Jamie Lloyd’s take on dance music abounds in swampy moods, rollicking beats and bumpy basslines, all the while maintaining a deft sense of space and cheeky fun. Citing the likes of Maurice Fulton, Metro Area and Herbert as influences, he first pricked up the ears of influential DJs such as Ame, Lindstrom, Prins Thomas and Daniel Wang with his critically acclaimed 12 inch vinyl releases Adori’s Kitchen and Movin’ In on Future Classic.
Having already been remixed by Dutch dons Putsch 79 and New York disco king Brennan Green, 2007 saw new two new remix 12 inches featuring a host of top European producers including Trickski, Zwicker, Soul Tourist and Quarion reworking tracks off Jamie’s debut album ‘Trouble Within’. Already released to critical acclaim in Australia ‘Trouble Within’ will be unveiled on European audiences in February 2008 and will include a bonus disc featuring the best of these remixes together with exclusives from locals Poxymusic, Phil Smart, Peret Mako and Little Beasties.
Jamie caught the end of this year’s European summer on invitation from Germany’s cultural organization, the Goethe Institute. During his stay he collaborated with Shahrokh SoundofK from Compost Records and played at the C/O Pop festival in Cologne, Cookies in Berlin, Mood Club in Karlsruhe and Zukunft in Zurich Switzerland. He will be returning to Europe in March 2008 with bookings by Support Agency – in good company with a roster that includes Rub N Tug, Who Made Who and Headman.
He heads back to Europe in March 2008 with the international release of ‘Trouble Within’. This release will be accompanied by a second remix disc featuring Jimi Polar and Phil Smart, Andrew Maher, Peret Mako, Poxymusic, Carl Borg, Little Beasties, Quarion , Zwicker, Trickski , Soultourist and more.
A charismatic live performer Jamie has played some massive gigs to appreciative dance-floors around the country. With an enigmatic stage show and captivating vocal presence, he has already shared the stage with Jamie Lidell on at Mad Racket, joined Jazzanova at the Sydney Festival and performed on the main stage at Melbourne festival Kiss My Grass playing to a crowd of 17,000. Other festival performances under his belt include The Playground Weekender, We Love Sounds, Earthdance and the Surry Hills Festival. Jamie has also recently lent his vocal talents to the upcoming Poxymusic album.
In addition to his live show Jamie is gaining momentum as a DJ in and around Sydney. His chameleon like DJ style sees Jamie playing everything from bar sets of down-tempo lounge, folk, dub, soul and funk to peak time club sets that take in all different types of house, electro and deep wobbly techno.