Review: Deepswing Feat. Kristi Lomax – Love Is…
National Music Reviews
DEEPSWING FEAT. KRISTI LOMAX
What I believe to be in the top five, if not the best, release from Generate Music, “Love is …,” is the first solo project produced by Eric Wikman of Deepswing Productions on the Generate label. Originally created in a “live band session” with some of the O.G. members from the “Jazz Transit” sessions for Soulfuric Records with a lineup consisting of a Rhodes piano, two funky guitars, a groovin’ bass, B3 Organ and of course, soulful vocals from Donna Washington for some soaring ad-libs and—the icing on the cake—L.A. radio personality/DJ Kristi Lomax doing spoken words of “love.” It includes two mixes (and a capella): Side A: “Disco Transit” is one for all those jazzy-soulful househeads; with sophistication and smooth styles. Side B: “Alex Groove” gives you another style in the same game of “In the Music.” Hypnotic grooves and explosive energy—you’re going to want this! Thanks to Jen and Eric for this one.
This review originally appeared in Headphones, September 2004, Issue 189.