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What more can we say, the girl's on fire! Having already placed highly with DJ-Kicks on year-end charts from NPR, Resident Advisor, Spin, Mixmag, LFTF & more, we've just learned that Maya Jane Coles' DJ-Kicks exclusive track "Not Listening" has taken "Best Underground Dance Track of 2012" at this year's WMC. We couldn't be happier! Congratulations Maya, and shout-out to all the DJs, editors, writers and fans who have supported her music.
Okay, seriously, is anything going to slow this girl down? Barely a fortnight after the release of he DJ-Kicks mix (which happens to be receiving rave reviews, thank you) the London producer already has a new brand new remix to offer, and it's a banger. Head over to XLR8R for the download, and don't miss Maya on tour all year (like we said, she never stops!).
Maya Jane Coles' DJ-Kicks is out this week, and she's still on an incredible run! In the short time since we last touted her accomplishments, she's been named one of five Best New Artists for April by Spin Magazine, and been honored as Artist of the Year by Beatport's staff. All in a month's work, we suppose. We managed to grab some time out of Maya's insane schedule to speak in London about the mix, and her philosophy on making music. Check out the video (directed by Giorgio Gremigni) below, and below that you can grab an exclusive new Maya production from the mix. The whole mix is available from fine retailers worldwide.
The SXSW / WMC one-two punch always makes for an interesting March. After rocking out on one of the best sound systems in Austin w/ Photek & Apparat, the DJ-Kicks crew are headed to Miami, where ascendant UK DJ/Producer Maya Jane Coles (whose Kicks mix drops mid-April) will be joining DJ-Kicks veterans Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap, and many other fine artists for an all-day affair at Last Resort. After that, Maya will be headed to the Ultra Music Festival for another set in the evening. Here's to a never ending party!
Sunday March 25th • Last Resort @ Villa 221 (221 NE 17th St.)
Maya Jane Coles, Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb & more
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM • 21+ • Limited Tix @ Door
Sunday March 25th • Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL (UMF Worldwide Stage)
Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, Art Department & More
By her own admission, the 24-year-old Londoner despised … read more...
To say Maya Jane Coles had a big year in 2011 would be an incredible understatement. In the space of twelve months, the 24 year old East Londoner went from a hotly tipped favorite of house music connoisseurs to, well, pretty much taking over the world. It is our extreme pleasure to announce that her first commercially available DJ mix is coming this year, in the form of a DJ-Kicks mix in April. (Tracklist & more info after the jump)