Toronto based producer Ciel is set to release a new EP on Shanti Celeste's Peach Discs. The up and comer has cut her teeth with determination and promise, running parties and playing a highly active role within the local scene. Her new record is a carefully crafted assortment of delicate pads, intricately programmed drums and dreamy soundscapes. As a debut it is definitive and striking.
We invited her to contribute to our eight tracks series, a selector full of promise she has delivered an exemplary assortment of tracks reflective of her love of Bleep Techno, all with a Canadian twist.
Follow Ciel on Facebook HERE. Photograph courtesy of Samuel Engulfing.
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I like to incorporate bleep tracks in a lot of my sets because I find them to be incredibly versatile tools that sound futuristic while still carrying a lot of atmosphere and groove, plus they mix well with a lot of styles I love to play like breaks and electro. I especially love playing bleep tracks that came out of early 90s Canada because a lot of people tend to associate bleep with the UK and had no idea this was a craze that swept scenes all over the world in the 90s. This is one of my all time favourite bleep tracks, made by two of Toronto's early 90s house pioneers, Ron Allen and Hayden Andre Brown. I love the earworm melody of the synth line, and the beautiful simplicity of the robotic vocal sample. I've been playing this record for years and I still haven't gotten tired of it!