“Om” The supreme and most sacred syllable, and believed to be the spoken essence of the universe. “Unit” a single thing or person.
Over the past four years, Om Unit has established himself as one of the most consistent and original artists in the electronic sphere. Based in London, the producer first made his mark with a reworking of Joker’s ‘Digi Design’, getting the blessing of Kode9 for a white label treatment. This quickly led to appearances on Fabric’s ‘Elevator Music’ compilation, All City Records and Plastician’s Terrorhythm imprint with the ‘The Corridor’ EP, Om Unit’s first statement of intent.
Om Unit is the alias of Jim Coles. Producing since his early teens, he started with jungle before graduating via the world of turntablism under the 2tall moniker and representing the UK in the DMC world DJ championships. As 2tall he appeared on the John Peel show, collaborated with Dabrye, Foreign Beggars, Kashmere, and Jehst. He also released three albums including ‘Beautiful Mindz’ a collaborative project with Stones Throw’s Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow, and ‘The Softer Diagram’ on L.A’s Content Records. After performing decks ‘n’ FX for dubstep pioneers Various Production’s live show, Coles retired 2tall in 2008 and reset the clocks.
Om Unit: the spoken essence of a man on a mission.