Review: Maya Jane Coles' Nocturnal Sunshine alias dates all the way back to 2010 with her debut EP on LMD SkunkWorks that soon paved the way for the much loved DJ and producer to set up her own I/AM/ME label some two years later. Following a string of EPs and a self-titled album in 2015, Nocturnal Sunshine returns in full force and comes 'full circle' backed with a huge cast of collaborators in Young M.A., Ry X, Three 6 Mafia rapper Gangsta Boo, Peaches, and UK singer-songwriter Chelou. With both title tracks from her Foundation and U&ME EPs featuring on Full Circle also, it's tracks like "Tied Up", "Lessons Of Life" and "To The Ground" that really exert a stepping yet housey vibe of vocal content that has made Maya Jane Coles' taste and DJ sets such a popular facet in the UK. For some low-riding Memphis vibes look to "Ridin' Solo" and "Pull Up" alongside some dank and dubby vocal cuts in "Possessed" next to a solo highlight of UKG house, jungle and drum and bass hybrids in "Heroes".
Review: Given her current popularity, it's no surprise to see all-conquering house hero Maya Jane Coles mixing the latest instalment of !K7's long-running DJ Kicks series. The diminutive DJ/producer is in fine form, too, mixing up typically atmospheric house cuts and clandestine deepness with saucer-eyed late night faves and forgotten B-sides (see Bozzwell's surprisingly emotional "In My Cocoon"). As a mix it's as deep, melodic and groovy as you'd expect, with a strong vocal theme running throughout. As it progresses, it tiptoes further into bleary-eyed darkroom territory, via stand-out cuts from Marcel Dettmann, Caribou (his thrilling remix of Virgo Four), Gerry Read and T Williams. Available digitally as individual tracks or one continuous mix!