Sean Thomas

SeanthomasPictPhiladelphia’s Sean Thomas has been involved with subversive dance culture since 1995. Initially as a member of the Circle Crew, throwing the massive “IT” raves and weekly “YOMAN” club nights which were fundamental in exposing a generation of young minds to proper music, sound and production throughout America’s East Coast. Then as a DJ/Producer, earning a reputation as one of Philly’s numerous first-rate selectors. Through dedication, Sean maintains an enthusiasm for well made House and Techno that need be experienced on the dance floor to fully grasp. Drawing from an expansive knowledge of music and culture, his capacity to connect with crowds and create magic is highly developed. Compelled to explore the depths of sound and form new sonic pathways, his distinct style of fearless, innovative mixing and refined selection keeps listeners engaged, awaiting his next maneuver.

As head of Sound Between Movement, an independent label set up in 2000 with guidance from friend and fellow artist Pete Moss, Sean steadily established his early production identity with a string of vinyl EPs including the standout “Living Music” 3 part series. With releases, remixes and licensing for such reputable labels as Berlin’s Get Physical Music, Philadelphia’s Worship and Recline Records, Northern England’s Illusion Recordings and Vancouver’s Nordic Trax, his thoughtful approach to dance composition has infiltrated discerning heads across the map for many years. Play and support of his production has come from such prominent artists as Benji B. (BBC-Radio1, Deviation, UK), Catz ‘N Dogz (Pets, Get Physical, Poland), Doc Martin (Sublevel, LA), Chris Duckenfield (All Ears Dist. LTD, Sheffield), Jimpster (Freerange, UK), Jay Shepheard (Retrofit, UK), Luke McKeehan (Nordic Trax, Vancouver), Adam Shelton (One Records, UK), Pezzner (Freerange, 8bit, Seattle) and King Britt (Five Six Media, Hyperdub, Philadelphia) amongst others.

With countless sets performed at festivals, clubs and warehouses across the US and as far as the UK to his name, Sean currently contributes as Resident for rizumu, one of Philadelphia’s most respected and longest running Techno collectives. With a wonderfully close-knit contingent of artists, rizumu has grown over 13 years into a trusted institution for House and Techno enthusiasts seeking a straight ahead style, DIY attitude and music-first mentality. Dead committed to remain fully immersed in cultivating Philly’s present/future underground, consorting with rizumu has proven ideal. Well-positioned to further generate a useful array of original work and reworks, Sean supplies exceptional standards of selection, skill and integrity to set a tone that translates beautifully into valid vibrations, leaving you lifted.