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Nimmo – Dilute This (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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Fresh from their sold out show at London’s Oslo venue, rising five-piece Nimmo have enlisted their old school friend Maya Jane Coles for a powerful, moody remix of their new single ‘Dilute This’ – out now on Columbia Records.

Fronted by harmonic co-vocalists (and best friends since childhood) Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, this idiosyncratic and visually-striking young band describe ‘Dilute This’ as “a song about the fear of love becoming mundane, and no longer unique. We didn’t discuss the subject before writing it but we always tend to go through the same sort of thing mentally at the same time, and often find ourselves writing about similar things we’re paranoid about.”

The pent-up frustration of ‘Dilute This’ follows Nimmo’s debut, Kitsuné-released EP ‘Others’, and last year’s ‘Jaded’ single. Inspired by the dark electronica of New Order or the heartfelt pop of Everything But The Girl and Fleetwood Mac, this tightknit five-piece have since picked up plaudits spanning Radio 1, 6Music, XFM and KCRW.

Gaps – In, Around The Moments LP

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Following a string of early single releases on London 7” label Sexbeat and a growing reputation for putting on one of the most magical live shows around, the debut album from GAPS is not out and available to buy. The album gets it’s release via Maya Jane Coles label, I/AM/ME. Available digitally at present, a CD and vinyl release is set to follow in the near future.

I/AM/ME is the label of Maya Jane Coles. The 25 year old multi talented DJ, producer, engineer and performer released her biggest body of work to date back in Summer 2013, her debut album “Comfort”, but it is here she turns her hand to creating a stable for some of the most exciting new artists around today.

Maya says of GAPS debut album being the first official non MJC material being released on I/AM/ME:

I’m really excited about being able to release the GAPS album. Until now I had solely used I/AM/ME to release my own material but after collaborating together on the “In Dark, In Day” EP and hearing how special their album was I really wanted to get involved further.

I want I/AM/ME to be a place where real artists can grow and keep their creative vision intact. I couldn’t think of a more perfect band and project that encapsulates that than GAPS for the label. Anyone who hasn’t seen them live should do so too as it’s just as magical as on the record, if not more.”

The story of GAPS is one that flows through every electrifying strand of the music, performance and personality that define Brighton duo Rachel Butt and Ed Critchley. A series of happy accidents brought the pair together for a creative match made in heaven – but the path that led two Coventry-born former school friends and drummers to make such a mould-breaking sound is as intriguing and inspiring as their music.

The duo struck gold with those first tracks, ripping a sonic curveball through the summer of 2013 – one that allied many disparate elements with total and utter cohesion. Their singular vision for what music can and should be begins with Rachel’s soulful, folk-tinged vocal and guitar which find a perfect resolution in the immaculately placed loops, repetitions and samples that recall Steve Reich as much as Four Tet and Jon Hopkins.

Few musical relationships in recent years fizz with the same levels of symbiosis and invention that the pair feed off. “I just love the space in music,” says Rachel. “The silence is as important as the rest of it.

There’s no way we could make this music if it wasn’t a two-way thing. It’s the product of the process rather than aiming towards something,” agrees Ed.

I couldn’t do what I do without him,” concludes Rachel, “and vice versa.”

Their sound found a fan in London-born house DJ and producer Maya Jane Coles. A collaborative EP followed and now GAPS are signed to I/AM/ME. GAPS debut album “In, Around The Moments” will be the first ever release on MJC’s own label.

I love the minimal darkness of what Maya does,” says Rachel, “and she just loves making music. Collaboratively, it’s been a lovely union too.”

Video: Nocturnal Sunshine – Believe feat. Chelou

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Maya Jane Coles shares the video for “Believe” ft. Chelou, the latest single off her self-titled debut as Nocturnal Sunshine, out this week on her own label I/AM/ME.

Origianlly premiereing on Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, the video was directed by a duo Coles has collaborated with numerous times before – the husband-wife team of Fiona Garden and Ben Ashton, known as the Fashtons. “Fiona and Ben are both true artists in their own right and really understand my music,” says Coles. When it comes to the gritty vibe of the Nocturnal sunshine project I couldn’t think of anyone better to work with.”

With their deep understanding of Nocturnal Sunshine, the pair fully grasp the dichotomous elements of her music and thus were able to acheiceve “the perfect balance of darkness and innocence” with the video for “Believe.”

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 her 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 now.

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

Video: Nocturnal Sunshine (Maya Jane Coles) – Take Me There

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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” is 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.

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.

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

Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles continues to be busy. Just last week, Maya Jane Coles announced her debut LP from her bass-centric Nocturnal Sunshine project, and shared the lead track, “Take Me There.” Now she’s just unveiled a remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”. Check it out below.

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.

SRTW – We Were Young (Sascha Kloeber / Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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Sascha Kloeber’s chilled-out rework of SRTW’s new single ‘We Were Young’ will be released by Polydor Records on March 22nd 2015. To accompany the track, Trunk Animation have brought the track into glorious Technicolor with a high-energy official video.

First unveiled in the ‘Spinnin’ Records Summer 2014 Mix’, the extended edit of ‘We Were Young’ dropped via Beatport in October. On remix duty, renowned deep house producer Sascha Kloeber puts a melodic spin on the track turning it into a blissed-out, balearic anthem.

In case you missed it, below you can also stream the great Maya Jane Coles remix of the track.

SRTW – We Were Young (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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The latest rework of SRTW’s new single ‘We Were Young’ comes from London-based producer/DJ Maya Jane Coles. Both the original and remix will be available to buy on January 26th 2015 via Polydor Records.

First unveiled in the ‘Spinnin’ Records Summer 2014 Mix’, the extended edit of ‘We Were Young’ dropped via Beatport in October. On mix duty, renowned deep house producer Sascha Kloeber put a melodic spin on the track turning it into a blissed-out, balearic anthem. Taking it into uncharted territory, Maya Jane Coles gives ‘We Were Young’ its deepest mix yet. Stream in below.

The Acid – Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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Minimalist electronic trio The Acid, have unveiled the first remix of their latest single “Ghost” by London-based producer Maya Jane Coles.

“Ghost” is the third single to be taken from the bands debut album Liminal, released earlier this year via Infectious Music/Mute Records in North America, to widespread critical acclaim including the likes of NME, The Independent and DIY.

With her take on Ghost, Maya injects a fresh shot of energy into the heavy and atmospheric sonic soundscape provided by The Acid, giving the track a head-nodding revamp, enabling the song to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the freshest club dub plates around.

Maya Jane Coles is no stranger to the UK bass scene either, having spent the last eight years releasing a multitude of EP’s and albums, as well as stepping up on remix duties for the likes of The XX, Little Dragon and Bonobo to name a few.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A. producer Steve Nalepa, and Ry Cuming, a.k.a. RY X, an Australian singer/songwriter. First appearing in 2013 with their debut self-titled EP, the group quickly followed up with the release of Liminal, a sonically drenched body of work with clear nods to artists such as Portishead, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke, that crosses over a range of genres, which include everything from techno and R&B to deep house and beyond.

Maya Jane Coles’ re-work of Ghost is the first in a series of remixes around the track, which the band plan to unveil before the year is out.