This July, Canadian producer duo Majid Jordan make their live debut in Australia with a tour in support of their sophomore album ‘The Space Between’.
Vocalist Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman began making music together in college. They gained mainstream attention in 2013 when they worked with Drake to co-write and produce his number one hit ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’.
In 2014 they released the ‘A Place Like This’ EP, followed by their self-titled debut album in 2016.
With 'The Space Between' released late last year, both Majid and Jordan say it was important the new music retained the same authenticity of their earlier work.
“The intention is very important in our music and we wanted this to be very genuine, and to respect music and the fact that we’re able to make it,” Majid says.
“We realise we’re super lucky so we wanted to stay focussed and make it as enjoyable as possible. So we set up studios in places that we were comfortable working, like in hotel rooms and our houses, but keeping it genuine and constant.”
Jordan adds: “I feel like when you trust what you want to do and what you want to put out to the world everything else just happens.
“I feel like as for now we really just want to make music and it’s almost that the music making process is a daily part of our lives still and even more so [now].”
When Majid and Jordan get here for their first-ever Australian tour, they're hoping to make a big impression with a dynamic live performance blending Jordan's slick, minimalist production with Majid's gentle croon.
“There’s a lot of love. Jordan and I are just up there enjoying ourselves really,” Majid says.
“It’s got an element of a journey to it to, there are peaks and valleys. So it's a good experience in that sense and in the sense that the show is a living breathing thing; it’s different each night.
“The lights are cool too in the way that they communicate with the music. Music is at the core of our communication with our peers on the art side and people in general. We just want to continue to build relationships through music as well.”
Having received the valuable help of Drake in establishing their professional careers, both Majid and Jordan want to be able to provide the same opportunity to other emerging artists.
“We would love to,” Majid says. “There is nothing like doing that for someone, for an artist, especially when it’s reciprocated. We’re working all the time trying to find ways to help people with music we enjoy or collaborate in a way that will bring joy for both of us… so many dreams we have.”
Majid Jordan Australia Tour 2018Thu 26 Jul - The Metro (Sydney)
Fri 27 Jul - 170 Russell (Melbourne)
Sat 28 Jul - Woolly Mammoth (Brisbane)