Ever since we started our careers, one of our ambitions was to mix one,” says A&F, referring to the rare-for-the-genre Radio 1 Essential Mix they landed themselves back in February. Through it, Egypt’s favourite trance sons were quicker off the grid than most in 2016. From there, it seems, they’ve only hit the gas harder. “Over the last 12 months we’ve played festivals and shows in 39 countries,” continues their ever-genial frontman, Fadi. “After the Future Sound Of Egypt 400 show at The Great Pyramids of Giza in 2015, we had a challenge finding something that would match it.” The answer looks likely to be Luxor’s Karnak Temple — one of the world’s oldest, most historic sites, from which the pair springboard this year’s 450 flag-wave. #bassmodulator #oxygen #hardstyle #edm #electronicmusic #electrogirl #dance #music #rave #plur #music #party #defqon #qdance #qlimax
Aly & Fila have broadened the brand too this year, hosting new concepts like FSOE Island in New York City and — spinning to an estimated 1.2million people — the Future Sound Of Egypt Love Truck at Zurich’s Love Parade. China has also proved key for them in 2016. “We’re one of the main trance acts to tour there over the last 12 months. As a scene, China is growing very rapidly”.