"soulful and sophisticated" - Under The Radar
"Such a beautiful track" - Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 MUSIC)
“Watch out for a great singer from New Zealand called Arjuna Oakes” - Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 MUSIC)
Arjuna Oakes & Serebii "First Nights" EP is out now:
“This guy is FIRE” - GILLES PETERSON (BBC)
"It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it" - BILLBOARD
"Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way” - MATT WILKINSON (APPLE MUSIC 1)
“a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger” - FADER
Initially premiered through Wonderland.
You might hear hints of great British one-offs like Tricky, Roots Manuva, even a more laid-back Dizzee Rascal as grime, trip hop & jazz intermingle in Rarelyalways sound which is further evident on the new single and forthcoming EP produced by Hanni El Khatib.
"Who feels it knows it I’d say, many people have been unwell during the infamous year of 2020 to present, and whether you agree or not, I strongly believe not all health conditions are visible. The lead single ‘LAMENTING’ echoes the importance of community support; humans are not immune to bad days or vulnerability."
Rarelyalways releases his new EP Baby Buffalo on October 30, 2020
“synthesizes his influences while effortlessly carving out a niche for himself” - Pitchfork
"Listen to it yourself to hear how brilliant it is. It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it’” - Billboard
"Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way. This song is evidence of a master talent at work.” - Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1
“a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger” - The Fader
“This guy is FIRE” - Gilles Peterson
“Impossible to pin down” - Clash
“one of the best new rappers and lyricists in the UK coming out of the jazz world.” - Phil Taggart
“exceptional... one of the most unique projects you’ll hear this year” - COLORS
“perfect fusion of UK Hip Hop and jazz” - Jamz Supernova