Egyptian dance-music legends, Aly & Fila, real names Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib, have been trance pioneers in their region. Past their world-class sound, the duo is constantly focused at throwing the most unique and atmospheric parties possible, like their Future Sound of Egypt show in front of the Pyramids of Giza. With their passion for music as strong as ever, the Egyptian trance kings are back with their latest tack “Beyond The Lights,” embedded below.
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SunCity Paradise: Talk about being an Egyptian artist releasing trance music. You’re in a way pioneers. Also, what’s one sight you would suggest a first-time visitor to see in your home country?
Aly & Fila: Yes, when we first started, an Egyptian artist releasing music was unheard of. There weren’t many involved in the trance scene. It was always really just Dutch, British, German and American. We are very proud Egyptians, and love our heritage. For visitors, they should 100 percent go to see the Pyramids and the Sphynx. Also, go to Luxor to see the Karnak Temple.
SCP: To constantly create music while you’re traveling around the world must be such a feeling. What’s the most impactful and meaningful part you cherish about it? Does the traveling help inspirationally?
A&F: We’re very lucky that we can visit so many countries through our work, and see all the different cultures the world has to offer. We meet so many amazing people. It’s very inspirational!
SCP: How does music and travel complement and go hand-in-hand with each other? Is it a challenging lifestyle to travel so much?
A&F: It’s not easy! We spend a lot of time in the Sky and in hotels. We’re always away from family and home. But, we’re very lucky to have the job we have. We’re able to work on music as we travel. They’re really one-in-the-same.
SCP: When searching for a personal getaway, are you looking for a serene beach or after a more active, adventurous getaway? Why?
A&F: We always spend time with our families as our vacations. There are some beautiful beaches in Egypt we like to go to get away from the city. You’ll most likely catch us there.
SCP: One of our core objectives at SCP is to bring people together while traveling, not only to influence people to see and appreciate our beautiful world, but to also minimize cross-cultural divides. What effect does traveling, specifically surrounding dance music, have on humans in this regard? How has it broadened your perspective of the world?
A&F: Music helps to find yourself within. Music is emotional — a journey. The limits are endless. It truly unites.