Sci-fi soul man Jamie Lidell gives us an unashamed glimpse at what tickles his musical taste buds.
Having worked with Cristian Vogel (as _(artist-name)Super_Collider_), Subhead and Matthew Herbert, Jamie Lidell went solo with a bang when he signed to Warp and released Multiply back in 2005. With an energetic approach to production and performance matched by a voice and songwriting ability which would have floored Berry Gordy, Jamie’s talent struck a chord with a huge range of music fans. Re-naming himself Jim for his sophomore Warp release in 2008, followed by Compass in 2010, Jamie Lidell along the way has pushed his live showmanship to the next level. Over the years, the cosmopolitan crooner who has lived in pop-cultural hotbeds such as Brighton, Berlin, Paris, New York, and, currently, Nashville, has amassed a who’s who of admirers and collaborators, resulting in props from Elton John or output with artists like Beck, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, James Gadson, Feist, or Simian Mobile Disco. Despite his decision to trade the ever-buzzing Big Apple for a spacious home in Music City, Tennessee, Jamie shows no signs of slowing down, as the high-octane p-funk jams on his sixth album for Warp, Jamie Lidell, joyfully prove. Moving effortlessly between all styles, from multi-tracked beatboxing to wide-eyed soul theatrics, Lidell is the sci-fi soul man who’s always one step ahead.