Om Unit

As a producer and DJ, Jim Coles has been a significant and pioneering presence in various dance music circles for the past five years. Following a formative decade in the global hip-hop underground, Coles took the name Om Unit in the late 2000s and began to travel across genres and scenes in search of sonic tropes to cross-breed and re-imagine. Key to his approach is a desire to never settle for the destination and instead focus on what can be learned from the journey.

What drives Coles is a desire to keep challenging himself, and in turn his audience. Over the past five years, this has led him to distill various influences — hip-hop, dubstep, ambient, jungle, footwork — into a fluid take on sound system culture that sidesteps the pitfalls of genres and pastiche and creates new potentials for exploration and inspiration, with many following in his footsteps. It’s how, in the early 2010s, he came to pioneer the stylistic and rhythmic links between jungle and footwork via a series of acclaimed edits that brought him to the attention of the drum & bass scene. This personal approach has earned Coles praise as a refreshing voice in dance music from both peers and the media.

On record, Coles’ explorations into the deeper end of the electronic music spectrum have come via releases for Civil Music, including a critically acclaimed debut album, 2013’s Threads, legendary drum & bass outfit Metalheadz, where he was given access to Goldie’s personal sample archive as the inspiration for 2014’s Inversion album, Planet Mu, for a collaboration with Machinedrum as Dream Continuum, All City Records, remixing Grammy-winning producer Om’Mas Keith, Plastician’s Terrorhythm, and Exit Records, where he first collaborated with Sam Binga (leading to their BUNIT series of white label releases). The same exploratory approach has made him an in-demand remixer and BBC Radio 1, Boiler Room, Resident Advisor, FACT, XLR8R, and Rinse FM have called on him to provide mixes and showcase his sound.

In 2011, Coles set up a label, Cosmic Bridge Records, through which he has exercised an A&R sensibility that has created an exciting independent home for likeminded artists. The label’s releases, pressed onto limited edition vinyl runs, regularly sell out within days of their street date. Through Cosmic Bridge, Coles has championed veterans such as Kromestar and Boxcutter alongside new voices from Europe and America, including Moresounds, Danny Scrilla, and Graphs. The label’s breadth is best seen in the celebrated, and award-nominated,Cosmolog compilation series Coles began overseeing in 2014. Cosmic Bridge represents a dual path of inspiration: that which Coles found in others’ music, and that which others have found in his.

Coles is also a sought after DJ, with over 300 appearances in clubs and festivals in more than 30 countries he has made the equivalent of over a dozen 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, Outlook to Mysteryland.

After two decades in London, Coles relocated to Bristol in 2015. From his new studio on the English west coast he continues his search through production work (the Torchlight EP series on Cosmic Bridge) and aesthetic exercises (the Gates mix series). A keen scholar of all music, he draws from the past and present to imagine the future, never content to remain in the same place for too long.

Bookings:
UK / Europe / ROW : ben@fieldartists.net
North & South America: Miro@surefireagency.com
Oceania: Jerry@theoperatives.com.au

