Nescafe Basement Season 2 Episode 1 (Review)

Nescafe Basement Season 2

Nescafe Basement Season 2

Last week, the much awaited second season of Nescafe Basement finally came out and was released simultaneously on various TV channels and online as well. The timing of the basement is said to be very crucial as it coincides with another already running and highly anticipated music show.

Supervised under the brilliance of the maestro Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan a.k.a Xulfi, Nescafe Basement first came up last summer with some mixed reviews from the audiences. But it was mainly the concert tours later on that made this music show much more familiar in the masses.

Jhol – Nasha (KM Single Review)

Nasha - JholSome time back I had a chance to listen to a song named Nasha by a local underground band somewhere on radio if my memory serves me well. The band’s name was Jhol and I instantly found their sound catchy and something that could remain in your head for some time. And then recently I got to hear that they are coming up with a video which was said to be something that was never made before in Pakistan. Although I don’t get much time to listen to underground bands but this was something that I specially took out time to watch and I must say that they didn’t disappoint me.

Jhol was formed back in 2010 when couple of like-minded kids got together to pursue their common dream of music. It was the mixture of funk/rock that was going to be their identity. Jhol started with Rohail Lashari and Jahanzeb Sukhera on Guitars and were later joined by Imran Iqbal on vocals.

Atif Aslam and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Music Review)

June 23, 2013

Riz Ahmed - The Reluctant FundamentalistSo finally the much awaited film of the season ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ got released almost a month ago. It’s a Hollywood venture directed by critically acclaimed Mira Nair and the movie is based on the all time best seller novel by Mohsin Hamid of the same name. Being an entirety Hollywood movie, what interests the local audiences is its story line that is deeply embedded in Pakistan. Still with whole of the story line based on a Pakistani, it couldn’t be shot in Pakistan due to some unforeseen circumstances but here comes the Pakistani music to the rescue as almost the complete soundtrack of this Hollywood flick consists of local singers which makes this movie even a better delight to watch. Of all of them, Atif Aslam once again tops the chart with his amazing vocal that he had lent for two of the tracks from the movie.

Jal – Dil Harri (KM Single Review)

April 15, 2013

Goher Mumtaz & Jasmine May - Dil Harri

So finally after a long wait that seemed to be eternal, as always the case with Jal, they are back on to the music scene. When their last video “Mahiya” released, they were confidently announcing through their video that Jal’s 3rd album ‘Pyaas’ will be out by March 2012. But at the end, they only managed to release it exactly one year after the given date. I guess keeping in view the current scenario, musicians like Jal should be extra careful not to give any deadlines which they simply cannot meet.

Topi Drama ft. Zinnia Bukhari – Saari Raat Jaga (Single Review)

In present times when every singer and band is focusing more and more on socio-political anthems due to the ongoing situation of the country, it’s very hard to come across some real pop/rock number. But recently an upcoming band, hilariously named as “Topi Drama” have come up with an extraordinary cover of Noori’s “Sari Raat Jaaga” and have garnered much praise from all sorts of audiences.

Dil Dil (Naya) Pakistan?

So finally after almost a decade, the super stars from the past have made a come back, although this re-union might be just for a single song, but as of now they have surely created a lot of buzz with their recent track, some terming it as a unique occurrence in the history of Pakistani music.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is “Naya Pakistan” featuring few of the most renowned pop icons from the past, Salman Ahmad, Shahi Hassan, Nusrat Hussain, and last but not the least, Junaid Jamshed. And together they have been titled as Vital-Junoon.

Is it all about money? (‘Paisay Ki Game’ – Single Review)

February 18, 2013

We, as a human being, always get affected by what is happening around us. And our reactions translate the whole situation around us into some medium of art. They speak about the volume or intensity of the situation which you are feeling inside. Excuse me! I know it’s a bit too serious thing to start of with, for a music review. But this is something to which every one of us can relate to and musicians are no exception to it. Lately it’s been really a trend to release songs that are politically motivated and have a social message in them in a light way.