Majid Jordan

JAM’N 94.5 and OVO Sound Present:

Majid Jordan

DJ Pup Dawg

Mon, October 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$33 advance / $34 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.

Majid Jordan
Majid Jordan
For Majid Jordan, music and motion become one in the same.
“A lot of the process of making music is driving to it,” affirms Jordan. “There’s something to be said about that movement. You don’t have an end point. When we’re driving around and listening to songs, we’re not going somewhere per se; we’re just driving.”
Majid continues, “Our music is definitely about being on and navigating a journey. This path leads towards love.”

The Toronto pair—Majid Al Maskati, 25, and Jordan Ullman, 21—have definitely made the most of their ride thus far. In 2011, the Bahrain-born Majid linked up with the Canadian Jordan, while attending the University of Toronto. Bonding over a mutual passion for music, they started recording under the name GOOD People, releasing the afterhours mixtape. Their chemistry yielded a powerful dynamic with Jordan handling instrumentation and production and Majid assuming mic duties.

“We both have two younger sisters,” says Majid. “In a sense, we each assume the role of the brother we never had. That’s what makes this so special: the brotherhood we share.”

Producer Noah “40” Shebib heard their music on Soundcloud in 2013 and invited them to meet him and Drake. Soon after, the duo inked a deal with OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records. Majid Jordan featured on and co-produced Drake’s triple-platinum #1 hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home” from Nothing Was The Same. Their next collaboration with the hip-hop superstar was “Mine” for Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth offering. Solidifying their sound and identity, 2014’s EP A Place Like This would see them construct the framework for their self-titled full-length debut, Majid Jordan, in 2016.

“Once we began working on the album, we had more room for experimentation and exploration,” adds Majid. “We’ve learned so much over the past few years, and that experience enabled us to make this music. Everything was a stepping stone to where we are now.”

In early 2015, the guys moved to a rented house in Van Nuys, CA to begin work on what would become Majid Jordan. In between soaking in the Southern California sun and cruising the Pacific Coast Highway, they hit the studio with the likes of Illangelo [The Weeknd] and Nineteen85 [Drake, Nicki Minaj].

“The surroundings really played a role in the recording,” says Jordan. “It helped inform the sound and direction. You can really feel that up-tempo energy in some of the songs.”

Majid Jordan gave listeners a taste of the album with the airy, tribal bounce of “My Love” [feat. Drake] in August 2015. Its icy, sexy video would open the gateway into their latest body of work. The first 2016 single “Something About You” sees Jordan and Illangelo conjure an echoing groove and ethereal percussion punctuated by Majid’s show-stopping falsetto and expansive range.

“Chronologically, it came out after ‘My Love,’ and they both follow a theme,” explains Majid. “In ‘My Love,’ you’re unsure, and you’re questioning the intentions of somebody’s love for you. That unsettled feeling comes through. Then, you get to ‘Something About You,’ and you don’t let the past experience jade the way you look at the world. You’re no longer scared of love. You’re moving forward.”

Elsewhere, “Learn From Each Other” sees Majid’s voice glide over a lush instrumental backdrop, while “Shake Shake Shake” stands out as a seductively upbeat and undeniable dancefloor anthem.
“Our chemistry really carries through this music,” exclaims Jordan. “There’s a real synergy that we’ve had since day one, and it’s only growing.”

Now, everybody can move with them.

“Ultimately, I want this to pique people’s interest,” Jordan concludes. “This is a project we’ve really been working towards for most of our lives. I hope they can’t wait to see where we go next.”
“This is the first step of the journey,” Majid agrees. “This is Majid Jordan.”
DJ Pup Dawg
DJ Pup Dawg
Even though he now claims residency in Boston, his hard-working, west coast roots seem to have served him well. Dj Pup Dawg has worked with and entertained the best of the best in the music biz. DJ Pup Dawg is known working with major artist including JCole, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Sean Paul and now consulting and mixing for Samantha J (Fresh new artist out of Jamaica, signed to Columbia Records). As Samantha J’s official tour DJ, he rocks the crowd with this young rising super star. Currently Pup is featured on iHeartMedia Boston Jam’n 94.5 where he hosts from 10-3p with the “Back In The Day Buffet” mix at 12p and takes you home with the “5o’Clock Traffic Jam” Monday through Friday. He is also syndicated with Clear Channel/iHeartMedia including Wild 94.9 in San Francisco, Hot 104.7 Maine, Master Of The Mix, Spincycle & Sirius/XM Channel 42 & he is the host for Hollywood Hamiltons National Syndication Weekend Top 30 (Rhythmic Version). His talents have also been heard on Shade45’s Lorde & Sear Show, Chicago’s WGCI and Wired in Philly. Pup is currently on the road with Samantha J on her “League Of My Own” promo tour.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138