Management: mark@sequenc.es

Labels: Cosmic Bridge/Civil Music/Exit/Metalheadz

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28 November 2016, 15:24 | Metalheadz | OneMind | Ulterior Motive | Om Unit
OneMind herald from Bristol and consist of two producers who create a freedom in their music, encouraging people through an emotional connection with what they hear.
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Ulysses (The Unreleased VIP) / Righteousness
Om Unit
Cosmic Bridge Lathe, 10", Ltd, Num 2020
Exodus
Om Unit
Not On Label File, WAV 2020
Submerged
Om Unit
2020
Violet
Om Unit
Not On Label 2x10", EP, Ltd 2019
Untitled Works
Om Unit x Kid Drama
Apollo 12", EP 2019
Open Palms Dub / Toppatop VIP
Om Unit / MORESOUNDS x DJ Madd
Dub-Stuy Records 7", Ltd, Num, W/Lbl 2019
Cosmology - Dark Matter
Om Unit Presents Various
2019
BUNIT004
Om Unit & Sam Binga
BUNIT 12", EP 2018
Self (The Remixes)
Om Unit
Cosmic Bridge 12", EP, Ltd 2018
The Corridor (Remixes)
Om Unit
2018
Cosmology Selections
Om Unit Presents Various
Cosmic Bridge 3x12" 2017
Fire Exit / Dark Vistas
Om Unit
Library Music (2) 12", Single 2017
TransSiberian EP
Om Unit & Sam Binga
2017
Self
Om Unit
2017
Transpacific EP
Sam Binga & Om Unit
BUNIT 12", EP, W/Lbl 2016
Friend Of Day / Basement Superman / What it is
Om Unit
Idle Hands 12", EP 2016
Torchlight Vol.3
Om Unit
Cosmic Bridge 12", Ltd, 140 2016
Cosmology Volume 3
Om Unit Presents Various
Cosmic Bridge 10xFile, MP3, Comp 2016
Edits Vol 1 - 3 (Xmas 2016)
Om Unit
Not On Label 6xFile, MP3, EP, 320 2016
Torchlight Trilogy
Om Unit
Cosmic Bridge 14xFile, FLAC, Comp 2016
Om Unit Edits Vol. 3
Om Unit
2016
Shadow Boxing (Om Unit VIP) / Something Ancient
Nasty Habits / Thing (5) & Om Unit
2016
Torchlight Vol.2
Om Unit
2016
Cosmology Volume 2
Om Unit Presents Various
Cosmic Bridge 10xFile, FLAC, Comp 2015
Torchlight Vol.1
Om Unit
2015
Transatlantic EP
Om Unit & Sam Binga
2015
Cosmology
Om Unit Presents Various
Cosmic Bridge 9xFile, FLAC, Album, Comp 2014
FACT Mix 472
Om Unit
FACT Magazine File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2014
Inversion
Om Unit
2014
Small Victories EP
Om Unit & Sam Binga
Exit Records (7) 12", EP, Ltd, Cle 2013
RA.393
Om Unit
Resident Advisor File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2013
Threads
Om Unit
2013
Sleepwalkers / Grey Skies Over Chicago / The Hand
Om Unit
2013
LA Refix
Om Unit + Om'Mas Keith + Daedelus
All City Records (3) 7" 2012
Om Unit Edits Vol.2
Om Unit
2012
Om Unit Edits Vol.1
Om Unit
2012
Aeolian
Om Unit
2012
Merkabah Dub
Om Unit vs. Kromestar
Cosmic Bridge File, FLAC 2011
Podcast 227
Om Unit
XLR8R File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2011
Transport
Om Unit
2011
The Timps
Om Unit
2011
Solar Cycle
Om Unit vs. Kromestar
2011
Lavender / Lightgrids
Om Unit
All City Records (3) 7" 2010
Searching
Om Unit
Stretched Records 12" 2010
The Corridor EP
Om Unit
2010
Joyspark
Om Unit
Not On Label File, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Single
Remix
Название Лейбл / номер Формат Год
Remixes
Various
2020
Rastrumentals Remixes Part 1
Dubkasm
Eco Do Jongo (Om Unit ...
Rastrumentals 10" 2019
Cairn Remixes
Brecon
Scarp (Om Unit Remix)
Mesh (2) File, MP3, EP 2018
Space Funk Remixes
Digital
2018
This And The Memory Of This
Stick In The Wheel
2018
Remix Vol. 2
Seba
2017
Ruffhouse / Blind Man (Om Unit Remixes)
J:Kenzo / Nomine
Ruffhouse (Om Unit Rem...
Tempa 12", Ltd 2016
Broken (Om Unit Remix)
Blocks & Escher
2016
To Have & Have Not The Remixes
Jubei (2)
2016
Make Your Love
Lynch Kingsley
Make Your Love
Beat Machine Records 12" 2015
Vapor City Remixes
Machinedrum*
Gunshotta (Om Unit's R...
Ninja Tune 12", EP, Ltd 2015
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Trap Shit V21 (Om Unit...
All Trap Music 4xFile, MP3, EP, 320 2015
Bass And Superstructure: Shifting Peaks 2010-2015
Various
Reach Out (Om Unit Remix)
Shifting Peaks 50xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2015
The Levels - Remixes
