Profound. Gifted. Prolific. Mainstage artist and internationally respected electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel teams once again with vocalist Jonathan Mendelsohn on “Home,” the eighth single from Rayel’s studio album, MOMENTS (Armada Music). Andrew Rayel featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn’s “Home” (Armind) is out now. ‘
When an artist is as profoundly gifted as Andrew Rayel, it’s impossible to slow the spigot of quality musical output. To observe Rayel in his recording studio is to study a prodigy lost in thought, guided by the invisible hand of divine inspiration as he composes music that will go on to become the feast that sustains his legions of fans. Ask Rayel what it’s like to share one’s creation with seas of strangers, watching them wholeheartedly embrace your music as if it’s their salvation. He’ll surely tell you there’s no more gratifying feeling in this world.
The Radio Edit of “Home” kicks-off with a clock’s tick-tock on the intro just before Mendelsohn’s flawlessly welcoming voice enters on this remarkably catchy song. Now a master at shaping the seamless pop song that can also be categorized as contemporary trance, Rayel has fully formed his own signature sound. The chorus dives into a superbly syncopated rhythm that’s full of swagger as the Radio Edit saunters down the street. This version has the vast builds, thrilling drumrolls and enormous crash that clubbing crowds have come to demand from this young mainstage artist. There’s something alluringly mature about this song. It’s no wonder that leading pop radio programmers took an instant liking to “Home” upon first spin.
The Vigel Remix and Vigel Extended Mix are versions Rayel plays out on tour. These edits are faster with a speedier 4/4 beat and major-key chord progressions that feel sunnier than the Radio Edit. The rapid-fire synth patterns that have become Andrew Rayel’s trademark are upfront and prominent in these mixes. The Vigel Remix and Vigel Extended Mix are progressive, clubby, dark ‘n dirty, just as they should be.
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 superclubs 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.