Rohail Hyatt, producer of Coke Studio: Eastern music relies on melodic nuances that touch certain notes or frequencies and these can cause a ‘clash’ if…
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Amongst all the big music shows, there was also the quiet release of this rabab-driven Balochi nar sur trance. You really have to hear it once to have …
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Shahan Shahid wrote back after the previous post covering Bohemia’s Saari Duniya on Coke Studio: Very glad you covered this. I agree with you that Roha…
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Rohail Hyatt, producer of Coke Studio: This song has a strange chant-like opening and closing part! I had found this loop somewhere and I had used it a…
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Friend of the show Hassan Asif sends the following review of Maanu’s Khwaab: Maanu is a fairly recent addition to Pakistan’s second wave of underground…
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Bilal Maqsood on Shamoon Ismail: “I don’t understand what he does!” chuckles Bilal. “But it works. His songs are very good, but how does he make them? …
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This year has forced us to deal with mortality and separation in very real terms. In this literal life-and-death existentialism, we are pushed everyday…
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In a way, Filhaal by Towers is not a new sound, especially if you listen to Western music. But it is released in an industry where the influences of ro…
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After the meteoric rise of Coke Studio, and before the relaunch of Battle of the Bands, Pepsi flirted with Farhad Humayun’s Pepsi Smash. Both Smash and…
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Before joining Aunty Disco Project, Ali Alam performed under the moniker of Ganda Banda. This is one of his more well known songs – mellow, prominent b…
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I was glad to hear that many readers enjoyed Sandaraa. Omer Tariq wrote back: Was an absolute delight finding out about Sandaraa yesterday and not surp…
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