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 —

31st August 2014
Dimensions Festival, Pula (Croatia)

6th September 2014
Alfie Birds, Birmingham (UK)

12th September 2014
SuperLoft, Sao Paolo (Brazil)

14th September 2014
Fosfobox, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)

19th September 2014
Fabric, London (UK)

20th September 2014
Instant, Budapest (Hungary)

25th September 2014
The Kingpin Suite - Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London (UK)

26th September 2014
San Pietro, Turin (Italy)

27th September 2014
Eastville Park, Bristol (UK)

3rd October 2014
Bongo Club, Edinburgh (UK)

4th October 2014
24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool (UK)

21st November 2014
Studio Spaces Wapping, London (UK)

29th November 2014
The Irish Center, Nottingham (UK)

5th December 2014
Klub K4, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

6th December 2014
Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb (Croatia)

12th March 2015
Horizon Festival, Bansko (Bulgaria)

28th March 2015
Waagenbau, Hamburg (Germany)

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News —

Om Unit Presents: VA – Cosmology —

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Om Unit Presents: VA – Cosmology  (Link To Bandcamp)

Om Unit Presents Cosmology. 9 tracks showcasing a new wave of beat production in the realm of Cosmic Bridge & label head Om Unit’s signature “slow/fast” sound.

Curated by Om Unit for his Cosmic Bridge imprint the compilation features tracks from…

PREMIERE: SLICK SHOOTA (OM UNIT REMIX) —

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Check out the OM Unit remix of the Slick Shoota new EP “Keep Bussin” premiered by Mixmag here

Source: Mixmag 25th April 2014

Slick Shoota – Keep Bussin’ (Om Unit Remix) – Mixmag Premiere —

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Premiere: Slick Shoota ‘Keep Bussin” (Om Unit remix) (Link To Mixmag Soundcloud)

Mixmag have premiered this awesome future jungle remix of Oslo’s Slick Shoota by Om Unit.

 

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
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