He's got an eight-track release called Inversion due out next month, and his tour of the US and Canada starts tonight in Washington DC.
The London artist has been causing a stir over the past few years with a sound that brings together drum & bass, dub, and footwork. He runs the label Cosmic Bridge—its first compilation, highlighting the label's slow but steady output, came out in July—and he's set to return to Metalheadz with an eight-track release called Inversion.
A press release calls Inversion "firmly a drum & bass extended player," and Om Unit himself says it's "a nod to the sound of my teenage self." For "salt n pepper to spice up the work," he's made use of a collection of samples provided by label boss Goldie. (There's one of Goldie vocalizing an "Ahh," in the track "Bardo Realms," that apparently dates back some ten years.) It'll be out in mid-November, and you can check the tracklist below.
This tightly scheduled 12-stop North American tour has Om Unit playing nine US gigs and three in Canada over the next couple of weeks. First up, he'll hit Washington DC club Flash for BREAK on October 8th. Notable nights along the way include October 10th in Brooklyn with Dub-Stuy Records (where Bristol-based DJ Madd, founder of the influential Dubwar party Dave Q and reggae and dancehall veteran Jah Life fill out the program), then one in Denver on October 11th to celebrate the local Recon crew's 11-year anniversary. Later on there's an Austin gig with Ben Aqua (who turned in an RA podcast a few weeks ago). The tour will wind down on the West Coast, with the last stop at The New Parish in Oakland on Wednesday the 22nd.
Tickets to the tour opener at Flash in DC are available on RA.
01. Touching Down
02. The War feat. Jehst
03. The Crossing
05. Bardo Realms
Metalheadz will release Inversion on November 17th, 2014.
Oct 08 <BREAK> Feat. Om Unit, Flash, Washington DC Oct 09 Om Unit North American T.., Phoenix Landing, Massachusetts Oct 10 Dub-Stuy presents Echo Chamber .., The Paper Box, New York Oct 11 Recon DNB 11yr Anniversary, Vinyl, Colorado Oct 13 Om Unit North American Tour, Bullitt Bar, Orlando Oct 15 Om Unit and Ben Aqua at 808k, Barcelona, Austin Oct 16 Om Unit North American Tour, Habitat, Calgary Oct 17 Om Unit with The Librar.., Flashbacks Nite Club, Vancouver Oct 18 Om Unit North American Tour, Open Studios, Vancouver Oct 19 Om Unit North American To.., F8 1192 Folsom, San Francisco Oct 21 Om Unit North American Tour, Baltic Room, Seattle Oct 22 Om Unit North American To.., The New Parish, San Francisco