'Maintaining consistency is tough'

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'Maintaining consistency is tough'

Talk of trance music and one just can’t help recollecting the contributions made by the Egyptian trance music duo Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib aka Fila to the world of trance.

They are not only popular for their original music but also for their radio show, ‘Future Sound Of Egypt’, that is a rage among their young fans world over.   

The two men performed in the City recently to a full house and they confess that they know the tastes of the fans here too well.

“We have played here several times and every time we come here, our fan base gets bigger and bigger. We are overwhelmed by the love and affection we get here,” Fila says.    

Fila points out that the two are almost always inspired by the music of the different countries they visit.

“We noticed that Indian beats and music are everywhere and the Indians groove to a very different beat and rhythm,” he adds.

Aly and Fila decided to go international with the German record label, Euphonic Records, in 2002.

They host an internet radio show ‘Future Sound of Egypt’ every Monday. Aly and Fila celebrated the 200th episode of their hugely successful show by organising an event in their native Egypt.

   “We connect with our fans through the show and their feedback is important for us. Churning out new tunes every time is the biggest challenge we face. There’s a hype around us and maintaining consistency is tough,” observes Fila.

Fila sets apart some time to listen to new tracks and rehash the old to create something new. “You never tire of what you do when you enjoy it. It’s great to be experimenting with new tunes everyday. There’s a lot that we create and there’s an equal number that we move to trash as well,” he notes. 

Apart from music, the duo travels a lot and have their share of sight-seeing as well.
   Being a student of political science, Fila follows political developments across the world with keen interest.

“The state of political affairs is the same across the globe, irrespective of the countries. Things have to change for the better,” Fila signs off.

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