Previous episodes from CokeStudio11 reviews here - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Wah Jo Kalaam - Penned by Asrar and along with him, Shamu Bai and Vishnu played a riot of colors and beauty in what is one of the best songs in all of 11 years of the studio in Pakistan. I have always had a … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 8
You can read previous episode reviews by clicking on episode numbers here - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Jind Mahiya - A slow, almost reggae like pace mixed with obvious habibi influence is what catches your attention from the first second in the song. Shuja Haider's composition is as free flowing as his singing and even though … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 7
You can click these links for previous episode reviews - CokeStudio 2018 explorer, Season 11 episode 1, Season 11 episode 2, Season 11 episode 3 Atish - Shuja Haider's voice has a calming effect on the senses and he is one of the best finds of the 'Post season 6' Cokestudio. Here he chooses a layered … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 4
Review Cokestudio Explorer here and Episode 1 here Runaway - starts with Gul Mohammad (on Sarangi and NOT israj) and in a contrasting touch, Krewella steal the pace from a near paused mood to a breezy pop like song that is immensely enjoyable. What I felt was a bit too early in the song is when Riaz Qadri and … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 2
You can read my thoughts on CokeStudio Explorer 2018 here As has been a welcome tradition since season 8, the season 11 season opener and artist introduction was also done by a song and this was something that has affected almost everyone who has explored poetry and who understands Urdu. Hum Dekhenge was premiered about a month … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 1
It is hard for me to get excited about most of the music which is coming out these days. 2014-fication of music on Indian scene happened much before achche din of 2014. Long time ago when social media wasn’t about getting employment/assignments through ‘liking’ and ‘retweeting’, we used to have a good set of music … Continue reading CokeStudio Explorer – 2018
If you are among those 4 people who follow this blog, then you must already know what I feel about Cokestudio Pakistan. It is time for season 11 but before that the new producers (Ever so wonderful Ali Hamza and the man I would put all my money on - Zohaib Kazi) have done something … Continue reading CokeStudio PAKISTAN – Explorer Ahoy!