Rayel’s electronic music career started in 2009 at age 17, but he had started to produce music and develop his style four years earlier. He is signed under the Armada Music label, co-founded by Armin van Buuren. His breakthrough followed the voting of his single “Aether” as “Tune of the Week” on Van Buuren’s radio programme, A State of Trance. He performed at various “A State of Trance” events. Though his career is fairly young, Andrew has already DJ’ed the world’s most legendary clubs and massive festivals. From Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Stereosonic, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ministry of Sound to multiple A State of Trance events, the A State of Trance Ibiza nights and the world-famous Monday Bar cruise.
Rayel’s tracks are frequently played by influential DJs and producers around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, W&W, Dash Berlin, Hardwell and many others. In 2012, Rayel was ranked number 77 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs; he was ranked #28 in 2013, winning the title of “highest climber” in the ranking.The ascent continued in 2014, as being ranked #24. Rayel announced in 2013 that a new artist album was to be released in 2014. In August 2013, Rayel announced his first official compilation, titled Mystery of Aether, including tracks from van Buuren, Ørjan Nilsen, Airbase and W&W, among others. It included new songs and remixes performed by Rayel. The album was released on 6 September 2013. In September 2013, he made an entry for the song he worked for the ASOT 650 Anthem contest, however did not win the contest.