Aly & Fila compose a stunning trance Essential Mix
Essential Mix had been devoid of trance for almost two years following Jordan Suckley’s contribution in early 2014. During that time, the genre experienced a revival of sorts as the continued efforts of the trance community and its artists came together to finally break the music free of popular tropes that were threatening to take it over. “Back by popular demand,” stated Pete Tong, the genre reassumed its rightful place among the Essential Mix roster with two of its biggest leaders, Aly & Fila at the helm.
High standards were set for their debut performance on the series, and unsurprisingly the Egyptian legends exceeded them. 34 new tracks and exclusives were seamlessly strung together throughout the mix’s two-hour duration, creating a whirlwind journey through intense, uplifting tracks with the occasional taste of tougher tech trance to balance it out. There are few other types of music that can evoke emotion in the way that trance does, and Aly & Fila were able to convey this powerful aspect with ease through their careful arrangement of each composition.