International Icons Sing For Flood Relief

November 15, 2010
Open Your Eyes - Salman Ahmad & Peter Gabriel

In July 2010, devastating floods took the majority of Pakistan. These floods affected around 20 million people, mostly by the destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, which people are still trying to rebuild. Rebuild Pakistan and their lives.

The damage had been caused. Some of the most influential artists in Pakistan, such as Salman Ahmad and Atif Aslam, began to help raise awareness with the aid from International icons.

“Open Your Eyes” – Salman Ahmad, Peter Gabriel and Alison Sudol

Open Your Eyes - Salman Ahmad & Peter GabrielPakistan’s ‘Rockstar’ Salman Ahmad had been back again with “Open Your Eyes”, featuring Englishman Peter Gabriel (of Genesis fame) and American Alison Sudol (recently nominated for a Grammy award for best upcoming artist).

Salman and his wife Dr. Samina launched this song on ITunes and other digital retailers. Each dollar from this download still goes to Pakistan’s flood relief through their charity organisation, Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative.

Koolmuzone Music Blockbusters of 2009: Top 5 Albums

December 29, 2009

By

Sadaf Fayyaz


1. Aasmaan (Hadiqa Kiani)

After almost six years, Hadiqa returns to the spotlight with Aasmaan. The album comprises songs in Pashtu, Punjabi, Persian and Urdu. Her multilingual singing is merged with her pop style and music genre. Some of the grooviest numbers from the album are “Sohniya”, ”Janan”, “Tuk Tuk” and “Az Chashme Saqi”.

2. Umeed-e-Sahar (Laal)

With striking poetry of Faiz, Faraz and Jalib, Laal has really done an awe-inspiring job this time. The music sounds a bit revolutionary kind besides being melodic. With “Umeed -e-Sahar” being the title song of the album, some other heart touching tracks are “Jagoo”, “Sadaa”, “Kal Aaj Aur Kal” and “Mene Us se Yeh Kahaa”.

3. Pichal Pairee (Overload)

Meera Rahman’s transition from a model to a vocalist reflects in the second album of Overload. The instrumental and psychedelic genre of music makes it a mesmerizing sensation. The album comprises tracks like “Dig”, “Saat Mein”, ”Vichar Gai”, ‘Pichal Pairee”, “Amjad Khan”, “One Mile High”, “Kaykra”, “Mela Kariye”, and “Dhol Bajay Ga”. Pichal Pairee is and inimitable and experimental piece of work by Overload radiantly produced by Farhad and mastered by Shahi Hasan. read more

Hadiqa Kiani – Aasmaan [Album Review]

July 13, 2009

Hadiqa Aasmaan coverReinventing the Hadiqa wheel
Hadiqa returns with an experimental, trendy and catchy new record, Aasmaan that picks up from where she left off. Instep lends an ear…

By Maheen Sabeeh
Artist: Hadiqa Kiani
Album: Aasmaan
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Where did you go?
Hadiqa Kiani has been away for six years. It is a big break for a mainstream artist like Hadiqa. And now she has returned.

Fire Records Signed 3 More Artists

February 28, 2009

Laal, a Lahore-based band, announced the launch of their album titled ‘Umeed-e-Sahar’ which features the poetry of the great poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Habib Jalib and deals with social concerns of our times. It will be released under Fire Records.

Hadiqa Kiyani will be releasing her album titled ‘Aasmaan’ under the label Fire Records.

Kaavish has signed a deal with Fire Records and they will be releasing their album titiled ‘Gunkali’