CokeStudio Season 8 round-up #CokeStudio8

You can find my earlier post on the 10 best songs of CokeStudio Season 8 here. And if you don't want to read this long post, simply click the playlist below. Simple that way. Thanks a lot Ankit bhai for putting the playlist together. Here is the list of all songs I liked from this … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 8 round-up #CokeStudio8

#CokeStudio8 – Episode 7 Review

Previous Episodes review here – 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Armaan -  With the powerhouse performance in Khari neem in their bag, It was hardly a surprise to see Siege get another song.  Alycia Dias gave them company this time round though. A resurrection of sorts of their old song, Siege is on the top … Continue reading #CokeStudio8 – Episode 7 Review

Review – CokeStudio Season 8, Episode 4 #CokeStudio8

Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 here, Episode 3 here Rabba Ho - Trust Strings of season 8 to have a million variation in a song that is less than 7 mins. So far it has worked and this song here is no different. Mulazim Hussain reminds me of Sonu nigam and with all the … Continue reading Review – CokeStudio Season 8, Episode 4 #CokeStudio8

CokeStudio Pakistan – Season 7, Episode 5 – Review

Mujhe Ek baar - The wonderful Abbas Ali Khan who enthralled us in Phool Banro earlier this season returns with a modern ghazal treated somewhat too much. The qalaam is superlative but the overall track sounds overproduced. The singing is top class and I am in love with the element of finality with which this … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan – Season 7, Episode 5 – Review

Oh Soundcloud! Hey Soundcloud!

From converting simple button pusher into an almostareview sorts, Internet has helped us in more ways than one. Off late there have been too many links of superb musical experiments that have been passed along to everyone around me. This is my effort to put on record, which ones are my favorite. 1. Where it … Continue reading Oh Soundcloud! Hey Soundcloud!

CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3

The yearly ritual of waiting for the new season of CokeStudio 'Original wala' was rewarded by the entire team of CokeStudio Pakistan. While most musicians are still struggling with 'fusion', Rohail has upped the ante and has moved the entire CokeStudio Pakistan to the next level of fusion this time round. You can read more … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3

Coke studio, Pakistan Season 5, Episode 4

1.Kandyaari Dhol Geet - Bohemia and Chakwal Group The techno beginning to this beautiful song might fool a below average listener like me into believing that this would be a 'techno' track (afterall Bohemia is said to be featured in this) but then the Chakwal group present us with the melodiously synced rendition of this … Continue reading Coke studio, Pakistan Season 5, Episode 4

Ishaqzaade – Music review…Almost!

Somewhat weird promos and an over emotive 'hero' arrested the attention. May be YRF is trying hard to sound 'raw', I thought. I heard the album and well... Ishaqzade - The title song (giving you an intense 'Udaan' sound) starts a gentle 'bigoool' starts the song in way as to tell us something big is … Continue reading Ishaqzaade – Music review…Almost!

Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

Yet another attempt to cage  the lyrics of a composition I live by...This is by Faiz. Please suggest changes if any. Blog from which I have copied these lyrics mentioned below. A must check out blog if you like ghazals. Hum dekhenge Lazim hai ke hum bhi dekhenge Wo din ke jis ka wada hai … Continue reading Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

A Chance to show you can create music!

The golden opportunity to be a part of a Hindi film album/soundtrack is here! Introducing the "Kaafiron Ki Namaaz Song Contest"! This specially designed contest gives you an opportunity to get your self-composed, original song featured on the Audio CD of a forthcoming independent Hindi film produced by Lorien Motion Pictures (titled, Kaafiron Ki Namaaz). … Continue reading A Chance to show you can create music!

#SachinisGod

While the world media (especially the sadistic lobby) is busy writing about how SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR (Name in CAPS - ALWAYS) hasn't scored a 100 in Lord's yet, hand on heart, I don't think it matters. SACHIN has achieved more than what some cricket teams of 11 would never be able to. Cleanly. Took this pledge … Continue reading #SachinisGod