Essex Diamond Sarah Russell is one of EDM’s fastest rising vocal stars! Her tracks are supported by all the big DJ’s (Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Beat Service, Markus Schulz and many more). “Dream State” (with Two&One) was handpicked by the number 1 DJ, Armin van Buuren and featured on his leading compilation “A State Of Trance 2013″! Further, Sarah is currently in the Beatport Top Ten with “Change The World” – her collaboration with Daniel Kandi. The touching “You Are” is a perfect follow up with Sarah giving a truly vulnerable performance and this allows us to reach inside for the better part of ourselves. Uplifting Trance king Philippe El Sisi is a regular feature on Armin’s ASOT radio show. The drive, the energy and emotion he delivers time upon time with every fresh track, shows he is a true artist. This mix is once again no exception! Mario Ayuda & Chris Callado deliver a banging mix for the deeper moments of the night.
Sarah Russell & Philippe El Sisi – You Are (Philippe El Sisi_Radio Edit)
Philippe el Sisi was born in Caïro, Egypt. His childhood was spent learning to play the piano, inspired by his uncle, a first conductive chief of the Egyptian Music Symphonic Orchestra (Youssef el Sisi). Philippe’s first experience of dance music came at the age of twelve, he was drawn by 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 and Sue McLaren. 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 trancemasters. 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, he is considered one of the leading lights on F.S.O.E. Label and rightly so. 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 echeleons 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 DJ’s in the word at number 43 proving that he is not only a hot favourite with his peers but also a massive fans favourite!
Sarah Russell & Philippe El Sisi – You Are Lyrics:
Forgive me I am sorry
if I fail to tell you everything you are
that I’m grateful and I’m happy
you came into my world and into my heart
because you are the light that leads me home
and you are the god that brings me peace
and you are my protection on the front line
and you are the ground beneath my feet.