Take Flight Maya Jane Coles BMG /ADA /I/AM/ME Since emerging nearly a decade ago with techhouse EPs on 1trax and Dogmatik Records, British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles has fashioned a worldwide following while showing impressive growth. Take Flight, the 24-track monster follow-up to 2013’s debut Comfort, shows just how far she has come. Straddling tougher electronic and more dreamy downtempo worlds, Coles demonstrates a maturity in production and songwriting. On Darkside she links with Londoner Chelou, who contributes a chanting vocal on top of big beat drums, a recurrent horn stab and subtle blips, while We Fell From Earth’s Wendy Rae Fowler lends her haunting pipes to the menacing, claphappy A Chemical Affair and Misty Morning. The contrast between energetic and more atmospheric tunes is stark. Whereas first single Cherry Bomb covers melodic bass territory, current single and album opener Weak is a more slow-charged, brooding number where Coles’s voice shines. Bo & Wing continues the descent into darkness with its eerie intro and filtered vocal stabs throughout. Golden Days is a standout, another dark, slightly more up-tempo house groove bounded by Coles’s echoing vocal, strings and tech flourishes. Passing Me By and Stay continue the album’s dance-floor revival and Pulse rounds things off on a hypnotic tip. Coles says that when she makes music, she’s “letting people into a way more personal and vulnerable side of me”. Much of the material isn’t necessarily intended for the dance floor, even if inevitable remix packages will take it there. The number of tunes here does make the head spin, but therein lies its charm.