Maya Jane Coles - Essential Mix (2013-05-04)
MAYA JANE COLES: Essential Mix Two Timer In Under Two Years
It is a great honor for a DJ to be invited to play a set for BBC’s world-renowned Essential Mix, and many great electronic music acts go through their entire careers without ever playing even a single one. Although some older and more experienced DJs have appeared on the program multiple times particularly in the late 90s/early 00s (read: Sasha appearing 28 times or Oakenfold appearing on 36 mixes), to take control of the Essential Mix decks on multiple occasions a DJ needs to be the crème de la crème, especiallyin this day and age of electronic music.
Maya Jane Coles has been producing music since 2008 and played her first Essential Mix at the age of 23 on July 9, 2011. After achieving critical acclaim with her infectious 2010 hit, “What They Say”, she gained international attention and quickly flew to the top ranks of world-class electronic music producers.
She is a highly talented individual with a hyperfocus on the deep and tech house scene and her second Essential Mix less than two years after her debut is undeniable proof that she is here to stay. The mix kicks off on a slower note but by the hour mark you’ll probably be jumping out of your chair if you’re like me. After another full hour of refined deep and dark house tunes, by the end of the mix you’ll be praying for her to play on. More MJC here.
01. The Poet - Rain On April (Yves Le Groove Mix) [OT RECORDS]
02. Joe Stawarz - Suite B [SOMA QUALITY RECORDINGS]
03. [a]pendics.shuffle - Heavy Burdens High feat. Blakkat (Safeword Remix) [ADJUNCT AUDIO]
04. Deep Guys - Roomba (Oceanic Mix) [OT RECORDS]
05. Francesco Rossi - Paper Aeroplane feat. JS & A [D:VISION]
06. Linus Quick - There Shall Be Light (Mike Maass Remix) [WAYWARD MUSIC]
07. [unknown] - Unknown
08. Anonym - I Can’t [VAKANT]
09. Jordan Lieb - Dreams From The Ghetto [SUPERFREQ]
10. P. Wiltshire - Closer [HYPERCOLOUR]
11. Nick Galemore - Pt. 1 [KINDISCH]
12. Maya Jane Coles - Everything feat. Karin Park [I/AM/ME]
13. Rodriguez Jr. - Satellite [MOBILEE]
14. Nana K. - Old’s Cool [RECOVERY TECH]
15. Weltenwandler - Departure [ELECTROPHIL RECORDS]
16. Mad_Us - Hypnoze (Luca Bear Remix) [ARMONIA]
17. Riva Starr & Rssll - Absence (Adam Port Remix) [SNATCH! RECORDS]
18. Marbert Rocel - Small Hours (Daniel Stefanik Remix) [COMPOST]
19. Juliano Silva - 1000 Miles [EON5]
20. LPZ - Council Fonk
21. Deetron - Out Of My Head feat. Ovasoul7 (KiNK Vocal Mix) [MUSIC MAN RECORDS]
22. Alex Piccini & Marka T - Suite Yourself [AMAZING RECORDS]
23. Gianni Amoroso - No Matter How Far [MORNING MOOD RECORDS]
24. Sivesgaard - In The Night (Blond:ish Remix) [EKLEKTISCH]
25. Frederick Alonso - 96 (Tech Mix) [STAB RECORDINGS]
26. Paul Mad - Undes (Alex Piccini remix) [DEEP BEEP RECORDS]
27. Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
28. Knox - Fault [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Teardrop on the Fire [download]
Hailing from Birmingham, Hannah Wants is one of the multitude of rising electronic music talents from the UK today. I only discovered her music a few days ago, when listening to catz n dogz essential mix (which I highly recommend by the way…) and now I am stoked to have found her unique and irresistible beats. When I heard the “Teardrop on the Fire” vocal sample on the Essential Mix at around [50.05] followed up by some banging deep house with an even smoother passage into a slower, grooving rhythm, I had to pause and find the tracklist STAT and look into what artist made me get out of my chair and dance unrestrainedly with headphones on. Don’t forget to download the track for free in [320 kbps] above from the artist herself…More to come on Hannah Wants, keep an eye out for her!
Tomas Barfod - Till We Die (Blond:ish Remix)
Massive remix of Tomas Barfod’s summer tune “Till We Die” by Get Physical’s sexy UK-based duo Blond:ish. I wrote about Tomas Barfod last year, and then later discovered Blond:ish, so imagine how pumped I was to find this amazing remix by two extremely talented producers.
Blond:ish takes the original in a new completely new and intricate journey, with hypnotic riffs, mesmerizing basslines, and a chillingly smooth inlay of Nina Kinert’s vocals. Blond:ish’s talent is unique, provocative and genre-defying, and this remix is a clear example of their beautiful sound.
Avatism - A Farewell Portrait
Peep this minimal-leaning deep house by Italian DJ Avatism. I found this tune on one of Das Kraftfuttermischwerk’s podcasts… If you haven’t ever checked them out, they have something for every style and flavor of electronic.
Dusky - Essential Mix 2012-10-13
GO DEEP. As a huge fan of the deep house genre, the UK duo Dusky takes the clean and deep bass to a whole new level. It is a perfect mix for an afterhours, warehouse soiree. This is hands down one of my favorite essential mixes I’ve heard all year. I can only imagine a 2am-6am set with these beats going down. Thanks to Alexandra for opening my eyes to this one.
Getting physical with Blond:ish throwing down a full moon set at Burning Man.
Blond:ish shining under the full moon on the Robot Heart bus, Burning Man 2012. Take us back!
