Artist of the Week: Aly and FilaFebruary 22nd, 2008
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. After establishing themselves in Egypt they decided to go international. In 2002, they signed with the prominent German record label, Euphonic Records. Their first release, ?Eye of Hours? received huge airplay from the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Tiesto, and many others. Due to the track`s huge success it was licensed to Fundamental Recordings in Holland and reached number 4 position in the Dutch Dance charts. ?Solid Globe has got hold of it. Eye of Horus was always quite light in terms of style. That didn’t stop it from having an army of admirers.? (DJ Magazine, July issue 2004). Not only that, but it was also featured on many successful compilations such as Gatecrasher Resident Transmission 02, Viva Club Rotation, Mexico Love Parade, Energy 03, to name but a few.
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? already made it on numerous playlists. The track has already been played several times by Paul Van Dyk and Markus Schulz who did a remix for it.
Rising stars from Egypt Aly & Fila join an increasingly growing list of extremely talented djs and producers for the future. They need no introduction as Egypt?s most talented and demanded DJs. They have played alongside the worlds biggest DJs and at the country`s hottest venues as well as some of Germany’s and Switzerland’s biggest clubs and events.They have been seen spinning with Armin Van Buuren,Blank and Jones,Johan Gielen,Tall Paul,Misja Helsloot,Darren Tate,Sonique, Sultan and Tonedepth, John 00 Fleming, Scott Bond,Ben Lost,Satoshi Tomiiee,Darren Christian, Sonorous,Robert Nickson, Kyau vs Albert, Andy Manston and many more. They were also featured in club tours such as Ministry of Sound, Clockwork Orange, Godskitchen, The Gallery and Renaissance.Also Spining in this year 2005 at Nature one event and at the main stage of the famous Street Parade in Switzerland.
Aly and Fila Mix