Aly & Fila

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Aly & Fila
Origin Cairo, Egypt
Genres Trance, uplifting trance
Occupation(s) Music artist, producer , DJ, Composer,
Instruments Synthesizer, drum machine, equalizer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Vandit, Armada Music, FSoE Recordings, Black Hole Recordings
Website www.alyandfila.com
Members Aly Amr Fathalah (Aly)
Fadi Wassef Naguib (Fila)

Aly & Fila is an Egyptian trance music duo made up of Aly Amr Fathalah (aka Aly) and Fadi Wassef Naguib (aka Fila). They host an Internet radio show called Future Sound of Egypt (every Monday at 4PM US Eastern / 9PM UK / 22:00 Central European Time on Digitally Imported radio). In 2011, their track "We Control The Sunlight", which featured Jwaydan Moyine was chosen as "Tune of the Year" on Armin Van Buuren's show A State of Trance.

History[edit]

Aly Amr Fathalah (Aly) and Fadi Wassef Naguib (Fila), the Egyptian duo, were both born in 1981 and have known each other since kindergarten. 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 from 1999. Once they established themselves in Egypt, they decided to go international signing with the German record label Euphonic Records in 2002. Their first release, "Eye of Horus," received huge airplay from the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Tiësto and many others. The track was licensed to Fundamental Recordings in the Netherlands and reached number 4 position 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. Upcoming Egyptian releases would follow. Their first release through Offshore Music Switzerland / AP Pro Audio "Spirit of Ka" made it on numerous playlists.

They have played alongside Armin Van Buuren in A State of Trance Episode 300, Episode 350, Episode 400, Episode 450, Episode 500, Episode 550, Episode 600 and Episode 650. Aly & Fila were guest DJs at Armin’s A State of Trance 500 Events for the fifth year in a row, playing with Den Bosch on April 9 and Sydney on April 16.

They have been voted among the top 100 DJs on DJ Mag since 2008. They ranked number 111 in 2007, 31 in 2008,[1] 22 in 2009,[2] 20 in 2010,[3] 22 in 2011,[4] 19 in 2012[5] and 20 in 2013.[6] Also, #11 on Trance Addict's top 250 Djs Poll in 2010 and #8 in 2011 and #3 in 2012.

The duo have opened a new record label by the year 2009, naming it like the radio show "Future Sound of Egypt" Recordings. The record label signed on various well-known DJs such as Sean Tyas, Bjorn Akesson and Neptune project. They have also signed up different upcoming Egyptian trance DJs such as Philippe el Sisi, Mohamed Ragab, and Brave.

On their debut album, ‘Rising Sun’, the duo 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, the main genre of their first album.

Aly & Fila celebrated the 200th episode of their hugely successful radio show Future Sound Of Egypt 200 by throwing an event in their native Egypt on Friday, December 2, 2011. Set to light up the chosen venue of Echo Temple in Sharm El Sheikh, the line-up included some of the hottest dance acts on the scene at the time, including John O’Callaghan, Roger Shah, Sied Van Riel and many others. Echo Temple is tailor-made for trance fans prepared to dance long into the night at the foot of the Sinai Mountains, and is widely regarded as one of the world's finest outdoor clubs because of its truly unique experience.[7]

While both continue to produce music together, only Fadi currently goes on tour since Aly suffered a severe ear injury while performing and was advised to avoid loud music or risk losing the hearing in that ear altogether.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2010 Rising Sun
  • 2011 Rising Sun (The Remixes)
  • 2013 Quiet Storm
  • 2014 Quiet Storm (The Remixes)
  • 2014 The Other Shore

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • 2008 TranceWorld Vol. 2
  • 2009 Talla 2XLC Invites Aly & Fila – Techno Club Vol. 30
  • 2010 Future Sound of Egypt Vol. 1
  • 2012 Future Sound of Egypt Vol. 2
  • 2014 Trance Nation 2014

Productions[edit]

