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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 —

9th July 2015
Phoenix Landing, Boston (USA)

11th July 2015
Basscoast Festival, Merritt (Canada)

16th July 2015
Zeba Bar, Washington DC (USA)

17th July 2015
Pawn Shop Live, Edmonton (Canada)

18th July 2015
Gritsy, Houston (USA)

19th July 2015
Barcelona, Austin (USA)

23rd July 2015
The Dragonfly, Los Angeles (USA)

24th July 2015
Kava Lounge, San Diego (USA)

25th July 2015
Motion Notion Festival, Golden (Canada)

26th July 2015
F8, San Francisco (USA)

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)

11th September 2015
Het Bos, Antwerp (Belgium)

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

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

20th November 2015
Vk, Brussels (Belgium)

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

11th December 2015
LEONCAVALLO, Milan (Italy)

12th December 2015
Crash Club, Bologna (Italy)

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Artist Info —

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



News —

Om Unit – Torchlight vol.1 | CBR012 (Cosmic Bridge) —

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Om Unit – Torchlight vol.1 | CBR012 (Cosmic Bridge) (Link To Om Unit Soundcloud)

Om Unit launched his Cosmic Bridge imprint in 2011 and despite appearances on the label; remixing and collaborating with Moresounds, Danny Scrilla, EAN and compiling the labels DJ Mag nominated compilation of the year ‘Cosmology’,…

Om Unit – Cosmic Bridge 2015 Mix (Past, Present & Future) —

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Cosmic Bridge 2015 Mix – Past, Present & Future (Link To Om Unit Soindcloud)

To celebrate the upcoming announcement of his new EP, Torchlight Vol.1, Om Unit has shared a new mix packed with new material and exclusive tracks from upcoming Cosmic Bridge releases.

Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Om Unit Edit) | Free Download —

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Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Om Unit Edit) | Free Download – Link To Soundcloud

Om Unit has taken Candi Staton’s classic vocal, slowed it down and twisted it into a deep bass, percussive late night belter. And it’s free for everyone.

 

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.

 

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