Michalis Rakintzis

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Mihalis Rakintzis
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres New wave, classic rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Years active 1987–present

Mihalis Rakintzis (Greek: Μιχάλης Ρακιντζής) is a male Greek singer. He was born in Athens, on 3 April 1957, and studied Mechanical Engineering in Great Britain.[1] From 1982 to 1985, he participated at a rock group called Scraptown. After three albums & a maxi-single Scraptown split up and Rakintzis started a solo career.

Readers of the music magazine Popcorn voted him "Best singer of the Year" in 1991. Mihalis Rakintzis worked with international stars such as Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, rocksinger Bonnie Tyler and Wee Papa Girl Rappers. He has also written songs for other Greek artists, such as Paschalis, Eleni Dimou, Dimitris Kontolazos, Sophia Arvaniti, Stelios Dionisiou, and Vassilis Karras. [2]

Mihalis participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn with the song "S.A.G.A.P.O." (I Love You) which took the 17th place.[3][4] Since then he has released many new albums.

International discography[edit]

Scraptown

  • 1982 Scraptown (album)
  • 1983 Rules of the game (album)
  • 1984 Viva Sahara (maxi single-Promo Edition) released in Italy with 2 tracks: (1)Viva Sahara (Maxi Version), (2)Viva Sahara (Dub Version)
  • 1984 Viva Sahara (maxi single-Special Edition) with 3 tracks: (1)Viva Sahara (Maxi Version), (2)Viva Sahara (Dub Version), (3) Viva Sahara (Single Version)
  • 1985 Give me a break (album)

Personal discography[edit]

  • 1987 – Moro Mou Faltso (maxi-single)
  • 1987 – Moro Mou Faltso (album) (with the participation of Eleni Demou)
  • 1988 – Isovia (original soundtrack of Giannis Dalianidis movie with the same name)
  • 1989 – Dikaioma Gia 1+1 (album)
  • 1989 – Dikaioma Gia 1+1 "Second Edition" with bonus track "Nana"(album)
  • 1990 – Apagogi (album)
  • 1990 – Apagogi 'Special Cd Edition' with bonus tracks " (1)"Limni", (2)"Rush", (3)"Never Mind" (album)
  • 1991 – Na Eisai Ekei (album)
  • 1992 – Get Away (maxi-single) (with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1992 – Get Away (maxi-single) "Second Edition" with other cover & released except Greece (with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1992 – Etsi M' Aresei (album) (with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1994 – Ethnic (album)
  • 1995 – Kardoula Mou Ego Ki Esy (maxi-single)
  • 1995 – H Proti Apeili (album) – Platinum
  • 1996 – Trancemix (album)
  • 1997 – Se Ena Vrady oti Zisoume (album)(with the participation of Vasilis Karras)
  • 1997 – Beba (maxi-single)
  • 1997 – Se Ena Vrady oti Zisoume "Special Edition" with bonus track "Beba"(album) (with the participation of Vasilis Karras)
  • 1998 – Se Ena Katastroma (maxi-single)
  • 1998 – Kathreftis (album)
  • 1999 – Ton Filo Sou Zilevo (album)
  • 2000 – Oti Kaneis Sou Kano (maxi-single) – Gold
  • 2001 – Oneiro 13 (album)
  • 2002 – S.a.g.a.p.o.(maxi single-Promo Europe Edition) (released in Europe) with 1 track: (1)"S.a.g.a.p.o."
  • 2002 – S.a.g.a.p.o.(maxi single-Limited Edition) with 2 tracks: (1)"Paei Paei", (2)"Tha Mou Leipseis"
  • 2002 – S.a.g.a.p.o.(maxi single-Special Edition) (released except Greece with 3 tracks: (1)"S.a.g.a.p.o.", (2)"Game Over", (3)"S.a.g.a.p.o." Club Mix
  • 2002 – S.a.g.a.p.o. (album)
  • 2003 – Solo (2cds) (First cd new songs, second cd remakes from older songs)
  • 2004 – Geysi Apo Sena (maxi single-Internet Edition)
  • 2005 – Bar Code (album) (with the participation of T.D.A./Talenta Dihos Avrio) and the participation of Afroditi Delgado in Rap)
  • 2006 – Made In Greece (album) (with the participation of Trilogy)
  • 2008 – Erfoi (maxi single-Internet Edition)
  • 2008 – Energia (album) (with the participation of Trilogy)
  • 2011 – Back to the Φuture (album) "Black Edition" (with the participation of: Sofia Arvaniti, Alex Trigs (English lyrics), Nadia Zahoor (Indian lyrics), Dimitra Tsalopoulou)
  • 2011 – Back to the Φuture (album) "White Edition" (with the participation of: Sofia Arvaniti, Alex Trigs (English lyrics), Nadia Zahoor (Indian lyrics), Dimitra Tsalopoulou)

