MAYA JANE COLES
Maya is somewhat of an enigma in today’s music world; on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track; sometimes top-lining and, on most occasions, even designing the sleeve artwork too. Born and bred in London, by any standards Maya has enjoyed a rather unique start to her career; from global spectacles like playing under the World’s largest mirror ball at the Tate Modern (UK) or charting internationally with her DJ Kicks mix for K7! to making the Resident Advisor top 10 DJ Chart 2011 & 2012.
Maya has picked up multiple awards along the way including Beatport’s ‘Staff Pick: Artist of the year 2011’ and the likes of “Best Producer’, “Best DJ”, “Best Compilation” or “Best Underground Track” from a variety of media from Mixmag and DJ to FACT and SPIN!
For many though it was “What They Say” on Franck Roger’s Real Tone label that first switched them on to Maya’s work with the track standing tall in both the sales and critics charts on Beatport; and enjoying a No1, No2 and No3 placing on Resident Advisor’s chart in October, November and December 2010 respectively.
Further Maya productions ‘Don’t Put Me In Your Box’ EP (Hypercolour), “Humming Bird” EP (Hypercolour), ‘Focus Now’ EP (20:20 Vision), “Beat Faster” EP (Mobilee) cemented that this was no fluke garnering across the board peer support as varied as Skream, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Miss Kittin, Mike Skinner, Anja Schneider, Pete Tong and Carl Cox alongside a plethora of the underground DJ community.
Maya has also remixed as ‘Maya Jane Coles’ for underground labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Leftroom, and Get Physical as well as spreading her genred wings to put her own spin on tracks by Little Dragon, Tricky, Florence & The Machine, The Orb, Lianne La Havas, 2:54, Todd Terry and Bo Saris with more besides…
Alongside her production and remixing credentials; Maya’s reputation as a DJ has reached heady proportions following her guest mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Louche, Enter, Trace A Line, Defected with a Mixmag cover-mount CD and a huge BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix also under her belt.