Rushk Contributing Music to the Soundtrack to Downward Dog

Downward Dog

Downward Dog

Downward Dog, one of the two upcoming movies directed by Jami, is currently under the production phase and we have got to know that the project team is working on the soundtrack of the movie these days.

A promising band, Rushk that is making a comeback after a long hiatus is said to be one of those working on the musical score of the movie. The band that consists of Ziyyad Gulzar and Uns Mufti on guitars, Ali Jafri on bass, and Sikandar Mufti on drums is fronted by a female vocalist Tara Mehmood.

Rushk New Line-Up And New Album

Rushk New Line-Up

Sikandar Mufti, a well-known musician and drummer, is these days involved with ‘Rushk‘ that is making a come back after a long hiatus and with a new line-up. Sikandar who plays with a lot of musical acts, was also part of the Coke Studio house band. He also has a long time association with a rock band co-VEN which is also in the studios working on releasing their new album.

Rushk – Darta Hoon (Adhoora) – Jism 2 [Download Audio]

Rushk – Darta Hoon (Adhoora) OST Jism 2 [Download Audio]

Artist: RUShk

Song: Darta Hoon (Adhoora)

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RUShk is a progressive gothic metal band that hails from Karachi. Their song Darta Hoon (Adhoora) is originally from the album “Sawal“, which was released to critical acclaim in Pakistan. The song is now featured in the Bollywood movie, “Jism 2,” which stars porn star Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh.


Vocals by Nazia Zuberi Hassan

Composed by Uns Mufti & Ziyyad Gulzar

Lyrics by Rushk

Music Director: Arko Parvo Mukherjee

Produced by Shahi Hasan

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.

Rock ‘n’ roll Eid

September 21, 2009

Rock ‘n’ roll Eid

Musi­cians tell Instep Today what they’ll be doing and wear­ing over the Eid holiday..

Aysha Man­ahi


What do musi­cians do on Eid? Well, they spend it like any other Pak­istani, mostly tra­di­tion­ally. This Instep Eid sur­vey threw up some sur­pris­ing results. Amanat Ali of Kohram fame is pos­si­bly the most fash­ion con­scious musi­cian going, fol­lowed by Farhan Saeed and Goher Mum­taz of Jal. On the other hand, hard­core rocker Ali Noor is against blow­ing up big bucks for a designer out­fit on Eid. His brother Ali Hamza wears what­ever his mother or grand­mother wants him to and so does Eht­e­sham of ‘Aisi Taisi’ fame. Nearly every­one favours tra­di­tion for a day or two at most and then will get back into their jeans and chill out… except for Uns Mufti who gives out the loud­est rebel yell of all…


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

September 6, 2009


– 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.