Like all people we evolve from different things and from all those thousand impression we get characterized with every day, and they affect us in life. And it might have a great impact on our profession, especially when it is a creative profession as a musician or Dj. It doesn’t always take us down that path that we hoped for. But it’s rarely the wrong way. This compilation is a bit of a fork for Maya she says in an interview.
–//“My album, which I’m working on at the moment, has moved completely away from house music,” she says. “I suppose, in a way, this mix is preparing people for what they are going to hear next from me. My music will continue to get more diverse. There are a lot of vocals on the mix. I really enjoy working with vocalists and people might be surprised that 90% of my album is vocals tracks. I find it more interesting when there’s lots of different things going on” //–
It starts of in the way you would expect from Miss Coles. A deep and subtle groove that builds up in a slow paste.
From Kris Wadsworths Mainline (a deep and hypnotic looping track) to Bozzwell – In my cocoon (a favorite of mine, still deep but has a bassier weight to it). Over to Milscot – all alone, that has Mayas signature sound, after that the groove goes down a bit till her new track “Not listening” appears. And it turns in to an uplifting minimal sound with a gospel vocal loop. And it keeps like this for a few songs, and it feel like I’m on Spazios after party. Then Mayas alter ego steps in Nocturnal Sunshine and throws it over to a dubbi/Tow-step/bass thing till the end.
This is a truly Dj-Kicks compilation, you don’t really know what to expect but it always ends in a fabulous mix. Maya Jane Coles HWML salute you! THX!
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Here is a small collection of what’s on the compilation.
Kris Wadsworth – Mainline (Jimmy Edgar remix)
Bozzwell – Cocoon
Milscot ft. Angela Sheik – All Alone (Domyan Just Slow Remix)
Gerry Read – Roomland (Youandewan remix)
Marcel Dettmann – Translation Two
And finally Larse’s tribal classic from the Kitball compilation that just suddenly disappeared from Youtube. Re-release coming up?
Larse – Karoo
by Jesper Aubin of House Music With Love