9th Lux Style Awards, Music Winners List

November 2, 2010

Mekaal Hasan Band sweeps the music category in the 9th Lux Style Awards with 3 awards for the Best Singer, Best Artist and for the Best Video Director and Rohail Hyatt won an award for the Best Producer for the Coke Studio Sessions. BEST ARTIST: Mekaal Hasan Band for Saptak Others nominated in this category: […]

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 […]

Koolmuzone Music Blockbusters of 2009: Top 5 Albums

December 29, 2009

By Sadaf Fayyaz 1. Aasmaan (Hadiqa Kiani) After almost six years, Hadiqa returns to the spotlight with Aasmaan. The album comprises songs in Pashtu, Punjabi, Persian and Urdu. Her multilingual singing is merged with her pop style and music genre. Some of the grooviest numbers from the album are “Sohniya”, ”Janan”, “Tuk Tuk” and “Az […]

Instep: Hotstepper of the week “Meesha Shafi”

November 29, 2009

The sizzling and edgy Meesha Shafi is someone who can scorch up any fashion editorial. Her statuesque form, chiselled looks and commanding personality add that rare oomph and profound aura onto any medium she sets foot on. As a model she has graced many a ramp and lent her striking presence to numerous shoots. At […]

Overload to Release CDs of Limited Edition Album on Eid

November 12, 2009

Overload – the loudest band of Pakistan has been kind enough to give away the music for free to it’s fans. The latest record by the band, Pichal Pairee was officially released online at overloadbeats.com. The album has been downloaded over 20,000 times from it’s website only. The band hasn’t only been giving the music […]

Is the Internet the future of music in Pakistan?

November 8, 2009

As Overload and Mekaal Hasan Band release their records without the backing of a record label and pull it off without a glitch, Instep takes a look at the burgeoning music scene, record label battles and how the Internet just might be the way out By Maheen Sabeeh Throwing out the blame Internet. The inescapable […]

Pichal Pairee The reinvention of Overload

November 1, 2009

The band is back and it’s louder than ever before. “I can guarantee that whoever comes to our concerts will leave dancing,” said Overload drummer and band leader, Farhad Humayun once. One doesn’t find that hard to believe. Even when the Lahore-based band is performing in a city like Karachi where audiences in comparison tend […]