Tag: maya jane coles

Interview: Maya Jane Coles

Something of an enigma in today’s music world, Maya Jane Coles returns with her latest, and most complete, substantive album to date – “Take Flight”. Already well received via a slew of singles – including the BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune ‘Won’t Let You Down’, the album sees Maya write, produce, engineer, arrange, mix and perform each and every track one of its 24 tracks, even designing its artwork herself. Released as a double disc/heavyweight triple vinyl pack, “Take Flight” continues Maya Jane Coles’ phenomenal year, which has seen her make appearances at the likes of Coachella, Tomorrowland, Parklife, ... Read more

Maya Jane Coles Set To Release Most Ambitious Work To Date With Second Album

Despite her successes (and there are many) Maya Jane Coles remains something of an enigma in the world of contemporary dance music culture. Now, as she preps the release of her second full length album – “Take Flight,” a 3x heavy vinyl/double CD release with exclusive hardback book, Maya Jane Coles once again showcase her eclectic and diverse creative skills. How? By exerting full creative control over this project, as she does with all her work, writing, producing, engineering, arranging, mixing and performing each track, even designing the artwork. From the sublime soundscapes of its opening number ‘Weak’ to the ... Read more

Premiere: Fritz Kalkbrenner - Changing Face (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Germany’s much loved Fritz Kalkbrenner is back with the latest single off his new album, complete with heavyweight remix package. With interpretations coming from the likes of Adana Twins and Deetron, it is Maya Jane Coles remix of ‘Changing face’ that we exclusively premiere here today. Maya Jane Coles needs little to no introduction at this point. She is a bonafide creative force who is prolific as a DJ and Studio presence. Both a critic and fan favorite, Maya Jane Coles has amassed significant accolades across her career including recogniztion from Beatport in a variety of its “Best of” categories, ... Read more

[Playlist] Indigo Raw’s Off Week Takeover

With only a couple more days to go, Barcelona’s Indigo Raw are set to take over Off Week with its weeklong schedule of events. Amongst the 5 events taking place at the majestic El Monasterio/Poble Espanyol will be the likes of Carl Craig‘s Motor City love letter Detroit Love, as well as Ricardo Villalobos‘ FRRC, DJ Koze‘ Pampa Records showcase and more. Here, Indigo Raw’s Artistic Director Nerone provides 10 of his, and the company’s, favorite tracks from this years featured artists. I’m sure there are a lot of favorites of yours amongst here. Make sure you grab the few ... Read more

Straf_Werk Broadens Musical Spectrum With Summer Festival Stage & Timeslot Breakdown

Straf_Werk’s annual summer festival has just announced their stage breakdowns for the 19 August. The crews fifth festival event, the focus is on a broader sound, as well as a more prominent showcase of local Dutch acts. Of course, that’s not to say that the big names aren’t there either. As we announced earlier, the likes of Âme, Maya Jane Coles, Adriatique, DJ Tennis, Jennifer Cardini, Todd Terje and many more will all be in attendance. Check out the video below to see the complete breakdown of stages, which includes the Dutch debut of Hot Since 82‘s Knee Deep in ... Read more

Party Report: Ultra Music Festival 2017

Doing 3 days at Ultra when you’re 38 years old is like running the New York Marathon for the first time with no shoes on. “You sound like you were ran over by a train” my friend tells me on Monday as we’re talking on the phone…”Yes but it was worth it” I respond. Who would have thought I would finally break the curse and see Adam Beyer perform, he’s been literally a hero of mine since I bought his records back in the 90’s and for some reason, I could never manage to see him play. Though, I wish ... Read more

Premiere: Bas Roos – Lazy Chords (Giom Remix)

Somewhere between West coast Deep House, classic French house and NuDisco lies the sound of Giom. Maybe that’s why the London-based Frenchman’s music has been supported by such an impressive list DJs: Claptone, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet, Joey Negro, Jimpster, Mark Knight, Sharam Jey to Kolombo, it seems everybody needs a bit of the Giom sound in their DJ sets. In the summer of 2014 his song ‘Dr. Zapp’ went to #1 on the Beatport Indie/NuDisco Top 100. In 2015 Giom launched his own label Supremus Records which, as well as topping the Traxsource Deep House Top 100 for 3 ... Read more

!K7 Resurrects DJ Trading Cards

Celebrating the 50th instalment in its famed DJ-Kicks mixtape series, German label !K7 has revived its DJ trading card series. Originally launched in 1996, featuring such artists as Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, DJ Hell, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, the newly relaunched set of 20 includes such names as Nina Kraviz, Actress, Carl Craig, Four Tet, Will Saul, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot. Each card features stats like the number of bookings each has racked up over the past year, their longest ever track length, remixes and social fan count. The original collection features stats such as average BPM, total remixes and ... Read more

10 Best WMC/MMW 2015 Events

It’s that time of year again! As Winter turns to Spring and March comes to an end, the wonderful city of Miami will once again be the center of the dance music universe with the annual celebration that is Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week.  Well into its second decade of existence, the WMC/MMW experience is undoubtedly a must attend as the tunes will be as plentiful as the sun and sex. Anticipating the week to come we have highlighted ten events that we think feature some of the best lineups the week has to offer.  Included are a smattering from ... Read more

DSTRCT Podcast #001 By Joey Daniel

On December 12 DSTRCT, a brand new event organization that has recently entered the Amsterdam scene, will kick-off at the legendary Elementenstraat, bringing with them a selection of international and local heavyweights like Art Department, Matthias Tanzmann, Laura Jones, Huxley, Detroit Swindle, Boris Werner among others. Joey Daniel, co-founder and runner of DSTRCT has his roots in Rotterdam, where guys like Speedy J and Michel de Hey inspired him to follow a career in music. While also organising events, he is also regarded as a formidable DJ with a main focus on rugged, in-your-face house music and techno. By the ... Read more

All Gone Pete Tong ADE Podcast by Ben Pearce

That Manchester is a breeding ground for talented DJ’s and producers has been proven again by Ben Pearce. The born and raised Mancunian went straight to the top of the Beatport charts at the age of 23, produces record after record next an ever-expanding gig book and still finds time to run his own record label Purp & Soul. He fixed us up with a very special mixtape that will shake your bones from head to toe. Growing up with heavy metal and punk, Ben Pearce discovered electronic music in his late teens. He crafted his skill in the club- and ... Read more