CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 6, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

Previous episode links here - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Mundeya - Yes, so a 'spanish-sque' start of this song is the doing of some amazing string play. QB makes a quiet call first to Mundeya and I almost immediately understood that she would not be used well in the song. More on that later*. Ali Sethi … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 6, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 4, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

Previous episode scribbles here - 1, 2, 3. Dhola - Sahir ali bagna + Aima Baig kickstart this and Bagga literally kickstarts it. There are few songs which could get an honour of being called an audio meme, this one and especially Bagga in this, would steal those honours forever. He is perennially high-pitched and to the point of … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 4, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

CokeStudio11 Episode 1

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

2017 – Songs we discovered + Dinchak Playslist

This post appeared here first - https://moifightclub.com/2017/12/28/rewind-2017-non-film-songs-we-discovered-this-year-our-dinchak-list/ These aren’t songs/albums which were necessarily released this year. These are songs/albums which I came across in 2017. There is no order, there is no ranking. I Just keep begging and turning to people I barely know to suggest me a song, even if it’s in a trailer or a song featured … Continue reading 2017 – Songs we discovered + Dinchak Playslist

CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

and the featured artists line up is online! check it here ---> http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/season10/artists.html?WT.cl=1&WT.mn=Artists I hope the cynic in me is wrong. There has been too much 'buzz' even before the teaser is out and when that happens it normally means the show would be self absorbed and self indulgent. I hope I am wrong. Cannot. Wait. … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

Chann Kitthan Translation

Edit - As of 10 July 2018 (look at the pic, number of 'views' in youtube). Yet another proof that Views mean NOTHING.  Edit 10 March 2018- attended Ali Sethi Live concert where he briefly explained the meaning of the video of this song. You can see it here - https://youtu.be/gI-h7HRYrNI Ali Sethi's magnificent tribute … Continue reading Chann Kitthan Translation

CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

Sasu Mangay - Naseebo lal and Umair Jaswal are in their elements in Sasu Mangay. I for one was so relieved to see Umair focussing on singing and not his distracting theatrics, and I quite liked his part. While I absolutely loved the way  Mahotarma Naseebo lends the colour of Rajasthan to the song,  what stood … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

CokeStudio Season 8 Episode 3 #CokeStudio8

You can read the Episode 1 review here and Episode 2 review here Man Amadeh am - Gul and Atif give us a folk-pop-routine fused song which is brilliant in bits but cacophonous in the rest. I would have loved a slightly subtle arrangement in the middle portions of the song. Absolutely loved the way … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 8 Episode 3 #CokeStudio8

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – O.S.T. Review

The latest offering by Mira nair features various artists and the album has as many as 14 tracks. The album starts with Kangna,a traditional qawaali performed wonderfully by Fareed ayaz and Abu Muhammad. The accentuated bass towards the end remind us that this is for a Film and not performed for anything else. Although the … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist – O.S.T. Review