Mr Fraudiye – NESCAFÉ Basement II (Episode #2)

Mr Fraudiye - NESCAFÉ Basement

NESCAFÉ Basement astounds us with another round of enthusiasm, inspiration and talent. The fresh, vibrant artists of season II have been meticulously chosen and are the future crème de la crème of the music industry. Once again, the artists create a splendid orchestration which will leave you wanting more. NESCAFÉ Basement is a start, for these young artists. You can experience their journey here as they make their way through the crowds.

Up next: Jarar Malik makes a video with Haroon

September 3, 2013
Jarar Malik & Haroon - Burka Avenger

Jarar Malik & Haroon - Burka AvengerEmerged on the local music board after the parody of Faraz Anwar’s version of Dil Dil Pakistan; Jarar grabbed the attention of many by his first original flick with Ufone Uth Records with his song Bewafa. His debut music video Jaag was nominated as Song of the Year in Lux Style awards and his contribution was one of the favorite performances of the producer Farhad Humayun in Pepsi Smash.

And we already know that soon, the fans of the Pakiwood music will be able to watch Jarar Malik and Adil Omar together in a Stoneage sponsored video titled Saza.

Let us break the news egg now!

Char Payee – Somebody That I Used To Know (Mashup Video)

July 20, 2012

Artist: Char Payee

Song: Somebody That I Used To Know, Dil Mein Tum, Husn Walo & Jadoo Ka Charagh (Mashup)

Produced by Ahmed Waqar @ Walnut Studios

Charpayee is a freestyle drumming/garage band which incorporates different unconventional items into their performances to make music suchh as household utensils, crockery, stationery items, cans, bottles etc. The band went to Rio D Janeiro, Brazil in 2011 to represint Pakistan and compete in a free style drumming competition and was crowned as the 4th best team in the world.

Music in the Naughties: A turbulant soundtrack

January 10, 2010

By Madeeha Syed

With 2010 slated to be a comeback year for the music industry – provided everything goes as planned – here is a concise look at Pakistani pop music this past decade

From 2000 to 2001: Slow beginnings

Pakistani rock phenomenon Junoon was at the peak of its glory and had just released an album titled Millenium Edition, a compilation album which contained 12 previously released popular Junoon songs. The album also contained a live version of Allah Hu and Laal Meri Patt as well as a song titled Azadi – a somewhat haunting number – which they did for the soundtrack of Jamil Dehlavi’s film, Jinnah. The year 2000 also marked Junoon’s decade as a band in the industry. Pakistani pop band Strings got together after a hiatus of eight years and released Duur (which was later re-released in early 2002). The first single from the album Sar Kiye Yeh Pahar was a massive hit which was later followed by the hugely popular title track Duur. Although the reformed band was two members less and now consisted only of Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia, Duur marked a very strong and popularly-received comeback of the band.

The changing face of patriotic music

August 16, 2009

Instep takes a look at how Pakistani patriotic music has evolved through the decades – from optimistic anthems celebrating the country to songs tinged with cynicism. The important thing is that the rhythms live on and continue to make strong statements …

By Saba Imtiaz

“D-d-d-dil dil dil…” That opening verse of the now iconic ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ by Vital Signs brings out a world of memories: one of the first patriotic songs of the ’80s-’90s pop movement in Pakistan, it has been associated with everything from national elections to political milestones to most memorably, cricketing wins.

Haroon – Ibtada-e-Ishq (Video)

August 8, 2009

Haroon recently filmed a video for his beautiful song Ibtada-e-Ishq in California. The performance sequence of Haroon performing with the band was shot at a cliff top in the stunning beach town of Malibu. The story part was shot at various locations in West Hollywood. The video stars two successful LA models. The male lead is Brandon Stoughton who is a top Hollywood model and actor. He recently played the lead in Britney Spears super-hit video Womanizer and will be starring in his first Hollywood film next year.