Currently Hosts and Plays with DJ Centiped and DJ Damon Bell at the Hottest Most Original Friday Weekly in the City! LOOSE JOINTS! at the Make Out Room (3225 22nd St., btwn. Mission and Valncia St.)
Selected by international "future music" journal URB MAGAZINE as one club musics'"NEXT 100" DJ TOM THUMP is receiving long deserved recognition for his joyful exploration, programming and presentation of all that has been worthwhile in creative club culture for most of the past 2 decades. As a DJ he is known for his club rocking, genre busting eclectic sets and his diversity is reflected in his broad output as a compiler of CDs for Kinkysweet / Cosmic Flux and others. From the deep afrobeat, to soulful disco nuggets, mash up beatdowns, electro house grinds and jazzy hip hop … his work is respected by heroes such as Rich Medina, Nickodemus, Wajeed (Platinum Pied Pipers), and others. As the music has grown and evolved , so has Mr.Thump's scope and vision... Tom first got acclaim by Djing clubs, house parties and raves in LA and SF in the early 90s becoming a resident at Metro Jazz (with Mauricio Aviles, Franky Boissy and Julius Papp), Mushroom Jazz (Mark Farina, Rasta Qtip, DJ Iz) and Release in San Francisco. He has achieved a semi-cult status on the West Coast and around the world for his underground eclectic/ dancefloor jazz/hip hop/jazzy house / and atmospheric drum & bass mix tapes (and now CD's ). Including his latest "LET'S LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC!". As one of the driving forces behind the legendary rare groove/nu jazz GROOVE MERCHANT RECORDS (of Ubiquity Records fame) , from 1995 to 2002 Tom honed his knowledge and his own brand of innovative, emotionally charged "left field" style. AUGUST 2007 Kinkysweet Records released his stellar compilation 2CD Set "FREQUENT FLYER:HAVANA" Featuring Latin Electronica and Jazz from Quantic / Adrian Quesada (Thievery Corporation Remix, Aloe Blacc, John Beltran, Carlos Mena, Har-You Percussion Group, Combo Moderna (Gerardo Frisina Mix, Afro- Cuban Bata Ensemble, Snowboy, Omar Sosa with Greg Landau, Potato Valdez, Romanowski (Pop en la Moda Mix), Mo'Horizons (Fort Knox Five Mix), and others.
SEPTEMBER 2006- Kinkysweet Records releases HIS NEW HOUSE/ELECTRO/NU JAZZ MIX "LOFT PARTY: SYDNEY" DOUBLE CD SET. Featuring: Quentin Harris with Ashley Beedle/L'isha Project with Miguel "Migs"/Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle / Delano Smith with Jimpster/DJ Jorj with Blaze/Salvo with Spiritual South/Hideo Kobayashi with Pheeko Dubphunk/Julius Papp & Charles Spencer with Tonee Green/Bellcrash with Burdy/Reel People with Dennis
Ferrer/Playgroup with Todd Terry and more!
In MAY 2006 LA's KINKYSWEET RECORDS released HIS MIX / COMPILATION 'MIDNIGHT SOUL 3" the stellar follow up to 2005's moving Neo-Soul/House Double CD Compilation "MIDNIGHT SOUL"
The Double Cd includes music from Rich Medina, Jazzanova, The Rebirth, Break Reform, Boozoo Bajou, Joe Bataan, Kim Hill, Shaun Escoffery, Owusu & Hannibal (Tom Thump Extended Edit),Platinum Pied Pipers and more. With crucial covers of "With a Little Help from My Friends", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and The Cure's "Close to Me".
The first 'MIDNIGHT SOUL" was teeming with innovative forward thinking music from artists such as: Roy Ayers with Erykah Badu / Mark Rae / Roy Davis Jr. / Yam Who? / Fertile Ground / Greyboy / Crazy Penis / Fat Freddy's Drop / Norah Jones / Kaskade / Mark de Clive Lowe / Only Child with Amp Fiddler Faze Action and many others!
TOM THUMP's Ringtone Release A Retro/Cinematic Excursion called "FILM FEST '84" was released by http://startmobile.net/m60 "Film Fest '84" is on the bottom right of the page.
In late 2002 Cosmic Flux Musiq (Cosmicflux Musiq); released PANATONE:warm. A compilation painstakingly selected and meticulouly mixed by Tom Thump. Released on CD and Double Vinyl, PANATONE's sensuous downtempo and uplifting soulful house and breaks persuaded British, American, and local bay area press to pen stellar review after stellar review of Tom's debut offering.
From 2001 to 2006 Tom Thump has played alongside such incredible and popular artists
Jamie Lidell, Original Meters, Morcheeba, Jurassic 5, Ladytron, Tricky, Kruder & Dorfmeister,
Jazzanova, Wagonchrist (Luke Vibert), Roy Ayers, United Future Organisation, Norman Jay, Miguel "Migs", Charles Webster, Femi Kuti, Gavin Smith (Mr. Bongo/Disorient Records), Truby Trio, Koop, John Beltran, Madrid de los Austrias, Dennis Ferrer, Nicola Conte, Turntables on the Hudson, Desmond Williams, Lamb, Alton Miller, Nu Spirit Helsinki, and Gilles Peterson.
Tours and one offs have included stops in LA, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Detroit, New York (Turntables on the Hudson, DJ Swingsett), Miami (Winter Music Conference), London (Tummy Touch Records Night & the Jazz Cafe), Budapest, Berlin, Freiburg, Basel, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane) and New Zealand (6 city tour).
Tom also works non stop promoting/and playing his own club events like LOOSE JOINTS!, (currently on ethe Hottest Friday Weeklies in the City-At the Make Out Room)!! All Styles and Smiles! Pretty Gritty!, Hardrock Soul, Twice As Nice (4 years strong) , Playland, Mash It Up!, Budonkadonk , Sex/Money/Freaks, Othership Connection and other creative and fun underground party's.