From a young age Maya was surrounded by a mixture of sounds from Dub to Punk to Soul and Jazz to World to Classical music around the house. Having learned to play a few instruments and starting to write songs, production felt like the natural next step. The London native of British and Japanese rose to fame in a huge way in 2010 when DJ Mag named her one of the best newcomers of the year, and her track “What They Say” became one of Resident Advisor‘s most charted tracks that year. She was invited to record an Essential Mix for BBC's Radio 1, which would subsequently be nominated for Essential Mix of the Year 2011. Her incredible year continued when she debuted in #9 on RA‘s annual Top 100 DJ's awards, won Beatport's staff pick for Artist of the Year, and won Mixmag‘s Best Breakthrough DJ.