The Levels (2)
2015
Nasty Rips & Shifting Peaks Vol 3
Various
Reach Out (Om Unit Remix)
Shifting Peaks 16xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2014
Class of 2009 #5YEB
Various
Cybernator (Om Unit Re...
Error Broadcast Cass, Ltd, Cor 2014
Class of 2009 #5YEB
Various
Cybernator (Om Unit Re...
Error Broadcast Cass, Ltd, Blu 2014
Class of 2009 #5YEB
Various
Cybernator (Om Unit Re...
Error Broadcast Cass, Ltd, Gre 2014
Sticky Fingers
Above & Beyond Feat. Alex Vargas (5)
2014
Keep Bussin'
Slick Shoota
2014
Larchmont
Pawn (4) & Calculon
2014
Shadow Boxing
Nasty Habits
2014
Fabriclive 76
Calyx & Teebee
2014
Tangram Remixed
Reso (2)
Simple Pleasures
Civil Music 12", EP 2013
The Abyss Within
Memory9
The Abyss Within (OM U...
Mnemonic Dojo 12" 2013
Get Ready VIP
Congo Natty
2013
Decay (OM Unit Remix) / Just Like You (Fracture Remix)
Naibu
2013
Gettin Run Down EP
Nphonix*
2013
Asteroids
V.I.V.E.K
2013
Vapor City - Gunshotta Ave
Machinedrum*
2013
Focus 10
Coleco
2013
The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family
Jehst
Killer Instinct (Om Un...
YNR Productions 12", EP, Ltd 2012
Illum Sphere Remixed
Illum Sphere
Never Lie Twice
Fat City 12" 2012
Bad Habit (Om Unit VIP)
Fracture (2)
Bad Habit (Om Unit VIP)
Astrophonica 10", S/Sided 2012
14 Tracks: Slow/Fast
Various
Oni (Om Unit's Wrongsp...
Boomkat 14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2012
The Formula
Beat Inc.
Just Remember (Om Unit...
Original Cultures, Original Cultures 12", Whi 2012
Pseudogeddon!
Various
We Ir E (Om Unit Edit)
Pseudogeddon 11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2012
XNX Volume 1
Silver Medallion
I Needed You (Om Unit ...
Not On Label (Silver Medallion Self-released) File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2012
Temple Fortune EP
Brassica
2012
The Move
Various
2012
Blend
813 (2)
2012
Coded / Oni
Ziro
2012
MDD Mix 036 - DJ First Of All 001 The Barking Dogs
Cristian Croce
Sacrificial (Om Unit R...
Mischio Dischi Disco File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2011
The Giant
Silent Dust
The Giant (Om Unit Remix)
None60 12" 2011
Colortronics
Comma (8)
Mezcal Hologram (Om Un...
Frite Nite Cass, Ltd, Pur 2011
Lost In Space
Starkey Feat. Charli XCX
Lost In Space (Om Unit...
Civil Music 7xFile, FLAC 2011
Fish Touch
Pixelord
2011
Full Circle Remixes
Shigeto
2011
Matilda : Licensing Edition
Stateless (2)
2011
Silent Dust
Silent Dust
2011
Space Traitor Vol. 2
Starkey
2011
Assassinations
Stateless (2)
2011
Only Mountain The Remixes
Take
2011
Robot Ramification
Naive Machine
2011
Whip It Up Remixes
Ital Tek
2011
Can't Fathom This
Freddy Todd
Can't Fathom This (Om ...
Car Crash Set 5xFile, WAV, Sin 2010
DTPodcast103
Adam Freeland
My World (Om Unit Mix)
Data Transmission File, MP3, Mixed 2010
Sound That Speaks Volumes 2010
Plastician
Digidesign (Om Unit’s .
Not On Label CD, Mixed 2010
How To Fake Your Own Life
Adam Freeland
How To Fake Your Own L...
Marine Parade CDr, Single, Promo 2010
Beggattron Remixed EP 2
Foreign Beggars
No More (Om Unit's And...
Dented, Dented 6xFile, MP3, EP, 320 2010
Bashō Bashō Remixed Remixed
Kidkanevil
Tintinnabuli (Om Unit&...
First Word Records 11xFile, MP3, Album, 320 2010
Beggattron Remixed
Foreign Beggars
No More (Om Unit's And...
Dented 18xFile, MP3, Album, 320 2010
United Colors Of Beggatron+Beggattron Remixed
Foreign Beggars
2010
Digidesign (Om Unit's Pop Lock Remix)
Joker (5)
2010
Sweatsons Trajectory
Take aka Sweatson Klank
Digidesign (Om Unit Po...
dublab CD, Ltd, Mixed 2009
FACT Mix 44
Alexander Nut
Digi Design (Om Unit R...
FACT Magazine File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2009
Mixed by
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Sacred Places
Amenta
2011
Appearance
Название Лейбл / номер Формат Год
For The New Dawn
Vromm
Stargazing
Cosmic Bridge 12", EP, Ltd 2018
#RCFF Interviews
Uncle Dugs
Om Unit Interview (27 ...
Music Mondays M/Stick, Ltd + 125xFile, MP3, 192 2016
OneMind EP 1
OneMind
2016
