Too cerebral to be truly 'pop' but too effortlessly melodic not to be, Maps has led a strange, beguiling career.
Real name James Chapman, the producer has completed three albums of sterling electronic songcraft, continually challenging perceptions of what he should be.
Influenced by 80s icons such as Depeche Mode, Maps' production sense also gazes longingly at everyone from Cologne techno to more modern electro pop artists.
New remix album 'Maps Realigned' arrives on August 19th, featuring unreleased and difficult to find takes on material from across his catalogue.
It's a fascinating journey, demonstrating the esteem with which Chapman is held by his peers. 'Vicissitude' cut 'A.M.A.' has been re-worked by Eule, steering the track in a wistfully Balaeric direction.
Somehow managing to include pangs of nostalgia alongside Maps' pop-Futurism, you can check out 'A.M.A (Eule Remix)' below.