Andrew Rayel

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Andrew Rayel
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Background information
Birth nameAndrei Rață
Also known asModern Day Mozart II
Born(1992-07-21) July 21, 1992 (age 22)
OriginMoldova Moldova
GenresTrance, progressive trance, EDM
Occupation(s)Electronic musician, composer, record producer, Pianist, remixer, DJ
InstrumentsSynthesizer, piano, strings
Years active2011–present
LabelsArmada Music
Associated actsJano, Armin Van Buuren, Bobina, Alexandre Bergheau
Websiteandrewrayel.com,
andrew-rayel.promodj.ru,
Andrew.Rayel@Facebook
 
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Andrew Rayel
Andrew Rayel.JPG
Background information
Birth nameAndrei Rață
Also known asModern Day Mozart II
Born(1992-07-21) July 21, 1992 (age 22)
OriginMoldova Moldova
GenresTrance, progressive trance, EDM
Occupation(s)Electronic musician, composer, record producer, Pianist, remixer, DJ
InstrumentsSynthesizer, piano, strings
Years active2011–present
LabelsArmada Music
Associated actsJano, Armin Van Buuren, Bobina, Alexandre Bergheau
Websiteandrewrayel.com,
andrew-rayel.promodj.ru,
Andrew.Rayel@Facebook

Andrei Rață (born July 21, 1992) is a Moldovan trance producer and DJ, known under his artist name Andrew Rayel. Andrew Rayel has been creating electronic dance music since the age of 13, and combines it with a mix of classical sounds (he is a classical pianist). He has gained popularity during the last few years because of his distinctive style of trance. He uses chopped vocals, pianos, strings, combined with powerful saws and synths.[1]

Career[edit]

Andrew Rayel's electronic music career started in 2009 at age 17, but he started to produce music and develop his style four years previously. He is signed under the Armada Music label, co-founded by Armin van Buuren, who is repeatedly chosen as the world's number one DJ by DJ Magazine. His breakthrough followed the voting of his single “Aether” as “Tune of the Week” on Van Buuren's famous radio show A State of Trance, which has millions of followers. Rayel performed on the A State of Trance 600 Expedition tour.

Andrew Rayel's tracks are frequently played by influential DJs and producers around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, Bobina and Roger Shah. In 2012, Andrew Rayel was ranked number 77 in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs; he was ranked #28 in 2013, winning the title of "highest climber" in the ranking.[2] Andrew Rayel announced in 2013 that he's working on an artist album, which will be released in 2014.[3] In August 2013, Andrew Rayel announced his first official compilation, titled Mystery of Aether, including tracks from Ørjan Nilsen, Airbase, Klauss Goulart, Alexandre Bergheau, Bogdan Vix, Armin van Buuren, and W&W, among others. It also included new songs and remixes performed by Andrew Rayel. The album was released on 6 September. In September 2013, Andrew Rayel announced that he was working on a song for the ASOT 650 Anthem contest.

Armin van Buuren did pick him to be one of the most inspiring new producers of 2015 but it was speculation he just did that because he was signed to his label. Not only did Armin van Buuren pick him but he also picked Heatbeat. They are also signed to his label so a lot of controversy was surrounding that in the EDM community.

Rayel's first album, Find Your Harmony, was released on May 30, 2014.[4][5] Andrew Rayel currently ranks #24 in the 2014 DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's.

Discography[edit]

Artist albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

2014-Armin van buuren - Hystereo ( andrew rayel aether remix )

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Rayel Biography". Andrew Rayel. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ "DJ Mag". DJ Mag. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  3. ^ "ANDREW RAYEL talks about new album and more at TRANCEFUSION". Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony [pre-order]". Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Rayel opens up about his first US trip and new album [Interview]". Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Rayel – Mystery Of Aether out now!". Retrieved September 6, 2013.