Music production – how did it all begin?
I’ve been listening to Trance music for years. Almost 10. I loved everything about it and I didn’t want to stay only as a listener! I wanted to know more, and experience how the music I love is done and created. And it all began from about 3 and a half years ago. I started reading books, watching tutorials and working really hard to produce tracks. It took me a while, but I’ve made it. And I still have a lot to learn :)
Where do you get your inspiration from or what artists have influenced you the most?
Inspiration comes mainly from feelings. It depends on the mood and reflects the feel into the track. As for artists, my main inspiration is without doubt Armin van Buuren.
How did you get with Insomnified?
To be honest, I had never heard of Insomnified before sending them my first release on there, “Biomass”. Was a new label on the Black Hole Recordings website labels section and I loved the name & logo. So I decided to send “Biomass” to them. Magnetie really liked it and that’s how it began!
Name your top three music idols of all times.
Tiesto, Armin and Lange. Quite obvious eh ? ;)
With whom would you love to collaborate and why?
Would be more than awesome to collab with Lange! He’s one of my favorite producers! Also it would be a dream to collab with Armin, Heatbeat or Daniel Kandi.
Tell us a little more about who Bilal El Aly is on a non-musical front, if you weren’t a DJ/Producer, what would you be doing?
Well Music is not my main job. I am an engineer, and I am currently working for a company in Lebanon as a Telecom & Software Engineer.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
There are a lot of things that could affect motivation and most important is people and fans support! This is something that can make you very happy, proud and gives you the motivation to keep on rocking! Other thing is the big names support. It gives you the inspiration and the motivation to produce more. Let’s not forgot the self-motivation too :) And always remember “You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” ;)
Thank you so much for having me! And special thanks to the people out there who support me!! This means the world to me :)