2019 was a point of new territory for Maya Jane Coles and her alter-ego, Nocturnal Sunshine. Unleashing the latest studio project in late 2018 with ‘Foundation’ and later ‘U&ME’, next up was her sophomore Nocturnal Sunshine album ‘Full Circle’, taking the alias in a new direction and delving deep into Maya’s hip-hop influences.
Arriving with various collaborators in tow, Peaches, Catnapp, Three Six Mafia’s Gangsta Boo, Young M.A. and Rising London Rapper, CHA$EY JON£S to name a few, the album drew support from Resident Advisor, Mixmag, Q Magazine, FADER and Billboard. This stream only continued across the airwaves with support across Rinse FM and BBC Radio 1, rounding off with Maya appearing on BBC Radio 6 Music for a guest mix with Nemone’s Electric Ladyland.
Entering into a new year, Nocturnal Sunshine seeks to build on the path she has travelled so far, a journey that saw performances across the globe, gracing the stages of Coachella, Sonar Barcelona and London’s Field Day under the alias, along with a dual performance at London club, FOLD to launch her ‘Full Circle’ LP; performing as both Maya Jane Coles and Nocturnal Sunshine in the same evening. As this story continues to unfold, Nocturnal Sunshine presents a link up with Australian singer-songwriter, Ry X on single ‘Gravity’.
From Costa Rica and Indonesia, to London, Berlin and Hollywood, Ry X’s excursions have born their fruits in the many collaborations he has sought out, linking up with Frank Wiedemann of German electronic duo, Âme under a new alias, Howling. This pairing found him aligned with Wiedemann’s Innervisions brand, co-founded with Dixon and saw live performances for Ry at Amsterdam’s ADE Festival, along with London’s Albert Hall. Adding to this, he later caught the ear of Rihanna who invited him to remix single ‘Love On The Brain’.
Grabbing the attention of Maya with his vocals, they team up on ‘Gravity’.
Nocturnal Sunshine ‘Gravity’ Ft. Ry X is out now via I/AM/ME