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The Acid – Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

MJC, doing it right:

Not content with her first Mobilee release in over three years, Maya Jane Coles has also given The Acid’s ‘Ghost’ a reworking with excellent results. Both ‘From the Dark’ (taken from the Mobilee EP) and ‘Ghost’ stay true to Maya’s tech house roots but there’s something about the remix that hints at a darker, broodier 90s electronica. A dash of UNKLE if you will.

Both worth a listen.

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Maya Jane Coles – Lost in the City

‘Lost in the City’ has been around in various forms for some time, but it is now available on the deluxe edition of Maya Jane Coles’s ‘Comfort’ album and it appeared on her Soundcloud page yesterday. It’s a typically atmospheric number, with an insistent low-fi guitar riff and all sorts of moody effects and echoey vocals. It’s good.

If you’re a discerning festival-goer, you might catch MJC at the niche end of the circuit this summer: she plays Roskilde, Opene’er and Balaton Sound Festivals, amongst others. Or if you’re feeling less adventurous (but just as rich), you can see her at Glastonbury next month.

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Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Put Me In Your Box: The Remixes

Atmosphere: sometimes good, sometimes bad. Here, good:

Hypercolour’s vinyl imprint, Hype LTD, have done us a solid and put out an atmos-filled remix package of Maya Jane Cole’s 2011 EP, ‘Don’t Put Me In Your Box’, including that gem from Dark Sky.

Bonobo does his thing on the same track with decidedly more chilled results:

Something for everyone, really.

Maya Jane Coles – Everything (Breach Remix)

The unstoppable Breach tries his hand at remixing fellow Londoner Maya Jane Coles’ ‘Everything’, with insanely slick results. The original, featuring Karin Park on vocals, is undoubtedly one of the stand out tracks of the first two quarters, but this remix from the chap they also call Ben Westbeech is a game changer for the tune. Once you get through the simmering intro, a hefty drop leads you into a minefield of stuttered vocals and shimmering synths. Totally infectious, this.

The xx – Fiction (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

It’s always nice to see a couple of home-grown talents getting together, reppin the UK, and we can think of no better example than this new Maya Jane Coles rework of The xx:

Both have been hard at work recently, being all successful and that. The xx have finalised another blinder of a line-up for the London leg of their Night + Day series. Such luminaries as Mount Kimbie, Koreless, Kindness and London Grammar will be doing the business at Hatfield House. Meanwhile, MJC has been putting the finishing touches on her debut EP ‘Comfort’ which, by the way, she has produced, mixed, sang on AND released all herself. Hear the teaser from this astonishing effort below:
SUCCESS.
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Maya Jane Coles – Easier To Hide EP

Quenching our thirst just fractionally until she releases her full length debut next year, here’s ‘Easier To Hide’, the new EP from Maya Jane Coles. Released on her own interestingly-named label I Am Me, MJC reinforces her rep for making laidback yet infectious deep house music. Stream the whole ting below – great to have you back luv.

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Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Maya Jane Coles remix)

Dutch soul singer Bo Saris released ‘She’s On Fire’ this week, and it’s gained a lot of traction – even prompting Winehouse comparisons (albeit by his agency). It’s a breezy, brass-driven soul track which calls to mind the recent output of Cee Lo Green, Plan B and Mark Ronson (but it’s good).

Better, however, is Maya Jane Coles’ remix. London-based producer Coles has been a favourite of ours for some time and she excels herself here – with her deep, subtle house vibes giving the tune a completely different feel. It’s taut and compelling, and has the kind of uncomfortable eeriness that Nicolas Jaar has been perfecting of late.

Good video, too.

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Alpines and Maya Jane Coles – Why

South London night pop duo Alpines are currently embarking on a series of collaborations with on-the-rise UK producers and DJ’s, ostensibly to showcase new talent, but surely just to give us some aural pleasure. Their most recent, with 23 year old British/Japanese deep house talent Maya Jane Coles, is truly wondrous. Together they’ve reworked Carly Simon’s classic ‘Why’, moulding it into a flowing piece of electronica with singer Catherine Pockson’s vocals hovering above the fray.

We’re very excited about Alpines’ future efforts with Dark Sky and Craze + Hoax. In the meantime, give both their earlier releases, Night Drive and Cocoon, a listen. Accompanying artwork is also worth a gander and they’re unashamedly pretentious about their aesthetic. They sent one journalist some pictures of the star Nebula along with their demo, because, “it is the combination of the electric and the ethereal, which we love.”

You can also grab ticket to see them support Goldfrapp at St. John-at-Hackney church tonight (if you have £35 kicking around…), or if you like your religious gig venues with a NW postcode, see them at Reading dance-rockers Worship’s single launch at St. Pancras Church on the 1st December.

We’ve listened to this A LOT, and it only gets better each time. It’s nostalgic rewrites as they should be and it’s due out in early 2012.

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Huxley – Body Talk

Light up your life/Friday/bank holiday weekend with this from Huxley:

As part of the 2020Vision 20th anniversary compilation, ‘Content’ (which, by the way, is something you all need to watch out for – new stuff from Eats Everything, Maya Jane Coles, Simian Mobile Disco and Paul Woolford), Huxley has produced this deep house delight. WATCH for the piano coming in at 2:50, it’s a serious business.

Bonus tracks:

All this hits you 30th June on, you guessed it, 2020Vision.

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Franskild – Clockworks (Riton re-rub)

Franskild, remember the name (said in a Danish accent):

Fantastically-named Scandinavian pairing Love Ojensa and Tim Söderström have let Riton do the business on their recent release ‘Clockwork’ and it’s a delight. The pick-up at 2:40ish is summit else.

Here’s the lighter, Balearic-sounding original and a so-deep-it’s-cavernous remix of Maya Jane Coles‘ ‘Burning Bright’ to help satisfy your inevitable urge for more:

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