DJ style: “Trance and progressive.”
Best known for: “Find Your Harmony [radio show].”
Fave tune of 2018: “Andrew Rayel & David Gravell ‘Trance Reborn’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Bogdan Vix & Keyplayer/ Corti Organ.”
One of Moldova’s biggest dance music exports, Andrew Rayel and his acclaimed radio show Find Your Harmony have been celebrating a bumper year, reaching 100 episodes as well as expanding his inHarmony Music imprint through its parent label, Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music. Rayel’s own euphoric mainroom sound has seen him host events in Amsterdam, LA and of course Moldova, while his newly-doffed A&R hat has led him to developing artists, with releases coming from names like Mark Sixma, DRYM, Bogdan Vix & Keyplayer, Corti Organ, Chukiess & Whackboi and Leo Reyes.
Having played everywhere from Ultra Music Festival to Hï Ibiza, Tomorrowland and Ministry Of Sound over the past year, Rayel’s 2018 has been a huge one and with his new label hitting the ground running and Find Your Harmony continuing to attract millions of listeners, it’s no doubt 2019 will be even bigger.
Words: DECLAN MCGLYNN