Much more than just a DJ Maya Jane Coles is a producer, engineer and label boss. An artist in complete control of her own music, from writing, producing and arranging to even creating her own artwork – something of a rarity in today’s culture of co-producers, ghostwriters and engineers.
As a DJ, Maya has played from Coachella to Glastonbury, headlined with her own event brands, and played in the Tate Modern, MOMA and even Brighton FC Stadium. An artist who’s seen it all in more than 40 countries, Maya Jane Coles demonstrates unrivalled command of the best in electronic music, alongside a formidable work ethic.
Building from early releases on Dogmatik, Mobile and Hypercolour and remixing the likes of The XX, Bonobo, Little Dragon, Sia and Ella Fitzgerald along the way; Maya founded her own record label I/AM/ME, which has gone on to host Breach, Dense & Pika, and Wax Wings, as well as providing a liberated platform for Maya’s own music.
After her debut album, ‘Comfort’, appeared on I/AM/ME; an eponymous bass music driven album under her “Nocturnal Sunshine” alias soon followed, both to much critical acclaim. Now, on the cusp of her eagerly awaited return to the LP, ‘Take Flight’, Maya offers ‘Won’t Let You Down’ EP; an exciting taster of just how strong her next full-length is set to be.
Title track ‘Won’t Let You Down’ gets the EP underway, introducing psychic synth stabs surrounded by her ever endearing lucid atmospherics and impelling drums.
Pets Recording bosses Catz n Dogz provide a high-octane remix for ‘Won’t Let You Down’ whilst rising star Paride Saraceni, offers a darker prime-time techno alternative. Proof that she is never one to rest on her laurels, ‘Won’t Let You Down’ occupies space where most producers cannot dare to dream of reaching – warming her ever growing fan base up for what is certain to be a momentous second album.
The track is an exciting progression for Maya Jane Coles, acting as an appetizer for ‘Take Flight’ and the impact it will undoubtedly cause, not just in the electronic music world but beyond too.
The EP is available now here!