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 12, Episode 1, Produced By: Rohail Hyatt – Review

Season Premiere Wohi Khuda hai - Trust Rohail Hyatt to kickstart the season with a gem that didn't really need polishing, till he polished it and presented to us. Atif Aslam, who has done more than his fair share of mesmerising work for Rohail Hyatt in the studio, gets spiritual and aces it. The silent … Continue reading CokeStudio 12, Episode 1, Produced By: Rohail Hyatt – Review

CokeStudio11 Episode 5

Old posts from this season- CokeStudio explorer 2018, Ep01, Ep02, Ep03 and Ep04 Malang - Sahir Ali Bagga & Aima Baig sound wonderful together and what a wonderful site to see Tanveer Hussain back in the studio. I like the tune of the song but am just at pains to understand the weird and distracting lighting that seems … Continue reading CokeStudio11 Episode 5

CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

Review links for previous episodes of CokeStudio10 - 1,2,3,4 Sab Maya hai - Sanwal has a powerful voice and you will not waste a second in the song to realise this. While Ataullah's voice is the one with deep rooted traditional touches, Sanwal comes up fluid, more contemporary and with fabulous command. Obviously the old song was re-imagined … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

Cokestudio10 - Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 review here, Episode 3 review here With the season sounding below average to put it mildly, I was more anxious than encouraged to see this episode. A well paced Naine moray featuring Sir Aamir Zaki, Akbar ali, the fabulous houseband, a brilliant Gul Muhammed on Sarangi and a … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 6

Lagi Bina / Chall Mele Noon Challiye  by Sanam Marvi & Saieen Zahoor - Jaffer Zaidi.  What a clean rendition by Sanam Marwi to start the song. I had goosebumps when the padharo share des part made a quick appearance. She is closest to Abida parveen in terms of never losing a note even when she goes high … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 6

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