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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 10:27

Style: 
“Uplifting, melodic trance.”
Best known for: 
“Future Sound of Egypt.”
Tune of the year: 
“Matt Darey 'See The Sun (Dan Stone Rework)'.”
From: 
Cairo, Egypt
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Standerwick/Ferry Tayle and Dan Stone.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“As a DJ you should always be able to read the crowd, judge what they are feeling on the dancefloor, and also the interaction with the crowd is extremely important.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“For dance music as a whole, 100%, each country you can see all the genres growing and growing.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Yes, it is very very tiring. But it's great when you meet so many amazing people, and the reaction to our music from the crowd is such a great feeling to have.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“Peace on earth (which we don't think will happen anytime soon, unfortunately).”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“The Republic in Sheffield.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“That is a very good point, if there are any female producers out there, please send us your demos to [email protected] We will be happy to help.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“They know themselves and they should be ashamed.”

In September, Aly & Fila made history. They performed a show within the grounds of one of the last-standing wonders of the ancient world, The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Only a small list of select names, including Sting and Kyle Minogue, had previously had the honour.

And what a fitting venue it was! The Egyptian duo who created a sub-genre of trance dedicated to their homeland have had another storming year. They've celebrated 400 episodes of their Future Sound Of Egypt (FSOE) radio show with eight big gigs — including that one in Giza — and played everywhere from Canada to China. 

As ever, the tracks and remixes have come thick and fast and they've released two compilations ('FSOE Vol.3' and 'FSOE 400') all in 2015, so it's no surprise that their loyal fanbase have voted in full force once again.

ADAM SAVILLE

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