Sónar Sessions

Om Unit

86 minsRecorded 1 Jun 2012 at Sónar in BarcelonaNext Sónar Sessions Tomorrow at 6:30am EDT

Uplifting, soulful, bass-filled beat music at its very best. Om Unit live at Sónar 2012 in Barcelona.

Though he got his start as a hip hop production wunderkind and scratch DJ known as 2tall, Jim Coles has since moved on to greener pastures with his particular brand of electronic bass music under the alias Om Unit. It’s paid off: after dropping releases on respected underground labels such as Civil Music and Dublin’s All City, Coles has taken the Om Unit sound around the globe to critical acclaim. Stints at numerous clubnights, a mixtape for the LuckyMe collective, and his collaborations with Lorn and Kromestar have served as the foundation for Coles’ mutating aesthetic, while EPs like Aeolian on Civil and Sleepwalkers on Metalheadz have only solidified his status as one of the frontrunners of the current electronic music circuit. Combine those with his edit 12“s and his first album Threads, and genres just become a nuisance. Instead the name Om Unit comes to represent uplifting, soulful, bass-filled beat music at its very best.

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