Burning Bright featuring Kim Ann Foxman by Maya Jane Coles is the 3rd track taken from Maya Jane Coles‘ debut album Comfort – download on iTunes – which was released at the beginning of July. With this remixes EP release we have an original B-Side included into the package and it is one of the most amazing, most delightful compositions I have heard in a very long time. I probably say that every week about a certain release, but for this whole month it is this. I tend to not publish works on artists if a release was publicly unleashed more than a week or two ago. Unless it is something special. This is.
I am genuinely struggling for words because there are only so many times in a small write-up where you can use the descriptive terms: “amazing“, “delectable“, “wonderful“, “beautiful“, “wondrous” and “delightful“. I think that covers this release in six words.
Burning Bright ft Kim Ann Foxman (Original)
Amazing. The original track Burning Bright features the angelic voice of Kim Ann Foxman who very much suits the sultry nature that deep house possesses. The haunting flavour that drives the track in the form of a deep, reverberating church bell is such an incredible sound I am unsure on whether I want to dance or to just stand in awe.
Delectable. Slightly psychedelic tech house with this original B-Side included into the remix package and it is one of the best tunes I have heard this year. No Stick with its vibrating bassline seems to have more impact on most speakers than the most raucous of dubstep wobbles. This is what tech house is supposed to be and Maya Jane Coles is raising the standard. With B-Sides.
Burning Bright ft Kim Ann Foxman (Citizen Remix)
Wonderful. One of the worries that I have occasionally is when you get such an incredible piece of work, can the remix do it justice? Fortunately with the remix by Citizen in this how-low-can-you-go style of deep house, it is managed well. In quite a teasing fashion as you’re unsure on when it is going to drop, this remix is a fantastic roller with an edgier spirit than the original but still, just as uplifting.
Burning Bright ft Kim Ann Foxman (Joyce Muniz Remix)
Beautiful. On the take by Austrian producer, Joyce Muniz we have a courser, punchier drum track and with a touch more speed. The essence of the original is in tact but now we have a stompier version with a sprinkling of swagger. If the original was for sunsets, then this would be for sunrises.
Burning Bright ft Kim Ann Foxman (Dense & Pika Remix)
Wondrous. Dense & Pika have brought the bassline right down for their techno remix adding some aggression in the form of a stomping tribalism drum-beat. An industrious sound still possessing class and with the right amount of attitude, without it having an ego. Cheeky, fierce and sultry throughout.
Burning Bright ft Kim Ann Foxman (Franzkild Remix)
Delightful. A stronger push on the vocals in this remix from Copenhagen based duo Franzkild. They keep the deep house nature but simply have given the stems and parts a reshuffle to give us a totally different version which contains additional oomph in places yet keeping with the subtle raw power of the first mix.
This is perhaps the laziest review I have ever written but I think my brevity makes a point because (as it should be) the music speaks for itself. Every now and then someone comes into a genre of dance music creating something which turns it all inside out. In the realms of tech and deep house, Maya Jane Coles is that person.
“I noticed a brilliant comment which was left on one of the tracks online: “Bow down to our fucking Queen”. It says it all.
Burning Bright Remixes ft Kim Ann Foxman by Maya Jane Coles is out now released by I/AM/ME
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