Did Shiraz Uppal Really Cover Enrique’s Song?

February 22, 2011
Ali Noor

There is a great chance you have already heard the much controversial Cover that Shiraz released 2 days ago, if you haven’t you can give it a shot here. We have to write about it since people started to doubt our authenticity when we shared this song. The version we posted, which is definitely not done by Enrique, is sung by Shiraz Uppal, at least that’s what he claimed. It is so wonderfully close to the original version that anyone would get confused. That, however means, Shiraz hit the spot just right.

We wanted to share some of the information to make you believe we weren’t “making up” stuff when we shared the single. Firstly, the song was shared by Shiraz himself on his personal Facebook account. A lot of you may now argue that his account probably got hacked? Well, soon after he shared the cover song, Ali Noor from Noori, commented on the song from his personal Facebook account, screen-shot of which can be seen below

Not enough proof? Soon after, Ali Zafar, posted the song on his official fan page with over 280,000 fans.

Ali Zafar’s Jhoom Album Launch at Mohatta Palace (Pictures)

February 9, 2011
Ali Zafar Jhoom Album Launch at Mohatta Palace, 9 Feb 2011 (1)

Since the release date of Ali Zafar‘s much awaited third studio album is getting closer, Prince of Pop is leaving no stone unturned to promote his Sufi album which has been mastered at world’s famous “Abbey Road Studios”. The album tagline is sab keh sanng jhoom. Mobilink organized the grand event for Ali Zafar’s album launch at the Mohatta Palace which is located in Karachi. He was wearing Munib Nawaz for the “Jhoom” launch show. It was a grand evening, with a lot of celebrities, romantic music and an incredible dinner for the guests.

10 Tips For Pakistani Musicians

February 8, 2011
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by Hasan Faridi

1. Promotion

In the music industry, if no one knows about you, you cease to exist. So promoting your music is essential for you to be heard.

Promoting through the Internet is the best method in Pakistan (See number 2)

If you’re lucky enough to land time on television, you can expect to be worthy of success. Coke Studio has showcased a variety of acts, which have gained countless downloads. Arif Lohar and Meesha have gained over 3 million Youtube hits. AAG TV is also a popular channel putting a variety of Pakistani acts in the limelight.

Ufone Launches Uth Music Platform for Pakistani Talent: Uth Records

Uth Records

Ufone Launches Exciting Uth Music Platform for Pakistani Talent: Uth Records

[Karachi, 28 January 2011] In keeping with the brands consistent commitment to the youth of Pakistan. , Ufone’s Uth Package proudly introduces their latest youth based project on the eve of their 10th Anniversary, Uth Records; a music television show projecting new Pakistani talent, set to air across television and social media networks during the month of February 2011.

Indeed Ufone has always supported youth initiatives such as the live concert platform URock in 2006, the introduction of the Uth Package in 2010 and the Futsal 2010. Uth Records endeavours to provide talented young musicians a professional music platform for their original work to be seen and heard across Pakistan, irrespective of age, gender, language and background. Thus the vision behind Uth Records is: to first find talent through tapping into the music demos of aspiring musicians as sent in to the Ufone team through online submissions, post and by recording their demo live by calling [for Ufone users only] in to Uth Records at 884; then select specific artists through the review of these demos by professional industry producers; to work closely with selected artists to arrange, compose and record their respective original compositions as guided by the producers, in a professional recording st

A Powerful Entrance – Bumbu Sauce

January 8, 2011
Bumbu Sauce - Bistee Proof EP

By

Zeerak Ahmed

Bumbu Sauce - Bistee Proof EPToday’s big acts have got their music out in the early 2000s in various ways, many made it big through Pepsi’s Battle of the Bands, and others rode the P2P sharing wave to become common names. However, the TV explosion and the presence of many average acts over airwaves and the internet often makes it difficult for quality acts to shine through the crowd. Recent exceptions have been the Cheapmunks, with their unique brand of East meets West music, and from the comedy world, Naked Tyrant Productions, whose unabashed take on Lahori life has taken the internet by storm.

Rock musicians have a harder job though, one might argue. As musicians and bands develop, they of course begin to create fan followings that will track releases and concerts, but it is breaking through an existent crowd of old timers, emerging rockers and new acts that makes it incredibly hard to try and reach audiences to begin with.

