Varien & SirensCeol – Moonlight (Feat. Aloma Steele) [Monstercat]

This next jam is simply beautiful.

Over the past year and a half, we’ve championed one of the next two artists, Stephen Burke aka SirensCeol, from the most embryonic stages of his production career. Fortunately for Stephen, both his work ethic and intellect (the man attends Berkeley University, need we say more?) have catapulted his talents to the forefront of EDM production with his unique approach to melodic dubstep and many other genres.

I vividly remember when SirensCeol opened for another enigmatic, the genre-blurring production prodigy known as Savant. Josh Hernandez, the CEO of Alek’s record company (SectionZ Records) also happened to be in attendance as well.

Before the show began, I had excitedly rushed up to him and told him to pay special attention to the opening act, Stephen.

After SirensCeol performed a wicked set and was transitioning to let Aleks set up his gear, I beckoned Josh over to the front of the stage where I was standing.

“You gotta sign that artist,” I yelled over the music playing during the entr’acte, “He’s incredible.”

Josh simply smiled and gave me an ever so cool, “Yeah, maybe.”

Next thing I knew, six months later, young Stephen had released his first full-length on SectionZ Records with Josh.

Funny, huh?

Despite the fact that I love telling people ‘I told you so’, I will try my hardest to abstain here.

However, California-based producer SirensCeol has come quite a long way. This next jam with Varien will only serve to further this fact. Featuring the incredibly dulcet vocals of Aloma Steele (which Stephen himself was incredibly satisfied with), “Moonlight” reached the number one spot on Beatport’s Dubstep charts in virtually no time at all.

Let’s give a congratulatory “follow” to Varien and SirensCeol on their prospective social media outlets. We hope you enjoy this absolutely fantastic track, which was released on Monstercat…go figure.

Great work boys, keep em’ coming.

▼ Follow Varien
Soundcloud: @VarienOfficial

▼ Follow SirensCeol
Soundcloud: @sirens-ceol

Hard Work Pays Off: SirensCeol – When The World Falls (Original Mix)

What a strange journey it has been.

We’ve kept a watchful eye on our friend Stephen Burke aka SirensCeol for quite some time now. Let us tell you, this man is relentless. Besides a select few producers (Savant being the major exception), not too many artists release music at a pace that leaves the listener scrambling to hear them all. SirensCeol is constantly dropping fresh tracks on the reg and we can all certainly get down with this method of production.

Well, it would seem that his omnipresence in the studio has payed off. His latest single, ‘When The World Falls’, is the fruition of countless hours spent honing his already impressive production skill sets. But don’t get us wrong. We have thoroughly enjoyed many of his other productions, however, we feel as if this latest tune is far and away his most impressive production yet.

SirensCeol has done everything right on his latest original mix. The piano melody, the synthesizers, the vocals, the percussion, the love-step break, all coagulating into a dubstep track that just might redefine your idea of the genre. It’s not gritty and it’s certainly not grimy. The track is simply beautiful.

If you have never heard of this Berkeley-based producer, now is a great time to start. Follow him on Twitter, follow him on SoundCloud, follow him on Facebook. Shit, follow him around everyday if you’ve got the time. Then report back to us with any juicy details.

This one deserves your ears.