify streams, and forged the path to smooth follow up “My Way” and the hard-hitting notes of “Glide Freestyle”. 2019’s debut EP HDM1 pulsed with lyrical aptitude, unmatched melody and glossy, precision-cut wordplay in a 6-track testament to timeless hip-hop sound, only strengthening his loyal fanbase. Dennis’ first 2020 release in “Doc Marty”, featuring ThatKidMaz and Denzel M. Premiered on triple j’s Good Nights, the track found love across the airwaves with additions on Unearthed and FBi Radio, as well as online from key tastemakers including FilterZine, Sniffers, Purple Sneakers and more. Dotted between, Dennis’ a sharp-witted character also appeared on tracks by POLOSHIRT, 3K, ThatKidMaz, Dugong Jr, Tentendo, and ongoing works with Billy Davis.
On the stage, where he truly comes to form, Dennis has delivered his passion and contagious presence across festival appearances at St. Jerome’s Laneway, Let Them Eat Cake and NYE on the Hill, as well as in support of Baker Boy, Winston Surfshirt, Mr Carmack, Joe Kay, TOKiMONSTA, Arno Faraji, Blackalicious and more. Keeping in the company of greatness, Dennis has also injected his shockwave spirit into the Triple J Like A Version studio on multiple occasions, with guest spot features alongside Goldlink and more recently with his own original verse on Tones And I’s rendition of Forever Young.
With success at his doorstep, Jordan Dennis’ confidence has surged from freestyles among his closest confidants and a supportive musical family, to working among the Billy Davis crew and shaping a solo act climbing to stardom in a minute. His fervour from strength-to-strength has cemented a tight signature, unafraid to curve between genre and showcase an ability the nation has only tasted. Get prepared for “The Link”, out on July 3rd via eponymous label imprint with The Orchard and The Operatives, Jordan Dennis Records.
Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Jujo, Dennis’ effervescent personality is brought to life with ease on “The Link”, harnessing spitfire rhymes as he darts around the steady beat. Whether it be his wild wordplay or down-tempo raps, “The Link” captures Dennis in complete control, showcasing his talent, nerve and insatiable desire to continually outshine himself and push against genre confinements
“Jordan Dennis is a name you should commit to memory ASAP. We promise this is an artist who will make a name for himself real soon” Okayplayer 2018
“You walk a tightrope between firey bars and smooth satin immaculately. There’s not a grain of sand on that voice, it’s all curves and gloss.” JJJUnearthed, Tommy Faith 2019
Fast moving Melbourne-based hip-hop artist, Jordan Dennis reveals his latest single & video, “The Link”, via eponymous label imprint with The Orchard and The Operatives, Jordan Dennis Records.
Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Jujo, Dennis’ effervescent personality is brought to life with ease on “The Link”, harnessing spitfire rhymes as he darts around the steady beat. Whether it be his wild wordplay or down-tempo raps, “The Link” captures Dennis in complete control, showcasing his talent, nerve and insatiable desire to continually outshine himself and push against genre confinements.
Despite being up against isolation constraints and cross continental borders, “The Link” receives a visual treatment from Sydney production house, Film Reaktor. After hearing Dennis’ most recent release “Doc Marty” on FBi radio, Film Reaktor got in touch to be part of the Jordan Dennis project. Brought to life remotely by acclaimed Japanese director Kensaku Kakimoto, the video is shot in an abandoned Sydney train tunnel, featuring a fierce troupe of dancers matching his rhyme energy with each movement. Refusing to be restricted by proximity, Film Reaktor and Kakimoto have brought “The Link” into a visual realm despite almost 8,000kms between them, showing how the industry remains connected on a global scale.