roBOt 04 4 day: *
In collaboration with
Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Coles
If you haven’t already heard her name it’s only because you don’t read the sites or magazines specialized in electronic music. In 2010 Maya Jane Coles, talked about by Dj mag and Osannata and practically everywhere else on the web from Beatport to Resident Advisor, she is the breakthrough producer of the year. At only 23 she has already remixed Gorillaz and Massive Attack and published for Dogmatik, 1trax, Mobilee and Real Tone. The latter she released What They say; the single that was rightly so a huge hit
Seth, precocious, not even 16, hanging out with Reggie Harrell, Terrence Parker and Theo Parrish in a record shop. At 16 she was already an active Dj. 3 Years later she flew to Berlin, shook hands with the right people and set up Visionquest with Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves. Her sound is a pulsating House, extremely rich of black inspiration. It's funk, ambient and animated with a black groove that takes you straight back to the most apocaltptic and disastrous suburbs of America, to that same Detroit where it all began.
Neumann is one that arrived late on the dance music scene, but getting there already mature meant a lot for his career. In 1995, the 31 year-old producer, received from just one love parade the amount of sacrament enough to give life a meaning.
After a background of publicity jingles and sound tracks, he first went to remixes, working with Chicks on speed, and then to achieving a residency at Ultraschall in Munich which then years later led him to be on the roster of Sven Vath, (another of roBOt’s acquaintances); this alone is a guarantee of a very exciting and calibrated way of doing dancefloor. In 2006 Neumann composed a Dj-mix, Fliederliederm, that was hailed the best compilation of that year. Today things haven’t changed much: to have him at the console is always a real honour.