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
Members Aly Amr Fathalah (Aly)
Fadi Wassef Naguib (Fila)

Aly & Fila are an Egyptian trance music duo made up of Aly Amr Fathalah (a.k.a. Aly) and Fadi Wassef Naguib (a.k.a. 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.[1]


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, The Thrillseekers 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.[2]

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,Episode 650 and 700. 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,[3] 22 in 2009,[4] 20 in 2010,[5] 22 in 2011,[6] 19 in 2012[7] and 20 in 2013.[8] 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 and in late 2010 the label started to be part of Armada Music roster.[9]

Fadi Wassef (Fila) in 2012

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.[10]

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.[11]


Studio albums[edit]

Future Sound of Egypt World Tour[edit]

  • FSOE 200 Egypt: Echo Temple, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. [Friday 2nd September]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, John O'Callaghan, Roger Shah, Sied van Riel, Bjorn Akesson, Arctic Moon, Philippe El Sisi, Brave, Mohamed Ragab [Special Guest: Jwayden]

  • FSOE 250 Egypt: Space Sharm [Monday 20th August]

Lineup: Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, W&W, Sean Tyas, Shogun, Bjorn Akesson, Brave, Mohamed Ragab, Jwayden LIVE

* FSOE 300 World Tour 2013: Events took place in the following countries: Egypt, Mexico, The Netherlands, Argentina, Czech Republic.

> FSOE 300 Egypt: Space Sharm [Thursday 8th August]

Lineup: Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Alexandre Bergheau, Arctic Moon, A&Z, Hazem Beltagui, Mohamed Ragab, Ruben de Ronde

> FSOE 300 Mexico: Pepsi Center WTC [Saturday 10th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila B2B John O'Callaghan, Bjorn Akesson, Neptune Project, Sied van Riel, Shogun, Jorge Nava [Special Guest: Roger Shah]

> FSOE 300 Amsterdam: Escape Nightclub [Friday 16th August] [FREE ENTRY]

Lineup: Ahmed Romel, Aly & Fila, Bjorn Akesson, Fady & Mina, John O'Callaghan, Matt Bukovski, Mohamed Ragab, RAM, Roger Shah, Ruben de Ronde, Sied van Riel, Simon O'Shine, Sneijder, Tommy Nesse

> FSOE 300 Argentina: Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires [Sunday 18th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Fady & Mina, Neptune Project, Photographer, Shogun, Sied van Riel, Soul & Senses

> FSOE 300 Prague: Sasazu [Friday 30th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon, Bryan Kearney, Fady & Mina, Mohamed Ragab, Sied van Riel, Thomas Coastline

* FSOE 350 World Tour 2014: Events took place in the following countries: Egypt, El Salvador, Columbia, New York City USA, Poland, Argentina, United Kingdom

> FSOE 350 Egypt: Space Sharm [Thursday 31st July]

Lineup: Dash Berlin, Aly & Fila, Fady & Mina, Jordan Suckley, Mohamed Ragab, RAM, Ruben de Ronde

> FSOE 350 El Salvador: Cifco, San Salvador [Tuesday 05th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon, Bjorn Akesson, Emma Hewitt, Hazem Beltagui, John O'Callaghan, Roger Shah, Sied van Riel, Solarstone, Sneijder

> FSOE 350 Columbia: Club el Rodeo, Medellin [Wednesday 06th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Eddy Karmona, Emma Hewitt, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Hazem Beltagui, Interactive Noise, John O'Callaghan, Khomha, Neptune Project, Sied van Riel, Simon Patterson, Tomas Heredia.

> FSOE 350 USA: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City [Sunday, 10th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila vs John O'Callaghan, Andy Moor vs Lange, Arctic Moon vs Bryan Kearney (Exclusive B2B), Eco, Orjan Nilsen, Max Graham, Solarstone

> FSOE 350 Poland: Monastery of Cistercian, Lubiaz [Friday, 15th August] [FREE ENTRY]

Lineup: Aly & Fila vs John O'Callaghan, Allen Watts, Arctic Moon, Bjorn Akesson, Bryan Kearney, Fady & Mina, Indecent Noise, Maciej Wowk, Manuel Le Saux vs Ferry Tayle, Mark Sherry, Matt Bukovski, Mohamed Ragab, Neptune Project, Roger Shah, Ruben de Ronde, Sied van Riel, Snatt & Vix, UCast, Will Atkinson, Woody van Eyden

> FSOE 350 Argentina: Manderine Tent, Buenos Aires [Monday, 18th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Ferry Tayle, Mohamed Ragab, PureNRG (Giuseppe Ottaviani & Solarstone B2B) {World Exclusive}, ReOrder & Standerwick pres. SkyPatrol, Soul & Senses

