Maya Jane Coles Bio

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Maya Jane Coles bio

An eclectic daughter of similarly eclectic parents, Maya was surrounded by a mixture of sounds from Dub to Punk to Soul and Jazz to World to Classical music around the house. Having learned to play a few instruments and starting to write songs, production felt like the natural next step. First producing hip-hop at 15, she was determined to learn the skills to realize her own vision at every part of the process from production to performance. That’s why now, on a typical Maya Jane Coles record, Maya will have written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every element of the track. Sometimes she even vocals and designs the sleeve artwork too. In 2008 and 2009 she released her first two house-based records on Dogmatik Records. The London native of British and Japanese descent broke through in a huge way in 2010 when DJ Mag named her one of the best newcomers of the year, and her track “What They Say” became one of Resident Advisor‘s most charted tracks that year. She was invited to record an Essential Mix for BBC’s Radio 1, which would subsequently be nominated for Essential Mix of the Year 2011. Her incredible year continued when she debuted in ninth place on RA‘s annual DJ ranking, won Beatport’s staff pick for Artist of the Year, and won Mixmag‘s Best Breakthrough DJ. She has released a total of 16 originals and EPs, including 2012's “Getting Freaky. Spreading her wings, Maya tackled tracks by Little Dragon, Tricky and The Orb. Of course she is also known for DJing and mixing skills which blend her own productions and remixes with the work of other producers she respects. Alongside guest mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Louche, Trace A Line and Defected. In 2012, Maya won “Best House/Garage/Deep House” track at the Miami Winter Music Conference. The end of that same year Rolling Stone ranked Maya Jane Coles 14th among its world's 25 most influencial DJs list. She also recorded a mix for the the DJ-Kicks collection and artists such as Bo Saris and Florence & The Machine. Her fervent touring schedule continued into 2013, and new productions are always highly anticipated.

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