5 Minutes With Natasha Ejaz (Interview)

We sat down with Natasha Humera Ejaz who recently performed a session for Uth Records and talked about her work, experience with Uth Records and possible future endeavors.

1. How did you begin? How do you define your sound?

Ans: How did I begin? *giggles* That’s a funny question. I jest – I suppose it’s safe to say my song writing journey started at 15 when I picked up the guitar for the first time. As far as what my sound is, to be honest I think at the moment I’m a blend of part jazz, part indie, part folk, part trip hop. But I prefer not to label myself, not for the moment at least.

Natasha Ejaz – The Right Way to Fall (Download Audio) [Uth Records – Ep 4]

Natasha Ejaz – The Right Way to Fall (Download Audio)

Artist: Natasha Ejaz

Show: Uth RecordsEpisode 4

Song: The Right Way to Fall

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Lyrics:

It was light
It was dark
It was far away from the lark
As I tried to embark
On a journey of far away
50 men couldnt find
The treasures deep inside
As I lay here shining bright

So I tried to recall
The right way to fall
But my eyes
Couldn’t find the way

And I tried to many
Times for you to see
The fire
Burning inside of me
But you were blinded by your
Impassivity

So I tried to recall
The right way to fall
But my eyes
Couldn’t find the way
So I tried to recall
The right way to fall
But my eyes
Couldn’t find the way

(scat)

So I tried to recall
The right way to fall
But my eyes
Couldn’t find the way

So I tried to recal

Uth Records to Air their Fourth Episode with Natasha Ejaz!

March 9, 2011

Uth Records to Air their Fourth Episode with Natasha Ejaz!

[Pakistan 09 March 2011] Ufone’s acclaimed youth music initiative Uth Records proudly announces its fourth featuring artist to debut on 11th March 2011, Islamabad based singer Natasha Ejaz.

Following the excitement brought to Uth Records by young rock band Jumbo Jutt, contemporary Pashto folk artists Yasir & Jawad and the classically inspired musician Usman Riaz, Uth Records introduces singer/songwriter Natasha Ejaz.

Interview: Taha Malik & Rola Team on Kostal’s ‘Jaan Jaye’

December 6, 2009

“We’re a music production duo. Our style is a mixture of electronic and organic music.” – Taha Malik
As the debut video of Kostal makes way from the Internet to the airwaves, Instep catches up with Taha Malik of Kostal

By Maheen Sabeeh

Omran Shafique and Taha MalikInstep: What can you tell me about Kostal?
Taha Malik: Kostal is Taha Malik and Omran Shafique. We’re a music production duo. We first met in 2002 while working on many side projects. During the recording of Mauj‘s debut album at my studio in Houston, Omran and I would write dance and hip hop style records. As our library of ideas grew, we decided that we should compile the best and make an album of them. Of course, Kostal is much more than that now. We are currently writing/producing for other artists, movies, commercials, and any other projects we can get our hands on. The collective manifoldness of our musical backgrounds allows us to experiment with all types of styles and genres, from French rappers to rubab and tabla, to jazz-fusion, rock, Arabic… anything really. We love it!

Kostal hit the dance floor with ‘Jaan Jaye’

December 6, 2009

Song: ‘Jaan Jaye
Artist: Kostal
Directed by: Uns Mufti (ROLA)

Kostal Jaan Jaye 1It is every begum’s darkest (domestic help-related) fantasy come true. With ‘Jaan Jaye’, Kostal’s hip-hop ditty that first became popular in 2006, we are treated to a colourful peek into the secret life of the cook and maali (gardener) in those gloriously unsupervised moments which every employer fears, and none has any idea about.

Omran Shafique talks about the album delay and the new venture Kostal

September 6, 2009

OmranGO KOSTAL

– By Khaver Siddiqi

A member of Co-Ven, frontman for the band Mauj, a guitarist for Ali Azmat, guest musician on Coke Studio (and part of the house band, a year later as well), and member of a musical collaboration known as Kostal. No, these aren’t a group of people, in fact, all of these musicians are actually one and the same; Omran Shafique.

The life and times of Omran Shafique of Mauj

September 3, 2009

In Bahrain, a musical star was about to be born. At 18, Omran Shafique moved to the state of Texas in America. From visits to Pakistan, Omran was interested in Pakistan’s music scene, diverse in its styles and formats. Even from the old days, he always thought the pop/rock scene in Pakistan was interesting. Music as his passion, guitar as his favorite instrument, Omran had the talent needed to become a great musician. 15 years on, Omran Shafique (being a creative and talented person) decided to move to Pakistan to pursue music as a career.

Around 2001, Omran formed a band in Houston, Texas, named Mauj (translated as ‘Wave’), to further progress in his musical career. This ‘wave’ consisted of Omran himself as the vocalist and guitarist, Mohsin Atif, the bass player and a co-lyricist. Previous members had came and went but the 3 stood their ground. Once Omran moved to Pakistan, however, the line-up changed. Mohsin Atif couldn’t go to Pakistan with him so Omran started jamming with his old friends from Pakistan.

The line-up had now changed again, but that didn’t stop Omran from pursuing his passion of music. Now, Mauj is compromised of Omran himself again, the vocalist and guitarist, Sameer Ahmed who plays bass, Hamza Jafri who plays guitar, and Sikandar Mufti who plays the drums. This ‘wave’ would be able to strike a powerful blow to Pakistan’s music scene, new in diversity and originality.

In 2004, Mauj released their first single, “Read More