Artist

MAYA JANE COLES

An eclectic daughter of similarly eclectic parents; Maya was surrounded by a mixture of sounds from Dub to Punk to Soul and Jazz to World to Classical music around the house. Having learnt to play a few instruments and started to songwriter, production felt like the natural next step.

First producing hip-hop at 15; Maya was determined that she should be able to learn the skills to realise her own vision at every part of the process from production to performance. That's why now, on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track; sometimes she even vocals and designs the sleeve artwork too!

For many it was 'What They Say' on Franck Roger's Real Tone that first switched them on to Maya's work. Supported by a list of dance floor dignitaries that boasts Laurent Garnier, Tony Humphries, Ekkohaus, Steve Bug and Dj Gregory amongst others; it obliterated both the sales and critics charts; with the track enjoying a no1, no2 and no 3 placing on various digital sales charts in October, November and December 2010 respectively!

Further Maya productions have only added to this success with impressive showings for Maya's 'Humming Bird EP' (Hypercolour), 'Focus Now' EP (20:20 Vision) and 'Beat Faster' EP (Mobilee) garnering peer support as varied as John Digweed to Miss Kittin to Art Dept and earning Maya the May covers of Mixmag, DJ Mag Weekly and Guestlist Network along the way and coverage in Flaunt, ID, Dazed and Confused amongst others. With radio support coming in over 30 countries world wide!

Maya is of course also known for her djing and mixing skills which blend her own productions and remixes with the work of other producers she respects. Alongside guest mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Louche, Trace A Line and Defected; Maya started an unbelievable summer with a much lauded Essential Mix which dropped in July and a cover mount mix for Mixmag's ADE edition where Maya also played Studio 80 to launch the edition!

For most people the mere mastery of music would be enough but not for Maya, her brain just wasn't built to be constrained so in the future we may more of Maya talents from the world’s of fashion, photography and art but for now Maya is clear – MUSIC definitely comes first!
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