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Maya Jane Coles – From The Dark EP

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Forty-two months can be a lifetime in the rapidly changing world of dance music, but the 3 ½ years since Maya Jane Coles’ previous Mobilee release, 2011’s “Beat Faster,” has seen the UK DJ/producer accumulate unprecedented accolades from all corners of the dance music sphere, from magazine covers and reader poll placement to premier league bookings and regular play by her esteemed house music peers.

“I’m excited to be releasing on Mobilee again. It was one of the labels I looked up to when I first started making electronic music and I still remember how chuffed I was when Anja agreed to put out my first EP on the label. It was about time I did another one and it feels just as good :).” Maya Jane Coles

Having seamlessly transitioned from buzz-heavy newcomer to perianal favorite, Maya returns to Mobilee with three tracks in her unmistakable style, one that has only become more potent with practice on releases by 1trax, Jackathon Jams, 20:20 Vision and her own I/AM/ME label. “From the Dark” picks up perfectly where “Beat Faster” left off, with the addition vocalist Moggli only adding more spice to the bubble tech house stew. Proof that as fast as Maya’s star has shot, there’s still plenty of sky left to travel.

“From The Dark” will be released on Mobilee Records on November 21st 2014.

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Tracklist:
A1 – From The Dark feat. Moggli
B1 – I Would Fly
B2 – Will I Make It Home Tonight

Maya Jane Coles & GAPS – In Dark, In Day EP

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Multi-award winning British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles, opens a new chapter in her remarkable career as she releases an EP in collaboration with British based duo GAPS; aka Rachel Butt and Ed Critchley. ”In Dark, In Day” EP is released on September 8th 2014 on Beatport and available from all other outlets from September 22nd 2014 via Maya’s own label; I/AM/ME.

All four tracks on the EP are produced by Maya with vocals delivered by Rachel. All the tracks on the EP were also co-written by the pair with the EP also featuring guitar work from both artists.

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.”

The collaboration originally arose when Rachel sent Maya some vocals after a chance meeting and a couple of emails. On hearing the richness of tone in Rachel’s voice, Maya was definitely sold on the partnership; the magic that followed wholly enshrined in this EP. Notably, this release marks Maya’s first full EP since the release of her hallowed debut album “Comfort” which included an array of guest vocalists from artists such as Tricky, Miss Kittin, Kim Ann Foxman, Karin Park, Thomas Knights, Alpines and Nadine Shah.

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In 2014, Maya also added Roskilde (Den), Tomorrowland (BEL), Future (AUS), Secret Garden (UK) and Awakenings (NED) to her list of festivals played; whilst returning to old favourites Glastonbury (UK) and Melt (GER). Other highlights for Maya this year include headlining Amnesia’s sold out opening party in Ibiza; her fabric 75 mix release, her own international Maya Jane Coles & Friends events, more magazine covers (almost 20 in all now!) as well as, fitting in remixes for the likes of Bookashade, Bonobo and Kwabs which has led to Maya amassing a 2.6 million Soundcloud followers and there are even rumblings of Maya visiting South America for the first time before the year is out…

As well as collaborating with Maya, the GAPS story is also unfolding at a rate of knots. The duo are winning over media and fans alike with both their music and creative eye following two single releases and a video collaboration with celebrated directors BISON. Rachel and Ed first cut their teeth drumming in different bands before these old school friends met again in Brighton. With rehearsals underway for an Autumn UK tour including a headline London Show at Servant Jazz Quarter (28th Oct) and an album being penned there is certainly far more of the GAPS story still to come…

Who knows maybe this might be the start of more collaboration to come between Maya Jane Coles & GAPS? If so, that’s more than fine by us!

Maya Jane Coles – Premonition

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Fabric 75, Maya Jane Coles‘ stellar entry into the fabric series, marked another new chapter in her remarkable career. The multi-award-winning 26-year-old British-Japanese producer/DJ’s mix has proven such a formidable summer soundtrack, that fabric’s record label has decided to commit two of the standout tracks to wax, as part of its occasional 10″ vinyl sampler series.

The lead track ‘Premonition’ was created by Maya especially for fabric 75, and is a stunning deeper-than-deep groove with a wistful melody that manages to hint at both hope and melancholy. The B-side comes from rising London-based producer Paride Saraceni, whose ‘Dissolute’ sees soaring synths and an infectious vocal ride atop rumbling tribal drums.

The 10″ sampler is strictly limited to 300 copies, and is exclusively available to fabricfirst members. More information available here: http://bit.ly/f75MJC10

“fabric was one of the first clubs that I partied at, so it’s quite mad to have gone from being a punter to a headliner, playing the midnight set at NYE and now my own fabric mix. It feels like the club has been symbolic in the evolution on my career with a lot of good memories and milestones.” – Maya Jane Coles

Kwabs – Pray For Love (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Maya Jane Coles takes on Kwabs’ “Pray For Love”… Out today on Atlantic Records. In case you missed it, check out the official video of the original track, here.

Video: Maya Jane Coles – Comfort

Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, starts another new chapter in her remarkable career as she releases the deluxe version of her debut album “Comfort” on March 24 on her own I/AM/ME label.

To coincide with the deluxe album release a brand new video for the album’s title track “Comfort” is released. The “Comfort” video is directed by Jonas Lord who assisted Director Thomas Knights on both previous videos. It explores metamorphosis through various forms of being.

