Tomorrow night sees the return of the infamous Gallery Xmas Party, to mentally prepare ourselves, we had a quick chat with Andrew Rayel to find out what he has in store for us
Hi Andrew, I hope this day finds you well?
Hi there! All is well here, just touring in Australia at the moment.
Your last visit to The Gallery was in May. What can you remember from that night?
My previous visit back in May was truly special, as it was my first artist album release party. Truly the night was memorable from start to end, plus I had the chance of doing my own album party at one of the most iconic places in dance music history!
After that you played Brixton Academy for the DJ Mag Top 100 party in London. Did you have to prepare any differently to a Ministry show?
For sure, I mean I prepare differently every show - December 19th will be another big night. Also there is so much new stuff I’ll be testing plus tracks from my recent compilation Find Your Harmony 2015.
This Friday is The Gallery’s infamous Xmas party, which also doubles as our closing party for the year. How will you ensure the festive cheer?
I’m so happy to be taking part in this huge night! I have some special festive surprises rolled up my sleeve which I really don’t want to spoil. So let’s just wait until the madness begins.
How will you be spending Christmas day itself?
Honestly, I will be on tour travelling - most probably somewhere in the States with my team.
Who is your early candidate for breakthrough artist of 2015?
What's one track you will definitely be playing on Friday?
Andrew Rayel feat Jonathan Mendelsohn – "One In A Million".
What's the one trance track which reminds you of Christmas?
One of my first tracks called “Aether” because it was made around Christmas time. I still remember that holiday feeling from the studio!
Finally, use three words to describe your forthcoming set?
Melodic, energetic, epic.
18 Dec 2014