Philippe el Sisi was born in Cairo, Egypt. His childhood was spent learning to play the piano, inspired by his uncle, a chief conductor of the Egyptian Music Symphonic Orchestra (Youssef el Sisi).
Philippe’s first experience of dance music came at the age of twelve, he was inspired by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk. His own musical background meant Philippe took to production instantly.
This led to him uniting with childhood friends Fadi Wassef and Aly Fathala, better known as the Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila. Philippe’s debut E.P. “Witness/Never After” was released in 2009 on Future Sounds of Egypt (F.S.O.E.). Philippe followed this up with a stunning breakthrough release, the inimitable “Humble” once again on Armada Music’s sub-label F.S.O.E.
Philippe began to gain massive respect amongst his peers, leading to collaborations with leading vocalists Ana Criado, Josie, Senadee , Sue McLaren, Sarah Lynn, Sarah Russell and Neev Kennedy. His single “Over You” feat. Josie and the remix for Neev Kennedy “This Heart Is Yours” have received massive support from all over the globe. Whilst his collaboration with Aly & Fila feat. Senadee “Without You” showcased the perfect match between these three Egyptian trance masters. Philippe’s bootlegs of Hans Zimmer’s “This Is Not The Best Time” and Motorcycle’s “As The Rush Comes” are two special bootlegs that will remain in DJ sets for years to come.
Philippe has continuously developed his passion for uplifting trance in the last five years, and now he is considered one of the leading lights on F.S.O.E. Label and rightly so. He has almost 50 productions to his name already, consistent appearances on “A State of Trance” and F.S.O.E. Compilations; all complemented by his DJ sets across the world.
His rise in stature is a sentiment echoed by the best of the best, such as Armin van Buuren who has given Philippe near to 10 “Future Favourite” spots which is a rare feat for the best of them and affirmation from the upper echelons of the trance world, that Philippe el Sisi is destined for the top.
All this was capped off by Trance Addict’s Top 250 DJ Poll for 2012, where Philippe charted within the top 50 Trance DJs in the word at number 43 proving that he is not only a hot favourite with his peers but also a massive fans favourite!
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