“Comfort” was originally released to a rapturous reception in July 2013 on I/AM/ME after Maya turned down the major label cheque books to retain total creative freedom. This acclaimed record was entirely produced, engineered and mixed by Maya who also wrote or co-wrote every track. Alongside Maya’s own vocals the album features guest vocal performances from the likes of the legendary Tricky and electronic goddess Miss Kittin through to newer talents such as Nadine Shah and Alpines. The album includes the singles "Easier to Hide", "Everything" featuring Karin Park and "Burning Bright" featuring Kim Ann Foxman.

This new deluxe version of “Comfort” is available on both vinyl and digital and includes five additional tracks. Alongside formerly released fan favourite tracks “Over” and “Protect Them” the album also includes previously unreleased material in “Lost In The City”, “Stand Still” and “Keeper”. All five tracks are produced, engineered, mixed and played by Maya including vocals where present.

With the release of the deluxe version of “Comfort”, an impressive live calendar being unveiled, the imminent release of Maya’s first mix for the Fabric Live compilation series and an album under her Nocturnal Sunshine alias currently under construction the Maya Jane Coles story continues into 2014 with a very large spring in its step.

Pre-order via Amazon: http://smarturl.it/mjccomfortamzlp.

Fabric 75 – Maya Jane Coles

Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award-winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, presents another new chapter in her remarkable career, following her critically-acclaimed debut album “Comfort” to provide the latest in fabric’s compilation series, fabric 75.

The meditative propulsive house and techno for which Maya is renowned spurred Rolling Stone to recently include the young star as one of their top 25 most influential DJs on the planet, and secured her place in the Resident Advisor Top 20 for a third successive year. It’s not hard to see why. Maya’s DJing highlights of the last year included a record breaking Boiler Room, a second much lauded Essential Mix for Radio 1, a guest mix for XLR8R’s hallowed 300th podcast, and live streamed mixes on Resident Advisor live from her residency at Richie Hawtin’s Enter at Space.

In addition to her own production projects, Maya has recently found time to remix others in recent months, adding The XX, Ella Fitzgerald, Tiga vs Audion, Rudimental feat. Emile Sandé, Bonobo, Big Dope P, and Alex Jones to a list which already included Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Little Dragon, Lianne La Havas, The Orb, Phil Kieran, Maceo Plex and Tricky.

fabric was one of the first clubs that I partied at, so it’s quite mad to have gone from being a punter to a headliner, playing the midnight set at NYE and now my own fabric mix. It feels like the club has been symbolic in the evolution on my career with a lot of good memories and milestones.” – Maya Jane Coles

fabric 75 is a mix that avoids ornamental grooves in favour of fittingly percussive and musically rich simplicity; a raw house sound that is more mature and approachable than ever. The mix’s melodic qualities offer yet more wonderful insight into Maya’s music world, a rhythmic language spoken with the both the soft sonic variety and thunderous impact we’ve come to expect from Maya’s DJ performances. Wander with emotional caution, as deep chords dominate the mix and challenge the mere sight of mechanical beats.

Maya’s engaging atmospherics on fabric 75 are esoteric to say the least, and the result clearly guides the listener through her own personal and fascinating approach to dance music.

Out on April 21. Pre-order here: bit.ly/fabric75
Tracklisting:
01 Trus’me – Somebody [Prime Numbers]
02 Ksky – Madness (Volta Cab Remix – Maya Jane Coles Edit) [Sad But True]
03 Dapayk & Padberg – Close Up (Exercise One Remix) [Mo’s Ferry Prod.]
04 Mathew Jonson – Level 7 (Dixon Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]
05 Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat – Lucho Part 2 [Ovum]
06 DJ Yellow & Flowers And Sea Creatures – No One Gets Left Behind [Compost Black Label]
07 Konstantin Sibold – Romin [Snork Enterprises]
08 Maya Jane Coles – Premonition [unreleased]
09 Baikal – Why Don’t Ya? (Ripperton Remix) [Maeve]
10 Paul Woolford – Erotic Discourse (Dense & Pika Remix) [2020 Vision]
11 Paride Saraceni – Dissolute [unreleased]
12 Negru – Concubinaj [Natural Rhythm]
13 Shall Ocin – Forgive Me (Edu Imbernon Remix) [Culprit]
14 Yenk – Basement [Baumhaus]
15 Chesus feat. Kofi Tarris – Monster [4lux]
16 NT89 – Purple Garden [Food]
17 Fran Von Vie feat. Cio May – Lonely Nights [Sudbeat]

Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix)

Bonobo remixes Maya Jane Coles and responds to her remix of First Fires. No need for more comments. Just listen.

13. Maya Jane Coles – Comfort

H 25-χρονη Maya Jane Coles θεωρείται μία από τις πιο αναγνωρίσιμες παραγωγούς/dj στη deep house σκηνή και με την πρώτη ολοκληρωμένη δουλειά της μας χορεύει για τα καλά, έχοντας ταυτόχρονα και λίγες πιο αργόμπιτες στιγμές. Στα συν οι πολύ καλές συνεργασίες στα φωνητικά, όπως Tricky, Kim Ann Foxman, Miss Kittin και Karin Park (άκουσε στο spotify).

until now (spotify playlist):
14. Larry Gus – Years Not Living

Bonobo – First Fires feat. Grey Reverend (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Below, you can stream Maya Jane Coles‘ great remix of Bonobo‘s First Fires, featuring Grey Reverend. Bonobo’s Late Night Tales is out now.

Maya Jane Coles – Everything feat Karin Park (Blond:ish Remix)

Having built up an amazing following all over the globe London dj/producer/vocalist Maya Jane Coles has finally dropped her beautiful debut album Comfort on her I / Am / Me label through Kobalt Label Services. Her second single from the LP, “Everything” featuring Karin Park, is out now including remixes by Breach, Last Magpie, Knox and Blond:ish. Below, you can download for free the Blond:ish edit.