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Zirenz are a female vocal writing, Dance music & crossover production duo now living in Kidwelly Carmarthenshire Wales. Bex Hazard is a Classical & Contemporary trained vocalist and musicians who was awarded several singing Scholarships to study voice at the Royal Academy of Music London where she graduated With Hons for Undergrad & with Merit for Postgraduate in Voice & Opera performance. Cat Llewelyn did an Art foundation at WGIHE then gained a Masters degree in Computer Science at Swansea University, soon after this while living in London she had vocal coaching with Bex Hazard and the International vocal coach Mary Hammond Head of Music Theatre at the Royal Academy Of Music London and began making music professionally with Bex Hazard as the group Zirenz. Both Cat and Bex play a selection of musical instruments including piano, flute, guitar and Celtic Lever Harp.
It was in 2004 when Cat and Bex won their first Award for song writing which was an Honourable Mention Award from the world renowned John Lennon Song writing competition USA in 2003 for their song Underworld Nation. Since then Cat & Bex have released over 50 original vocal tracks and pieces of Instrumental music and have had their music remixed over 154 times to date making them one of the top 20 most remixed artists.
They have released music on dance labels Armada Music ASOT, Anjunabeats , Mondo Records and then in 2013 launched their own imprint Afterworld Recordings & Sub-labels Afterworld Deep, Afterworld Classics , Above The World and Tronica Recordings with International distribution with Believe Digital UK giving them a home for their music creations.
Their tracks Edge Of Space, The Hymn & Shine On Me, have all featured on many International DJ compilation albums through Armada Music, Ajunabeats , Mondo Records & Perfecto Records including The Award Winning Armin Van Burren’s – A State of Trance 2006 compilation. Then In 2011 Zirenz saw the re-work of their classic Zirenz Edge of Space 2011 with the Remix by Mike Saint Jules included on Paul Okenfold’s August DJ BOX Perfecto Records Armada Music which gained support on Dutch legend Ferry Corsten’s 220 Countdown World Wide Radio show.
It was in 2012 that Zirenz Edge of Space whiteroom Remix was give grand status being made “A State of Trance Classic” by the International renowned Grammy nominated Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren who included Zirenz Edge of Space on the coveted ASOT Classics compilation Vol.7 and most recently Zirenz & Saint Rush Shine On Me has been included on the Armada Trance Classics 2009 compilation immortalising both songs now as “Trance Classics of the 00’s era”.
Zirenz music has also gained syncing licensing for SONY– Playstation 2 EYETOY Kinetic Combat with Zirenz Edge Of Space Whiteroom Remix, and hit many chart positions over the last 10 years that include No.1# in the DMC World Trance charts (Edge Of Space), No.1# in the BEATPORT Download Trance Charts (The Hymn) , No.2# in the Dutch Dance Buzz Charts (Edge Of Space), No.2# in the Trackitdown Sales Charts (Chased by The Sun), No.3# in the Italy Classifica Trance/progressive/house charts (Edge Of Space), No.7# in the DMC World Trance Charts (Utopia), and also they charted in the Dutch TOP 40# (Edge Of Space).
Their tracks have also gained Radio support from some of the world’s TOP DJ’s including Armin Van Burren – ASOT Radio – (Shine On Me) Tune of the week & web vote future favourite, Above & Beyond – TATW Radio – Record of the week (The Hymn), Aly & Fila Future Sound Of Egypt Radio show Voted FUTURE SOUND & Web Vote Winner for (Chased By The Sun) (Viva Voce Opus 9) and (Sentinel Of Life) , In 2012 Markus Shculz named (Edge Of Space) as his Global DJ Broadcast Trance Classic and Gavyn Mytchel Ministry Of Sound Vital Vinyl chart & radio B playlist (Utopia). Also many A List DJ’s like Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Okenfold, have all given their support to the music of Zirenz.
In 2016 Zirenz released their “Zirenz Vocal Trance Decade Collection Album” Which gained Worldwide success with TOP 10 – Spotify – World Selection – Trance Albums , No.10# – DEEZER– Pakistan Charts – Top 300 All Genres (3 Weeks) , No.47# – iTunes – Estonia Charts – Top 100 All Genres, No.64# – DEEZER– Ukraine Charts – Top 300 All Genres, No.75# – Beatport – World Charts – Top 100 Trance and a Review – International DJ Magazine – 9/10 “The UK duo’s ‘greatest hits’ set doubles as a potted history of vocal trance production trends”. by Danny Slade idj.
In the press Zirenz music has been described as Atmospheric, Luscious, Beautifully Abstract, Spine tingling, Heart wrenching, Fresh and Unique with Music reviews giving “Top Tune of the month” International DJ mag and Recommended 5/5 ratings, DJ mag 4/5 ratings and M8 Magazine M8/M8 ratings.Then In 2009. Armada Music highlighting Zirenz and their musical talents making them “Artists of the week”, which was a great honour indeed.
As DJ’s Zirenz have been Radio DJing on an off for the last 8 years and in 2016 they launched their Afterworld Sessions Radio show which broadcasts weekly on (11) FM and Digital Radio stations in England, Ireland, Wales, Romania (Cluj), Spain, USA (New York) & (Phoenix), Greece (Athens), Mexico, Germany and Holland taking the sound of Zirenz across the globe.