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Andrew Rayel feat. HALIENE – In The Dark

Magical. Powerful. Elevating. Though darkness may be in the song title, as a performer and music creator, Andrew Rayel spreads only happiness and light in the hearts of music-lovers. With tears of gratitude streaming down their young faces, Rayel’s fans express their appreciation, with outstretched arms, for music that’s changed their lives.

Such exchanges happen everywhere electronic dance music fans abound. The unabashed love from Rayel’s fans is there for
everyone to see. Andrew Rayel & Haliene’s “In The Dark” (inHarmony Music) is out now.

Teaming-up electronic dance music’s songstress-of-the-day, Haliene, Andrew Rayel delivers his latest whopper of a big-room hit
with “In The Dark.” The Radio Edit of this dramatic song starts with a pressurized 4/4-beat underlying Haliene’s lusty voice. She
sings in a slightly lower register than other female trance vocalists and the change is refreshing. When Haliene joined Andrew Rayel
onstage at Academy Nightclub in Los Angeles to perform the song live, the two lit the night on fire. The song has the perfect
balance of stirring, euphoric melody and strong pop construction to ensure its longevity.

The soaring chorus has a purely mainstage
feel ideal for any sunny day.

“When I close my eyes / I can see you in the dark / Like a ghost inside / you’re still livin’ in my heart”

The Original Mix has a longer intro as horns make their way forward to Rayel’s monstrous drums. This version is better suited for
the club with its more progressive sound. A swelling bassline anchors unbelievably pretty moments as Rayel expertly crafts his
grand melodies to reach all the way to the back of the room. Fans closest to the stage extend their bodies towards Rayel, wanting
nothing more than to touch their musical messiah.

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.

About Haliene
After exploding onto the scene in 2015 with her first collaboration with Seven Lions, “The End,” Haliene has quickly become a
notable singer in the electronic dance music world. Other releases include “Stars and Moon” with Breathe Carolina & Shanahan,
“Rush Over Me” with Seven Lions and Illenium and Said The Sky, and the ASOT 2017 ‘tune of the year,’ “Saving Light” with Gareth
Emery & Standerwick. Twenty-seventeen saw five releases from Haliene with Ferry Corsten on his Billboard Top 10-charting
Blueprint album, and her single, “Pages” with ATB.

Listen to Andrew Rayel & Haliene’s “In The Dark,” here: https://IHM020.lnk.to/ITD

 

 

Andrew Rayel, “Dark Resistance” (inHarmony Music)

“Dark Resistance” evokes majestic ebony-colored horses of the night galloping into the darkness, their manes
ablaze in glory. Andrew Rayel delivers his latest big club hit with “Dark Resistance.”

Cosmic. Hurtling. Enigmatic. Like the mysterious yet critically  important dark matter of the cosmos and the even more outlandish dark energy, Andrew Rayel’s music has an inexplicable pull on all who perceive it. Andrew Rayel’s “Dark Resistance” (inHarmony Music) is out now.
The Radio Edit evokes an army of galloping horses with its formidable beat. As the ground shakes, the bassline rumbles and quakes under the weight of sonic Spartans set off to do battle. The minor-key of this track suspends tension in the air as the mood
conjures visions of riding out into the dark night. Imagine mysterious, ebony-colored horses, their manes of fury ablaze against a black night sky. Like wild forest-fires of the mind, the horns are insistent and commanding. The energy builds as Rayel drives the
beat forward. “Dark Resistance” is a triumph of will and a victory for music-lovers throughout the galaxy. The Original Mix adds
militant drums to the intro, but it’s the propulsive rhythm that lends the track its weight. With “Dark Resistance,” Andrew Rayel
seems to be telling listeners, “Get up! Let’s go! It’s time to move out!” It becomes physically impossible to lay back and relax if this
track is being played, such is its careening momentum.
“Dark Resistance” is a joy-ride of a tune with a sinister twist.

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.
Listen to Andrew Rayel’s “Dark Resistance,” here: https://IHM018.lnk.to/DR