The multi-award winning British-Japanese Queen of the Electronic Underground returns in 2021 with brand new music in the form of a AAA side release today. Night Creature / Survival Mode/ Need are the first tracks to be heard from her new album Night Creature, set for release via I/AM/ME/ on October 29.
Written, produced, engineered, mixed and performed by Maya with the vocal talents of guests Julia Stone, Lie Ning, Claudia Kane and Karin Park, Maya’s fifth studio album Night Creature is the antidote to our collective recent experience, a slipstream into the alluring world that comes to life after dark. “When it comes to my music making, I’ve pretty much always been a creature of the night. My creativity tends to work at its best during those peaceful hours when my surroundings are at a standstill and I feel completely in my own world. Then on the flip side, in the club, the night can shift into some of the most energetic and ecstatic moments in time. For me, Night Creature interweaves those moments, crossing over dark to light, melancholic to energetic, my favourite kind of music to make. The incredible guest vocalists totally elevate my music to a new level on this record and I’ve spent more time on it than any release I’ve ever worked on so I’m extremely excited to finally be able to share it with the world and hope that you all like it as much as I do! <3 Maya x”
Gigging everywhere from the Tate Modern to MOMA, stadiums, cranes, hotels, car parks, bridges, deserts, fashion launches, mountains, muddy fields, beaches, not to mention the most prestigious clubs in the world, the producer/ DJ/ Polymath is still one of the most enigmatic heroes in music. Maya toured Australia for the Future Music and Summerdayze Festivals and has played iconic sets at the likes of Field Day. She collaborated with Rhye X on her last album Nocturnal Sunshine on single ‘Take Flight’ and remixed Vera Blue’s ‘Lady Powers’ which achieved Gold sales in Australia. She has remixed everyone from Depeche Mode to Ella Fitzgerald, been sampled by Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj and collaborated with Tricky, Peaches and Young M.A. on her own original work.
See Maya Jane Coles live in the UK:
Eastern Electrics Festival London Saturday August 28, 2021
Riverside Festival Glasgow Friday September 3, 2021
Fabric: HE..SHE.THEY London Saturday, September 11 (London Pride Weekend)
Mint Festival Leeds Saturday, September 25, 2021