Nocturnal Sunshine is a fully formed artistic project. Her self-titled album drew widespread praise , with DJ Mag crowning it ‘Album Of The Month’, whilst also awarding Maya ‘Producer Of The Year’. Noticeably more downtempo than Maya’s former productions, it was an album drenched with brooding basslines and melancholic melodies.
Maya sought to build on this in 2018, unexpectedly dropping single ‘Foundation’. And in 2019, a long-awaited and second full length album ‘Full Circle’ was announced, bringing on board iconic artists and friends such as Peaches, Three 6 Mafia’s Gangsta Boo and Young M.A. alongside industry rising stars Catnapp, Chelou and CHA$EY JON£S.
Drawing upon Maya’s roots in hip-hop, ‘Full Circle’ LP found varying touch points in hip-hop, grime, dub, drum & bass and garage. Praised by Mixmag, Resident Advisor and Q Magazine. Throughout 2019, Maya also took her coveted alias international locking in performances at Coachella, Sonar and Field Day, all under the Nocturnal Sunshine moniker.
Nocturnal Sunshine continues to mark another fascinating chapter in the journey of Maya Jane Coles.