Ali Zafar – London, Paris, New York (Music Review)

February 28, 2012

By Mutee

While Ali Zafar has multiple mega hit tracks to his name with lots of awards and vast recognition, it wasn’t until very recently that the poster boy for Pak-Pop showed the world that he deserves all the attention for his music. The improvement was first highlighted with his various appearances in Coke Studio series, performing some of his old material but mostly leaning towards a new soulful musical direction. This great musical growth was sustained pretty well in his 3rd album “Jhoom” which was released by his own label Alif Records (and by YRF Music in India) roughly a year ago.

The Sketches – Nind Nashe Vich (Single Review)

February 24, 2012

By Mutee

Our country’s star-chasing music scene often fails to recognize greatness unless it is too late or there is some reassurance from elsewhere in the world. The Sketches’ debut album (2010’s “Dastkari”) came and went with no industry excitement. Pressed by Fire Records along with a heap of releases (some recognizable, some mediocre), “Dastkari” faded without making a significant mark. The band’s ambitious and mature approach however did prove to be fruitful in form of a much sought after slot in last year’s Coke Studio, solidifying their status as legitimate and talented musical force.

Top Pakistani Covers From 2011 (Part 2 of 2)

By Mutee 

As the music industry adapts to the changing mechanics of the world, we see increased artistic output and an even greater reception. Instead of record companies, the artists are turning to sponsors and the trend of cover songs is gaining momentum. Cover songs are a great way to show off your skills and pay tribute to your heroes, but it wasn’t a very common practice until very recently. So in order to keep you more updated on this developing phenomenon here is Koolmuzone’s list of Top Pakistani Covers From 2011.

Top Pakistani Covers From 2011 (Part 1 of 2)

By Mutee 

As the music industry adapts to the changing mechanics of the world, we see increased artistic output and an even greater reception. Instead of record companies, the artists are turning to sponsors and the trend of cover songs is gaining momentum. Cover songs are a great way to show off your skills and pay tribute to your heroes, but it wasn’t a very common practice until very recently. So in order to keep you more updated on this developing phenomenon here is Koolmuzone’s list of Top Pakistani Covers From 2011.