Jim Cole’s debut album as Om Unit will be out at the end of the month and snippets from the record have been circulating. However, the first proper preview comes in form of this new video for the track “The Silence”, backed by the vocals of Simon Jinadu. (Despite a second Beauty Room LP, I don’t think that I have heard any new Jinadu material since his collaborations with Domu back in the day!)
If you like this, you can pre-order Threads from Civil Music, where it will drop on October 28, 2013!
Oh, we’re early with our weekend mixtapes selection, but there have been quite a few worthy ones this week.
Now that the new album by Space Dimension Controller is finally out, the Belfast-based producer has put together a mix for ClashMusic. And check out this interview while you’re at it.
Ukrainian deep house producer Vakula spent some time in London and played some records at Boiler Room, as well as on Alexander Nut’s Rinse.fm show (direct link!) And if that wasn’t enough, here’s a third one recorded after we first posted this article.
One of music’s best-kept secrets and contributor to our own podcast series, The Reboot Joy Confession, has put together a new mix for the Bebop Rodeo podcast.
Berlin-based Dutchman 2562 (aka A Made Up Sound) hardly gives away mixes, but his set from Amsterdam’s 5 Days Off festival is now available.
Also, you might be interest in Om Unit‘s guestmix for Solid Steel, a new one from Pixelord, and a minimix of unreleased Ital Tek tunes.
Just added: new Truants podcast mixed by Samoyed, Kutmah’s all Sa-Ra mix, and Hepcat Radio with special guest Ikonika
Here comes the second Tempo Clash treat of the day, the first being their new podcast mixed by Danny Breaks and Kahn. The original of Ulysses appeared on the Aeolian EP, the VIP version is a free download for all his fans.
There are some classic MoMA PS1 mixes that I still listen to every no and then, like those by Prefuse 73 or FaltyDL. The latest edition comes from London’s Om Unit and it has all it takes to become another classic.
As warm-up for this year’s Dimensions Festival, Aus Music’s Midland has done a mix for the XLR8R Podcast.
Following his brilliant mixtape for our own podcast, London’s K15 has come up with a new one. On X/O he once again proves his knowledge across genres – recommended download!
Restless Soul’s Phil Asher plays house and techno classics made in the city of Detroit.
I said it before and you probably know by now: Boiler Roomis always worth a visit, but I’d like to highlight Shlohmo‘s DJ mix from the LA edition some weeks back.
And lastly, an insane 12-hour mixtape I came across via Gilles Peterson‘s blog: Black Classical takes us on a journey through 57 years of Spiritual Jazz. No typo – 12 hours!
There were other tracks popping up in the last couple of hours that were taken from Hit+Run‘s new compilation, below you can hear the collaborative track by London’s Om Unit and LA’s Sweatson Klank.
25 additional tracks are awaiting you, Road Kill Vol. 2 is out today and available for only $10!
Oh, and before we forget. Om Unit’s Cosmic Bridge label has just released a free EP to all their Facebook followers.
As we haven’t updated you on new mixtapes lately, check out these from the last couple of days.
His previous two Lover’s Melt mixtapes still produce a lot of search queries on this site, so you might be happy to hear about the third installment in Flying Lotus‘ series.
And it’s once again one of FlyLo’s pears, London based DJ Kutmah, who has got a mix to deliver. This time he was asked by FACT Magazine to contribute to their podcast series.
Martin Clark’s Blackdown blog did a feature on Om Unit and his Cosmic Bridge label. Comes with a short interview and a mix.
Recorded at an Oslo RBMA party, listen to a live set by Four Tet.
This Linkwood mixtape has been around for a while, let’s download it!
Boiler Room co-founder Thristian aka the bPm put together TOOHOTTOLISTENTOTECHNO for the guys at oki-ni
And lastly, another one from the archives: the Hyponik podcast by Photomachine.
Following Dark Sunrise, this is already the second video off Om Unit‘s recently released Aeolian EP. It was directed by the duo of Bison, who you might know from their work for Jon Hopkins.
As for the EP, Aeolian is available now through Civil Music on vinyl and several digital format.
As you might know now, London’s Om Unit is about to release his third EP on Civil Music, following The Timps and Transport. The new one is called Aeolian and comes with four tracks (plus two remixes on the digital release.)
Above you can watch the video for the track Dark Sunrise featuring Tamara Blessa. Red Bull UK also did a short interview with both artists.
You can pre-order Aeolian today, the current release date is August 6th, 2012!
We started the week with a Mixtape Monday, now it’s the time to think about the weekend. Here are five mixtapes to get you started.
London’s Tempo Clash collective celebrated its first anniversary about a month ago. They’ve been kind enough to record the B2B set by Kutmah and Om Unit. To get a glimpse of the vibe, stream or download the recording.
I didn’t expect Dego to allow his set recorded at the Boiler Room to go online, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week. That’s a must have!
