CityFM89 celebrates World Music Day across the country (Pictures)

On Friday, the 22nd of June 2012, CityFM89 celebrated World Music Day in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad simultaneously. 20 up and coming Pakistani bands performed in the three cities.

The Karachi event took place at Port Grand. Khalid Malik of The Breakfast Show on CityFM89 hosted the evening. The show started off with Hassan Hussain performing Pakistani pop classics and his original single “Rangeen Raat” Up next was 7 on 3rd, fronted by Gibran Nasir, who performed covers of popular songs such as Adele’s Rolling In The Deep and Vital Signs’ ‘Dil Dil Pakistan.’

Ali Azmat’s ‘Bum Phatta’ to Feature in Hollywood Film ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

June 29, 2012

Ali Azmat has long been hailed as our personal Pakistani rock star with an attitude to match. Previously associated with the internationally acclaimed band JUNOON, Ali Azmat has in recent years managed to carve his own path in the ever growing music industry both locally and abroad.

Self-deprecating and humble, Ali generally comes across in interviews as no-nonsense straight shooter who always raises voice about how this country is run. Evident from his new single, “Bum Phatta”, a satirical take on the deplorable conditions been faced by the people of Pakistan amid a worrisome lack of everyday essentials such as water, electricity and food. Already being hailed as the political statement of the year, “Bum Phata” has made headlines not only for the palette tickling video directed by Jami, but also for the international notice it is receiving.

Nusrat Hussain – Maza Dard Ka (Official Music Video)

May 20, 2012

Artist: Nusrat Hussain

Song: Maza Dard Ka

Nusrat Hussain, the founding member of Vital Signs and Junoon is back with the first track “Maza Dard Ka” from his solo album “Kaho”. After a period of 19 years, Nusrat decided to get back to music with an offering of a full length album. The video has been directed by Zeeshan Parwez, who explains this piece as a decay of pixels.

The video is data moshed, and it’s supposed to look like that. So, don’t think your video codecs have gone bad.

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Asad Ahmed – Will You (Instrumental) (KM Single Review)

April 10, 2012

By Hasan Faridi

Renowned guitarist Asad Ahmed, has been in the music industry for ages. It’s just that most of the time, he hasn’t had a chance to showcase himself as a sole artist. With an upcoming album over the horizon, Ahmed wants to show what he can bring to the table.

In a defiant stand, Ahmed recently made a clear statement, stating, “I don’t want to do the whole guitar hero thing again. I think, for me, it has always been more about the songs than guitar solos.”

And likewise, Ahmed may have just already proved he can create instrumental ‘songs’ in his new release named “Will You”. It’s given to us hungry rockers like a starter prior to the main course.