Aly & Fila

From23 February 2019to24 February 2019

Aly & Fila

Aly & Fila are an electronic trance act from Cairo, Egypt. They received a jilt into mainstream success with one of their very first singles “Eyes of Horus” and haven’t let up since. Their sound is characterized by it’s a mesmeric pulse and uptempo beats, which bubble into an ethereal bliss.

The duo is comprised of Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib. Both were born in 1981 and have been friends since kindergarten. They shared similar taste in music growing up, citing European electronic acts such as Berlin techno artist Paul Van Dyk and English trance house producer Chicane as main influences. Before long they decided that music was the right career path for them and in 1999 built a studio of their own and worked at various clubs as DJs.

Their music started spreading like wildfire through Egypt and by 2002 they decided it was time to take on an international market. They signed with the German-based record label Euphonic Records and released their debut single “Eye of Horus” in 2003. The track exploded in the European market and was championed by Netherlands based DJs such as Armin Van Buuren and DJ Tiesto. The single subsequently shot to no. 4 on the Dutch Dance charts and was also cycled through a variety of well-received compilations (ex. Viva Club Rotation, Energy 03 etc…)

A year later the duo switched over to Offshore Music and through this label released the single “Spirit of Ka”. This track also proved to be a hit for the group and was featured on multiple playlists at the time. Their next big single “Ankh-Breath Of Life” did not appear until 2007. It was also released through the label Offshore Music, but this time under the alias, A&F Project. Their collaborative effort “A Dream of Peace” with Amadeus followed that year as did their single “Thebes”. The latter track received remixes from Mark Eteson, Vadim Zhukov, and Simon Pitt.

The duo’s musical vision started moving towards a more progressive and tech-house oriented path with their 2008 release of “Lost Language”. “How Long” and “Key of Life/ Dynasty” also saw a release that year. 2008 was also the year in which the duo was voted one of the top 100 DJs by the publication “DJ Mag”.

In 2009 Aly & Fila founded the independent record label “Future Sound of Egypt” and signed rising DJs like Sean Tyas, Neptune Project, Sean Tyas, Philippe el Sisi, Mohamed Ragab, and Brave. The duo kept busy releasing singles throughout 2010 some of which included “Listening”, “My Mind Is With You” and “I Can Hear You”. They also issued their studio debut album “Rising Sun” this year, which featured an array of talented vocalists such as Sue McLaren, Josie, Tiff Lacey etc…

The “Rising Sun” remix album was out by 2011 and in 2013 they released their 2nd studio album “Quiet Storm”. It was followed with a remix album and a six-city supporting tour. Their 3rd studio album “The Other Shore” came out in 2014 and it processor “The Chill Out” hit the market a year later.

Saturday 23 February 2019 – Sunday 24 February 2019

Aly & Fila

EDC Mexico 2019

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico

December 20, 2018 in