Kompakt is all about smoothness. Especially when you look at a guy like Kompakt frontman Michael Mayer, there’s such a precision and cleanliness to his mixes.
When I thought of that smooth sound, Maya Jane Coles debut LP really had that same feel. Really solid production and this overall murky, dark vibe consistent throughout. I was a bit surprised she went with so many guest vocalists, but they work well.
Still Maya excels best at vocal, highly rhythmic house music; the fairly straightforward “Easier To Hide” exemplifies this.