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.

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Soundcloud: @VarienOfficial

▼ Follow SirensCeol
Soundcloud: @sirens-ceol

Helena – Breathe (Original Mix) [Mutant Records]

This next original mix comes from a relatively rare place in a male-dominated electronic dance music world. Sure, women have definitely broken through the ranks and achieved their fair share of publicity (look at artists like Lindsey Stirling, NERVO, or the Krewella girls), but in the grand scheme of things, testosterone appears to be the norm around these parts.

However, this next Australian artist, Helena, is here to show the world that, much like women in politics, “They’re on the rise, in demand and continue to make their presence felt!” Her latest single, “Breathe”, was released last week on Mutants Records, the up-and-coming record label of none other than John Dahlback himself.

When asked about the inclusion of Helena in his record’s lineup, Mr. Dahlback simply stated:

“We’re not political in any way. It really is all about the music at the end of the day, but it’s undoubtedly great to see a female DJ and producer debut on the label.”

And after all, just as John eloquently stated, “It really is all about the music.” Which is why we have selected the electro house track “Breathe” to be featured on our website. No matter who it is, or where it’s coming from, it’s all great music to us. Enjoy.

Oh, and please don’t forget to show this mega foxy DJ some love.