Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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. For this special Boiler Room London set, he teams up with the original “King of the Rollers”, Scott McIlroy aka Doc Scott. A true‘n’bass legend with musical roots steeped in electro, hip hop, techno and house, it was the early 90s rave scene that led to Scott’s initial headlining DJ sets. In 1991 he released his first studio production, the N.H.S. EP, containing the monster Surgery track, and soon after was signed by the Reinforced crew who, under the Nasty Habits guise, put out Scott’s As Nasty As I Wanna Be EP, with the era-defining Here Comes The Drumz track. Alongside Goldie, Scott played a key role in the early Metalheadz years, releasing tracks on the label and becoming resident DJ at the legendary Sunday night Blue Note sessions.