Sporting a sparkling tailcoat, Jamie Lidell sings soulfully in the upper register, then whips that vocal into a tornado of live-sampled beats that climb ever higher. Smoothly delivering tracks from 2005's Multiply
and cutting up the techno-funk from his days as one half of Super_Collider, Lidell slices his oohs
into rich, layered dance beats. But Lidell is more than just
a monster producer; he's also a showman, flashing mischievous sidelong glances at the close of each long mix of preprogrammed grooves and looping melodies. His body soaked in sweat, he twitches, beatboxes, and belts out blue-eyed Motown while building songs from behind racks and racks of gear.