Continuing Maya Jane Coles’ impressive mastery of Techno, the approachable and intense double A-side EP pairs Maya’s foundational cross-genre production qualities with the M.F.S: Observatory signature big room house sound; a driving and consistently authentic style that they have explored at a notably rapid pace via releases on Green Velvets’ Relief, Skint, and many more of the scenes respected labels.
Maya recently curated a four live stream reisdency for Beatport which included M.F.S: Observatory’s Matthias Turchetti and Francesco Cozzolino as part of her takeover as “Rising Stars”. Other guests on the stream ranged from Cinthie and Anja Schneider through to Truncate and Dense & Pika.
The EP’s release not only demonstrates Maya in demand production credentials and collaborative attitude but follows on from a flurry of recent lockdown activity and creative output, including the huge drop of the animated video drop to her Nocturnal Sunshine Pull Up” ft Young M.A & Gangsta Boo and an alternative release under her CAYAM alias on Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave – currently riding high on the underground techno charts.
The relentlessness of “Know About” is fortified by its sturdy techno foundations, doused In Maya’s trademark un-easing melodics, while the production pair are joined on “Watch & Learn” by Chicago-born Mexican-American artist Kid Enigma who’s hip-house inspired vocals bounce hypnotically across an equally lucid groove.
Both artists remind us that tougher house music and more melodic-focused impulses can work beautifully in tandem and with a step closer to the return of the dancefloors we should expect to hear these from a dark club corner very soon.
1. “Know About”
2. “Watch & Learn” Ft. Kid Enigma