MAYA JANE COLES
Maya is somewhat of an enigma in today’s music world; on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track; sometimes top-lining and, on most occasions, even designing the sleeve artwork too.
Life has been changing quite dramatically for a 25 year old British-Japanese, producer/dj by the name of Maya Jane Coles and having recently released her biggest body of work to date; her debut album "Comfort" things look set to keep on changing.
Born and bred in London, by any standards Maya has enjoyed a rather unique start to her career; from global spectacles like playing under the World’s largest mirror ball at the Tate Modern (UK) or charting internationally with her DJ Kicks mix for K7! to making the Resident Advisor top 10 DJ Chart 2011 & 2012.
In the last 24 months alone, Maya has already graced the cover of over 14 magazines in 8 different countries including Mixmag (UK), Village Voice (USA), Trax (France), Groove (Germany) and Vicious (Spain), alongside coverage in magazine’s as diverse as Vogue and Nylon through to Rolling Stone and Men’s Health with the likes of KCRW, BBC Radio 1, Per Se playing her tracks on radio.
This heightened profile has helped Maya already reach an impressive 10,000,000+ Youtube plays, 200,000+ Facebook fans, 10,000+ plays per day on Spotify, 40,000+ Twitter followers and over 110,000 Soundcloud followers amassing 2,500,000+ channel plays in 206 different countries and rapidly growing ever day!
Critical and music fan support alike have also helped Maya to pick up multiple awards along the way including Beatport’s ‘Staff Pick: Artist of the year 2011’ and the likes of “Best Producer’, “Best DJ”, “Best Compilation” or “Best Underground Track” from a variety of media from Mixmag and DJ to FACT and SPIN!
So why all the fuss? Well, Maya is somewhat of an enigma in today’s music world; on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track; sometimes top-lining and, on most occasions, even designing the sleeve artwork too.