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Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd


There was never a question that Jamie Lloyd would pursue a life in making music. Fronting the band Element from 1996-2003 is where Jamie learnt and honed his songwriting and performance skills but when the band decided to go their separate ways, Jamie, already well into his dance/electronica and DJing around Sydney, bought himself the tools to start making his own beats. Citing the like of Maurice Fulton, Metro Area and Herbert as major influences Read more on Last.fm
There was never a question that Jamie Lloyd would pursue a life in making music. Fronting the band Element from 1996-2003 is where Jamie learnt and honed his songwriting and performance skills but when the band decided to go their separate ways, Jamie, already well into his dance/electronica and DJing around Sydney, bought himself the tools to start making his own beats. Citing the like of Maurice Fulton, Metro Area and Herbert as major influences, Jamies music can been described as minimal electro/techno/disco/house, making great use of quirky found sounds, at times synthy and swampy with rollicking beats and basslines, all the while maintaining a great sense for space within the music. Not conforming to any one particular sound, Jamies music is a blend of organic and synthetic, making use of live instrumentals and vocals as a bit of a nod to his Live music roots, sometimes complying to a traditional song structure and at other times leaning towards the freeform.

All of which make up Jamies unique style which has him hailed as one of Australias most promising electro-producing secrets. Never one for taking himself too seriously, Jamies distinctive sound is often the product of experimental sound playing in his studio in Sydney's Inner-West - solo, with friends and musicians. A fan of creative collaborations among like-minded souls means that Jamies music is varied and unpredictable, but always with a distinctive Jamie Lloyd flavour. Jamie Lloyd’s debut longplayer, “Trouble Within” (Future Classic) received much critical acclaim upon its Australian release, with local tastemakers praising it as one of the best electronic albums of the year, drawing comparisons to Matthew Herbert and Jamie Lidell. "[Jamie Lloyd] takes 80s George Clinton and Arthur Russell-style funk and disco and welds it onto their more recent prodigy - say, Matthew Herbert and Metro Area - to create big thwacking bass lines that rub up against squirming micro-edited bass frequencies, and most impressively, languid, intoxicating songs." - Matthew Levinson / Cyclic Defrost ‘Trouble Within’ was followed up with remix album “More Trouble” (Future Classic); a collection of dancefloor remixes from luminaries such as Quarion, Brennan Green, Trickski, Zwicker, Soultourist and Jimi Polar among others. These remixes have helped Jamie find his way into the record bags of Steve Bug (Poker Flat), Laurent Garnier (F Communications), Charles Webster (Miso/Defected), Ame (Innervisions), Michael Reinboth (Compost), Llorca (F Communications), Anja Schneider and Jennifer Cardini, with the Quarian remix of ‘May I?’ being featured on Jennifer’s compilation for Kompakt Records in early 2008. ‘Beware of The Light’ (released October 2009) sees Jamie again presenting his far-from-linear take on dance music in a coherent yet diverse body of work.

While songs such as the album’s title track show Jamie’s knack for classic songwriting, his lush vocal ability and leftfield pop sensibility, the bulk of the album is written with his angular live club shows in mind. Computer game disco aesthetics with techno energy, the album is continuously shifting gears, ebbing and flowing but always building. A plethora of fat squelchy bass and bizarre found sounds like the recordings of asteroids crashing into the earth on ‘Fire Flies’, combine with adept musicality that keeps things dense and interesting. www.myspace.com/jamielloyd7 Read more on Last.fm.

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