[Audio] Maya Jane Coles reMixes Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’

 

Sam-Smith

This week saw the release of the reMix package of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down. Smith has experienced a meteoric rise to stardom in the past year, going from ‘that guy on House records’ to Brit and Grammy Award destroying superstar who can entice the very best in production talent. Like this reMix from the awesome Maya Jane Coles. Check it out.

Lay Me Down is a great showcase for Maya’s particular brand of enigmatic vocal House. With her trademark low slung basslines and cavernous synths Smith’s song takes on a whole new persona. A haunting and intoxicating new track with a compelling groove, this one takes it’s time to travel it;s mesmerising journey, drawing you deeper and deeper in as it does.

♫ Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Maya Jane Coles reMix)

Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down is out now.

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[Audio] Nocturnal Sunshine’s ‘Take Me There’

 

Maya Jane Coles

Another full length record in on the way from Ms. Maya Jane Coles. Her 2013 album Comfort is still in heavy rotation around these parts, amazing body of work that it is; and this year we will be treated to the début album from her Dubby alter-ego Nocturnal Sunshine. The first track taken from the self-titled release, due out in May, is Take Me There.

Take Me There deserves to be played on a big rig. Driven by the subs and a shuffling beat, the track is liberally layered with modulated vocal snatches and MJC’s trademark enigmatic synths. Cole’s has always has one foot in Dub styles, from right back in the She Is Danger days, and on Take Me There she revels in her bassy influences, delivering a mesmerising Dub groove and waves of hypnotic tones. This one gets under your skin.

♫ Nocturnal Sunshine – Take Me There

Nocturnal Sunshine’s self-titled début album is released 25th May on digital with a vinyl release coming on Record Store Day.

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[Audio] Karin Park & Pandora Drive’s ‘Hurricane’ (+ Maya Jane Coles reMix)

 

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One of the best things going on in Scandinavia these days, the amazing Karin Park has teamed up with London duo Pandora Drive for her new single Hurricane. Karin has been drip feeding us hint of her forthcoming new album for a while now, and while we’re not certain if this particular collaboration will appear on the full lengther, it;s more indication that we love her recent sounds. there’s a full reMix package to from Booka Shade and Karin’s buddy Maya Jane Coles.

Karin’s collaborations with MJC are obviously wearing off on her. In fact Hurricane could have quite easily been taken from Maya’s Comfort album (on which Karin appeared) but with an added Indie-Electro sparkle.. It’s a good sound for Park, the warn and mysterious experimental take on Deep House provides the perfect dark and brooking, yet unbelievably dancefloor friendly, backing for her knife sharp vocals. Maya Jane Cole’s own reMix ups the hypnotic magic groove ante considerable. The pairing of Maya’s music and Karin’s vocal is always something we really enjoy and this reMix delivers in heaps.

♫ Karin Park & Pandora Drive – Hurricane (Original Mix)

♫ Karin Park & Pandora Drive – Hurricane (Maya Jane Coles reMix)

Karin Park & Pandora Drive’s Hurricane is out now.

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[Audio] Maya Jane Coles’ ‘From The Dark’

 

Maya Jane Coles

Mistress of dreamlike floorfillers Maya Jane Coles makes her return to Anja Schneider’s Mobilee this week In the 3 ½ years since her last she’s gone from strength to strength, including releasing one of our favourite albums of recent times, Comfort. The From The Dark EP features three utterly intoxicated tune, including this one; the lead track. Check it out.

Including some vocal work from French singer Moggli, From The Dark is an enigmatic and haunting tune that revels in Maya’s uncanny knack of being able to make deep, ominous tracks feel unbelievably warm. Low grooves and subby bass dominate the soundtrack alongside an unrelenting booming kick; while Moggli’s throaty, soulful vocals seem to envelop the music and swirl around it. This is stuck on repeat.

♫ Maya Jane Coles (Feat. Moggli) – From The Dark (Original Mix)

Maya Jane Coles’ From The Dark is out now.

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[Audio] Maya Jane Coles’ ‘Premonition’

 

Maya Jane Coles

It looks like Fabric were so pleased with hypnotic groove queen Maya Jane Coles’ edition of their fabric mix series, fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles, that they got all excited and decided to commit two of the tracks from the mix to vinyl. Released as a painfully limited edition 10”, the release features Premonition, Maya’s original track in fabric 75 (natch’) and London-based producer Paride Saraceni’s Dissolute. Check out Premonition below.

