We caught up with Egyptian trance Gods Aly & Fila ahead of their headline appearance later this month in Birmingham for the almighty Godskitchen.
You are scheduled to appear in Birmingham on Feb 14th for Godskitchen Amour, what is your favorite Godskitchen memory from over the years?
That is a tough question, we think when we played a special back to back set with John O’Callaghan for 3 hours at the last ever Godskitchen at Air.
What can the Godskitchen fans expect from your headline appearance at the Rainbow Warehouse next month?
You travel all around the world, is there any one place that you find gives you the most musical inspiration? Or is it quite simply at home in the studio?
Each Country is inspirational in each own way, the people, the culture , the fans, the events – it’s a collection of all of them.
Who has inspired you the most in your music over the years?
Paul Van Dyk was our inspiration to enter the music industry and become Musicians.
Your Future Sound Egypt brand is a favorite among the trance purists worldwide, where do you see the FSOE sound in 3/4/5 years time?
To continue to grow, for the Record Label to continue to release quality releases, the Agency to grow with its roster, and the Events to continue to expand each year , FSOE 400 this year we are very excited for.
What is on the horizon for Aly & Fila in 2015?
We are now working on new music , new potential albums , our Radio show Future Sound of Egypt has just joined The Radio Department with a New formatted show which starts next week , FSOE 400 Celebrations, touring, exciting year ahead
You played amazing shows in Ibiza in 2014 for Cream, ASOT and Driftwood, Do you feel trance was represented well on the island or do you think there is room for improvement in 2015?
There was more trance than ever on the island , with Sunk also being hosted with their weekly events @ Privilege, the key is quality over quantity , Cream and ASOT and Driftwood Boat Parties are all great events.
What does your studio consist of these days and are there any essential bits of kit you employ when creating your trademark sound?
We are afraid we cannot reveal ☺
Who are your hot tips for up-coming producers this year? Anyone we should keep our ears open for?
Work hard, believe in your own sound, listen to advice, and enjoy yourselves . Standerwick, Arctic Moon, Ferry Tayle, Mohamed Ragab, Fady & Mina, Matt Bukovski, Dan Stone – the list is endless.
Being a Valentines Day party, what’s been your best and worst Valentines Day gift and why?
That stays Personal ☺
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Congratulations to the following people who submitted the best questions & made this interview possible. You will all receive free complimentary admission to the Rainbow Warehouse Complex on February 14th.
Isaac 'Vivida' Vivian