Bristol based producer/DJ Om Unit has assumed a significant, pioneering presence in various dance music circles over the last five years after traversing numerous genres and scenes, from hip-hop, dubstep and ambient, to jungle and footwork, in search of sonic tropes to meticulously cross-breed, re-imagine and distill down into the fluid drum and bass sound that has become his current, world renowned production style. Through his years of thoughtful musical exploration, Om Unit has been able to uncover fresh inspirations and untapped artistic potentials, leading him to spearhead the stylistic and rhythmic links between jungle and footwork that his fans around the globe know and love today.
First originating as a jungle producer, Om Unit shifted gears into turntablism in the 2000's, assuming the moniker 2tall, a name which has recently resurfaced on his Soundcloud page in the form of three tracks from a previously unheard, thunderous hip-hop and electronic influenced LP entitled Lost Stories that he created under this old alias between 2005 and 2008. Lost Stories is a collection of 18 of his best, recently unearthed beats from that time that serves as a portrait of the budding artist, and a showcasing of the maturation of his artistic growth; the completion of a sonic circle ten years in the making, stretching from London to Los Angeles. The album simultaneously showcases 2tall's distinct sound, one that can best be described as a fusion between Flying Lotus vibes and bouncy 8bit synths, and sketches the outlines of what would become quintessential Om Unit, as fans can easily pick up on his now signature swings, chugs, hypnotic basslines, confident struts, and uplifting personality. Lost Stories captures a moment in time when experimentation mattered above all else, when possibilities felt abundant, and when a beat could be a doorway into infinity. This release also serves as a reminder that one must remember where they came from in order to understand where they are going.