James Chapman a.k.a. Maps is a recording artist and producer signed to Mute Records.
His first album “We Can Create” (2007) was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in the U.K., and his 2nd album “Turning The Mind” (2009) was described by The Observer as “a masterpiece that stands with the best”. His unique brand of multi-layered electronica emerged from years locked away in his bedroom, and he still works mostly on analogue equipment in a DIY fashion.
His 3rd album, “Vicissitude”, was released in July 2013 (9/10 in Clash), and a remix album, named “Realigned”, including remixes from all 3 studio albums, was released late-August 2014.
He is also a keen remixer, and has produced official remixes for the likes of M83, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Moby, Bombay Bicycle Club and Susanne Sundfor.
2016 saw the release of the onDeadWaves album, a collaboration with Polly Scattergood.
James is currently writing and recording the next Maps album, due for release in late 2018 on Mute Records.