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Om Unit

Metalheadz / UK

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A former turntablist who represented the UK at the DMC championships, Om Unit aka Jim Coles has latterly re-invented himself as one of breakbeat music’s most restless and incendiary talents.

Making his mark with a killer remix of Joker’s ‘Digi Design’ in 2008, outings for Fabric’s ‘Elevator Music’ comp and Plastician’s Terrorrhythm labels followed, before he signed to agenda-setting label Civil music in 2010.

His debut album for Civil, 2013’s ‘Threads’, stood as his most definitive statement up to that point, drawing on his turntablism history, junglist echoes, and the bassy churn of classic dubstep, wrapped up in the forceful yet introspective sound that he’s come to represent.

Posted: 10 November 2015