Om Unit – Sound Surgery Masterclass

Venue: Rough Trade Bristol
Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
Time: 18:30
Price:  SOLD OUT
Presented by Multi-Track
Ages 16+

In the final masterclass in Multi-Track’s Sound Surgery series, pioneering producer and DJ Jim Coles, AKA Om Unit, pulls apart his years of influence on the global bass music and his approach to searching for sonic tropes to cross-breed and re-imagine his sound.

Get 1-2-1 advice direct from Coles on how to tweak your beats, learn new techniques and pick up totally new skills.

Hosted by producer and DJ Kayla Painter at Rough Trade Bristol


Om Unit

Featured artist

As a producer and DJ, Jim Coles has been a significant and pioneering presence in various dance music circles for the past seven 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. In 2013 he released the album Threds and in 2017 released sixth album Self on his own label Cosmic Bridge Records.

Kayla Painter


Practicing in the more academic reaches of sound design, Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. If you caught her set at Simple Things Festival or her debut at Glastonbury (Glade Stage) in 2017 you will no doubt have witnessed her unusual array of audio samples adopting field recordings as an intrinsic part of her live performance and recorded works. As a Masters graduate and a multi disciplinary artist Kayla’s works are part evolutionary, part exploratory with various media such as stop motion animation, installation, and film.

Kayla has been chosen by Gilles Peterson as a Future Bubbler, a scheme which provides mentoring and a host of industry opportunities for 10 emerging artists around the UK. She has spent two years as a lecturer at the University of South Wales and is currently the Course Leader of Songwriting at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Bristol.

DATE: 19th April 2018
TIME: 18:30
VENUE: Rough Trade Bristol

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