Cooperations[edit]

  • 1986 – Pashalis "9 Tropoi Agapis" (Music in Katerina,Katerinaki – Pes, pes, pes) – Platinum
  • 1987 – Sakis Mpoulas "As Prosehes" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 1987 – Sakis Mpoulas "Ali Baba" (maxi single Black Edition with 2 tracks) (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 1987 – Sakis Mpoulas "Ali Baba" (maxi single Limited Edition with 3 tracks) (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 1991 – Sofia Arvaniti "Mi Mou Milas Gia Kalokairia" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 1991 – Mihalis Rakintzis -Wee Papa Girl Rappers (Participation in live)
  • 1992 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Bonnie Tyler – Sofia Arvaniti "The Desert Is In Your Heart" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album) (maxi single)
  • 1992 – Sofia Arvaniti "Parafora" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album, with the participation of Bonnie Tyler)
  • 1992 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Ian Gillan "Get Away" (maxi-single)(Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album, with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1992 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Ian Gillan "Get Away" (maxi-single)"Second Edition" with other cover & released except Greece (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album, with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1992 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Ian Gillan "Etsi M' Aresei (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album, with the participation of Ian Gillan)
  • 1997 – Marina "Skertso" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 1997 – Vasilis Karras "M'Eheis Kanei Aliti" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed 10 out of 11 songs of the album)
  • 2000 – Sofia Arvaniti "Symptomatika" (Mihalis Rakintzis 2 songs for this album: "Se Pao Opos Eisai" and "Symptomatika")
  • 2000 – Angelos Dionysiou "Mia Peripetia" (Mihalis Rakintzis composed all the album)
  • 2001 – Giannis Karmas "Eho Parei Fora" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2001 – Stelios Dionysiou "Den Pa Na vrehei" (2 songs were written by Mihalis Rakintzis: "Pes Tou Magka" and "Sto Para Pente")
  • 2002 – Dimitris Kontolazos "Ola ekso" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2002 – Vasilis Karras "Logia Ths Nyhtas" (Mihalis Rakintzis wrote Music & lyrics for song: "Eho fortwsei")
  • 2002 – Sofia Arvaniti "Dynami" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2005 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Afroditi Delgado "Te Quero Mucho" from the album "Bar Code" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2005 – Mihalis Rakintzis – T.D.A./Talenta Dihos Avrio "Pigaine Sta Bar (Bar Code)" from the album "Bar Code" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2005 – T.D.A./Talenta Dihos Avrio (album) (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2006 – Romana Panic "Jos te kostam" (Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2006 – Trilogy "Nisaki Ston Okeano Part I" (maxi single) (Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2006 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Trilogy "Tatouaz" from the album "Made In Greece" (Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2008 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Trilogy "Nisaki Ston Okeano" from the album "Energia" (Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2008 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Romana Panic "Pantou Esy" (Lyrics and Music by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2009 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Thanos Kalliris "Andriki Allilegyi"
  • 2009 – Elvin "Sxoleia Telos" (maxi single) (Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2011 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Sofia Arvaniti "Mi Mou Milas Gia Kalokairia" from the album "Back to the Φuture"(Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2011 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Alex Trigs (7 songs they sing together,English lyrics from Alex Trigs) from the album "Back to the Φuture"(Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2011 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Nadia Zahoor (2 songs they sing together,Indian lyrics from Nadia Zahoor) from the album "Back to the Φuture"(Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2011 – Mihalis Rakintzis – Dimitra Tsalopoulou "Do Not Disturb" from the album "Back to the Φuture"(Music and Lyrics by Mihalis Rakintzis)
  • 2011 – Alex Trigs "I Was Born To Perform" (music by Mihalis Rakintzis & lyrics by Alex Trigs)
  • 2011 – Romana Panic "Duga" ((Mihalis Rakintzis wrote Music & lyrics for song:"Ne Kuni Se") (album)

Soundtracks[edit]

  • 1988 – Isovia (original soundtrack of Giannis Dalianidis movie with the same name)
  • 2010 – Show Bitch (original soundtrack of Nikos Zervos movie with the same name)

Best of[edit]

  • 1992 – The Very Best Of Mihalis Rakintzis
  • 2006 – Dekatessera Megala Tragoudia
  • 2006 – Dekatessera Megala Tragoudia "Second Edition" (with other cover)
  • 2006 – Etsi Ksafnika (2cds)

Instrumentals[edit]

  • 2002 – Instrumental Tracks (with magazine Cartel) (album)

Music on TV[edit]

Music for children[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography on Mygreek.fm, retrieved 30 August 2011 (in Greek).
  2. ^ http://rakintzis.com/v3/?p=485
  3. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
Preceded by
Antique
with (I Would) Die for You
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Mando
with Never Let You Go