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Om Unit, The Librarian, J:Kenzo

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Shady Park

26 East University Drive

Tempe, AZ 85281

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Om Unit, The Librarian and J:Kenzo at Shady Park Tempe

Saturday 4.11.2020

21+ / 9pm-2am

Om Unit:

As a producer and DJ, Jim Coles has been a significant and pioneering presence in various dance music circles for the past five 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.

What drives Coles is a desire to keep challenging himself, and in turn his audience. Over the past five years, this has led him to distill various influences — hip-hop, dubstep, ambient, jungle, footwork — into a fluid take on sound system culture that sidesteps the pitfalls of genres and pastiche and creates new potentials for exploration and inspiration, with many following in his footsteps. It’s how, in the early 2010s, he came to pioneer the stylistic and rhythmic links between jungle and footwork via a series of acclaimed edits that brought him to the attention of the drum & bass scene. This personal approach has earned Coles praise as a refreshing voice in dance music from both peers and the media.

The Librarian

Andrea Graham, aka The Librarian, is a bass music DJ and producer from the Pacific Northwest. Her sets move through European dubstep, grime, footwork, jungle, dancehall and halftime drum and bass, tying everything together with low end frequencies. She is the co-founder and chief music curator of Bass Coast Music Festival, a member of West Coast bass music crew Lighta! Sound, and the co-host of a bi-monthly radio show with Mat the Alien on Sub.fm.

Andrea tours the international & festival circuit extensively. She currently has releases out on East Van Digital and King Deluxe.
J:Kenzo
J:Kenzo is the leading member of a new wave of artists on pioneering Dubstep label Tempa, as well as the founder of the influential Artikal Music UK imprint. Since 2008 he has cemented himself knee deep in the underground music scene with his signature minimalistic sound of Dub, Jungle and Techno.

Renowned for his DJ skills which have seen him tour all over the world, from Japan to Australia, to Dubai to North America and all over Europe, J:Kenzo also hosts a monthly show on London's Rinse FM showcasing his taste in everything underground.

His self titled debut album was released in September 2012 on the Tempa label with great anticipation, some say providing the antidote to the then overly brash commercial Dubstep sound. Deep underground tones, stripped back beats, smoky atmospherics with haunting keys and melodies providing the flavour throughout.

Kenzo's output has been consistent with releases and features on classic labels such as Metalheadz and Exit Records as well as a string of singles and EP's for foundational dubstep label Tempa.
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