Innermost EP
Neuropol
The Rise
Cosmic Bridge 4xFile, FLAC, EP 2015
Flywrench OST
Various
Free Flight (feat. Om ...
Magical Properties 12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2015
True Sight EP
Danny Scrilla
2015
Anuk Krakatau
Lewis James (2)
Anuk Krakatau
Original Cultures 2xFile, WAV, Single 2013
Feelings for Detroit Vol. 7: Conquering Dandelion
foi oi oi & What the Bleep
We Ir E
Not On Label CD, Mixed 2013
In Mind EP
Kid Drama
2013
The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family REMIXES
Jehst
2013
Pseudogeddon!
Various
Pseudogeddon 11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2012
Flash Powder E.P.
Danny Scrilla
2012
Coded / Oni
Ziro
2012
TrackAppearance
Название Лейбл / номер Формат Год
KOT
KOT (9)
Exodus
The Silvery Water (Podcasts) File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2020
Hit+Run Presents (((Vibrate High)))
Various
Old English
Hit+Run 57xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2020
DAVE Podcast #23
šuma
Untitled 2, Righteousn...
DAVE (3) File, MP3, Mixed, 128 2019
Wasted Days
Sam Binga
Reclaim
Critical Music 2x12", TP 2019
If The Cap Fits EP
Sam Binga
2019
Splinters
Various
Maths
Amar (2) 3xLP, Album, Ltd 2018
Isolatedmix 69
Bersarin Quartett
Le Singe
A Strangely Isolated Place File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2017
Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Café (Anthology)
Various
Dark Sunrise
Wagram Music 4xCD, Comp, P/Mixed 2017
Diffrent x Flexout (Part 2)
Various
Wagonist RIddim (Sully...
Diffrent Music Podcast File, MP3, P/Mixed, 320 2016
1sixty Mix
Feonix & Na-Kika
Spiritwerk (Loxy &...
Not On Label (Feonix Self-released), Not On Label (Na-Kika Self-released) File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2016
Road Kill Vol. 1-3
Various
Old English
Hit+Run, Hit+Run, Hit+Run 3xCass, Comp, Ltd, Num, Box 2016
In My Ears
DJ Pone
Dark Sunrise
Tsugi CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Smplr 2016
#savefabric Compilation
Various
2016
Synthesis
Digital
2016
'Khadag' Charity Compilation
Various
Pots And Pans
Red Moon Rising 14xFile, FLAC, Comp 2015
XmooosCast 2015
Various
Testimony
Diffrent Music Podcast File, MP3, P/Mixed, 320 2015
Christmas Time Mix
Feonix & Na-Kika
The Crossing
Not On Label (Feonix Self-released), Not On Label (Na-Kika Self-released) File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2015
Flywrench OST
Various
Ulysses (Reso's Differ...
Magical Properties 12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2015
Wasted Days
Sam Binga
2015
14 Tracks: Footwork/Jungle
Various
Grey Skies Over Chicago
Boomkat 14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2014
Podcast 352
Pixelord
Nuff Music
XLR8R File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2014
100 Hits Lounge
Various
Dark Sunrise
Wagram Music S.A. 5xCD, Comp 2014
Mimm Exploration Compilation
Various
Back At Plastic
Mimm Recordings 17xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2014
Feelings for Detroit Vol. 8: Under Mi Sensei
foi oi oi & What the Bleep
Deep Sea Pyramid
Not On Label CD, Mixed 2014
Platinum Breakz 4
Various
2014
Southport Weekender
LeFtO
2014
RA.352
Ital Tek
Gamma
Resident Advisor File, MP3, Mixed, 160 2013
#FWUK004 - Ken Evil
Ken Evil
Swimming Dragons (Ital...
Good Street Records File, MP3, Mixed 2013
Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Café The Best Of
Various
Dark Sunrise
Wagram Music 4xCD, Comp 2013
Mosaic Vol. 2
Various
Triffidz
Exit Records (7) 28xFile, WAV, Comp 2013
RA.386
Machinedrum*
Deep Sea Pyramid
Resident Advisor File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2013
Deeper Vibrations Podcast #1
Various
Electric Riddim, Ulyss...
Deeper Vibrations File, MP3, Mixed, 128 2013
XLR8R Podcast 307: dBridge
dBridge*
Triffidz, Electribe Ri...
XLR8R File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2013
The Top 100 Tracks Of 2013
Various
Sleepwalkers
Bleep (2) 100xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2013
