Ahead of her highly anticipated second album, Maya Jane Coles is set to travel to Johannesburg and other cities around the world to undertake a bold new creative project.
Building on a three-year partnership, Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and Boiler Room have announced a major new global platform called ‘True Music,’ celebrating and supporting pioneering artists known for making music born from passion, not compromise.
For their first project, Ballantine’s & Boiler Room’s True Music will work with critically acclaimed and globally renowned producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles.
For their first project, Ballantine’s & Boiler Room’s True Music will work with critically acclaimed and globally renowned producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles. A true modern icon in electronic music, Maya is a globally renowned DJ and producer who exemplifies the very essence of True Music; writing, engineering, arranging, mixing and performing all the elements within her tracks and refusing to compromise on her work at any stage. Nowhere will that be more evident than in her highly anticipated second album, due to launch in early 2017.
With Maya at the helm, the True Music platform will travel across South Africa, Russia and Spain over the next five months. Along the way she will curate a remix EP from her upcoming 2017 album, working with her favourite True Music artists from each country, kicking off with Culoe De Song in South Africa. Each artist has been handpicked as they epitomise the philosophy of True Music in their work. The resulting EP will be a limited-edition vinyl and digital release.
Within each of these countries, major live streamed events and content will be produced, allowing the world to tune in and see Maya work with these local artists to curate a night with True Music at its core, with a line-up featuring global and local artists. Heading from Johannesburg (24th November) to Moscow in February, these shows will then culminate in Madrid in early 2017 with a 2,000 capacity event.
Ballantine’s & Boiler Room’s True Music Johannesburg event will feature, along with lead artist Maya, an exceptional and expertly curated line-up of international and local artists.
LEAD ARTIST: Maya Jane Coles
REMIX ARTIST: Culoe de Song
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS: Karizma, AND, Francois K
LOCAL ARTISTS: Black Motion, Thulani the Warrior
As with previous South African Ballantine’s & Boiler Room events, the Johannesburg location will remain a secret, only to be revealed very close to the event date.