Maya Jane Coles collaborates with Italian duo M.F.S: Observatory

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 residency 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

Maya Jane Coles & M.F.S: Observatory’s EP is out now on I/AM/ME

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are travel, wine, and eating too much good food!