Maya Jane Coles

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Maya Jane Coles
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Background information
Also known asNocturnal Sunshine
BornLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresDeep house, electronica, dubstep
Occupation(s)Producer, audio engineer, DJ
Years active2006–present[1]
LabelsDogmatik, 1trax, Real Tone, Hypercolour, Mobilee, I/Am/Me, 20:20 Vision, Kobalt[2]
Associated actsShe Is Danger
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Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Coles (Photo by Jennifer Iliffe).jpg
Background information
Also known asNocturnal Sunshine
BornLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresDeep house, electronica, dubstep
Occupation(s)Producer, audio engineer, DJ
Years active2006–present[1]
LabelsDogmatik, 1trax, Real Tone, Hypercolour, Mobilee, I/Am/Me, 20:20 Vision, Kobalt[2]
Associated actsShe Is Danger

Maya Jane Coles is a music producer, audio engineer and DJ based in the United Kingdom, born in London of British and Japanese descent.[3][4] Under her real name, she mostly composes and plays house music, while her alias Nocturnal Sunshine is dedicated to dubstep.[5] She also takes part in an electronic dub duo called She Is Danger with Lena Cullen.[3][6]


Maya declares she started to have a passion for music in early teens and decided to learn how to produce music using the Cubase software program when she was fifteen.[4] She first produced hip-hop and trip-hop. A few years later, she released her first two records on Dogmatik Records, in 2008 and 2009, which were more house music based.


Having already remixed acts such as Massive Attack and Gorillaz with her duo She Is Danger,[7] Maya gained her breakthrough exposure in 2010, when she released a four-track EP on Franck Roger's label,[8] Real Tone Records. She was then named by DJ Mag as one of the best newcomers that year,[9] as her track What They Say, taken from the eponymous EP, was also one of the most playlisted by DJs on Resident Advisor.[10][11]

In 2011, she featured on many specialised magazines' covers like Mixmag's,[12] and her growing fame opened new doors, such as the BBC's, which invited her to record an Essential Mix of her own which was later nominated for Essential Mix of the Year 2011.[13] Later on that year, she was voted ‘Best Newcomer 2011′ at the Ibiza DJ Awards 2011 and came ninth place in Resident Advisor's annual DJ ranking.[14]

In 2012, Maya won 'Best House/Garage/Deep House' track at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2012,[15] 'Staff Pick: Artist of the year 2011' at the Beatport Awards,[16] DJ Mag's ‘Producer of the Year 2011′,[17] Mixmag's ‘Best Breakthrough DJ 2011′,[18] FACT's 'Female Artist 2011',[19] and Symphonic Distribution's 'Artist Of The Year 2012' [20]

Later in the year, Maya Jane Coles was invited to record a mix for the DJ Kicks collection. The volume she has produced was released in April,[21] and obtained a favourable reception from specialised media.[22][23] In November, Rolling Stone places Maya Jane Coles at the fifteenth rank of its world's 25 most influential DJs list.[24]

Maya was later invited back to record a second BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in 2013.[25]

Maya's début album "Comfort was on her own I/AM/ME label and Kobalt Label Services internationally in summer 2013 which featured guests such as Tricky, Miss Kittin, Nadine Shah, Alpines, Thomas Knights and Karin Park.

Maya also produced fabric 75 (released April 2014), the 75th edition of London nightclub Fabric's monthly compilation album.[26]


As Maya Jane Coles[edit]

Studio albums[edit]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Mixmag4/5 stars[27]
Resident Advisor4/5 stars[22]
Spin8/10 stars[23]

Originals & Extended plays[edit]

2008Sick PandaDogmatik Records
2009Monochrome EPDogmatik Records
2009The Dazed EP1TRAX
2009Not In My House EP1TRAX
2010No SympathyElite Records
2010Bubbler EPLoco Records Supreme
2010What They SayReal Tone RecordsResident Advisor 4/5 stars[28]
2010Cool Down EPDogmatik Records
2010Humming Bird EPHypercolour
2011Beat FasterMobilee
2011Focus Now20:20 VisionResident Advisor 4/5 stars[29]
2011The RemixesReal Tone Records
2011Dont Put Me In Your Box EPHypercolourResident Advisor 4/5 stars[30]
2012Not ListeningK7
2012Getting FreakyHeidi presents... Jackathon Jams
2012Easier To HideI/AM/ME
2013ComfortI/Am/Me, Kobalt
2014From the DarkMobilee Records


