NOC­TUR­NAL SUN­SHINE – NOC­TUR­NAL SUN­SHINE

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MAYA JANE COLES IS NOTH­ING SHORT OF PRODI­GIOUS, with dozens of re­leases and remixes, as well as a well re­ceived al­bum to her name. She’s also in­ad­ver­tantly en­tered a new phase of pop­u­lar­ity af­ter Nicky Mi­naj sam­pled ‘ What They Say’ on new sin­gle ‘ Truf­fle But­ter,’ open­ing her up to a to­tally new au­di­ence.

Maybe as a way of cleans­ing her mu­si­cal soul ( Google Truf­fle But­ter, we dare you!), she’s con­cen­trated on her Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine al­ter ego re­cently, which deals ex­clu­sively in darker, dub­bier mu­sic. Span­ning dub­step, house and garage, Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine isn’t an al­bum solely de­signed for the dance­floor – its 12 tracks are seeped in sepia, a head nod­ding al­bum of af­ter party vibes. There are pock­ets of sun­shine amidst the swampy vibes, with the helium vo­cals of ‘ Take Me There’ dove­tail­ing nicely with the shuf­fling deep house of ‘ It’s Al­right,’ while ‘ Can’t Hide The Way I Feel’ is a garage- in­flu­enced house joint you could imag­ine Four Tet ( or Jamie xx) drop­ping.

But gen­er­ally the al­bum is down­tempo and in­tro­spec­tive, with the dub­step womp of ‘ Foot­steps’ and ‘ Bass Bin’ her tributes to the orig­i­nal Croy­don sound.

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