There are musical prodigies and there are musical prodigies. And then there's Maya Jane Coles. In 2010, it was virtually impossible to hear a DJ set anywhere on the planet without hearing the luscious, seductive strains of "What They Say." Breakout hit is a massive understatement -- the track was charted by pretty much every international DJ of note last year and continues to earn obsessive fans worldwide.
Just don't call the 23-year-old London producer a one-hit wonder because the prolific pace she keeps in the studio and the consistent quality of her releases puts most seasoned EDM veterans to shame.
And aside from her eponymous house output on labels like Mobilee and Hypercolour, Coles produces dubstep as Nocturnal Sunshine and more experimental vocal electronica as one half of She Is Danger with Lena Cullen. But above all, it's the precociousness of Coles' sound that distinguishes it from the rest of her generation -- a throwback to the sultry elegance of early '90s house and UK garage.
Next Thursday, Maya Jane Coles will be making her American debut performance at the Electric Pickle, courtesy of SAFE. And with her rapidly rising reputation, it's easily the most highly anticipated booking this side of WMC.
Maya Jane Coles. Thursday, April 14. Electric
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Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up.
Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.