If 2015 was characterized by a return to more classic styles of electronic music, as I asserted shortly before the year drew to a close, then 2016 looks as though it will see that trend continue. Even though the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix series has not featured a trance artist in nearly two years, they have announced that Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will make their debut on the program.
Recently, the overwhelming success of Insomniac music festival Dreamstate succeeded in putting “pure” trance back on the map in the U.S. – and it appears as though ripples from that weekend were felt on an international scale as well. BBC Radio 1 could have enlisted the likes of Armin Van Buuren or Markus Shulz for the program, but their choosing an act like Aly & Fila indicates a considerable demand for the genre’s more sophisticated side.
And naturally, we want to gauge our own readership’s interest as well. If you plan to tune into Aly & Fila‘s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, please make a trip down to the comments section and let us know.