Remixes: Dirty Culture & Alex Sosa
Genre: Deep House
Record Label: DeepWit Recordings
Release Date: 26 September 2011
Maya Jane Coles has surely solidified her name with this latest release. Her 4 track EP titled ‘Don’t Put Me In Your Box’, released through Hypercolour is filled with some impressive tracks. She has engineered some cool deep grooves laden with a few hidden gems.
It’s not likely that you will easily come across some of her earlier work, unless you are possessed by Deep House music and the vinyl needle is your short jab to a funky good time.
The EP has a bit of a retro feel into it although to some it may sound a bit dreary. Her repertoire however has got no shortage of soul gently tapping; beckoning you to take heed.
She fills her music with dreamy melodies, seriously pumping base beats and at some stages eerily evocative vocals.
If mid tempo tracks are your flavour then each of these tracks will feature in most Sunday lounge. The tracks are really laid back and easy on the ear, but from the entire EP, two stand out tracks are “Dub Child” and “Something in the Air”.
Both tracks wouldn’t be out of place if they were featured on one of Glen Lewis’s (Metro FM) iconic mid-tempo compilations. ‘Dub Child’ is the only track on the EP which doesn’t have any accompanying vocals but has some compelling ambient vibes and sounds even better as mid-tempo track when you slow down the tempo.
The EP has already been released on major digital platforms, and is ready for download for the discerning ear.
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