There used to be a new Pete Concrete mix every 6 months or so, but for his latest one he took a bit longer. His new one is called Psycho in Active and it’s as good as always.
George FitzGerald‘s releases on Hotflush and Aus Music are always worth checking out, but there aren’t that many of his mixes available. This week, he’s contributed one to the XLR8R Podcast.
And to round this up properly, check out the new iO guestmix for Hyponik. Just to make sure, iO is not to be confused with these cats!
There’s hardly a week without anything noteworthy coming from London’s Om Unit, the man is all over the place. We’re not really surprised, but in awe – it doesn’t happen that often that something good gets picked up across scenes so quickly.
In the player above, you can hear his latest offering,
a clip from his forthcoming 10-inch record on the Astrophonica label. Limited to 300 copies, all screen printed with hand numbered sleeves, this one is available for pre-order now. That also means you better be quick!
June 26, 2012 We replaced the clip with full version of the track!
I don’t recall when I was last impressed by the look at the tracklist alone, but seeing Dabrye, Ikonika, Om Unit and Kid Kanevil remixing Manchester’s Illum Sphere is truly impressive. The snippets have been around for a month now, but it wasn’t until this week that the record became available. If you haven’t heard it before, here you go.
A1. Agent White (Kidkanevil’s Agent Black Remix)
A2. An Old Escape (Dabrye Remix)
A3. Chasing The Midnight Moth (Ikonika Remix)
B1. Never Lie Twice (Om Unit Remix)
B2. One For Dimlite (Scumbag Remix)
Released on Fat City, you can pick up Illum Sphere Remixed from Boomkat (is the sleeve really that nice?), Juno or Bleep. A digital release is available as well!
It’s weekend time, so here’s a selection of mixtapes I mentioned this week on Twitter.
French label 7even Recordings launched their own podcast series and they kick off with a mix by ENA, whose new 12-inch was only released the other day.
The second release on Jacques Greene’s Vase label comes from London duo Arclight and they’ve done an interview and guest mix for Dazed Digital.
King Britt has been releasing music under so many names, it’s hard to keep up. He just released a new EP on Hyperdub under his Fhloston Paradigm moniker and promotes it with a guestmix for FACT.
As Run Dem Crew is getting ready for the Berlin half-marathon, their founding member Morgan Zarate has done a 20-minutes mix for running.
I wish I had the time to keep up with radio shows, but here’s one I have to recommend. Tim’s You’ll Soon Know is on every Monday night and on his latest show his guests are Om Unit and Laurent Fintoni.
And lastly, check this 2003 Four Tet for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide.
Just a quick post before I sign off for the day. This is a video for Om Unit‘s remix of The Giant, a track released in late October on Silent Dust‘s album sampler.
Apparently, triangles are still around in 2012, who would have thought. If you’ve had enough of them let me tell you there’s a quality to the Laurie Gibbs directed video that makes it a worthwhile watch, just make sure you watch the 720p version!
The week is still young and there’s no shortage of quality mixtapes and London’s Om Unit is one of the most consistent producers right now when it comes to quality. So I’m very excited about the last XLR8R podcast of the year, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
XLR8R Podcast by Om Unit (download)
01. Moresounds – Weeda
02. Salva – Komodo
03. Krampfhaft – I Need You
04. Om Unit – Vibrations (Machinedrum Remix)
05. Adam F – Circles (Phillip D Kick Footwork Jungle Edit)
06. Danny Breaks – Droppin’ Science Vol.1 (Phillip D Kick Footwork Jungle Edit)
07. Chesslo Junior – Alpine Riddim
08. DJ Rashad – Welcome to the Chi
09. Ital Tek – Pixel Haze
10. EAN – AulderKincher
11. Om Unit – Swimming Dragon
12. Kuedo – Scissors
13. Delilah – Go
14. Raadsel & Luisterwaar – Tissue Box
15. Onra – Fight or Die
16. Silent Dust – The Giant (Om Unit Remix)
17. Kromestar – Don’t Make Sense VIP
18. Kinzy – Tree Tops
19. Om Unit – An Eternal Way
20. Calibre – No More
21. Joe Syntax – Signal Drop
22. IIX – Eclipse
23. Jay 5ive and Kromestar – Wishful Thinking
24. Daedelus – Vous Ites Stereo (Om Unit Remix)
Two flavours as usual, make your choice on the download page.
In the last two or three years, we witnessed an overdose of (mostly disco) edits and I’m not unhappy this phenomenon slowly seems to come to an end. Not that I mind a good edit, but respectful reworks are rare. Om Unit, however, manages to keep a good balance between the original vibe of Barrington Levy’s classic tune and adding his own handwriting to it.
You can download the Om Unit edit as long as supplies last. And I suggest you do that while you’re still in that carnival mood!
May 14, 2012 As of today, you can buy one of 300 copies from Surus!