Dj-Kicks – Maya Jane Coles (April 17th)

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

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Dj, producer & e-Commer. Malmö, Sweden.