Mosaic Vol. 2 Part 1
Various
2013
Fabriclive 61
Pinch (2)
Pressure
Fabric (2) CD, Mixed 2012
Project: Mooncircle 10th Anniversary
Various
Naiad
Project: Mooncircle 4xLP, Comp, Ltd, Whi + Box 2012
Various Assets - Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy Madrid 2011
Various
Vale Vale, Alien Titma...
Red Bull Music Academy 2xCD, Comp, Promo 2012
Bleep X Sonar 2012 Sampler EP
Various
C66 Jam
Bleep (2) 4xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320 2012
Various Assets - Not For Sale
Various
Alien Titmarsh Riddim
Sinedín Music CD, Comp, Promo 2012
Humanity Test
Surgeon
Preshah
Dynamic Tension Records File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2012
Double D Town Podcast 41 (Laptopbattle Special)
Mr.K
Vibes Is Right
Double D Town File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2012
The Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
Various
Ulysses
Bleep (2) 100xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2012
Marble Mixtapes #5 : Para One - Hyperion Mix
Various
The Timps (Hrdvsion Re...
Marble File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, Mixtape, 320 2012
Go Series Junio 2012 Sónar 2012 Selected & Mixed By Xxxy
Various
Prawn Cocktail (Salva ...
Go Mag CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo 2012
Mind The Dubstep .v2
Various
Vibrations
Xelon Entertainment 2xCD, Mixed 2012
Tectonic Plates Volume 3
Various
2012
Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Café - 14
Various
2012
Road Kill Volume 2
Various
2012
The Sound Pellegrino Podcast - Episode 14
Various
The Timps (Hrdvsion Re...
Sound Pellegrino File, AAC, Comp, Mixed 2011
Finest Ego (United Kingdom / Ireland Compilation)
Various
Dr. Funkenstein, Naiad
Project: Mooncircle Cass, Comp, Ltd 2011
Saturated! Vol. 2
Various
Question
SATURATE!RECORDS 18xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2011
Hoya:Hoya 3
Various
Fibonnaci 10
Hoya:Hoya 12" 2011
Bleep:100 Tracks/2011
Various
Fibonacci 10
Bleep (2) 100xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2011
14 Tracks - Present: Future
Various
Fibonnaci
Boomkat 14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2011
The Top 100 Tracks Of 2010
Various
Lavender
Bleep (2) 100xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2011
Nihon Kizuna
Various
Lavender
Not On Label 50xFile, FLAC, Comp 2011
Analogue Frequencies
Swede:art
Lightgrids
Error Broadcast File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2010
Sound That Speaks Volumes 2010
Plastician
Searching, The Corridor
Not On Label CD, Mixed 2010
Low Relevance 009 - Economic Downturn Redundancy Behaviour
Whtrz
The Corridor
Low Relevance File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2010
RA.196
Kuedo
Lightgrids
Resident Advisor File, MP3, Mixed, 160 2010
Double D Town Podcast 12
DDM
Ether
Double D Town File, MP3, Mixed, 192 2010
Bleep Showcase Volume 1
Various
Scatterclocks
Bleep (2) 11xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 2009
FACT Mix 44
Alexander Nut
Cradle
FACT Magazine File, MP3, Mixed, 320 2009
Fabric Presents Elevator Music: Vol. 1
Various
2009
Musical Rickshaw With Pathaan
Various
Searching (Adam Freela...
Lola's World 2xCD, Comp, Dig
UnofficialRelease
Название Лейбл / номер Формат Год
Mixtape Collection Vol 3
Khiflee
Trap Shit V21 (Om Unit...
Not On Label (Khiflee Self-released) 13xFile, MP3, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial 2015
Apocalyptikdreams Mixx
Luna Violenta
Prawn Coctail
Not On Label (Luna Violenta Self-released) File, MP3, Mixed, P/Unofficial, 320 2013
Harmonic Convergence
Godfather Sage
Solar Cycle
Noisy Meditation CD, Ltd, Mixed, P/Unofficial 2012
Deca Rhythm Podcast 7
Kid Kameleon
Obsidian
DECA Rhythm File, MP3, Mixed, P/Unofficial, 160 2012
BLOC Weekend Promo Mix
214
The Timps
Not On Label (214 Self-released) File, MP3, Mixed, P/Unofficial, 320 2011
Bodytonic Podcast 088
Olugbenga
Lavender, Searching (E...
Bodytonic (2) File, AIFF, Mixed, P/Unofficial, 141 2010