FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 31, September 1 & September 2
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
Maya Jane Coles
Electric Zoo Debut Performance
Saturday, September 1
Maya Jane Coles, one of the great rising powers in house music, will be joining the Electric Zoo Festival for the first time this year. She will be playing at the Sunday School Grove on Saturday, September 1.
Called “the one to watch” by DJ Mag, Maya has experienced a meteoric rise to the top since her new-classic anthem “What They Say” broke during the fall of 2010, followed by the EPs Humming Bird, Focus Now and Beat Faster. 2011 accordingly saw numerous high achievements: she was named ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ by Mixmag, debuted at No. 9 in Resident Advisor’s DJ Poll, won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards, and was voted ‘Producer of the Year’ in DJ Mag.
Recently Maya crafted the latest installment of the renowned DJ-Kicks mix series, released on !K7 Records in April. "I wanted this mix to showcase my diversity," says Coles. "I don't just do one thing and I wanted it to reflect that. Most of the mixes I've put out there so far have been house based, but I also produce stuff under the Nocturnal Sunshine moniker, which is more two-step/bass influenced stuff. This mix evolved into something that wasn't just four-to-the-floor."
The mix opens with muted synth chords and broken post-garage beats of "Loquz & Past" by Deft, gradually acquiring more rhythmic weight care of tracks like "In My Cocoon" by Bozwell, a moody throb of glassy-sounding electronics, and Coles' own "Not Listening," a driving cut built on a pounding yet melodic groove and exclusive to the mix. Another exclusive is "Meant To Be," released under her Nocturnal Sunshine guise, which marks the mix's transition to a more shuffley, two-step-influenced section. The word journey is often used to describe DJ sets, too often, perhaps - but it applies in the case, on a grand scale.
Don't miss Maya's highly anticipated debut performance at Electric Zoo on Saturday, September 1.
About Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Cole’s journey to the top of the house music world began at the age of 15 years old with hip-hop production. This soon evolved into dubbier creations, and eventually to drum and bass before she found the sound that typifies her career today. A string of hi-powered releases, including the smash single “What They Say,” and the EPs Humming Bird, Focus Now and Beat Faster secured countless accolades for the young prodigy, including (in 2011 alone) a vote as DJ Mag’s ‘Producer of the Year,’ ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ in Mixmag and ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards. 2012 has seen Maya release a well-received DJ-Kicks mix, and build intense anticipation for a full-length artist album, the release date of which has not yet been announced.
About Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Made Event
Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.