Abiding by the mantra Play what you feel, play what's real, James Lomax remixes memories and culture into his sound. Lomax draws inspiration from the musical genres of hip-hop, R&B, garage style deep house, trance and techno, and more. His layered knowledge of music and melody naturally lends itself to his keen ability to drop deep beats. Lomax enjoys going “beyond sound” in order to bring unique experiences to the dance floor.
Raised just outside of New York City, Lomax maintained a diverse musical diet ranging from Boz Scaggs to The Police, and Michael Jackson to Madonna. As a child, he unknowingly created a blueprint for his soundsmith skills by singing in Harlem gospel choirs, dancing to old school soul and disco, and listening to popular radio programs by Kool DJ Red Alert and Darryl James. Lomax grew interested in vinyl and turntables at an early age. Instead of watching Saturday morning cartoons, he enjoyed listening to records from the 70s and 80s with his mom. These weekly sound sessions further shaped Lomax’s musical tastes and provided him with a growing list of musical inspirations. By 2001, Lomax had amassed a sizable vinyl collection, yet he had nowhere to play his records. Unable to resist the urge any longer, Lomax purchased a few turntables, acquired a friend’s mixer, and began to drop the needle on DJing. For nearly a decade, Lomax has been collaborating with his DJ partner Aizaz as the sound collective MIXER ASSASSIN. In 2010, Lomax founded Good-Natured Sound (GNS) (http://goodnaturedsound.com), whose mission is to share what touches the sonic senses through original compilations, dynamic podcasts and bouncy parties. As resident DJ for GNS, Lomax hosts a monthly podcast where he thoughtfully curates soundscapes for his listeners and invites local and international DJs for guest mixes.
Frequently joining him at the helm of GNS is fellow New York DJ moe.BPM. Lomax also enjoys working with contemporary outfits such as BASIC NYC, and has played at notable New York City venues, including Pacha, Sullivan Room, National Underground, Public Assembly, Water Taxi Beach LIC and The Beekman Beer Garden. Lomax has also opened for celebrated mix masters, including Carl Craig, James Zabiela, Jody Wisternoff, Satoshi Tomiie, Hector Romero, DJ Heather, Justin Martin, Fred Everything, DJ Dan, DJ Sneak, and John Tejada.