Egyptian producer/DJ duo Aly & Fila are pretty much trance royalty these days, with a million Facebook fans, a staggering worldwide tour schedule, and their Future Sound Of Egypt radio show and label. Now they’re set to release their third studio album, The Other Shore, and it features some moments you might not be expecting. One of them is Shine, now exclusively revealed here on LessThan3.
The 15-track LP does, of course, feature plenty of the full-on trance Aly & Fila are known for, with a wealth of euphoric melodies and uplifting arps bouncing along at the perfect tempo for the 138 fans. But where The Other Shore really stands out is clear in tracks like Shine, which feature the vocals of Roxanne Emery. Chilled break-beats, subtle piano lines, and massive film score-esque chords backed by Roxanne’s soaring vocals show a different side to the duo–and a welcome one at that–with their ability as songwriters on full display. Of course, the Aly & Fila name, along with their FSOE brand, will always fly the flag for trance addicts the world over, but it’s always great to hear an album that showcases the diverse range of an artist’s talent.