The londoner producer and Dj Maya Jane Coles began making hip-hop beats in her bedroom at age 15. Since then, she has been making a name for herself via a handful of EPs and 90′s style house remixes for artists such as Tricky and Little Dragon.
At only 24 years old, Coles has taken the world of house music by storm. She has received a whole host of impressive accolades including a hugely respectable number 9 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ’s of 2011, DJ Mag’s producer of the year, and Time Out London’s Number 1 DJ for 2012.
And now the prestigious label !K7 has also recognized her talent and provided her with an opportunity to be responsible for the upcoming April release of its legendary series DJ Kicks. In response to the honour, Maya says:
I wanted this mix shows my diversity and I guess, somehow, that this mix will prepare people for the next thing you will hear from me.
Her expected mix DJ Kicks contains names as varied as Caribou, Marcel Dettmann, T. Williams, Claro Intelecto or Gerry Read. The show opens with post-garage sounds and the breakbeat of the track Loqux & Past by Deft, gradually acquiring more rhythmic weight care of tracks such as In My Cocoon by Bozwell. You will also find masterully remixed tracks with wispy vocals, globular bass and sensual rhythm, such as Money by Chasing Kurt of the Spanish label Ratio Good Music. Coles also takes the opportunity to introduce her an own exclusive track Not Listening, with a strong yet melodic base.
Quality work, available on 17 April.
- Deft – Loqux & Past
- Kris Wadsworth – Mainline (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
- Chasing Kurt – Money
- Bozzwell – In My Cocoon (Original Mix)
- Larse – Karoo (Original)
- Milscot feat. Angela Sheik – All Alone (Domyan Just Slow Remix)
- Adam Stacks – Hey Love (Original)
- Phil Kieran & White Noise Sound – Never Believed
- Sigward – Nuerd (Original Mix)
- Maya Jane Coles – Not Listening (DJ-Kicks)
- Virgo Four – It’s a Crime (Caribou Remix)
- Roberto Bardini – Hate Me (Muteoscillator Fairy Tall Remix)
- Tripmastaz – Guess Who
- Standard Fair – Little Helper 16-3
- Nocturnal Sunshine – Meant To Be
- Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 (Original Mix)
- Last Magpie – No More Stories
- Zoe Zoe – Church
- Gerry Read – Roomland (Youandewan Remix)
- T. Williams – Analog Tour
- Marcel Dettmann – Translation Two
- Claro Intelecto – Hunter’s Rocket To The Sky