Bold selector and mezcal mystic Thomas Bullock hosts a tasting then jams all night.
Thomas Bullock (Tom of England)
Ain't no party like a Thomas Bullock party. If you haven't experienced one of Thomas' wildly unpredictable sets before, time for a treat and to see one of BUMP's favorite DJs continue to push the craft forward.
Thomas is not only DJing but also honoring us by presenting a very rare MEZCAL TASTING SESSION to get us cosmic, connected, and in the proper spirit for a dance -- read on below.
Doors open at 9pm for the tasting
Dancing starts at 10pm
Most commonly known for his participation in the Rub’N’Tug psychedelic disco machine alongside Eric Duncan, Thomas' career in music stretches all the way back to late 80s Cambridge where he was a part of the “legendary” Tonka party crew alongside long term aficionado DJ Harvey – the two would later record together as Map Of Africa on the Whatever We Want label.
Thomas Bullock has been a resident of the USA since the early 90s, first pitching up in San Francisco and gaining reputation as part of the “Wicked” collective (with DJs Garth, Jeno, and Mark E) then moving to New York City and inadvertently starting electroclash as part of A.R.E Weapons, before focusing on less risible musical endeavors under a multiplicity of names including Welcome Stranger and Otterman Empire.
One of the more engaging characters in contemporary electronic music, Thomas recently elected to return to England, electing to call himself Tom Of England clearly in reference to his recent Trans-Atlantic move. Thomas also operates a label "STD Records", whose name is not only a slightly facetious one but apparently also a nod to Sunday T Dance, the “string of delirious parties” held at Bullock’s New York loft in the period before he left. - Juno Plus
Thomas began a mezcal importing business in 2011 called Spirit Bear Mezcals. In between djing all over the world he has been traveling to and fro Mexico going deep into the hills around Oaxaca City to find real mezcaleros unswayed by industry and explore the mezcals they've been producing for hundreds of years. Thomas is now just returning from a 9 month spell in Oaxaca City and writing a book about mezcal, forthcoming from a UK publisher this year.
Therefore, in the spirit of the Agave Goddess Mayahuel (and in the spirit of a Good Party), Thomas will be hosting a special tasting of fine Mezcals at Blonde starting at 9pm. Come early, sip some of Mexico's finest, learn the ways of the mezcalero and let's launch a great session. For a nominal $15 fee, you'll enjoy 3-5 mezcals, an exciting talk with Thomas on the spirit, and your very own cupita to take home. Then we dance!