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Nocturnal Sunshine (Maya Jane Coles) – Believe feat. Chelou

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After the success of “Take Me There” Multi-award winning British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles returns with her dark and dubby, bass-driven alter ego Nocturnal Sunshine and the second single “Believe” feat. Chelou.

Not much is known of the elusive newcomer Chelou whose delicate vocals feature on the second installment of singles, even the origin of the name is uncertain. Essentially, it’s French slang for mysterious or unknown – a child-like, pig-Latin inversion of ‘louche.

Earlier this year, the rising songwriter placed a preview of his track ‘The Quiet’ online. Remarkably, it quickly went viral with fans swooning at his emotively veiled, sparse and often quite moving artistry. Amongst the army of newfound fans was of course Maya Jane Coles who is also working on Chelou’s own debut album. Since then mysterious singer/songwriter has been supporting the likes of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Nathalie Prass.

Maya is ascending to new artistic heights—Nocturnal Sunshine exemplifying a deep commitment to her own expansive vision. From featuring her own vocals to being clad in artwork Maya created herself, Nocturnal Sunshine is something more of a cohesive artistic project than simply a record; it seems only too appropriate that the completely self-produced album be released on Maya’s own label, I/AM/ME.

Though eminently dark and—at times—menacing, Nocturnal Sunshine is a heady journey steeped in dancefloor tradition; it is a fully realized undertaking that portrays another side of an artist who never shies away from progression.

The eponymously named album “Nocturnal Sunshine” is available on all formats from 25th May through her own label I/AM/ME via Kobalt Label Services. PREORDER HERE: http://smarturl.it/nocturnalsunshine

Maya Jane Coles’ Nocturnal Sunshine LP

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Multi-award winning British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles is greeting 2015 with the debut album of her dark and dubby, bass-driven alter ego Nocturnal Sunshine.

Maya is plumbing new artistic depths—Nocturnal Sunshine exemplifying a deep commitment to her own expansive vision. From featuring her own vocals to being clad in artwork Maya created herself, Nocturnal Sunshine is something more of a cohesive artistic project than simply a record; it seems only too appropriate that the completely self-produced album be released on Maya’s own label, I/AM/ME.

Accompanied by a hypnotic video directed by The Fashtons, the driving, shuffling “Take Me There” will mark the first taste of Nocturnal Sunshine with a digital release on March 2nd.  A limited edition 12” version backed with the otherwise unavailable “Never Too Late” will be available on Record Store Day.

Vocal duties on the album include Maya herself on the chilling “It’s Alright”, whilst rising star Chelou features on the unsettling and addictive “Believe”. Argentina’s own Catnapp lends her vocal talents to the darkness of “The River”.

Though eminently dark and—at times—menacing, Nocturnal Sunshine is a heady journey steeped in dancefloor tradition; it is a fully realized undertaking that portrays another side of an artist who never shies away from progression.

Tracklist:
1. Intro (Holding On)
2. Believe ft. Chelou
3 It’s Alright
4. Take Me There
5. Drive
6. Footsteps
7. Down By The River
8. Bass Bin
9. Can’t Hide The Way I Feel
10. Intergalactic
11. Skipper
12. Hotel

Nocturnal Sunshine releases ‘Nocturnal Sunshine’ through her own label I/AM/ME via Kobalt Label Services on May 25th 2015. Pre-order here.

Kele Okereke – Trick LP

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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has announced his latest solo album, Trick, with a teaser of music. It will drop on October 13rd 2014 in the UK and October 14th 2014 in the U.S. on Lilac Records (via Kobalt Label Services). Find the album’s tracklist and the teaser below, which sounds a lot like Burial.

Tracklist:
01 First Impressions
02 Coasting
03 Doubt
04 Closer
05 Like We Used To
06 Humour Me
07 Year Zero
08 My Hotel Room
09 Silver and Gold
10 Stay the Night