Their fusion of rave and indie is one of the things that makes them unique, with a new album always eagerly awaited. Fans need not wait much longer
Maya Jane Coles
A one-woman effort this, produced at her own hand with meticulous care and craftsmanship, sincerity and pathos, Comfort is the sound of the soul of Maya Jane Coles, UK musician and DJ. Comfort is an album that synthesises influences with originality – experience of a DJ who knows her stuff with the creative power of musicianship. There is her close relationship with house music, the influences from soul, but there is also R&B, so important to the development of the likes of Jesse Ware, Laura Mvula and Emeli Sande and, ultimately, hip hop.
Maya Jane Coles manages to conjure these different sources into a fluid whole – a kind of contemporary musical poetry transformed into a dance rhythm.
The album was preceded by single Easier To Hide, which received enthusiastic support from DJs like Skream, Sasha and Laurent Garnier. The next single will be Everything, which shows the pop side of the artist, created in collaboration with Scandinavian Karin Park, winner of two Grammy Awards with her album Highway Poetry.
Among the many other prestigious collaborations there is also Tricky, with whom Maya had already worked for the remix of his Time To Dance, in Wait For You.