Perhaps the story in Pakistani pop at the moment is the swift rise of Abdul Hannan, whose two songs with young producer Rovalio this year, have become incredible hits. What is staggering about this story is how big these hits are, how early in both of these artists’ careers they…
My favorite music to listen to this month. On Spotify as usual.
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Until quite recently, musicians and the press bemoaned the lack of ‘original music’ in the Pakistani industry. A simplistic generalization, this view…
Perhaps like no other Pakistani song before it, Pasoori, has broken out as an international hit. Much has been said about Pasoori, and despite this…
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Sampling is rare in modern Pakistani pop. The reasons for this are not completely transparent. Onerous licensing discussions with EMI, and now their…
My favorite music this month. Playlist on Spotify.
Even early on in Meesha’s career, she was an outspoken pioneer. With Overload, she made the female rock vocal more prominent than it may ever have been…
An alt rock band with rap in a music show produced by Xulfi? This year’s Coke Studio is goading me to write about eP. Two decades ago, the influence of…
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