CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 5, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

Review of past episodes here --> episode 1, episode 2, episode 3 and episode 4 Heeray - There is a reason why I cringe every time I read a comment on videos of my favourite artists that says 'I wish Bollywood finds you'. There is no such thing as 'subtle' in Bollywood and very few artists … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 5, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 3, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 review here Chal raha hoo main - The song starts with a mellow arrangement and even though Umair Jaswal cries out in pain, he doesn't sound out of tune, because after all it is a cry, well executed. I absolutely loved the Sarod play by Tanweer Tafu, who not only plays the bridge part … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 12, Episode 3, Produced by Rohail Hyatt

CokeStudio11 Episode 7

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

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

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 7 – Review

With a mixed bag of goodies, Cokestudio Pakistan Season 7 lead us to the last episode. Here is what I thought of it. Apologies for being late. Hans Dhuni - It is only logical for the season's last episode to begin with the same artist who enthralled us as he opened the season. Ustad Raees … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 7 – Review

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

CokeStudio Season 5, Episode 1 – First impressions

The cokeStudio Pakistan is back with Season 5! The episode 1 premiered on YouTube 3 hours back and here are some first impressions of the same.. The House band remains more or less the same - Asad Ahmed on guitar, Babar Ali Khanna on dholak, Javed Iqbal on violin, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar on bass, Omran … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 5, Episode 1 – First impressions

SOTD – REIDI GUL – YASIR & JAWAD Khan Abdul ghani khan

Wish  I could write a thing or two in praise of this song...the poetry...but am scared I will dilute the beauty of this composition and poetry so here it is   Intro: Yawa wraze yao Sahra ke pa khkaar ootay wam rawan Yo Gulab me walar olid prakeda, khaista khanda Verse 1: Yawa wraze yao … Continue reading SOTD – REIDI GUL – YASIR & JAWAD Khan Abdul ghani khan