Artist: Maya Jane Coles
Title: Don’t Put Me In Your Box Ep
Release Date: 2011-11-27
1. Parallel Worlds
2. Something In The Air
3. Dub Child
4. Cutting It Fine
The always on-point Hypercolour imprint deliver ʻDonʼt Put Me in Your Boxʼ EP from the talented Maya Jane Coles this winter. Featuring four new original cuts and artwork created by the multi-faceted producer, the EP marks the final 12” release before her album project takes hold in 2012.
The attention on Maya Jane Coles throughout 2011 has been about as intense as it gets and for good reason. Her productions, written, produced, engineered and voiced by the young artist herself, have won respect and support from peers, punters and press alike – whether producing house, bass music as Nocturnal Sunshine or electronica alongside Lena Cullen as She is Danger.
Having recently remixed Little Dragon, Tricky and DJ T, Maya is building on early successes beautifully and this current EP for her friends at Hypercolour continues that progress in fine style.
ʻDonʼt Put Me in Your Boxʼ is the London-based producerʼs most ambitious EP yet. Much like her previous output the rich, melodic and warm characteristics are present but thereʼs an increasing maturity that bleeds across the four tracks.
The classic deep house tropes of Colesʼ early material are still superbly delivered in ʻParallel Worldsʼ and ʻCutting It Fineʼ but are presented in a refreshingly subtle and original context that provides a snapshot of contemporary house music at itʼs finest. While those bookending tracks tip a nod to previous material the lurching, dub-house of ʻDub Childʼ and the strikingly beautiful melodies ʻSomething in The Airʼ see the young producer exploring, creating a well-rounded EP touching on the breadth of modern house.
The pairing of one of the most exciting artists around with one of the most bankable imprints is always an enticing prospect but Maya Jane Coles on Hypercolour is essential.