Artist —

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Biography —

Producing since his early teens, London based Jim Coles started with jungle before progressing to the world of turntablism under the name ’2tall’, representing the UK in the DMC World DJ Championships. In 2008 Coles retired this moniker and reset the clocks as Om Unit. The producer first made his mark with a reworking of Joker’s ‘Digi Design’ before appearances on Fabric’s ‘Elevator Music’ compilation, All City Records, Pinch’s Tectonic, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle and Plastician’s Terrorhythm imprint.

Prior to the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Threads’ on Civil Music in 2013 Cole’s released three EPs for the label that established his slow/fast sound. ‘The Timps’, a sub-aquatic journey into electro, ‘Transport’, a collection of experiments in mechanical soul and slow/fast, and ‘Aeolian’ two years later, a cinematic journey through modern jungle. ‘Threads’ reconciled all Cole’s work and influences and included vocals appearances from Young Echo’s MC Jabu, legendary urban poet Charlie Dark, Gone The Hero and Jinadu. Grounded in his junglistic roots, referencing his hip hop background and anchored by the bassweight of dubstep, the album established him as one of the most consistent and original artists in the electronic sphere.

In 2011/2012 Om Unit created a link between classic…

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Producing since his early teens, London based Jim Coles started with jungle before progressing to the world of turntablism under the name ’2tall’, representing the UK in the DMC World DJ Championships. In 2008 Coles retired this moniker and reset the clocks as Om Unit. The producer first made his mark with a reworking of Joker’s ‘Digi Design’ before appearances on Fabric’s ‘Elevator Music’ compilation, All City Records, Pinch’s Tectonic, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle and Plastician’s Terrorhythm imprint.

Prior to the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Threads’ on Civil Music in 2013 Cole’s released three EPs for the label that established his slow/fast sound. ‘The Timps’, a sub-aquatic journey into electro, ‘Transport’, a collection of experiments in mechanical soul and slow/fast, and ‘Aeolian’ two years later, a cinematic journey through modern jungle. ‘Threads’ reconciled all Cole’s work and influences and included vocals appearances from Young Echo’s MC Jabu, legendary urban poet Charlie Dark, Gone The Hero and Jinadu. Grounded in his junglistic roots, referencing his hip hop background and anchored by the bassweight of dubstep, the album established him as one of the most consistent and original artists in the electronic sphere.

In 2011/2012 Om Unit created a link between classic jungle and chicago footwork with both his (now retired) ‘Phillip D Kick’ Footwork/Jungle alias, and his collaborative effort with Machinedrum (as Dream Continuum on Planet Mu), paving the way for a now burgeoning Footwork/Jungle scene. 2013 saw him championed as an exciting new voice in DnB with releases on dBridge’s Exit records and Goldie’s legendary Metalheadz label, continuing through 2014 with his reworking Doc Scott’s legendary ‘Shadow Boxing’ for its re-release on 31 Recordings and ‘Inversion’ a new extended project with classic potential for Metalheadz that balances introspective and energetic moments and features Jehst and rare unearthed samples from Goldie’s archives.

Not content with pushing boundaries from the studio with his own productions or via his in-demand DJ sets at the worlds premiere festivals and clubs across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania, Om Unit owns and runs his own imprint ‘Cosmic Bridge Records’. Launched in 2011 Cole’s A&R sensibilities have given us a new wave of beat production in the realm of his signature “slow/fast” sound. The label has released material from Kromestar, Boxcutter and Om Unit himself, as well as Moresounds, EAN and Danny Scrilla; who after making their debuts for the label have gone on to make waves. This first draft of Cosmic Bridge artists all contributed to 2014′s widely applauded Om Unit curated ‘Cosmology’ label compilation.

“Om” The supreme and most sacred syllable, and believed to be the spoken essence of the universe. “Unit” a single thing or person.

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Dates —

23rd May 2015
Corsica Studios, London (UK)

12th June 2015
Gottwood Festival, Holyhead (UK)

13th June 2015
Koko, London (UK)

18th June 2015
Upload, Barcelona (Spain)

19th June 2015
The Bullingdon, Oxford (UK)

26th June 2015
Pavillion, Cork (Ireland)

30th July 2015
Théâtre de Verdure, Pau (France)

14th August 2015
Cross Club, Prague (Czech Republic)

21st August 2015
Village Underground, London (UK)

28th August 2015
Shambala, Northamptonshire (UK)

6th September 2015
Outlook Festival, Pula (Croatia)

3rd October 2015
BrukBar / Blæst, Trondheim (Norway)

13th November 2015
Riddim Collision Festival, Lyon (France)

4th December 2015
The Irish Center, Nottingham (UK)

12th December 2015
Crash Club, Bologna (Italy)

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Artist Info —

Based: UK
Travelling: 1
Territories: UK, Europe, Rest of World



News —

Premiere: Sizzla – Cold War (Om Unit Remix) —

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Premiere: Sizzla – Cold War (Om Unit Remix) (Link To Complex UK Website)

Om Unit has transformed Sizzla’s “Cold War” into a digi-dancehall banger.

Source: 20th May 2015

UZ Feat. 12th Planet – Trap Shit V21 (Om Unit Remix) | Free Download —

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UZ Feat. 12th Planet – Trap Shit V21 (Om Unit Remix) | Free Download – Link To Soundcloud

Om Unit keeps the good stuff coming in spades with this free download of his remix of US dubsteppers UZ and 12th Planet.

 

Rinse FM Podcast – Machinedrum w/ dBridge, Om Unit + Fracture —

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Rinse FM Podcast – Machinedrum w/ dBridge, Om Unit + Fracture (Link To Soundcloud)

Om Unit teamed up with kindred spirits Machinedrum, dBridge & Fracture to record an epic session for Rinse FM.

 

Machinedrum – Gunshotta (Om Unit Rollers VIP) | Record Store Day 12″ Exclusive —

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Machinedrum – Gunshotta (Om Unit Rollers VIP) | Record Store Day 12″ Exclusive (Link To Soundcloud)

Om Unit has provided a stellar rolling jungle remix of Machinedrum for Ninja Tune’s exclusive Record Store Day release.

Om Unit x Sam Binga – Transatlantic EP (BUNIT001) – Preview —

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Om Unit x Sam Binga – Transatlantic EP (BUNIT001) – Link To Soundcloud

Sam Binga & Om Unit collaborate on this LTD hand-stamped white label Vinyl (and Digital) EP “Transatlantic”. Get familiar ahead as the release date approaches.

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