Jamie Lidell: Reinventing Electronic Music


Song List

  • "Multiply"
  • "When I Come Back Around"

Jamie Lidell's goal is to reinvent electronic music, to add a little soul and turn it into “music for a little living and a little loving." He has drawn comparisons to Prince, Sly and the Family Stone and Little Richard. He is classified as an electronica artist, but his music actually ranges from funk to pop to beat boxing.

Jamie Lidell i
Hadley Hudson
Jamie Lidell
Hadley Hudson

The British musician's live shows feature outrageous costumes and visual effects, in addition to his myriad supply of samples, loops and sound effects. Most of his costumes are actually composed of film, video tape and CDs; he refers to them as his "media suits."

His latest album, Multiply, continues to break new ground in the British Electronica scene since its release in June of 2005.

Web Resources

Featured Artist

Jamie Lidell. courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption courtesy of the artist

Purchase Featured Music


Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Jamie Lidell

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.