  • 2003 Eye of Horus
  • 2005 Spirit of Ka
  • 2007 Ankh - Breath of Life
  • 2007 Aly & Fila pres A&F Project - Uraeus
  • 2007 Thebes
  • 2007 How Long
  • 2007 A Dream Of Peace
  • 2008 Lost Language
  • 2008 Key of Life
  • 2008 Dynasty
  • 2009 Khepera
  • 2009 Rosaires
  • 2009 Megalithic (with John O'Callaghan)
  • 2010 My Mind is with You (feat. Denise Rivera)
  • 2010 Listening (feat. Josie)
  • 2010 I Can Hear You (feat. Sue McLaren)
  • 2010 Perfect Red (vs Bjorn Akesson)
  • 2010 Medellin
  • 2010 Without You (The Never Knowing)
  • 2011 Paradise (feat. Tiff Lacey)
  • 2011 We Control the Sunlight (feat. Jwaydan Moyine)
  • 2011 Freedom
  • 2011 Still (feat. Sue McLaren)
  • 2011 200 (FSOE 200 Anthem)
  • 2012 Fireisland
  • 2012 Perfect Love (meet Roger Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe)
  • 2012 Sand Theme (vs Bjorn Akesson) (FSOE 250 Anthem)
  • 2012 Coming Home (vs. Jwaydan Moyine)
  • 2012 Vapourize (vs John O'Callaghan)
  • 2013 Speed of Sound (feat. Tricia McTeague)
  • 2013 Running Out of Time (feat. Chris Jones)
  • 2013 Mysteries Unfold (feat. Sue McLaren)
  • 2014 For All Time (with Jaren)
  • 2014 Eye 2 Eye (FSOE 350 Anthem) (meets Roger Shah feat. Sylvia Tosun)

Remixes[edit]

  • 2004 Audioplacid - Diving (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2005 Lime & Dale - Downtown (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2005 York - Iceflowers (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2005 Filo & Peri meet Mike Foyle - Luana (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2006 The Thrillseekers Feat. Gina Dootson - By Your Side (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2006 Tatana - Interview With An Angel (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2006 Miguel Sassot - Empty (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2006 York Feat. Asheni - Mercury Rising (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2006 Magic Island - Paradise (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Lost Witness vs. Sassot - Whatever (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 FKN Feat. Jahala - Why (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Deems - Tears Of Hope (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Mark Eteson & Jon Prior - Dynamic Stability (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 DT8 Project - Hold Me Till The End (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 DJ Atmospherik - You Owe Me (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Andy Prinz With Naama Hillman - Quiet Of Mind (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Mr. Sam featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw - Split (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Abbott & Chambers - Never After (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Six Senses Pres. Xposure - Niagara (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Ben Gold - Roll Cage (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2007 Majera - Velvet Sun (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Mungo - Summer Blush (Aly & Fila Rework)
  • 2008 Armin van Buuren ft. Susana - If You Should Go (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Tarja Turunen - The Reign (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Lange - Out Of The Sky (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Ben Gold feat. Senadee - Say the Words (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 DJ Shah ft. Adrina Thorpe - Back To You (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Filo & Peri ft. Eric Lumiere - Shine On (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Aly & Fila vs. FKN feat. Jahala - How Long (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 DJ Shah a.k.a. Sunlounger feat Zara - Lost (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2008 Ferry Corsten - Galaxia (Aly & Fila Rework)
  • 2008 DNS Project Pres. Whiteglow - Airbourne (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2009 Vast Vision feat. Fisher - Everything (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2009 Neptune Project - Aztec (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2009 Philippe El Sisi feat Aminda - You Never Know (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2009 Sly One - This Late Stage (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 Leon Bolier - Shimamoto (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 Max Graham feat. Ana Criado - Nothing Else Matters (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 Nacho Chapado & SMAZ feat. Sue McLaren - Between Heaven and Earth (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 Solarstone - Touchstone (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - Aisha (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2010 John Askew - Intimate Strangers (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Sied van Riel feat. Nicole McKenna - Stealing Time (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Ayumi Hamasaki - Days (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Ayumi Hamasaki - Days (Aly & Fila Dub Mix)
  • 2011 Protoculture feat. Shannon Hurley – Sun Gone Down (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Mandala Bros - Return To India (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Joel Hirsch & Dustin Allen – Alive (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2011 Bjorn Akesson & Jwaydan - Xantic (Aly & Fila vs. Bjorn Akesson Remix)
  • 2012 Andy Moor feat. Jessica Sweetman - In Your Arms (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2012 Solarstone with Aly & Fila - Fireisland (Aly & Fila Uplifting Mix)
  • 2012 Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2012 Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Hannah - When I Close My Eyes (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2013 Global Experience feat. JES - Higher Than The Sun (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2013 Simon O'Shine & Sergey Nevone - Apprehension (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2013 Armin Van Buuren feat. Laura Jansen - Sound Of The Drums (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2014 Luke Bond feat. Roxanne Emery - On Fire (Aly & Fila Remix)

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