Om Unit

Om Unit

As a producer and DJ, Om Unit’s persistent presence in an ever-changing musical landscape has solidified his place as an electronic music pioneer and stalwart.

He has been known to distil and cross-pollinate tropes of breaks, techno, hip-hop, dubstep, ambient, jungle, footwork, and dub into a fluid take on sound system culture and electronic music that sidesteps the pitfalls of genres and pastiche and creates new potentials for exploration and inspiration with many following in his footsteps.

On record his explorations into the ‘deeper’ end of the electronic music spectrum have come via such releases as his critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Threads’ via Civil Music, 2014’s ‘inversion’ for Metalheadz (an homage to the label’s original sound palette via DAT’s lent by Goldie himself), 2017’s ‘Self’ via his own now-defunct ‘Cosmic Bridge’ label and his recent spate of conceptual ‘Acid Dub Studies’ LP as non-label self-releases complete with 2 sets of remixes from a whole host of luminary producers and DJ’s including Hodge, Deadbeat, CV313, Yushh, Tapes, Surgeon’s Girl and many more.

A fan of collaboration, there are various projects out in the world which feature collaborative works with the likes of TM404 via Acid Test, Martyn via 3024, Seekersinternational via Berceuse Heroique, and Deadbeat via Midnight Shift.

It is Om Unit’s exploratory approach that has made him an in-demand remixer (DJ Magazine once shortlisted him for Best Producer and Best Remix) and BBC Radio 1, Boiler Room, Resident Advisor, FACT, XLR8R, Rinse FM & Keep Hush have called on him to provide mixes and showcase his sound.

Coles is also a sought-after DJ and now live performer with his ‘Acid Dub Studies’ Live show, with over 500 appearances in clubs and festivals in more than 30 countries he has made the equivalent of approaching twenty five trips round the globe and counting. And in line with his desire to imagine new potentials for dance music has appeared on varied bills from the Montreux Jazz Festival to Bass Coast, Waking Life to Mysteryland.

AGENT: Peter Beer

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