3 Reasons I waited for Coke Studio Season 12

Why was I waiting for Coke Studio Season 12? 1. Cuz I am addicted Coke Studio has some really good songs and I have been addicted to a few. It means that I look forward to more soul searching music. This addiction makes me wait for the Coke Studio Session all year long. 2. Rohail…

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My earliest memories of YouTube

The year was 2008 and I had just discovered that there is a website that plays videos and it is NOT forbidden. By IT security team, yet. The site was YouTube, my dear friend and companion YouTube. It was like finding a treasure. I wasn’t much into Bollywood music until then. And, I preferred ghazals….

Coke Studio Season 12: Episode 1: Wohi Khuda Hai: Atif Aslam

The first song of the first episode of coke studio seasons 12 is out. It is exactly how a much-awaited season should start. I am a big fan of Atif since Tere Bin (Bas Aik Pal) and Doori days. I like the unique way he pronounces and un-enunciates words. I also feel that Tajdar-e-Haram is…

Coke Studio Season 12 Promo

I have been googling about Coke Studio 12 release date; since August. Generally, at least the seasons I watched (Season 10 and Season 11) started around Pakistan Independence Day. In fact, I joked that since I started following Coke Studio has stopped production. Better late than never! The promo and first BTS for Atif’s hamd is…

OST Review: Daasi

Since I am reviewing Daasi, I must review OST as well. Nah, it is not a mandate. But it irked me. Credits Lyrics: Ali Moeen Singer: Wajji Ali The tune is good and the vocals are perfect. It is the lyrics I have problem with. Khuda Bani Mohabbat Dua Bani Mohabbat Mili Jo Duniya Ko…

Song obsession: Sway (Michael Buble)

Song Details Song: Sway Singers: Michael Buble Review This one is my favourite even before I knew the name of the song. The first time I heard it was in the opening act of Hum Awards, if I remember correctly. Then again, Ayesha Omar performed on her cover for the song at Hum Style Awards…

Episode 4 – Piya Re : Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song This is Piya Re, reimagined. Originally performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, it’s an…

Episode 6 – Aadat : Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song The melody that has ruled the hearts of billions all over the world, Aadat…

Episode 1 – Mehbooba: Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song Experience refreshing nostalgia of the hit pop song as Ali Tariq, Hamza Tanveer and…

Episode 1 – Bol Hu: Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 Non Review Rant My brother is here to spend his free time before his classes for…

Song obsession: Nindiya Ke Paar (Coke Studio #6)

Song Details Song: Nindiya Ke Paar (Coke Studio) Produced & Directed: Rohail Hayaat Music Director: Mekaal Hasan Lyrics: Faiz Ahmad Faiz Singers: Uzair Jaswal   Review This one is part of my “Coke Studio Playlist”. I was watching an interview of the guy – what a humble soul he is. I thought of googling it randomly…

Song obsession: Mujh Se Pehli Si Mohabbat (Coke Studio)

Song Details Song: Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbad (Coke Studio) Produced & Directed: Strings Music Director: Mekaal Hasan Original Composed: Rashid Attre Lyrics: Faiz Ahmad Faiz Singers: Humera Channa, Nabeel Shaukat Ali   Review This one is part of my “Coke Studio Playlist”. Most of the time, I like listening to music that makes sense – as…

Song obsession: Let It Go (Frozen)

Song Details Song: Let It Go (Disney Song) Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Movie: Frozen Singers: Idina Menzel Release Date: 25 November 2013 Review This one is part of my “General Playlist”. Depending on my mood, it varies from Ghazals to Rock. *** I have not watched the movie. I have only read first episode of Disney…

Song obsession: Malang (Dhoom 3)

Song Details Song: Malang Music: Pritam Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan Movie: Dhoom 3 Singers: Siddharth Mahadevan, Shilpa Rao Release Date: 20 December 2013 Review This one is part of my “Coding Playlist”. I listen to some peppy and blood-pumping numbers to stay focused as I write thousands of lines of code. That’s partly true. