fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award-winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, presents another new chapter in her remarkable career, following her critically-acclaimed debut album “Comfort” to provide the latest in fabric’s compilation series, fabric 75.
The meditative propulsive house and techno for which Maya is renowned spurred Rolling Stone to recently include the young star as one of their top 25 most influential DJs on the planet, and secured her place in the Resident Advisor Top 20 for a third successive year. It’s not hard to see why. Maya’s DJing highlights of the last year included a record breaking Boiler Room, a second much lauded Essential Mix for Radio 1, a guest mix for XLR8R’s hallowed 300th podcast, and live streamed mixes on Resident Advisor live from her residency at Richie Hawtin’s Enter at Space.
In addition to her own production projects, Maya has recently found time to remix others in recent months, adding The XX, Ella Fitzgerald, Tiga vs Audion, Rudimental feat. Emile Sandé, Bonobo, Big Dope P, and Alex Jones to a list which already included Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Little Dragon, Lianne La Havas, The Orb, Phil Kieran, Maceo Plex and Tricky.
“fabric was one of the first clubs that I partied at, so it’s quite mad to have gone from being a punter to a headliner, playing the midnight set at NYE and now my own fabric mix. It feels like the club has been symbolic in the evolution on my career with a lot of good memories and milestones.” – Maya Jane Coles
fabric 75 is a mix that avoids ornamental grooves in favour of fittingly percussive and musically rich simplicity; a raw house sound that is more mature and approachable than ever. The mix’s melodic qualities offer yet more wonderful insight into Maya’s music world, a rhythmic language spoken with the both the soft sonic variety and thunderous impact we’ve come to expect from Maya’s DJ performances. Wander with emotional caution, as deep chords dominate the mix and challenge the mere sight of mechanical beats.
Maya’s engaging atmospherics on fabric 75 are esoteric to say the least, and the result clearly guides the listener through her own personal and fascinating approach to dance music.
01 Trus’me – Somebody [Prime Numbers]
02 Ksky – Madness (Volta Cab Remix – Maya Jane Coles Edit) [Sad But True]03 Dapayk & Padberg – Close Up (Exercise One Remix) [Mo’s Ferry Prod.]04 Mathew Jonson – Level 7 (Dixon Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]05 Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat – Lucho Part 2 [Ovum]06 DJ Yellow & Flowers And Sea Creatures – No One Gets Left Behind [Compost Black Label]07 Konstantin Sibold – Romin [Snork Enterprises]08 Maya Jane Coles – Premonition [unreleased]09 Baikal – Why Don’t Ya? (Ripperton Remix) [Maeve]
10 Paul Woolford – Erotic Discourse (Dense & Pika Remix) [2020 Vision]
11 Paride Saraceni – Dissolute [unreleased]12 Negru – Concubinaj [Natural Rhythm]13 Shall Ocin – Forgive Me (Edu Imbernon Remix) [Culprit]14 Yenk – Basement [Baumhaus]15 Chesus feat. Kofi Tarris – Monster [4lux]
16 NT89 – Purple Garden [Food]
17 Fran Von Vie feat. Cio May – Lonely Nights [Sudbeat]