Om Unit, Ital Tek, Reso, Deft, EAN
Soundcrash & Civil Music present a very special evening celebrating the launch of Om Unit‘s debut LP “Threads”, to be released on the Civil Music label 28th October 2013. The Album launch party will take place October 25th at the Birthdays basement in Dalston featuring very special guests iTal Tek, Reso, Deft and EAN.
As Om Unit Jim Coles has spent the past three years refining his unique sound with releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records, Plastician’s Terrorhythm and Civil Music. Via collaborations with Machinedrum (as Dream Continuum on Planet Mu), Mark Pritchard, Kromestar, Fracture and Sam Binga plus his short-lived, much hyped footwork-jungle alias Phillip D. Kick and remixing Joker, Reso, Kramphaft, Starkey, VIVEK, Foreign Beggars, Shigeto, Illum Sphere and more we can see the confluence of all this work takes full flight on Threads.
Grounded in Coles’ junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work, Threads connects the dots between many genres, taking in hip-hop, jungle, bassweight and slow/fast. It features Gone The Hero,(a mysterious new project to be unveiled on Jneiro Jarel’s Label Who imprint in 2014), Jinadu, Young Echo’s MC Jabu, and London’s urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark. While Threads is a debut full length for Om Unit it is in fact the producer’s fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s as hip hop producer 2tall, a name under which as turntablist he was a DMC finalist and featured on the late John Peels legendary BBC radio show.
It is perhaps cliché to claim that a record is a standout, a classic before its time, or that the producer is one of the hardest working and most unique, yet Coles’ maturation as a producer over the past decade, synthesising influences and references across his prolific output makes Threads truly feels like it has that classic potential and that Om Unit is a producer deserving of the hype.
For the “Threads” album launch Om Unit has invited a line-up of seismic proportions featuring a live set from iTal Tek, an exclusive jungle session from the mighty Reso, and further dj sets from young bright thing Deft and Various Productions’ founding member EAN.