Hassan El Shafei is an Egyptian artist, record producer and media personality, who has taken the Middle East by storm on many artistic fronts and platforms; earning him the title of “heartthrob” among hundreds of thousands of adoring fans across the region.


Born in Egypt 1982


in the 90’s, El Shafei was known for his alias “The Saint”, and was responsible for the hit song “My Ecstasy” which dominated the electronic music PLATFORM in the year 2000.


He won “Best Music Arranger” trophies at the “DG Magazine Award” once in 2007 and the other in 2009.

The Basement Records

In 2009, he founded "The Basement Records"

He also won “Best Music Producer” award at the “Middle East Music Awards” 2009.


2010 was also a big year for El Shafei as he won both the “Nogoum Music Awards” and the “Best Rising Label in Egypt”.

Arab Idol

In 2011, he was chosen as one of the three main judges on MBC’s “Arab Idol” which is the regional version of the worldwide hit reality TV franchise “American Idol”. “Arab Idol” quickly became the biggest show around and furthermore it was broadcasted on the most popular and lucrative channel in the Middle East “MBC1”. El Shafei’s addition as a judge on the first season of “Arab Idol” under the umbrella of MBC Group has been met with unanimous praise and adoration by the media, critics and fans alike. His no-nonsense direct approach to judging, extensive knowledge in the music industry and sharp wit has proved a huge success on the show and he has always been on point with all his comments in every single episode.


El Shafei's 2013 release through “The Basement Records” was a track titled “Fe Ekhtelafna Rahma” performed by El Joker featuring Abdullah Al Hussainy. El Shafei’s music is one that has a unique impact, with lyrics that find its way through to the hearts and minds of people. 2013

Mafeesh Mostaheel

In 2013 "Mafeesh Mostaheel" was El Shafei's first release featuring Lebanese Pop Artist Nicole Saba and Egyptian New Age Folk artist Abdel Basset Hammouda. A one of a kind fusion of Folk and Pop music with exceptional beats; combining two significant stars in their genres, together in ONE major production. The song has gained vast public attention and was certainly a controversial subject amongst fans. Prior to its release, “Mafeesh Mostaheel” was much more than a hit, it was all what people could talk about.

Hugo Boss

As an initiative unique of its kind, Hassan El Shafei was chosen as the first Egyptian/ Arab celebrity figure to be announced "Ambassador" for Hugo Boss fragrances. El Shafei's iconic values of innovation, persistence, and success were identified to be the most representative of the Hugo Boss fragrance imaged meant to be communicated to yeh Arab youth generation in an attempt to create a change and promote success. (2013)


Starting 2014 El Shafei was quite an icon by that point. El Shafei had a few very important projects UP HIS SLEEVE FOR 2014. El Shafei produced the official World Cup Hit by Coke Ft. Nancy Ajram and Cheb Khaled;

Shortly after, El Shafei was chosen by PEPSI to contribute to their first ever global album "PEPSI BEATS OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME" Ft. popular artists such as: Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora, Don Omar, Timbaland and Santigold. with 11 tracks from around the world and El Shafei being the only arab contributing to the album with his song "Ahlam men Gedid" Y. Hossam Habib. This album was released worldwide on June 10th. Even aYer those noticeable and prominent projects

Yet it did not stop here for 2014 El Shafei was not done surprising his fans yet. his next big hit, marked the birth of El Shafei's official first step towards his transformation from just a music producer to an Artist. El Shafei's hit, “Mayestahlushi”, with "Abla Fahita" was released on the end of July and took the whole region by surprise. This release simply redefined creativity in the music industry. El Shafei was keeping a very close eye to the details of that project and has travelled to shoot the music video in berlin with the all-so controversial and hilarious YouTube's Abla Fahita. For months, everyone, on all social media aspects has anticipated what "Mayestahlushi" was. It went from a hashtag to a solid music video and great production. Booming to a whooping 1 million views in the first 5 days of its release, "Mayestahlushi" continued to play everywhere and succeeded to be the ultimate summer hit. "Mayestahlushi" secured the #1 spot in the top trending YouTube music videos in many countries in the region with over 8 million views to date. Also, “Mayestahlushi” reached #1 of all trending Twitter hashtags in Egypt.

He produced the official handball world cup anthem featuring 24 artists; each one representing a country participating in the championship. This is set as one of the greatest and most anticipated hits.