Mike Massy is a Lebanese singer, songwriter, performer, composer, arranger, pianist and actor. He began his career in 2003 by releasing an album of spiritual hymns, Ila ssama atba’ouka, before founding his own label, Falak Productions. His debut album, Ya Zaman (Ô Good Old Days), was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, praising the nostalgic melodies of the East, the rigorous harmonies of baroque, and the elemental roots of jazz rhythms. A collaboration between 32 Lebanese and Belgian musicians, Ya Zaman peaked atop of the Lebanese charts, earning Massy the Murex d'Or (Golden Murex award) for "Innovation in Music" in 2012.
Mike Massy was born in the Phoenician town of Anfeh, Lebanon on March 31, 1982.
In 1996, at the age of fourteen, Mike Massy joined the Lebanese National High Conservatory of Music to continue his classical piano studies before specializing in Arabic Opera in 1999. Passionate about theatre, he joined the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2001, where he obtained a degree in drama. Meanwhile, Massy attended jazz ballet dancing courses for 10 years, before joining the Arabesque troupe.
Massy's entry into the music industry began in 2003 when he released his album of spiritual hymns, Ila ssama atba’ouka. Five years later, he composed the music of Tanya Nasr's documentary "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Massy cites Fairuz, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Zaki Nassif, Jacques Brel and Dalida as his biggest inspirations, among others.
Mike Massy released his official debut album and third overall, Ya Zaman (Ô Good Old Days) in November 5, 2011. Recorded in Lebanon, as well as Ghent and Brussels, the album is described by the artist as the "result of many emotional fluctuations", and that he wanted “to share every emotion [he] felt throughout these songs while writing them.” The album was a commercial success in Lebanon and neighbour countries, topping the Virgin Megastore Charts, earning Massy his first Murex d'Or for the "Innovation in Music" the following year.
In 2012, he wrote and composed the soundtrack of the controversial Tannoura Maxi, the feature-film debut of Lebanese director Joe Bou Eid. His continued success in the Arabic music scene raised interest in the United States, where Massy made his debut Broadway concert in 2013 at the Merkin Concert Hall.
While working on new projects, Mike Massy met Ayad & Sary Khalifé and decided to create a Sufi Andalusian music with a hint of Jazz and Oriental that later on sees light at the Zouk Mikael Festival. The album, entitled Naseej (literally "the action of weaving") was composed and recorded in Paris, France, and again, in Ghent, and Brussels like Massy's last album. The project had its premiere at the Zouk Mikael Festival on August 7, 2014, with the album released the same month.
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Mike Massy مايك ماسي - Ya Zaman – يازمان
01 Ya Zaman (يازمان (04:17
02 Jazr w Mad (جزر ومد (03:42
03 Law Fiyyi Tir (لو فيّي طير (03:54
04 Soti Hareb Menni (صوتي هارب منّي (03:33
05 Khalasna Ba’a (خلصنا بقا (03:08
06 Ya’omr Lma Natarni (ياعمر لما نطّرني (03:52
07 Min Elli Al (مين يللي قال (05:15
08 Beyrouth (بيروت (03:40
09 Ya’achikata Lwardi (ياعاشقة الورد (04:42
10 Daye’ Fiyyi Chebbaki (ضايق فيّي شباكي (03:32
11 Ghayyer Lawn Ouyounak (غيّر لون عيونك (03:30
12 Ya’omr Lma Natarni (Alternative Version) (ياعمر لمّا نطّرني (04:32
Mike Massy مايك ماسي – Tannoura Maxi (Heels of war) Soundtrack
01 Introduction Zero (Clarinet Version) (01:14)
02 Scene Zero – Plan Un (01:14)
03 Tannoura Maxi (Piano Version) (01:19)
04 Tannoura Maxi (Instrumental Version) (02:20)
05 Fen Mineur (01:16)
06 Courtisane Courtisane (03:23)
07 Le Crime (00:09)
08 Regards Muets – Manège Sous La Pluie (02:44)
09 Regards Muets (Clarinet Version) (01:25)
10 Murmures en Attente (00:55)
11 Interlude du Pêché (00:22)
12 Tango du Pêché (02:50)
13 Miroris d’amour et de Guerre (02:12)
14 Miroris d’amour et de Guerre (Strings Version) (01:29)
15 Talons en Fen (01:32)
16 Prière Torride (02:39)
17 Quand les Auters Font la Guerre (01:32)
18 Paria Domina (01:31)
19 Sans Indiscrètion (00:23)
20 Rèvèlations Vicieuses (Piano Version) (00:53)
21 Rèvèlations Vicieuses (02:57)
22 L’ècho d’une Guerre (01:12)
23 Tannoura Maxi (The Song) (05:17)
Mike Massy مايك ماسي , Sary ساري & Ayad Khalifé عيّاد خليفة – Naseej نسيج
01 Ya Mijana (ياميجنا (05:46
02 Rouhmak Ya Allah (رحماك يالله (06:06
03 Gharabat Choumous Al Talaki (غربت شمس التلاقي (03:41
04 Ya Nassim Al Rih (يانسيم الريح (05:29
05 Safar (سفر (05:29
06 Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni (عجبت منك ومني (08:05
07 Lawhat Al Ors (لوحة العرس (08:24
08 Naseej (نسيج (08:07
09 Salat Taghour (صلاة طاغور (08:51
10 Ya Nassim Al Rih (unplugged version) (يانسيم الريح (05:27