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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:17

“Progressive trance/trance.”
Best known for: 
‘Piano Man’ and Aether sound, my unique sound.”
Tune of the year: 
“MaRLo ‘BOOM’.”
“It depends on the artist and the country and the logistics of events so you can say yes and you can also say no. It depends.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“I think dance music has its own thing. I’m really happy to see it become popular. It’s not underground any more and I hope it will just keep growing every year.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I think I would be a tiger because I admire them and I think they perfectly combine the power and the beauty of their nature.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Yeah, why not? It’s always good to show love for the fans from the DJ booth.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“They should. Dance music shouldn’t be about taking drugs, which is risking the lives of your fans. Music and vibes should give the energy.
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“As many chocolate cakes as possible.”

Having smashed into last year’s Top 100, Andrew Rayel has enjoyed another huge year. Still only 21, Rayel has continued to rack up a string of high profile sets and productions and also released his first mix compilation, ‘Mystery of Aether’, which came out on Armin van Buuren’s Armada label.

“Touring around the world and seeing so many countries and festivals has been simply amazing for me,” he says. “I’ve played events such as A State of Trance, Privilege Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering and club nights such as Calypso in Tunisia. Amazing experiences and memories.

And next year he’ll be maintaining that momentum with the release of his debut album.

“I’ve worked really hard on it so I can’t wait to just show it to people,” he says.

It looks like there could be a Rayel presence in the Top 100 for many more years to come.