Nashville United States
Sci-fi soul man Jamie Lidell gives us an unashamed glimpse at what tickles his musical taste buds.
Having worked with _(artist-name)Cristian Vogel_ (as _(artist-name)Super_Collider_), _(artist-name)Subhead_ and _(artist-name)Matthew Herbert_, _(artist-name)Jamie Lidell_ went solo with a bang when he signed to Warp and released _(album-title)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 _(album-title)Jim_ for his sophomore Warp release in 2008, followed by _(album-title)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 _(artist-name)Beck_, _(artist-name)Grizzly Bear_’s Chris Taylor, _(artist-name)James Gadson_, _(artist-name)Feist_, or _(artist-name)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, _(album-title)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.