Silent Frisco is a crew of San Francisco sonic missionaries dedicated to turning impossible situations into musical magic. We specialize in enabling performances in public spaces where ‘noise’ has previously made such performances impractical or illegal. By using our custom ‘Silent Frisco’ wireless headphones, the music can play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet. Once one removes ‘noise’ from the equation, public music gatherings can be seen for what they truly are: an unalienable civil right.
We are based in San Francisco but have traveled far and wide to bring this unique performance technology to happy listeners. Among the events that either Silent Frisco, or our founder Robbie ‘MoPo’ Kowal have performed at are Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Earthdance, Harmony Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Sea of Dreams NYE, and Ghost Ship Halloween. We’ve put music on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Miami Beach in Florida, and Town Beach in Bridgeport Connecticut. We helped to revive legendary outdoor artspaces the Silo in Houston and Austin Enchanted Forest. In 2010, Silent Frisco conceieved and executed the ‘Silent Soundclash Tour’ the nation’s first Silent Disco club tour. Show us a place where ‘music Is not allowed’ and we will show you how to get make it happen.DJ Tom Thump has been a steady, exuberant player and promoter on/of the San Francisco funk, soul, eclectic scene, since the late ’90s. He is currently producing ‘The Funkadelic Remix Project’ for Detroit’s Westbound Records, featuring remixes from, Moodymann, Recloose, Tom Thump, Claude Young, Amp Fiddler, Alton Miller, The Dirtbombs, DJ BMG, Gay Marvine, Marcellus Pittman and others. When DJing, Tom also has the ability to assimilate and present the music and mood necessary for virtually any occasion or party. His knowledge of the world of music is both deep and wide, his skills allowing the musical language speak clearly and powerfully, no matter the genre.Shouts! is a project by San Francisco bass music producer Jason C Apple. After many years of producing as Ground Control, Shouts! was created as an outlet for his weirder, more emotive music that nevertheless works a dancefloor. Focusing on deep house and garage, more than anything, Shouts! is about trying to figure out how sound becomes a feeling.
Part of the Hot N Heavy Recordings crew, Shouts! first EP, ‘Do Your Thing’ was released on January 23rd, 2013.