SC: Well 'sirens' is the greek mythology character of the mermaids who would use their music to lure ships from out at sea into dangerous areas. I've always been a fan of Greek mythology and 'ceol' (actually pronounced kee-yole) but i say it as (soul) is the Gaelic word for music seeing as I have a strong Irish heritage.
OTB: When you first started DJing/Producing about 2 years ago, what equipment did you start out using? What do you use now?
SC: Honestly, I use the same exact equipment only thing different is a pair of studio monitors. So I just use my laptop, keyboard and some nice speakers. That's all you really need I believe, unless you're recording a lot of live vocals and instruments. So yeah, same gear but my knowledge of how to use it all is much greater lol.
SC: Performing I mostly use my trusty Traktor S2, but every now and then if I wanna travel light I'll just use the CDJ's that the venue usually has provided.
OTB: Oh wow, was it hard first making the transition from the S2 to CDJ's?
SC: For the very first time, yes, but once you get the hang of the beatmatching aspect of things it becomes fun. But I use Traktor mainly because I have my sets structured in a certain way so I don't like to miss any cues.
OTB: I think I can take a guess haha, but what has been your favorite show you've performed so far?
SC: It's definitely your guess; EDC lol. I've been around for a little bit as an artist but I've just recently started to play shows, so I haven't had a ton of experience in it, but every time has been an amazing experience and I've always got great feedback and had a wonderful time :)
OTB: Knew it! What was the feeling like playing at a show like EDC Las Vegas?
SC: It was pretty amazing! Even considering my stage was small compared to the others, I can't imagine one day if I do get to play a larger stage what that would feel like!
OTB: When sitting down to produce, what is something that you always have to have, non-music related (i.e. Coca-Cola, beer, food, etc.)
SC: Oh coffee for sure. Just the taste of it puts me in a productive mood haha.
OTB: So as some people may know, you attend UC Berkley. How has it been trying to juggle the startup of your DJ career, as well as balancing schoolwork?
SC: It's been getting harder and harder. I also do sports, however I don't know how much longer that can last seeing how things are going with both my academic and music careers. Sacrifices will need to be made, but either way I feel I'm on an extremely good path!
OTB: Yeah, I'd say so. What sports are you playing?
SC: I was recruited for Track & Field.
OTB: Who is one person who has inspired you the most (non-musician) and one artist that has inspired you the most?
SC: Not in the music industry I would say that my dad has really allowed my dreams to grow. Without him I wouldn't be where I am today for a multitude of reasons but I can say that in all confidence. Musical wise I grew up on classical piano, so one of my top inspirations in terms of songwriting has been Beethoven I would always learn his music and I enjoyed the dark and light, as well as complex sides of it.
OTB: Well that's definitely a response I haven't heard yet! You seem like an artist that varies between different genres sometimes dubstep, sometimes house. Is there anything that factors into your decisions with what genre you play/produce?
SC: Honestly, it's whatever I feel most inspired by at that moment in time. Like, if I hear a track I love I want to emulate it or if an idea pops in my head I'll go and produce that genre. It's a very in the moment kind of thing.
OTB: If you could get a residency at any club in the US, what would it be? Why?
Hmm thats a tough one. I feel like I don't know enough about a lot of them to be able to fully answer that question. However the respect for DJ's in Las Vegas is incredible, so I would most likely go with a club there. Probably either Hakkasan or Marquee.
SC: Well to speak realistically, I would ask someone of my own genre. I know that Zedd became recognized from almost nothing and became something huge now. So I would most likely ask him, how did you do it? Like what was the process in its entirety, so that I would know if I'm doing the right things or not.
OTB: If you could marry any celebrity, who would it be?
SC: Ohh, Mariah Carey man. We could make beautiful babies and beautiful music.
OTB: You'll have to fight Nick Cannon for her then...
SC: Yeah, I heard he's a DJ now.. -_-
SC: A ton of music, hopefully some more big shows. But honestly i have no idea what to expect. I'm ready for anything. I'm hoping to break through from "up and coming" to "known".
OTB: Any last words you would like to say to your great fans?