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Aly & Fila: Putting Egypt on The World’s Dance Map

On the night of 27th of October, the Egyptian DJ duo Aly and Fila has been ranked 20th on the DJ Mag “Top 100 Djs” poll. Competing with the likes of Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiesto, Deadmau5, Paul Van Dyk, Daft Punk, ATB and many other big names in the dance music scene.

So far, this year has been going really great for the Egyptian duo, they have also secured the 11th spot on the Trance Addict‘s “Top 250 Djs” poll and made Egypt win the “Dance Nation of the Year” award at the Ibiza Music Awards 2010.

Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib have been making Trance music and Djing for years, they started going international when they signed for German record label Euphoric Records. With their first release with the label, “Eye of Horus”, they received huge airplay from the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, and many others.

This wasn’t their first time being featured in the “Top 100 Djs” poll. They have been on the list since 2007 with the 111th spot, the 31st in 2008, and 22nd in 2009.

After their contract with Euphoric records expired, the duo started their own record label with the name of Future Sound of Egypt, which became a sub-label to Armada Music, the label co-founded by Armin Van Buuren himself (voted Number 1 Dj in the past 4 years). They have also played alongside him in A State of Trance episode 300 and episode 350.

Last summer (May 2010) they released their debut album “Rising Sun” and threw a launch party at Pacha Sharm El Sheikh (which is ranked 25th in the DJ Mag “Top 100 Clubs” 2010 poll).

If you’re interested to listen to them doing their own thing, they do host several national and international radio shows, you can find the list here. You can also have a quick listen on their MySpace page, Youtube channel or check out their releases on Beatport.

You can also follow them on their facebook page or twitter account for updates.

We know that some people might not be into this kind of music and the point is, you don’t have to be. When somebody represents your country, manages to break out of the so called “bubble we live in” and make people around the world wave the your country’s flag; they deserve support, recognition and respect.

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