Jamie Lloyd Steps Into The Light
‘Beware of the Light’ is the soulful, gritty and interstellar sophomore album from Australian talent Jamie Lloyd.
First pricking up the ears of DJs such as Ame, Trickski, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas and Daniel Wang with his critically acclaimed 12 inch vinyl releases Adori’s Kitchen and Movin’ In, Sydney producer, DJ and singer Jamie Lloyd has managed to achieve a remarkable amount in the relatively short time he has been involved in electronic music.
Born into a musical family, Jamie honed his performance and songwriting skills as the frontman of an indie band before getting frustrated by the interdependency of group projects and venturing into solo production. Drawn to electronic music by influential Sydney club night Mad Racket and vinyl emporium Reachinï¿½ Records, Jamie found himself fascinated by the way artists such as Matthew Herbert were using a combination of found and electronic sounds and soon established a studio of his own to explore his own production ideas.
His debut long player ‘Trouble Within’ received critical acclaim upon its Australian release with local tastemakers praising it as one of the best electronic albums of the year. In 2007, armed with an enigmatic stage show and captivating vocal presence, Jamie Lloyd ventured abroad with successful tours of Europe and South East Asia, not to mention sharing the stage with the likes of Jamie Lidell and Jazzanova.
Jamie Lloyd’s new remix album “More Trouble” archives a collection of dancefloor remixes from the likes of Brennan Green, Trickski, Zwicker Quarion, Soultourist, Jimi Polar amongst others all released on home label Future Classic. These remixes have helped Jamie find his way into the record bags of Steve Bug, Laurent Garnier, Daniel Wang, Anja Schneider and Jennifer Cardini, with Jennifer featuring the Quarion remix of ‘May Iï¿½’ on her ‘Feeling Strange’ compilation for Kompakt Records in early 2008.
In addition to his active live and DJ schedule, Jamie has kept himself busy with a number of collaborations including the release of the discotheque friendly ‘Beatle Pusher EP’ recorded together with friend and label mate Jimi Polar, a collaborative side project ‘Little Hat’ with partner Sui Zhen and vocal contributions for Shahrokh Sound of K on their latest 12″ for Compost Black Label. And of the cover art?
With Jamie residing above his girlfriend’s uncle’s wedding hire shop in inner city Sydney at the time, the question of what to put on his album cover was soon resolved when the uncle threatened to throw out 200 vintage wedding dresses leftover from his days as an Asian bride photographer in the 80’s. An email went out from Future Classic inviting girls to don a dress for the occasion and, when the day of the shoot arrived, over sixty girls turned up for a hilarious day of makeshift dressing rooms, inquisitive police, and brides indulging in cognac and apples while they strutted their stuff in the backstreets of Sydney.