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Zirenz

Biography

Zirenz are a female Electronic Dance music & Classical crossover production duo from Wales. Bex Hazard is a Classical & Contemporary trained awarded several Scholarships to study at the Royal Academy of Music graduating Undergraduate with Hons & Postgraduate in Voice & Opera performance with Merit. Cat Llewelyn did an Art foundation at WGIHE and gained a Masters in Computer Science at Swansea University.

Their first Award for song writing was an Honourable Mention Award from the world renowned John Lennon Song writing competition USA in 2003 for their song “Underworld Nation”. Since then Zirenz have released over 50 original vocal tracks and pieces of Instrumental music and have had their music remixed over 150 times to date making Zirenz one of the most remixed trance artists in the World.

Zirenz music has also gained Sync licensing for SONY– Playstation 2 EYETOY Kinetic Combat with (Song: Zirenz Edge Of Space Whiteroom Remix), and their single releases have hit many chart positions over the last decade that include (Song: Edge Of Space) No.1# in the DMC World Trance charts, No.2# in the Dutch Dance Buzz Charts, No.3# in the Italy Classifica Trance/progressive/ house charts and Dutch TOP 40#. (Song: The Hymn) No.1# in the Beatport Trance charts & No.1# in the overall Beatport Charts. (Song: Chased by The Sun) No.2# in the Trackitdown sales charts. (Song: Utopia) No.7# in the DMC World Trance Charts.

Zirenz have been featured on several International DJ Compilations including the International Grammy nominated Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren award winning “A State of Trance 2006”. In 2012 Zirenz track Edge of Space Whiteroom Remix, was made an “A State of Trance Classic” and was included on the ASOT Classics Vol.7 compilation and most recently Zirenz & Saint Rush “Shine On Me” has been included on the Armada music “Trance Classics 2009” compilation released in 2016 immortalising both songs now as Trance Classics of the 00’s era by Armada Music one of the World’s leading independent brands in dance music today.

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 No.100# iTunes Mexico Top 200 dance Charts. Press reviews in International DJ Magazine – 9/10 “Zirenz Vocal Trance Decade Collection Album” “The UK duo’s ‘greatest hits’ set doubles as a potted history of vocal trance production trends”. by Danny Slade idj . Also 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.

Zirenz music has been released on a collection of Iconic labels in Dance Armada Music ASOT, Anjunabeats, Perfecto Records, and Mondo Records. Then in 2013 Zirenz 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 a home for all their music creations.

Their tracks have also gained Radio support from some of the world’s TOP DJ’s including Armin Van Burren ASOT Radio (Song: Shine On Me) Tune of the week & web vote future favourite, Above & Beyond TATW Radio Record of the week (Song: The Hymn), Aly & Fila Future Sound Of Egypt Radio show Voted FUTURE SOUND  & Web Vote Winner for (Song: Chased By The Sun) (Song: Viva Voce Opus 9) and (Song: Sentinel Of Life) , In 2012 Markus Shculz named (Song: Edge Of Space) as his Global DJ Broadcast Trance Classic and Gavyn Mytchel Ministry Of Sound Vital Vinyl chart (Song: 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.

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 now on Eleven (11) FM and Digital Radio stations that  are: Trance World Radio Ireland, Tempo Radio Mexico, Party 103 Radio USA (New York), Beats2Beats Radio Holland, Herald Radio Wales, Phoenix Trance Radio USA (Phoenix), Radio Cluj 95.6 FM Romania, Trance Athena Radio Greece (Athens), Purhits Radio Belgium, Studio Sounds Radio Germany and Play Trance Radio Spain taking the sound of Zirenz around the globe every week.

You will also find Bex Hazard & Cat Llewelyn have also released under other aka names to express different music genres Vox Twins Hard dance, Tripezium Hard Trance, Zobotz Electronica and Llewelyn & Hazard Classical music & Cinematic compositions. They also both play a collection of musical instruments including Piano, Guitar, Flute and Celtic EOS Lever Harp.

In the studio Zirenz are rigorously working on their latest Album the OPERA TRANCE Compilation album set for release in 2018, and several ongoing cinematic dance music projects and their debut Welsh Classical Crossover OPERA.

2017 see’s Llewelyn & Hazard aka Zirenz sign an exclusive Worldwide Publishing Plus Sync deal with Award Winning Bucks Music Group an international and independent music publisher, with a rich musical heritage, and has been responsible for developing and launching the careers of legends  of  the  music  industry Black  Sabbath, David Bowie and T. Rex and showcase a wealth of talent across many music genres with The Rolling Stones, Brian Eno, Pete Doherty, Carl Cox, Hardwell, W&W, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), James Blunt, Professor Green, Roni Size, Troy Miller, The Polyphonic Spree and composers David Arnold, Jake Gosling and Rachel Portman to name just a selection of their Roster. Cat & Bex Zirenz are very happy to be part of this remarkable talented family of musicians who have helped and are helping shape the music world we know today

Also Llewelyn & Hazard aka Zirenz have signed an exclusive Rights Management Worldwide deal with Absolute: who will look after all their Neighbouring Rights Collections for all of their past and new record releases and performances of their music Worldwide. Absolute Rights Management team work with some of the World’s top Music Artists from the music entertainment industry which include McFly , Steps, Ladyhawke, Alisha Dizon , Melanie C , Rhydian, Marillion, Europe, The Libertines, Deep Purple, Orbital, Roniz Size, Chicane,  Cascade, Matt Cardle, Anastacia, Back Street Boys, Blue, Sigma, Boyz 11 Men and Billy ocean just to name a few from their amazing artists Roster. Catrin Llewelyn & Rebecca Hazard aka Zirenz are excited to be working with the Absolute Rights Management team and look forward to an exciting future.