16 Songs, 1 Hour, 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following in the footsteps of trance pioneers Tiësto and Armin van Buuren, Moldovan DJ/producer Andrew Rayel adds a fresh perspective and wide-ranging musicality to the inspirational genre. His well-sequenced second album masterfully weaves together classical piano playing, angelic and otherwordly synths, and hard-dance textures with a variety of up-and-coming vocalists. The demanding synth jabs of "Forgiven," featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn, harken back to trance's late-'90s glory days, while the cinematic grandeur of album opener "Moments" and closer "Winterburn" could soundtrack a larger-than-life fantasy film.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following in the footsteps of trance pioneers Tiësto and Armin van Buuren, Moldovan DJ/producer Andrew Rayel adds a fresh perspective and wide-ranging musicality to the inspirational genre. His well-sequenced second album masterfully weaves together classical piano playing, angelic and otherwordly synths, and hard-dance textures with a variety of up-and-coming vocalists. The demanding synth jabs of "Forgiven," featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn, harken back to trance's late-'90s glory days, while the cinematic grandeur of album opener "Moments" and closer "Winterburn" could soundtrack a larger-than-life fantasy film.

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About Andrew Rayel

Moldovan electronic music producer/DJ Andrew Rayel was born Andrei Rată in 1992 in the city of Chisinău. He developed an early interest in electronic music, working on music on his own by age 13 and performing publicly by 17. He DJ'ed clubs and festivals throughout his early career, and in 2010 he released his first original single, "Always in Your Dreams." A seemingly nonstop string of singles and remixes would continue from there, with Rayel reworking tracks by artists such as Tiësto, Hardwell, Sick Individuals, and the Chainsmokers, all while steadily releasing his own original singles. His debut album, Find Your Harmony, was released in 2014, and was followed three years later by second album Moments. ~ Fred Thomas

  • ORIGIN
    Chisinau, Moldova
  • BORN
    July 21, 1992

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