> FSOE 350 UK: Ministry of Sound, London [Friday 22nd August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Hazem Beltagui, John Askew, Solarstone, STANDERWICK, Ruben de Ronde

* FSOE 400 World Tour 2015: 'A New Age': Events took place in the following countries: USA, Australia, Poland, Argentina, Tunisia, Guatemala, Mexico, Prague, Egypt, Belarus

NOTE: All events were audio broadcast only, apart from Guatemala. FSOE 400 Tunisia was cancelled because of the Dedication Outdoor Festival. Statement can be found on the Internet. Other sources here:

FSOE 400 Prague was cancelled. Statement here: [URL][/URL] However, Aly & Fila, TranceFamily Germany members and FSOE arranged to have a smaller event in Prague on the 28th August with Driftmoon and ReOrder [Prague residents] so to not let the fans down.

> FSOE 400 USA: City National Civic, San Jose, California [Saturday 01st August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila (Solo) B2B John O'Callaghan (Solo), Arctic Moon vs Jordan Suckley (Exclusive B2B), Bjorn Akesson vs Sied van Riel (Exclusive B2B), Ferry Tayle, Mitka & Niko Zografos, Pure NRG (West Coast Debut)

> FSOE 400 Australia: Festival Hall, Melbourne [Saturday 08th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Ahmed Romel, Bjorn Akesson vs Mohamed Ragab (Exclusive B2B), Fady & Mina, Ferry Tayle, Photographer, SkyPatrol

> FSOE 400 Poland: Stocznia, Gdansk [Friday 14th August] [FREE ENTRY]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Arisen Flame, Jordan Suckley, Matt Bukovski, Mohamed Ragab, Omar Sherif vs Jonathan Carvajal (Exclusive B2B), SkyPatrol, Sean Tyas, Sneijder, Will Rees

> FSOE 400 Argentina: Manderine Tent, Buenos Aires [Sunday 16th August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon, Dan Stone, Fady & Mina, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Mohamed Ragab, Ruben de Ronde, Sied van Riel

> FSOE 400 Tunisia: Yassmine Valley Golf Club, Hammamet [Tuesday 18th August] {EVENT CANCELLED}

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Eloquentia, Mino Safy, RAM, Roger Shah, Sean Tyas, Sneijder, Solarstone

> FSOE 400 Guatemala: One, Guatemala City [Saturday 22nd August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Bjorn Akesson, Bryan Kearney, Hazem Beltagui, James Dymond, RAM, Roger Shah

> FSOE 400 Mexico: Foro Norte, Mexico City [Sunday 23rd August]

Lineup: Aly & Fila, Alpha Force vs Nathia Kate, Bjorn Akesson, Bryan Kearney, Hazem Beltagui, James Dymond, RAM, Roger Shah

> FSOE 400 Prague: Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic [Friday 28th August] {EVENT CANCELLED}

Lineup: Alex Di Stefano, Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon vs Indecent Noise (Exclusive B2B), Driftmoon vs Thomas Coastline, Ferry Tayle vs Dan Stone (Exclusive B2B), John O'Callaghan, Mark Sherry, Mohamed Ragab, Roxanne Emery LIVE, Will Atkinson

> FSOE 400 Egypt: Great Pyramids of Giza [Friday 11th September]

Lineup: Aly & Fila [Both Aly & Fadi], Amir Sharara, A&Z, Fady & Mina, Mohamed Ragab, Omar Sherif [Live vocals from: Susana, Chris Jones & Karim Youssef]

> FSOE 400 Belarus: Prime Hall, Minsk [Saturday 19th September]

Lineup: Alex M.O.R.P.H, Aly & Fila, MaRLo, Matt Bukovski, Photographer, Sied Van Riel, STANDERWICK, UCast

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
  • 2015 Future Sound of Egypt Vol. 3
  • 2015 Future Sound Of Egypt 400 Compilation [3 CD's: Aly & Fila, Standerwick, Bjorn Akesson]


  • 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 (w/ Solarstone)
  • 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)
  • 2015 The Other Shore (w/ Aruna)
  • 2015 Running (w/ SkyPatrol Ft. Sue McLaren)
  • 2015 Guardian (w/ Paul van Dyk & Sue McLaren)
  • 2015 Shine (Ft. Roxanne Emery)
  • 2015 Es Vedra (w/ The Thrillseekers)
  • 2015 A New Age (FSOE 400 Anthem) (w/ Omar Sherif & Jonathan Carvajal)
  • 2015 Napoleon (w/ Ferry Tale)


  • 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)
  • 2014 Peter Santos - Under The Same Sky (Aly & Fila Remix)
  • 2015 Eagle Eyed Cherry - Save Tonight (Aly & fila Mashup)
  • 2015 Bobina - Invisible Touch (Aly & Fila Remix)


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