The story so far

Ciel is a Xi’an-born and Toronto-based music producer, DJ, pianist, and radio presenter. She is the creator of Work in Progress, a women-artist-prioritizing concert series in Toronto; a co-founder of the immersive multidisciplinary events platform It’s Not U It’s Me; and a co-owner of Toronto electronic music label Parallel Minds. She hosts a monthly radio show on Rinse FM in London, UK and is a member of the internationally-renowned women & LGBTQIA+ DJ collective, Discwoman. Her debut EP came out on UK label Peach Discs in 2017 to acclaim. She followed that up with the ‘Hundred Flowers’ EP on London’s Coastal Haze and a 4-tracker on Ghostly International’s sister label, Spectral Sound. Her next record, ‘Trojan Horse’, was released in 2020 on NYC label Thanks for Enlightening Me, and she dropped her 5th EP on storied NYC label Mister Saturday Night in late 2021.

Throughout this time, Ciel has also found inspiration in the studio making music with others. She released her first collaborative EP as Psychedelic Budz with Berlin-based artist D.Tiffany on Planet Euphorique in the the first year of covid-19 lockdowns. Her next collaborative EP with Toronto-based Dan Only as Cloudsteppers came out on X-Kalay Records in 2021. Expect more collaborative projects forthcoming with American artist Ali Berger and UK producer Kilig, as well as a follow-up Cloudsteppers EP.

In 2021 she debuted a live PA of all original production at Mutek and plans to release her first full-length album in 2022.