10th Lux Style Awards 2011, Music Winners

September 18, 2011

This year’s Lux Style Awards were held last night at the Expo Center in Karachi. Besides television and fashion, there were some music categories too. This year some musicians even ventured into acting like Fawad Afzal Khan of EP who was nominated for the drama serial Dastaan, in which he played the character of Hassan, but did not win.

Guitarist, composer and music producer Shallum Xavier and singer Zara Madani won the Singer of the Year award for their song ‘Payam‘. Director Bilal Lashari won the Best Music Video Director award for EP’s music video Shor Macha.

Other music categories included the award for the Best Artist that went to pop/rock band Mauj

Entity Paradigm [eP] – Shor Macha (Audio/Video Review)

August 17, 2010

by Irum Yousuf

Entity Paradigm (EP) has finally hit the masses with their yearned awaited new single “Shor Macha”, sponsored by Djuice. This is one of the biggest booming and victorious come backs for a band in the chronicle of Music especially in our fragment of the sphere. This single is deemed upon as heavily patriotic and immensely provoking one, while making the audience to cogitate over various issues and relating our radiant antiquity, gloomy present and a gleaming future subsequent. Entity Paradigm disclosed their come back in 2009 while playing live at the reputed event of Lums Olympaid.

EP Better Than Ever?

February 24, 2010

by Hasan Faridi

It has been approximately 3 years since the disband of the influential Pakistani rock band EP (Short for Entity Paradigm). For Pakistan, this breakup was big.

Who can forget EP’s album Irtiqa released in 2003? From the abstract cover to the musical melodies, Irtiqa was an extraordinary concept. Filled with progressive and heavy metal influences, this beast of an album made a stand. Suiting everyone’s individual taste, Irtiqa contained the likes of all the hits, some later being made into music videos.

Musicology: Introducing 2010, a ‘music’ odyssey

January 3, 2010

By

Madeeha Syed

Just when you thought it was all over, the music industry is abuzz with plans of album launches, collaborations, soundtracks, creative projects, the potential for solo projects by the likes of Rohail Hyatt and Co. In 2010, the music industry is slated to make a comeback with a vengeance

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan working on not one, but two albums!

The albums are slated for a late 2010 release but chances are that it could take till 2011 for his work to come out. One of the albums titled Koi Umeed will have four qawwalis, one of which – the title track – is a whopping 30 minutes long! It will contain poetry and bandish from Mirza Ghalib’s selected works. The selection of poetry and composition has been done by Mian Yousuf Salahuddin and those close to Rahat expect that this album will land him a place with the great maestros.