Listen: Singer Mendel “Der Baal Menagen” Markel composes an EDM dance version of the classic Chabad niggun “Yeilchu Mechayil” after witnessing the incredible recovery and progress of Rabbi Yudi Dukes.
Listen: Singer, producer and composer Mendel “Der Baal Menagen” Markel releases a new single. The track is an EDM Hard Dance version of “Yeilchu Mechayil,” the song for the Rebbe’s 84th kapitel, which he says he was inspired to create after seeing an update posted about Rabbi Yudi Dukes on Instagram.
“Scrolling through Instagram, I spotted a post with an update on Yudi,” Markel says. “Of course, I stopped to read, like many of us who are following his progress, davening and taking on hachlatos in the zechus of a speedy refuah sheleima.
“The post detailed the progress made, as well as the challenges still ahead. Looking at the picture, I was struck by the huge, joyous smile of total simcha on Yudi’s face. Every picture I see, there is that huge smile, as if things could not possibly be better. As I commented on that post, seeing that smile, I couldn’t help but think of the niggun “Yeilchu Mechayil el Choyil”, the idea of using every challenge to bring us one step closer to the revelation of Moshiach Tzidkeinu.
“I decided then to record this niggun in his honor. May Yudi go from strength to strength with a speedy and complete refuah and may we all dance together in Yerushalayim together with Moshiach Tzidkeinu now!”