2008New System (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Chris IbbotDogmatik
2008Uncle Tech (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Todd Terry1TRAX
2009Romanov's Boogie (Maya Jane Coles Remix)The Sun PauloWisdom Records
2011Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Tom MiddletonLo:Rise
2011Crash (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Fritz & Lang ft. LizokotAirdrop Records
2011Your Style (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Maceo PlexCross Town Rebels
2011O' So (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Inxec & Mark ChambersLeftroom Records
2011Next To You (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Marvin ZeyssBrown Eyed Boyz
2011City Life (Maya Jane Coles Remix)DJ TGet Physical
2011Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Little DragonPeacefrog
2011Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles Remix)TrickyDomino
2011Creeping (Maya Jane Coles Remix)2:54Fiction
2012Bring It Back' (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Franck RodgerReal Tone
2012Lost and Found (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Lianne La HavasWarners
2012She's On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Bo SarisBo Rush
2012Spectrum (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Florence & The MachineIsland Records
2013Fiction (Maya Jane Coles Remix)The xxYoung Turks
2013So High (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Big Dope PMoveltraxx
2013Free ft. Emeli Sandé (Maya Jane Coles Remix)RudimentalAsylum Records
2013Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)Ella FitzgeraldVerve Records
2013First Fires ft. Grey Reverend (Maya Jane Coles Remix)BonoboNinja Tune

As Nocturnal Sunshine[edit]


2010Can't Hide the Way I FeelLMD SkunkWorksResident Advisor 4.5/5 stars[31]
2010Meant To Be!K7


2010Not Your Teddy Bear (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)BackwordsElastica
2011Ms Cooper (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)Floyd Lavine ft. MeyPolydor
2011Cocoon (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)AlpinesPolydor
2012Pixellated People (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)Jess MillsIsland

As She is Danger[edit]


2009Under The Sheets (She is Danger Remix)Ellie GouldingPolydor
2010Girl I Love You (She is Danger Remix)Massive AttackVirgin Records
2010Gangster (She is Danger Remix)DreadzoneDubwiser
2010On Melancholy Hill (She is Danger Remix)GorillazParlophone
2010Doubt (She is Danger Remix)DelphicPolydor

Music videos[edit]

2014ComfortJonas K Lord[32]
2014Come HomeJonas K Lord[33]


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.
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  4. ^ a b Gareth Owen (1 March 2011). "Maya Jane Coles - What she says". Electronic Beats. 
  5. ^ IMO Records. "Maya Jane Coles Biography", IMO Records Retrieved on 25 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Sound of 2011 - Maya Jane Coles". 
  7. ^ "She Is Danger remix credits". Discogs. 
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  10. ^ "Top 100 charted tracks in 2010". Resident Advisor. 
  11. ^ "Maya Jane Coles Bio, Music, News & Shows". Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Covers - May 2011". Mixmag. 
  13. ^ "Essential Mix - Maya Jane Coles". BBC Radio 1. 9 July 2011. 
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  21. ^ Will Lynch (6 February 2012). "Maya Jane Coles mixes DJ-Kicks". Resident Advisor. 
  22. ^ a b Andrew Ryce (17 April 2012). "Maya Jane Coles - DJ-Kicks". Resident Advisor. Coles isn't concerned with exclusivity, nor staying particularly up to date with brand new tracks, and she doesn't need to be—her mixing carries enough personality to make it distinctive without any of that contextual baggage. It's not a particularly flashy or technically thrilling mix, it's just one of the UK's most intriguing young DJs at the peak of her powers, a well-timed snapshot of a burgeoning big name. 
  23. ^ a b Philip Sherburne (20 April 2012). "Maya Jane Coles - DJ-Kicks". Spin. 
  24. ^ "The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth". Rolling Stone. 9 November 2012. 
  25. ^ Tregoning, Jack. "Listen: Maya Jane Coles returns to the Essential Mix". Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
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  27. ^ James Lawrence (23 April 2012). "Maya Jane Coles - DJ-Kicks". Mixmag. Varied, well thought-out and fresh. 
  28. ^ Philip Sherburne (23 November 2010). "Maya Jane Coles - What They Say". Resident Advisor. 
  29. ^ Greg Sawyer (20 May 2011). "Maya Jane Coles - Focus Now". Resident Advisor. 
  30. ^ Andrew Ryce (14 November 2011). "Maya Jane Coles - Don't Put Me In Your Box". Resident Advisor. 
  31. ^ Andrew Ryce (1 December 2010). "Nocturnal Sunshine - Can't Hide the Way I Feel". Resident Advisor. 
  32. ^ "Maya Jane Coles 'Comfort' by Jonas K Lord". PromoNews. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Maya Jane Coles 'Come Home' by Jonas K Lord". PromoNews. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

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