May 17th, 2013, 08:19 PM
Maya Jane Coles
The London-based producer's first full-length is heavy on guest vocalists, with appearances from Bristol veteran Tricky, former Hercules & Love Affair member Kim Ann Foxman, Swedish singer Karin Park and electroclash pioneer Miss Kittin. The rest of the package is very much down to Coles: she produced, engineered and mixed the LP, sung on two tracks and designed the sleeve artwork.
Comfort arrives after a string of well-received EPs dating back to 2008 for labels like 20:20 Vision, Hypercolour and Real Tone, which released the 2010 breakthrough single "What They Say." Last year she also mixed an installment in the long-running DJ-Kicks CD series for !K7 Records. For an idea of what to expect from the album, head over to Coles' SoundCloud page, where you can stream the track "Everything" (featuring Karin Park.) Comfort will be jointly released through the producer's own I/AM/ME label and Kobalt.
02. Easier To Hide
03. Burning Bright feat. Kim Ann Foxman
05. Blame feat. Nadine Shah
07. Everything feat. Karin Park
08. Fall From Grace feat. Catherine Pockson of Alpines
09. Wait For You feat. Tricky
10. When I'm In Love ft. Thomas Knights
11. Take A Ride ft. Miss Kittin
12. Come Home
I/AM/ME and Kobalt will release Comfort by Maya Janes Coles on June 28th, 2013.
Maya Jane Coles Feat. Karin Park - "Everything"
May 29th, 2013, 09:30 PM
Re: Maya Jane Coles
With 14 international magazine front covers to her name, numerous producer/DJ awards, top 10 places in the Resident Advisor DJ polls in both 2011 & 2012, 30+ countries played in the last 18 months, 10 million You Tube views, 165,000+ Facebook fans and over 2.5 million plays on Soundcloud, it’s hard to believe that Maya Jane Coles is yet to release an album.
All that is about to change in July 2013 with the release of one of the most eagerly awaited debut electronic albums in years; Maya Jane Coles - Comfort.
Maya's rise up the ranks was noted by many in the music industry, including the major labels. The big cheques came in but were turned down - instead she opted to release the record on her own label I/AM/ME. In Maya’s own words:
“It's very exciting to be in charge of my debut album. It's given me total creative freedom and that is a necessity for me as an artist. I just hope that others will love the album as much as I loved working on it”.
This album really is a personal affair for Maya who produced, engineered and mixed the album at her modest home studio; playing every instrument and creating every sound including taking on vocal duties on tracks like the lo-fi 'Stranger' and the hypnotic 'Dreamer'. Keeping things even more personal, Maya also created the album's artwork.
The album is reflective of Maya's broader musical influences both in and outside the electronic world with Comfort having hints and shades of many genres from house, R&B and hip hop through to dub, indie and techno.
Everything Ft. Karin Park
The first single to be taken from the album is 'Everything' featuring Scandinavian songstress Karin Park on vocals and co-writing duties. 'Everything' also marks the arrival of Maya's debut music video - a noir tale of ornithological obsession. The video's director Thomas Knights also appears on Comfort a beautiful soul vocal on the down tempo 'When I'm In Love'.
Karin Park is a Grammy Award winning 6 foot plus Swedish multi-instrumentalist/performer raised in the jungles of Japan, whose own album Highway Poetry was produced in part by The Knife's Christoph Bergen. Having remixed Karin's track 'A Thousand Loaded Guns' under her Nocturnal Sunshine moniker, Maya was eager to work with Karin again and created a backing track with her in mind. Karin then wrote and performed the top line remotely between London and Scandinavia.
The album's family feel also sees Maya reunited with Catherine Pockson of Alpines whose haunting vocal features on the dark R&B of "Fall from Grace". Maya had previously worked with Alpines, producing their collaboration covering Carly's Simon's 'Why' as well as remixing the band's single 'Cocoon' under Maya's Nocturnal Sunshine alias.
Carrying on the remix theme, Maya also duets with legendary producer/rapper Tricky on 'Wait for You' having previously remixed his track 'Time To Dance'.
There are also new collaborations with friends, with Maya duetting with electronic icon Miss Kittin on 'Take A Ride', and the pioneering Kim Ann Foxman; formerly front woman of Hercules & The Love Affair on future single 'Burning Bright'.
Maya also sought to bring fresh voices into the electronic domain recruiting Nadine Shah's stunning husky rasp to the 'Blame'.
There are more largely instrumental moments in the album too with the emotive 'Come Home' and the album's title track 'Comfort'
Read more at http://hangout.altsounds.com/news/15...M1sT50z862g.99
June 5th, 2013, 08:08 PM
Re: Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Coles - No Sympathy / Djuma Soundsystem Remix