Premonition is deep and undulating electronics at it’s finest. Enigmatic and emotional, the track bathes you in waves of warm synths and enchanting loops. Recorded especially for fabric 75, Premonition combines a skippy solid beat with a haunting array of tones and textures that seem to worm their way under your skin. Haunting, but never dark, its an intoxicating track. The 10” is receiving a strictly limited run of 300 copies, available exclusively to fabricfirst members, of which we are not; so if anyone is and wants to do us a solid fave, hit us up in Twitter.

♫ Maya Jane Coles – Premonition

Maya Jane Coles’ Premonition/Paride Saraceni’s Dissolute is available now from here.

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[Video] Maya Jane Coles’ ‘Comfort’

 

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Here’s the video for Maya Jane ColesComfort. The title track from her amazing début album, which is being released in deluxe edition format at the end of this month.

The clip is directed by frequent collaborator Jonas Lord. A stark and visually complex video, with some stunning imagery, to match the intricate, enigmatic, House vibes of the track.

Maya Jane Coles’ Comfort deluxe edition is released 24th March.

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[Audio] Maya Jane Coles reMixes Bonobo’s ‘First Fires’

 

Bonobo

The latest slice of all-encompassing musical warmth coming from the queen of all things Deep and Techy, Maya Jane Coles, comes in the form of this reMix of Ninja Tune’s finest Bonobo’s, Grey Reverend featuring, First Fires. The ghostly and bassy original comes from Bonobo’s recent The North Borders album. The track serves as the album’s intro and takes on a whole new life in Coles’ hands.

The vocal croon of the song is actually quite well suited to Coles’ smokey take on House, it’s low tones acting as another instrument in MJC’s deep arsenal. Capturing the intensity and atmosphere of First Fires, Maya looses none of it’s emotional resonance, if anything she adds to the tracks mood with a plethora of warm, rounded synths and grumbling basses. All set to a nice shuffling UK House beat. Sink into this one.

♫ Bonobo (Feat. Grey Reverend) – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles reMix)

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[Audio] Maya Jane Coles reMixes Tiga Vs. Audion’s ‘Let’s Go Dancing’

 

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Check out Maya Jane Coles’ reMix of Tiga Vs. Audition (Matthew Dear)’s hype inducing Let’s Go Dancing. Tiga’s most explosive track for al long while, Let’s Go Dancing caused a bit of a stir when it was released a couple of months ago, now with the release of the reMix EP looming we can wrap out ears around this, the one we were most looking forward to.

Maya takes things Deep and Techy with this one. Six minutes of hypnotic warehouse sounds with a fantasy twist. With a seeming nod to early Warp Bleep House Maya playfully skims magical melodies and psychedelic synths over to surface of a pounding House groove. The growling vocal refrain only adds to the enigmatic flavour of Maya’s mix. This one is going to get a serious club pounding, expect to be looing all sense of time on the dancefloor to this one very soon.

♫ Tiga Vs. Audion – Let’s Go Dancing (Maya Jane Coles Dancing In The Dark reMix)

Tiga Vs. Audion’s Let’s Go Dancing reMix package is coming 10th November and includes remixes from Maya Jane Coles, Breach, Solomun and joeFarr.

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[Audio] Maya Jane Coles’ ‘No Stick’

 

Maya Jane Coles

No Stick is a bran new track from Maya Jane Coles that features on the Burning Bright (with Hercules And Love Affair’s Kim Ann Foxman) remix single released late last month. Burning Bright is one of our tunes of the year, but if you needed any more convicting to go out and grab yourself a copy, check out No Stick.

This is the perfect compliment to Maya’s amazing Comfort album, No Stick is no mere B-side. This is a deep, hypnotic, funky-as-hell dancefloor destroyer. Rumbling sine basslines, shuffling House beats and a sledgehammer vocal sample all join forces to deliver a slightly Dub influenced mesmerizing tune that you could really loose yourself in on the dancefloor.

♫ Maya Jane Coles – No Stick

Maya Jane Coles’ Burning Bright is out now.

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[Video] Maya Jane Coles & Kim Ann Foxman’s ‘Burning Bright’

 

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Deep and emotional House genius Maya Jane Coles’ enigmatic House epic, Comfort, is easily one of our albums of the year, with Burning Bright, featuring Hercules And Love Affair’s Kim Ann Foxman, one of it’s highlights.

Here’s the video for the track, directed by Thomas Knights, which sees Foxman getting all ritualistic with a recently deceased Coles.

Maya Jane Coles’ album, Comfort, is out now.

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