Sizzling. Decisive. All-encompassing. The music of Andrew Rayel has the power to ignite a fire within the hearts of trance music-lovers. As the newly minted label chief and head of A&R of inHarmony Music, Rayel is now able to find and showcase fresh new talent before now little known to the world. The MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music) is out now.
Like a gust of blustery wintry wind, the MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. is like an unstoppable force of nature, impossible to ignore. Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Extended Mix of “Moments” is quirky, thoughtful and perfectly balanced with its staccato stabs and gradually building suspense. Unexpected chord changes add a bright twist to this Andrew Rayel tune. Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Mix is smoother, gentler in its melodic immersion yet still showcasing captivating chord progressions. The Crystal Lake Remix of “Heavy Love” casts an entirely new light on this otherwise radio-friendly tune by ratcheting-up the sonic tension of the song. The dramatic accompaniment of violins throws Kye Sones’ vocal into stark relief. Her voice is transformed to fit this mainfloor monster as it bursts forth through the loudspeakers. The Crystal Lake Extended Remix has a brutally sharp, percussive intro that delves deep with rich violin strings into a mysterious sea where Sones’ golden voice is the only lifeline.
The Manse Extended Remix of “Home” teases Jonathan Mendelsohn’s vocal towards the beginning of the track before doubling back to start the verse anew. A syncopated, finger-snapped rhythm keeps time with Mendelsohn as he dances deftly through this anthemic song. The Manse Remix adds the crackle of a vinyl record as Mendelsohn’s vocal hits immediately at the outset. The quieter moments of the Manse edits truly allow the subtle control of Mendelsohn’s voice to shine. The Exis Remix is a thudding, progressive take on “Once In A Lifetime Love” with pockets of dreamy synths enveloping Kristina Antuna’s vocal over filthy, synthesized horns ready to stir-up a night of mischief. The Exis Extended Remix is dynamic, geometric and angular in the precision of its sounds.
Tracklist for MOMENTS REMIXES
Andrew Rayel, “Moments” (Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Mix)
Andrew Rayel, “Moments” (Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Extended Mix)
Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, “Heavy Love” (Crystal Lake Remix)
Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, “Heavy Love” (Crystal Lake Extended Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, “Home” (Manse Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, “Home” (Manse Extended Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, “Once In A Lifetime Love” (Exis Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, “Once In A Lifetime Love” (Exis Extended Remix)
About Andrew Rayel
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as “the future of trance music,” Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the “modern-day Mozart.” As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds’ passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ’d the world’s biggest festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at super-clubs, including: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.