A big honour to have you back on Trance Hub. Hi Aly & Fila! How are you?
Thanks for having us back, very well thank you.
Fadi you’re heavily touring. How do you keep yourself in form with such a hectic rhythm of life?
Eat well and plenty of sleep where possible.
After many big names of trance like Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond or Andy Moor, the Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Trance Nation’ compilation is mixed by Aly & Fila. How did you feel when you were asked to mix it?
Such pride to be amongst the list of legends you mentioned is a great honour for us, we used to listen so much to the original volumes by System F and Ferry Corsten as did most trance fans I imagine.
You’ve included in the album, legends of trance but also some new names: Ian Standerwick, DoubleV, Liam Wilson, Amine Maxwell. How did you choose the tracks?
We wanted to express ourselves in our true style, what we believe in musically and to give fresh new names the credit they deserve.
Any personal favorites from the compilation?
All of them we love, to be totally honest.
How long did it take to compile ‘Trance Nation’ and what software you used to mix it?
We started the planning for it early 2014, we used Mixmeister to mix it.
‘Trance Nation’ and ‘Quiet Storm Remixes’ have released at the same time, how difficult was it to manage promotion for both of them?
A month apart so was ok.
A little bird told us that your upcoming album is 75% ready. Are you some kind of workaholics? Just kidding. Can you tell us something about it?
It’s very true, our next artist album is not far from completion , the title will be ‘The Other Shore’, we are excited to release it and the first single off the new Album has just been premiered on ASOT last week, “Aly & Fila with Jaren – For All Time”.
FSOE is currently one of the biggest labels and an open door for new talents. Who is the most promising name in the future of uplifting music?
Hmm there are so many, Fady & Mina, Simon O’Shine, Standerwick, Re Order, also a name to watch is Hazem Beltagu.
Any plans for summer? Gigs that you expect to play?
Summer festivals such as Coloursfest, Ultra Music Festival Croatia, Tomorrowland, Global Gathering, SW4, Creamfields, FSOE 350 Tour of the world , Ibiza – Cream and Full On, FSOE Boat Party.
Thank you for your precious time! All the best!
Thanks for the interview, see you soon.
Buy Trance Nation on Ministry Of Sound Records here.