Jim Coles is known by a few names. He was already a staple in the London scratch DJ community when he went by the pseudonym 2tall. In the interview below, Coles describes how he eventually grew tired of “making music that no one gave a shit about,” and for the past two years he’s been known as Om Unit.
Om Unit has been eagerly prolific since his latest name change. His third work for Civil Music, Aeolian EP features “Dark Sunrise,” which serves as a well made stage for London songbird Tamara Blessa, and it was the first single from Aeolian EP to grab me by the neck. The track has a strong dub vibration, staying true to the reggae roots of UK bass music while subtly showing Om Unit‘s seasoned experience in the music scene.
No doubt, Jim Coles has witnessed all the strange mutations the music has gone through in the past decade or so–mutating from garage to 2-step, dubstep and the current incarnation labeled loosely under the umbrella term “bass music.”
Om Unit rides the unpredictable waves of his manic music scene while stretching the boundaries of the genre. He nabbed London video producers Bison to make a darkly tinged techno odyssey out of “Ulysses.” The color scheme well reflects the aesthetic of the underground.
Om Unit‘s latest release “Old English” isn’t featured on Aeolian EP. With the EP already under his belt, the Sweatson Klank collaboration shows that Om Unit is presently at work on the next new vibe to bless your chest.
Keep the sinewave rolling.