Maya Jane Coles - "Weak"
She's got a sultry soulful vibe and her sound is something between old house and R&B dance and it edges on that nineties dance culture. It's all my favorite things. Get into this track and see if it doesn't make you want to dance with your hips against someone elses.
British-Japanese house producer Maya Jane Coles is full of surprises. On "Cherry Bomb," the first single from her second album Take Flight (out via her own imprint I/AM/ME on August 25), she showcases her melodic bass sensibilities. But its follow-up "Weak" is a more low-key, emotive track, and its video — premiering above — shows Maya singing to camera for the first time.
Born in London of British and Japanese descent. Under her real name Maya Jane Coles mostly composes and plays house music, while her alias Nocturnal Sunshine is dedicated to dubstep. She also takes part in an electronic dub duo called She Is Danger with Lena Cullen. Having already remixed acts such as Massive Attack and Gorillaz with her duo She Is Danger, Maya gained her breakthrough exposure in 2010, when she released a four-track EP on Franck Roger's label, Real Tone Records. She was then named by DJ Mag as one of the best newcomers that year, as her track "What They Say", taken from the eponymous EP, was also one of the most playlisted by DJs on Resident Advisor.
Maya's début album Comfort was on her own I/AM/ME label and Kobalt Label Services internationally in summer 2013. It featured guest appearances from artists such as Tricky, Miss Kittin, Nadine Shah, Alpines, Thomas Knights and Karin Park.
So today, with pressure making diamonds, I choose Maya Jane Coles' "Weak" as my, make yourself stronger, believe it into being, weak is a state of mind, song for a, vulnerable strength, open secret, wink and laugh, Wednesday.