Boomkat Product Review:
One of modern, retro-vintage house music’s finest sculptors comes correct with a debut album of rarely paralleled breadth and depth, blooming with jazzier, expressive integers between his patented deep house mutations.
As evidenced in his dozens of productions as John Swing, and as part of Vinalog, Appointment and The Shippers, your boy has a really deft knack for finding new niches and unusual kinks within his chosen style, and also for subtly, tactfully bringing them out within the mix, meaning his drums really insist, and his basses feel properly physical and warm.
As implied by the name of his label, LiveJam Records, these are live jams on record, finding Swing loosely following his nose in ten lithe and smokily obfuscated grooves that are often happy to go nowhere, are we’re very happy to follow him.
You could use many of these on the right ‘floor, but Assorted Moods is better considered a home listening affair for late evenings and even later mornings, the sort you can let roll thru and wash over you without any snags or hard corners.