Aly & Fila Bio

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Aly & Fila Bio

Aly & Fila (aka Aly Amr Fathalah & aka Fadi Wassef Naguib) are an Egyptian Trance duo. They host an Internet radio program called Future Sound of Egypt. Their track "We Control the Sunlight" was chosen as Tune of the Year on Armin Van Buuren's program called A State of Trance in 2011. Aly and Fila were both born in 1981 and have known each other since kindergarden. After falling in love with the music of Paul Van Dyk, Steve Helstrip and Chicane, they built their first small studio and started doing electronic music and dJing in 1999. After establishing themselves in Egypt, they decided to go international in 2002 by signing with the German record label, Euphonic Records. Their first release, "Eye of Horus," received huge airplay from Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and many others. The track was licensed to Fundamental Recordings in Holland and reached number 4 in the Dutch Dance charts. After finishing their contract with Euphonic Records, Fila met with Andy Prinz and they decided to launch their first sublabel of Offshore. Egyptian releases followed. Their first release through Offshore Music Switzerland/AP Pro Audio "Spirit of Ka" made it onto numerous playlists. They have played alongside Armin Van Buuren in A State of Trance Episode 300, Episode 350, Episode 400, Episode 450, Episode 500 and Episode 550. Aly & Fila were guest DJs at Armin’s A State of Trance 500 Events for 5th year in a row, playing with Den Bosch and Sydney. They have been voted among the top 100 DJs on DJ Mag three times. The duo started a new record label in 2009, naming it Future Sound of Egypt Recordings after their radio program. The record label signed on various well-known DJs such as Sean Tyas, Bjorn Akesson and Neptune project as well as upcoming Egyptian trance DJs. On their debut album, ‘Rising Sun’, they joined forces with talented vocalists and producers Tiff Lacey, Sue McLaren, Josie, Denise Rivera, Philippe El Sisi, Bjorn Akesson and many more. The characteristic sound of Aly & Fila is uplifting and euphoric trance. Aly & Fila celebrated the 200th episode of their hugely successful radio program Future Sound of Egypt by throwing an event in their native Egypt at Echo Temple, widely regarded as one of the world's finest outdoor clubs, at the foot of Sinai Mountains.

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