Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, starts another new chapter in her remarkable career as she releases the deluxe version of her debut album “Comfort” on 24th March 2014 on her own I/AM/ME label.
To coincide with the deluxe album release a brand new video for the album’s title track “Comfort” is released, recently premiered by Dazed & Confused, to an outstanding reception. The “Comfort” video is directed by Jonas Lord who assisted Director Thomas Knights on both previous videos. It explores metamorphosis through various forms of being.
“it’ll turn fuzzy dreams into wet nightmares…” Dazed & Confused.
“Comfort” was originally released to a rapturous reception in July 2013 on I/AM/ME after Maya turned down the major label cheque books to retain total creative freedom. This acclaimed record was entirely produced, engineered and mixed by Maya who also wrote or co-wrote every track. Alongside Maya’s own vocals the album features guest vocal performances from the likes of the legendary Tricky and electronic goddess Miss Kittin through to newer talents such as Nadine Shah and Alpines. The album includes the singles “Easier to Hide”, “Everything” featuring Karin Park and “Burning Bright” featuring Kim Ann Foxman.
This new deluxe version of “Comfort” is available on both vinyl and digital and includes five additional tracks. Alongside formerly released fan favourite tracks “Over” and “Protect Them” the album also includes previously unreleased material in “Lost In The City”, “Stand Still” and “Keeper”. All five tracks are produced, engineered, mixed and played by Maya including vocals where present.
Maya has 1.8 million followers on soundcloud and has remixed artists such as The XX, Massive Attack, Little Dragon, Ella Fitzgerald, Gorillaz, Bonobo and Florence & The Machine.
Maya has already added to her list of festival achievements this year debuting at Australia’s Future Festival and also recently returned to the decks at Tokyo’s super club Womb. This month Maya plays three gigs at Miami’s Winter Music Conference including a Maya Jane Coles & Friends event.
In addition to this Maya has already been announced to play Secret Garden Party (UK), Creamfields (UK), Global Gathering (UK), We Are FSTVL (UK) and Parklife (UK) as well as Awakenings (Holland) and Life Festival (Dublin). Maya is also confirmed to headline Amnesia’s opening party in Ibiza. Expect many more live announcements over the coming weeks.
With the release of the deluxe version of “Comfort”, an impressive live calendar being unveiled, the imminent release of Maya’s first mix for the Fabric Live compilation series and an album under her Nocturnal Sunshine alias currently under construction the Maya Jane Coles story continues into 2014 with a very large spring in its step.