Meet Ahmed Heikal in this week’s #IDSpotlight!
Name: Ahmed Heikal
Rave Name: Heikal
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Current City: Alexandria, Egypt
Occupation: Civil Engineer
What was your first electronic music event?
It was Aly & Fila’s #FSOE400EGY at The Great Pyramids Of Giza, Egypt.
Was such a warming atmosphere with a huge lineup consisting of Amir Sharara, A & Z, Mohamed Ragab, Fady & Mina, Omar Sherif, & of course the legends themselves: Aly & Fila.
I attended after that:
#FSOE450EGY at The Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt.
#ExcelsiorNight with Mohamed Ragab
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
Actually, I’ve been a Trance Music (EDM in general) most of my life, & to be in one of those events was one of my dreams. Now, I attend events whenever it’s possible.
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
It’s the moment when I saw Aly & Fila for the first time in #FSOE400EGY performing & started their set with the Beautiful Tune “A New Age” & WOW! Such feelings last for life.
What is your favorite festival or event?
FSOE Celebrations, Tomorrowland, Luminosity, Creamfields, EDC, & many more!
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
Philippe El Sisi Feat. Aminda – “You Never Know” (Aly & Fila Remix)
This one has a special place in my heart, from the warm melodies & driving bassline to the warm voice of Aminda, Philippe El Sisi’s original mix was beautiful, But Aly & Fila nailed the remix, I know this one is from 2009, but I listen to it daily.
Who are your favorite artists?
Aly & Fila, deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Temple One, Daniel Kandi, Solar Stone, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten & Many More.
What are your favorite genres?
Trance & Progressive
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
I think My identity stands very well, I got to know many artists in this community, & made a lot of friends, and I can say, this was the best thing ever happened to me. 🙂
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
Well, I’m an Egyptian guy, who’s addicted to music & looks forward to meet new people, I try to make my own music & there’s nothing wrong in that, because everyone can do what makes him/her happy, & music is my life, Finally I Indulge every one of the readers to visit my home; Egypt, where civilization began, a lot of historical places & a lovely people, you’ll find all sorts of arts here, & you’ll have the ultimate adventure of your life.
Love ya’ll! 🙂
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