Ahmed Heikal

Meet Ahmed Heikal in this week’s #IDSpotlight!

Name: Ahmed Heikal
Rave Name: Heikal
Age: 29
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Current City: Alexandria, Egypt
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Twitter: @TheAhmedHeikal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AhmedHeikalEG
Instagram: @TheAhmedHeikal

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

Ahmed Heikal

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!

Ahmed Heikal

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

Ahmed Heikal

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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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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