More about Blond:ish (you know you want it):
Cover image courtesy of Peter Ruprecht (http://www.peterruprecht.com)
HQNO - Point of View
Some tech house to get you going.
Loving this track right now.
Maya Jane Coles you never fail to impress. Love this Essential Mix from last year. From tech house to deep house, Maya takes us on a wonderful journey. Get into it.
 Aaron Und Pascal - Hidden Place
 Alex Picone - An Pesant [Bass Culture]
 Patrick Di Stefano - Underlight [Debox]
 Lula Circus - Pumpin Groovin Moovin (Pezzner Remix) [Stranjjur]
 Maya Jane Coles - Untitled
 Delano Smith - Lost In Detroit [Apparel]
 Eats Everything - Entrance Song [Pets]
 DJ T. Feat. Cari Golden - City Life (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [Get Physical]
 102nd Century - Matjes [Overdrive]
 Maya Jane Coles - Untitled
 Elchinsoul - Pe Roz [Microtech]
 Maya Jane Coles - Untitled
 Alex Magno - Clowns [Etichetta Nera]
 Diminutos - Obligo Al Entusiasmo (Alejandro Mosso Remix) [Airdrop]
 Standard Fair - Forget Someone [Joyfull Family]
 Kemko - Juice [Angel Laboratory]
 Matthias Meyer - Crystal Rain [Cecille]
 Gorge - Watching Spring (Bioground’s Freckled Mix) [Amused]
 Sebo K - State Of Desire [Highgrade]
 Little Dragon - Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [Peacefrog]
 Nikola Gala - The Beginning [Rekids]
 Junior Gee - Just Listen [Love Hertz]
 Jemini Blacque & Fiorian Wilde - Get Together (Eko Dub) [Deepness]
 J. Phlip - Fever [Pets]
 Stefano Esposito - Acid Groove [Four Fingers Hand]
 Tom Ellis & Lizzy B - Accidental Daydream [Eye4eye]
 Agaric - Who Made Up The Rules (Josh Wink Remix) [Ovum]
 Rob Small - Bad Wednesday (Mute - Remix) [Piston]
 N/A.3 - Tuesday Biz [N/A.3]
 Maya Jane Coles - Untitled
 Tricky - Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [Domino]
Pleasurekraft - Tarantula [download]
Tech House Tuesdays.
Last night I caught Pleasurekraft at Playhouse in Hollywood for their Monday Night Social party. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to MNS, and last night did not disappoint. Kicked the night off on the right foot when we met up with Kaveh from Pleasurekraft and chatted with him for a little bit, and he hooked us (Me, Seth, Ben) up with free T-shirts bearing his emblem! Score. Apparently the two don’t always DJ together as a pair, seeing as Kale was back home in the studio.
Found a good perch to post up at and dance, and this was the best spot in the house! We met a bunch of chill peeps who were getting down and dancing and overall having a great time. Pleasurekraft’s set was a solid two hours of straight carnival, semi-dark tech house, exactly what my ears were craving. When “Tarantula” came on and the air conditioner blasted the cool mist, it took me right back to my time at Amnesia Ibiza. Will I see Pleasurekraft again? Without hesitation. “Tarantula” is on repeat today.
Gregor Tresher - A Thousand Nights (Dubfire Quiet Storm Remix) [download]
While I sit at SFO waiting to board my plane to Seattle, I realized a few things. 1) I really like airports for some reason, especially with a good playlist… I can walk around and wander for days. 2) I haven’t posted a whole lot of minimal electronica, which is definitely one of my favorite subgenres of electronic music. I really enjoy Dubfire’s remix of “A Thousand Nights,” as it layers each element perfectly as the song progresses. My mind can easily catch on to each piece of the song, and as it builds and nears its peak, I feel at peace with this sort of music. This track is definitely one of my favorites of the genre. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Phil Weeks - By My Side (Hector Moralez Ghetto Remix) [download]
Some awesome tech house goodness from the awesome bloggers over at VinylPenetration. I gotta give these guys props for scouring the web to find all kinds of electronic goodness for my ears… Sorted out very nicely by genre from tech house, to dubstep, to trance… these guys have it all. If you haven’t checked out their blog before I highly recommend you do so and grab yourself some tracks in 320 goodness from there. The loops in this song totally remind me of Star Slinger. Check it.
Maya Jane Coles - What They Say [download]
Maya Jane Coles is a deep house goddess who hails from the UK (God, why am I not living and breathing UK’s amazing music and scene right now…) like many of the great electronic artists today. 24 year old Maya Jane Coles was just named “Best Newcomer” at the Ibiza DJ Awards, and she already has caught the attention and commanded respect from the biggest names in the electronic music community. Her style is very unique; her beats are a blend of tech-house and deep house, and you can hear the influence of her Japanese and British upbringing in her sounds. She is quite possibly my favorite artist of the moment; in 2010 she won the award for being the Best Breakthrough Producer in DJ Mag, and she has been producing hits consistently since.
This song, “What They Say” hit #1 on Beatport’s Deep House charts, and it has been at the top of the charts at respected music authority Resident Advisor. The first time I heard this song, I was in awe and immediately scoured the internet in hopes of finding the song. I highly suggest you download this gem. More Maya Jane Coles to come… I will keep you posted with the freshest tracks from the beautiful M.J. Coles :)
the plan for the festival of identities, Saturday, 9/3. (photo below taken at Ultra 08!)
ID festival starts at 2:00 PM, Greg is a G and has volunteered to drive. Since this is only a one day thing, I’m want to go the entire time, I dunno about you guys but I’m not trying to miss abeat (no pun intended). So lets leave our area around… 1:20-1:30 after getting lunch. (Amicis anybody?)