Introducing Maya Jane Coles

This Holloween weekend’s set for massive things on both sides of the Atlantic. If you’re in London, there’s no better way to start your Halloween than at the legendary East Village in Shoreditch on Friday. The place kitted out GDD rave dungeon style, so you can expect bloodcurdling basslines as you’re treated to sets from Electric Rescue and Maya Jane Coles. We were lucky enough to catch a quick five with Maya, a rising star who at only 22 years old is sitting at number 1 on Beatport‘s Deep House charts for her monster track ‘What They Say’. Here is how it played out.

GDD: Growing up in London who and what were your influences? and who do you admire now?
MJC: I was influenced by such a variety of stuff when growing up it’s hard to name specific names cause there are so many. Just a lot of genres, people and places. I admire anyone that has their own sound and isn’t afraid to be different. Creative people in general inspire me.

GDD: Between Maya Jane Coles and your other projects with She Is Danger and Nocturnal Sunshine, how do you jump between them: do you see them as separate entities or are they all one and the same under the Maya Coles persona?

MJC: Yeah they are definitely all separate entities, but at the end of the day they are still all my productions so they all represent me, just different sides of me. If I had the time I’d probably have even more projects on the go, but three is enough for now I think! I try to balance my time evenly to manage the three projects, but the only way I can seem to keep them all going is to just go with the flow and not plan too much. Creativity and planning are two things that don’t seem to work too well together for me!

GDD™: It must be an incredible feeling to be conquering the Deep House charts at only 22 years old, what does 2011 have in store for Maya Jane Coles?

MJC: Well I’ve been producing music since I was 15 so I’ve had quite a head start compared to a lot of people, but for me there’s still a long way to go! I can’t wait for the new year, got some really exciting releases coming up and I just have a good feeling about 2011.

GDD: You’ve played to packed out audiences in Japan, at Sonar in Barcelona, and a vast number of festivals in between, but where is your home away from home gigwise?

MJC: I always enjoy playing in Ibiza. Dogmatik, which is the first label I started releasing on, always do parties there. It’s like a real family vibe so always fun to play at.

GDD: What can East Village be expecting from you on Friday 29th October?

MJC: Some damn good underground House music!

GDD: What has so far been your nuttiest Halloween experience?

MJC: Hmm to be honest I’ve never been a massive Halloween person with all the fancy dress and stuff… I’m always too last minute to get anything together! Been to lots of good halloween raves though. Maybe this will be the nuttiest?!

GDD™: London, you’ve been warned!

Maya Jane Coles – What They Say (Original Mix) by GottaDanceDirty

Set Times:

10pm – 11 ZX (dj set)

11 – 11.45 SWEET FA

11.45 – 12.30am FAZHANDS b2b BOABOA

12.30 – 1.30 MAYA JANE COLES



When: Friday 29th October 2010: 10pm til 3.30am
Where: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX
Door: £7 before midnight / £9 after




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