There are very few artists who have made as much impact in such a short space of time as Maya Jane Coles. At only 23 years old she has burst not only onto the House Music scene but also into dub step with her Nocturnal Sunshine project and live electronics with She is Danger. Maya has sat at the top of both the Beatport and RA charts with her previous releases on Real Tone, Hypercolour and Mobilee as well as a run of remixes for Crosstown Rebels, Defected and Leftroom.
So it was a massive pleasure that Maya chose 2020Vision for her next full single release. When we discussed the project with her we agreed it was vital to put together a single that truly reflected her diverse tastes and skills. The title track 'Focus Now' is a unique work that will be hard to even categorise. Reminiscent of early Mathew Johnson records 'Focus Now' features delicate synth sequences weaving in and out of intricate rhythms. It sounds amazing on big systems, like at fabric, where it was road tested by Ralph Lawson at the recent 2020Vision party. It is one to drop at the right time to make a real change in mood and set direction. We then have 'Little One' which is a solid Deep House groove, simple but effective. Vocal snippets are added by MJC herself on both tracks but her true vocal talents are shown on 'Senseless'. A delicious slice of slow electro pop 'Senseless' hints at what a superb album Maya will undoubtedly produce in the not so distant future. A beautiful package is finished off with 'The High Life' which is a dreamy string led affair that would be wonderful as a warm up or end of night moment. MJC is no flash in the pan dance act but a break through prodigy that will blossom into a truly great recording artist.
Published: 12th April 2011