Artist —

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Biography —

As Om Unit Jim Coles has spent the past three years refining his unique sound with releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records, Plastician’s Terrorhythm and Civil Music. Via collaborations with Machinedrum (as Dream Continuum on Planet Mu), Mark Pritchard, Kromestar, Fracture and Sam Binga plus his short-lived, much hyped footwork-jungle alias Phillip D. Kick and remixing Joker, Reso, Kramphaft, Starkey, VIVEK, Foreign Beggars, Shigeto, Illum Sphere and more we can see the confluence of all this work takes full flight on his debut album ‘Threads’.

Grounded in Coles’ junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work, ‘Threads’ connects the dots between many genres, taking in hip-hop, jungle, bassweight and slow/fast. It features Gone The Hero,(a mysterious new project to be unveiled on Jneiro Jarel’s Label Who imprint in 2014), Jinadu, Young Echo’s MC Jabu, and London’s urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark. While Threads is a debut full length for Om Unit it is in fact the producer’s fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s as hip hop producer 2tall, a name under which as turntablist he was a DMC finalist and featured on the late John Peels legendary BBC…

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As Om Unit Jim Coles has spent the past three years refining his unique sound with releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records, Plastician’s Terrorhythm and Civil Music. Via collaborations with Machinedrum (as Dream Continuum on Planet Mu), Mark Pritchard, Kromestar, Fracture and Sam Binga plus his short-lived, much hyped footwork-jungle alias Phillip D. Kick and remixing Joker, Reso, Kramphaft, Starkey, VIVEK, Foreign Beggars, Shigeto, Illum Sphere and more we can see the confluence of all this work takes full flight on his debut album ‘Threads’.

Grounded in Coles’ junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work, ‘Threads’ connects the dots between many genres, taking in hip-hop, jungle, bassweight and slow/fast. It features Gone The Hero,(a mysterious new project to be unveiled on Jneiro Jarel’s Label Who imprint in 2014), Jinadu, Young Echo’s MC Jabu, and London’s urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark. While Threads is a debut full length for Om Unit it is in fact the producer’s fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s as hip hop producer 2tall, a name under which as turntablist he was a DMC finalist and featured on the late John Peels legendary BBC radio show.

In between a immensely hectic touring schedule, taking in much of Europe, North America, Japan and Australia and representing for Tempo Clash alongside, Blue Daisy, Kutmah, Kidkanevil and Offshore (R.I.P) the RBMA 2011 graduate has been heading up a “slow/fast” revolution and launching new sounds with his own label Cosmic Bridge, where he is responsible for introducing artists Danny Scrilla and Moresounds amongst others and has also released a series of ltd edition and now highly sought “Edits” 10″s.

It is perhaps cliché to claim that a record is a standout, a classic before its time, or that the producer is one of the hardest working and most unique, yet Coles’ maturation as a producer over the past decade, synthesising influences and references across his prolific output makes Threads truly feels like it has that classic potential and that Om Unit is a producer deserving of the hype.

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Dates —

25th April 2014
Coronet Theatre, London (UK)

26th April 2014
Sommercasino, Basel (Switzerland)

30th April 2014
Bozar, Brussels (Belgium)

4th May 2014
Pavillion, Cork (Ireland)

16th May 2014
Projekt Lab, Poznan (Poland)

17th May 2014
Puzzle, Wroclaw (Poland)

23rd May 2014
The Faversham, Leeds (UK)

24th May 2014
Spring Attitude Festival, Rome (Italy)

25th May 2014
Mint Lounge, Manchester (UK)

30th May 2014
The Twisted Pepper, Dublin (Ireland)

31st May 2014
Klub Kocka, Split (Croatia)

7th June 2014
Vibra, Modena (Italy)

11th June 2014
The Silver Bullet, London (UK)

24th June 2014
Ploščad SEM, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

28th June 2014
Fusion Festival, Larz (Germany)

17th July 2014
Soundwave Festival, Tisno (Croatia)

18th July 2014
Soundwave Festival, Tisno (Croatia)

26th July 2014
Metsäfestival, Mäntyharju (Finland)

8th August 2014
Boomtown Fair Ltd, Winchester (UK)

15th August 2014
Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)

30th August 2014
Dimensions Festival, Pula (Croatia)

19th September 2014
Fabric, London (UK)

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News —

Klaus Nomi – Keys Of Life (Om Unit Edit) – Free Download —

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Klaus Nomi – Keys Of Life (Om Unit Edit) – Free Download

The ever generous Om Unit has cooked up this free edit of Klaus Nomi – Keys Of Life, available for download from his Soundcloud.

 

Om Unit RA podcast 393 mix —

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Om Unit continues his stellar year with a fresh and upfront mix of electronic styles for the ever dependable RA Resident Advisor podcast series at this link here.

Source: Resident Advisor 11th December 2013

FACT TV: Om Unit picks 10 influential records from his collection —

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FACT sat down with OM Unit to pick out 10 influential records from his collection, and talk about the role that each of them have played in his musical career.

Click here to check it out

Source: YouTube 13th November 2013

Stream Om Unit’s Debut Album, ‘Threads’, and Read His Commentary —

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Om Unit’s much anticipated debut album ‘Threads’ is out now on Civil Music. Check out the full stream and interview on Self Titled.

Click here

Source: Self Titled Mag 31st October 2013

DOWNLOAD: OM UNIT —

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Have you heard the Rinse FM mix from Om Unit ?

Download it to get your hands on the wicked ‘Aptitude Show’

Source: Soundcloud 13th November 2012
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