Release Date - 2nd August 2019
Om Unit's Mahakala alias returns with the second instalment of the Mahakala trilogy. 'Tomahawk' on the A side is a hypnotic dancefloor stepper complete with dread inducing technoid sound design, and a rolling feel in the drums, with elements of techstep and jungle fused into a solidified concrete Junglist weapon. The flip sees Mahakala transform into a spaced out drumfunk workout, taking the 'alligator boogalo' break to new heights over a pastel soundscape, with moments of tension and release that create the cerebral workout that is 'The Realms'. Limited to 400 copies, the last issue sold out immediately! Don't sleep..
a1. Mahakala - Tomahawk
b1. Mahakala - The Realms
Release Date - 12th October 2018
Om Unit’s ‘Mahakala’ alias goes into full modern Jungle mode.
Two serious breakbeat-lead expeditions, paired with what we reckon might be a world first, in that the Mahakala logo has been hand-branded into the vinyl! Also includes gold handstamped inner.
‘The Exodus’ - A crowd moving Amen tune with edits and atmosphere in equal measure, one for the heads, this one lets loose!
‘Desert Road’ - The soundtrack styled spacious b-side with a similar tone, but reminiscent of the deeper edge of 90’s ’trip hop’. an ideal intro tune for the beats posse!
a1. Mahakala - The Exodus
b1. Mahakala - Desert Road
Release Date: 1st May 2020
Om Unit brings his ‘Mahakala’ triology to a triumphant close with 2 more cuts of upfront breakbeat science.
First up, a VIP of ‘Tomahawk’ (from Mahakala02) taking the already innovative approach of sound design and layering of the original into a pure sound system roller, sounding not unlike a 1995 jump up classic, but with a much more darker, almost technoid edge that will have even a hardened soundboy gritting his teeth.
Following is ‘Blue’, a long-form jazzier piece with melancholic echoes of the past that would have sat well on labels like Nexus/Good Looking in the 90’s, complete with live-sounding and consistently shifting break chops that are striking but inflected with subtlety throughout that are both restless but engaging. Both cuts are sure to do damage on the dance floor and bring this series to close with a bang!
a1. Mahakala - Tomahawk VIP
b1. Mahakala - Blue