Andrew Rayel

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Andrew Rayel
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Background information
Birth name Andrei Rața
Also known as Modern Day Mozart II
Born (1992-07-21) July 21, 1992 (age 22)
Origin Moldova
Genres Trance, progressive trance, EDM
Occupations Electronic musician, composer, record producer, Pianist, remixer, DJ
Instruments Synthesizer, piano, strings
Years active 2011–present
Labels Armada Music
Associated acts Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, W&W,

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 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]


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 21, 1992, his young age never stopped him from taking the lead in 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, significant sound, 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 started.

"Trance was the perfect solution as it is an combination of melody, harmony and energy, elements that I prefer the most.” says Andrew Rayel .

Often called ‘the new Armin van Buuren ’, it’s no surprise that Andrew indeed found the support of the man himself. Having the number one DJ supporting his tracks on the world famous A State of Trance radio show has ever 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. Impressed by his originals, it didn’t take long until the Rayel sound became hot property for remixes. And so, Andrew was lucky enough to handle remix duties for tracks by Armin van Buuren , Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, Tiësto, Axwell, W&W, Zedd, Bobina, Tenishia and many more. Earning the support of the DJ elite, the Rayel sound has spread all across the globe, from the underground clubs to the mainstream festivals.

Though his career is fairly young, Andrew has already DJ’ed the world’s most legendary clubs and massive festivals. From Kazantip, Global Gathering, EDC , Tomorrowland , Trancefusion , Ball En Blanc, Trancemission and Ministry of Sound to multiple A State of Trance 600 / 650 events, the A State of Trance Ibiza nights at Privilege and Ushuaia and the world-famous Monday Bar cruise. As a result of his hard work and dedication, fans voted him #77 in the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2012 which paid off in 2013 by being voted as "Highest Climber" ranking him at #28.

Same goes for the highly anticipated Andrew Rayel debut album. Set for release on Armada Music, trance land eagerly holds their breath, craving more of Andrew’s magic dancing dust. A little pre-taste of what’s to come, is Andrew’s very first and official compilation: ‘Mystery of Aether’. Out on Armada Music in early September 2013, it’s Rayel doing what he does best. He moves us.

““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.””

Rayel's first album, Find Your Harmony, was released on May 30, 2014.[2][3]


Artist albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2013 Mystery of Aether[4]


  • 2011 Aether
  • 2011 Opera
  • 2011 Drapchi / Deflageration
  • 2011 550 Senta / Believe
  • 2012 Aeon of Revenge / Source Code
  • 2012 How Do I Know (feat. Jano)
  • 2012 Coriolis / Exponential
  • 2013 Musa / Zeus
  • 2013 Sacramentum (with Bobina)
  • 2013 We Are Not Afraid of 138 (with Alexandre Bergheau)
  • 2013 Until the End (with Jwaydan)
  • 2013 Dark Warrior
  • 2014 EIFORYA (with Armin van Buuren)
  • 2014 Goodbye (feat. Alexandra Badoi)
  • 2014 Power of Elements (Trancefusion 2014 Anthem)


  • 2011 Karybde & Scilla – Tokyo (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2011 Ruben de Ronde – Timide (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2011 Faruk Sabanci – Maidens Tower 2011 (Andrew Rayel 1AM Remix)
  • 2011 W&W vs. Jonas Stenberg – Alligator Fuckhouse (Andrew Rayel Stadium Remix)
  • 2011 Tiësto feat. Kay - Work Hard, Play Hard (Andrew Rayel Hard Remix)
  • 2012 Luke Terry – Tales from the Forest (Andrew Rayel Sunrise/Sundown Remixes)
  • 2012 Craig Connelly – Robot Wars (Andrew Rayel Stadium Remix)
  • 2012 Roger Shah feat. Carla Werner – One Love (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2012 Fabio XB & Wach vs. Roman Sokolovsky – Eternal (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2012 Fady & Mina – Kepler 22 (Andrew Rayel Aether Remix)
  • 2012 Bobina – The Space Track (Andrew Rayel Stadium Remix)
  • 2012 Tenishia – Where Do We Begin (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2012 Armin van Buuren feat. Jan Vayne – Serenity (Andrew Rayel Aether Remix)
  • 2013 Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz – The Expedition (ASOT 600 Anthem) [Andrew Rayel Remix]
  • 2013 Andy Moor & Betsie Larkin – Love Again (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2013 Kyau & Albert - All Your Colours (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2013 Zedd feat. Foxes - Clarity (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2013 Jamaster A feat. Bi Bi Zhou- I Miss You Missing Me (Andrew Rayel vs. Jamaster A Stadium Remix)
  • 2013 Dash Berlin feat. Sarah Howells - Go It Alone (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2013 Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Silvia Tosun - An Angel's Love (Andrew Rayel Aether Remix)
  • 2013 Faithless - Insomnia (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2013 Armin van Buuren - Intense (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2014 Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma - Dare You (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  • 2014 Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kai - In My Mind (Andrew Rayel Remix)


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