He’s the modern-day Mozart — today’s leading talent in the ever-growing trance scene. He’s the pride of Moldova, known for his unique and very own sound. He is Andrei Rata, better known as Andrew Rayel.
Born on July 21st, 1992, his young age never stopped him from taking the lead amongst the next generation of EDM producers. Developing strong musical skills, he studied orchestral music and kicked off his producing career at only 13 years of age. It didn’t take long for the passionate music lover to translate his ideas into sounds. He created a truly unique sonic signature – one of piano power, harmonic balance, and euphoric tales. And so, years later, his originals and remixes are praised by many and loved by more. But, rest assured, the Andrew Rayel story has only just begun.
“Trance was the perfect solution, as it is a combination of melody, harmony and energy, elements that I prefer the most”, says Andrew Rayel. Having Armin van Buuren supporting his tracks on the world famous A State of Trance radio show had always been a dream of Andrew. And sometimes, dreams come true. His tracks ‘550 Senta’, ‘How Do I Know’ ft. Jano, ‘Aeon of Revenge’, ‘Aether’, ‘Deflagration’, ‘Musa’ and ‘Zeus’ all made it to the show, often voted Tune of the Week and Future Favourite. The trance scene embraced Andrew’s refreshing sound, giving him a very warm welcome.
His tracks found a solid home on the A State of Trance and Armind labels, both part of the Armada Music family. With such impressive originals, it didn’t take long until the Rayel sound became hot property for remixes. And so, Andrew was lucky enough to take on remix duties for tracks by Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Tiësto, W&W, Bobina, Tenishia, and many more. Earning the support of the DJ elite, the Rayel sound has spread all across the globe, from underground clubs to mainstream festivals.
Though his career is fairly young, Andrew has already DJed the world’s most legendary clubs and massive festivals. From Kazantip, Global Gathering, Trancefusion, Ball En Blanc, Trancemission and Ministry of Sound to multiple A State of Trance 600 events, the A State of Trance Ibiza Nights at Privilege and the world-famous Monday Bar Cruise. As a result of his hard work and dedication, fans voted him #28 in the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2013, as the highest climber. Expectations for 2014’s poll are even higher.
The same goes for the highly anticipated Andrew Rayel debut album. Set for release on Armada Music, trance land eagerly holds its breath, craving more of Andrew’s magic dancing dust. Andrew’s very first and official compilation: ‘Mystery of Aether’ came out on Armada Music in early September, 2013. It’s Rayel doing what he does best. He moves us. His 2014 collaboration with Armin himeself, ‘EIFORYA’ is set to take the world by storm.
“I believe music is a universal language that unites people with nothing but love. I intend to make sure that my tracks are all about emotions and happiness. That’s what’s driving music, making the world a better place”, says Andrew Rayel.