Musician Celebrities Condemn Salmaan Taseer’s Assassination

January 4, 2011
Salmaan Taseer's crime scene

Pakistan will not be a country ruled by mullahs with a divine mission, said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation. What about Jinnah’s Pakistan? Islam teaches peace and forgiveness not revenge. Islam teaches that God is Al-Ghaffur “The All-Forgiving”, and is the original source of all forgiveness (ghufran غفران). Forgiveness often requires the repentance of those being forgiven. Depending on the type of wrong committed, forgiveness can come either directly from Allah, or from one’s fellow man who received the wrong. In the case of divine forgiveness, the asking for divine forgiveness via repentance is important. In the case of human forgiveness, it is important to both forgive, and to be forgiven. The Qur’an never allows for violent behavior on the part of Muslim believers. The Qur’an makes it clear that, whenever possible, it is better to forgive another than to attack another.

The 56-year-old Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province was killed by one of his elite security force protectors near his Islamabad home in the F6 sector and close to Kohsar market.

It was his stance against the blasphemy laws that apparently led to his killi

‘Imtihan Hai Imtihan’ – Rahat Fateh Ali and Shafqat Amanat’s glorious homage to brave Pakistanis

December 30, 2010
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In their successful bid to pay tribute to the brave Pakistanis, the two music maestros Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan have jointly sung a song ‘Imtehan Hai Imtehan’ that has been an instant success on the internet. The audio of the song is being released by the production company Sixth Sense Communications today on Pakistan’s prime FM radio networks.

It is for the first time ever that this talented duo has sung some song together. After creating ripples in the entire subcontinent with their melodious voices and offer the music industry an unending array of hi songs, this time the duo has decided to do something larger than life.

Penned by the young lyricist Imran Raza and composed by Sahir Ali Bagga, the song is a melodious account of the level of sacrifices this nation has offered during its fight against extremism and militancy. It is an impressive tribute to the brave people and armed forces of Pakistan that are still fighting this war valiantly. The musical treat is a showcasing of the nation’s resolve to uproot all those elements that are out to challenge our faith, freedom and way of life.

It may be recalled that same team of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Imran Raza and Sahir Ali Bagga have a

Nadia Ali – “Queen of Clubs Trilogy” Released

December 21, 2010
Nadia Ali - Queen of Clubs - Ruby Edition

Talented singer-songwriter Nadia Ali assembles her greatest dance hits spanning throughout her remarkable musical career on a unique Dance Album compilation series entitled: “Queen of Clubs: Ruby Edition” (August 2010). Bringing together newly remixed dance tracks onto one album, Nadia Ali “Queen of Clubs” pays tribute to DJ/Producers whom she considers to be “King of Clubs”.

The compilation features remixed tracks from her debut solo album “Embers”, collaborations with everybody from Tocadisco to Schiller, and a brand-new selection of Ruby Edits on tracks from Nadia Ali’s early days as one half of iiO. These exclusive Ruby Edits were created with long time collaborators Fritzy a.k.a. Scott Fritz (“The One” & “Rebel”) and Lance Jordan (“Kiss You”).

The list of renowned DJ’s and producers that have remixed Nadia Ali’s singles over the years is a sheer testament to Nadia Ali and her ability to write emotionally moving songs that are only matched by the unique and distinctive quality of her voice.

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Nadia Ali brings together world renowned DJ’s onto one Dance Album to produce Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition (October 2010). Following the first edition in the Queen of Clubs Trilogy entitled ‘Ruby Edition’, Nadia Ali presents ‘Onyx Edition’, the second instalment in the trilogy featuring a collection of Nadia Ali’s greatest hits remixed by distinguished global DJ producers in the Electronic Dance Music Industry.

The ‘Onyx Edition’ includes the massive hit singles ‘Rapture’ (newly remixe

Hadiqa Kiani – Flood Relief (UNDP Field Trip – Pictures)

November 28, 2010
Hadiqa Kiani - Flood Relief (UNDP)

UNDP National goodwill ambassador Hadiqa Kiani & UNDP Country Director Toshihiro Tanaka, along with UNDP team visited the affected areas of Mughal Key, Nowshera, Pakistan and jotted down the problems faced by the people. UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador stepped up and supported the cause in representing UNDP organization.United Nations Development Program National Goodwill Ambassador Hadiqa Kiani was presented with hand made dupattas and art craft by the women of the village as a gift for coming to visit them.

This queen of pop was moved by their kind g

Ali Zafar – “Don’t Expect Any Channo or Masty out of Jhoom” (Exclusive Interview)

November 25, 2010

If you have been following us on our official Facebook fanpage, there’s a great possibility you heard about our one of it’s kind social interviews where you get the chance to ask questions to celebrities from around the country. We just concluded the first one from the series where we caught up with the prince of pop, Ali Zafar. He was kind enough to spare out some time from his busy shooting routine.

Ali in an exclusive interview with KoolMuzone talked about his upcoming album “Jhoom” which is up for release soon along with the first music video in next couple of months. Ali also shared his experiences of working under one of the biggest banners of Indian cinema.