Jamal Rahman talks about his musical beginning, establishing TBR and his future plans

Jamal Rahman [F]

Jamal Rahman of True Brew Records

Jamal Rahman of True Brew Records talks to Ahmad Uzair about his musical beginning, establishing True Brew Records, and his future plans. Here is what he has to say about all of this.
Q) Hey Jamal, tell us a bit about your musical background and how did you get into this profession?

I owe the beginning of my relationship with music to my parents. When I was 6 or 7, they bought a Bose sound system to complement their already huge cassette tape collection. There was always a diverse span of music playing in the house, and that laid the foundation for what would become my own production aesthetic. Later, as an early teen, my brother introduced and taught me the guitar and I started recording and performing a year after. Never looked back since!

Shahana Khan Khalil Shares Her Coke Studio Experience

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Coke Studio Season 6 is going to hit the airwaves very soon!

Here is a close insight into the Studio as I recently had the chance to interact with Shahana Khan Khalil who happens to be the International Production Manager for this season of Coke Studio playing a major role in the international ride of this mega project. Apart from that she has also been the Assistant BTS Producer and the Editorial Supervisor, all making her a very pivotal person in the upbringing of Season 6.

Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp kicks-off in Dubai | Interview with Adil Omar

Adil Omar

Adil Omar at Red Bull Music Academy Bass CampThe Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai will unite Academy lecturers like American hip hop producer Just Blaze, electronic musician Derrick May, world renowned UK producer Gareth Jones, Grammy-nominated dance music guru Kenny Dope, and DJ Gerd Janson, with 32 of the region’s most prominent instrumentalists, vocalists, DJs & producers, giving them the chance to immerse themselves in all things musical.

Adil Omar, Pakistan’s prominent English Rapper, will be representing the country at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai. Adil Omar is a rapper and singer-songwriter from Islamabad, Pakistan. Having been active in the Pakistan’s underground music scene since 2004, Omar also gained popularity by being one of the very few hip-hop artists in the region and collaborating with mainstream acts such as Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Everlast, Slash and Kool G Rap among others.

Zinda Bhaag Steals The Show Away On Its Premiere – All Set To Hit Cinemas Today!

Zinda Bhaag - Premiere in Karachi (6)

Zinda Bhaag Steals The Show Away On Its Premiere

A story of three friends; Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, who come from the middle-lower class of the society and are striving to flee or rather “skip” to Europe. To accomplish this they find out possible ways to fulfill their dreams and make their families proud of them. The film holds immense attraction within due to the Legendary Actor Naseeruddin Shah starring in it. The way a figure narrates a story and makes everyone understands his intentions is well-performed by Naseeruddin who speaks Punjabi throughout the movie. Amna Ilyas stars in the female lead cast and holds a relatively short but strong character as Rubina.

Interview: Khalid Malik talks JOSH – One of Pakistani Films To Hit Cinemas this Eid

July 10, 2013
Khalid Malik - Josh Film

Khalid Malik - Josh FilmIn the build up to the release of the writer/director and producer Iram Parveen Bilal‘s forthcoming Pakistani film Josh جوش that hits cinemas this Eid ul Fitr, we were fortunate enough to have a chat with one of the stars from the film, Khalid Malik and talked about a little bit of everything, including working with Iram and upcoming projects. Check out the interview below.

Pelezinho – ‘Respect Your Culture Because You Represent Pakistan’ (Exclusive Interview)

Pelezinho

PelezinhoPelezinho is the other B-Boy who is visiting Pakistan for the Red Bull BC One All Stars Pakistan Workshop. Pelezinho hails from Brazil and has got a very colorful personality. He specializes in some powerful flips and moves together with having grip on many acrobatic feats.

Here is what Pelezinho has to say about his visit to Pakistan and the overall experience of meeting the local B-Boys.

What were your feelings when you got to know that you are going to visit Pakistan? Were you excited?

Yes, it’s good for me. This is for the first time that I am here in Pakistan. Everybody in Brazil was really amazed and in awe when they got to know that I am going to visit Pakistan. I have the company of my friend Lilou, so really looking forward to spend some exciting time over here for next few days.

Lilou – ‘Here In Pakistan The Hip Hop Culture Is Something Completely New’ (Exclusive Interview)

Lilou

LilouRed Bull BC One All Stars Pakistan Workshop officially kicked-off on the 26th of June, 2013 in Islamabad. For the first time two of the world’s best B-Boys ‘Lilou and Pelezinho’ conducted a workshop in Islamabad to explore and experience the B-Boy scene in the capital city of Pakistan. Both Lilou and Pelezinho took this opportunity to teach and share their knowledge about B-Boying with the local B-Boys present at the event.

Couple of days back, both of them were present in Lahore for their next stop-over. So I had a chance to interview them. This is the first of two interviews that I took.

Lilou is a very humble person who can mix up with his fans very easily. He is a practicing Muslim and also a black belt in Kung Fu. His inspirations have been the lives of Michael Jackson, Zidane and Muhammad Ali.