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 theearly 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
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.
From 2001 to 2008 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.
Black Mike keeps coming out with hits. His newest single "Raincoat" dropped in July, and in three short months, has surpassed 50,000 streams alone on Spotify. The soothing melody and the passion in his voice marry well together throughout the entire song. He is a true artist, both singing and rapping on this song. The catchy hook "I had to make a way, I watched you…See More
Singer, DJ, and producer IPN just dropped a hot new single titled “Now It’s Over”. Even though the track has characteristically sad and dark sounds inspired by Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda and Blackbear, it refers to a message of hope. The lyrics aren’t really complicated, since IPN wrote it really fast and it’s not focused on a specific argument, to leave for the listener…See More