It’s a (Wo)man’s World Music Artist Feature – Maya Jane Coles
Each month, I will feature a talented female music artist who is lesser known in the music industry. Although we have Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, etc dominating the Top 40 charts, the rest of the industry is still very male dominated. This series is meant to highlight the ladies who are killing it because they are talented, beautiful, dedicated, passionate, and able to rock a crowd. If you have an artist you’d like to see highlighted, please mention them in the comments!
A force to be reckoned with, Maya Jane Coles is already a well-known name to all the tech house and deep house heads out there. I have not always been into this genre of music, but MJC’s production is definitely one of the main forces that drew me in. Her debut full-length studio album, Comfort which came out in 2013, is a beautifully produced and crafted journey – a rare find in a world dominated by singles. Even more impressive, MJC writes, produces, engineers, arranges, mixes, and performs every element of her records (mayajanecoles.com).
MJC first started producing hip hop, then dub, then moved on to house. I actually only recently found out about her alter ego, Nocturnal Sunshine, which focuses on deeper, more bass and dubstep influenced production. Everything I’ve heard from this girl is incredible, and she absolutely deserves all the recognition she’s gotten so far, including being named Rolling Stone’s 15th most influential DJ in the world. She has over 10 million Youtube plays, over 200,000 Facebook fans, over 10,000 plays per day on Spotify, and over 100,000 followers on Soundcloud. It’s nearly impossible to see a festival lineup without her name no matter where you are in the world. Maya is currently touring Europe, but be sure to pick up Comfort and catch her in action at a festival near you.
Being invited to do a Boiler Room set is a prestigious event. If you’ve got an hour, check out Maya’s Boiler Room set below and watch the girl do work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DANWEN CHEN
I am originally from China and grew up in the Greater Boston Area. After graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I spent 2 years in educational publishing then moved to NYC to pursue a career in Marketing. While doing so, I discovered my love for technology and business, and found the perfect intersection in Product Management. When I am not busy building great software for today’s marketers, I am rocking parties as Element of Chaos. Follow me to hear random news about SEO, technology, Boston sports, and music.
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