May 2012

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32 HOUSE / TECHNO Playground @ KOKO 9th June MAYA JANE COLES ARTIST OF THE MONTH Issue 39 / 2012 The Playground and Mad Decent present a night of electro and moombahton. This year, between a strong show- ing at SXSW and a commanding presence at WMC, the phenom- enon of the past few years that is moombahton has solidified its place at the (turn)table. On Saturday the 9th June, Diplo's label Mad Decent, dance music heavyweights The Playground and Crookes alongside Alex Met- ric and godfather of Moombah- ton, Dave Nada with his project Nadastrom all come to KOKO for a night of electro and Moombah- ton. Still an emerging genre in the UK known to clubland connois- seurs , expect infectious banging electro, dubstep and reggaeton beats at 108 -110 BPM playing tracks from names such as Mun- chi, A-Mac, Bro Safari, and more until the late hours of the morn- ing. A buzz night not to be missed especially for those looking for a versatile sound with an uplifting vibe. For more info check out MAY RELEASES FEATURING Francesco Tristano, Mirko Loko, Jaw (VISIONQUEST) ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE Matty Menck, Social Phunk (TOOLROOM RECORDS) ULTRAFUNK EP Xilent (AUDIOPORN) WILD CARD Michael Woods, Flippers, Stuart Browne (DIFFUSED MUSIC) TOGETHER EP Julio Navas, David Amo, Olivier Giacomotto (DEFINITIVE RECORDINGS) BORN TO ROCK LA Riots, Selina Albright (MAGIK MUZIK) Rising star of British house music, this young Londoner infuses tech-house with deep vibes and dubwise sounds, and we're loving the results! Her 2010 single "What they say" exploded upon release, topping DJ charts all around the world, attracting critical and public adoration. Since then, she has became one of the scene's buzz-names, building on her flourishing reputation with a whole host of gigs across Europe. It's hardly surprising the 24 year-old London producer is considered to be one of the most talented up-and-coming artists in electronic music: "An infectious vocal sample riding a descending organ riff padded with snapping drums". It's the kind of sound that gets stuck in your head for days! Maya's influences are diverse, from British beats to Japanese jams. But she's not just a house producer. She makes up one half of live bass music duo She Is Danger, in collaboration with the singer Lena Cullen who Maya calls "completely free thinking". She has also remixed the likes of Massive Attack and Gorillaz under the name Nocturnal Sunshine. Under she makes reflective, subtle dubstep, influ- enced by her sharpened house sound. "All this moniker the types of music I make kind of bounce off each other" she explains. 2011 was cer- tainly an epic year for Maya. BBC opened the doors and invited her to record an Es- sential Mix of her own, which was nominated for Essential Mix of the Year 2011. Later she won the "Best Newcomer 2011" at the Ibiza DJ Award 2011 and, the same year, Resident Advisor put her at the 9th place in its annual DJ Ranking. Maya will take part in DJ Kicks' Collection: So don't miss it! AZURE REMIXES Slam, Carl Craig, Kink (SOMA RECORDS) ARCHETYPES EP Avatism, Clockwork (DUMB UNIT) OUT OF CONTROL REMIXES Daniel Wang, Legowelt, Wolfram, Massimiliano Pagliara (PERMANENT VACATION) STRAIGHT UP Satoshi Tomiie, Alex Niggemann (SYSTEMATIC RECORDINGS) TWERK DJ Funk, Zombie Disco Squad (MADE TO PLAY) GET UP Roger Martinez (TRONIC)

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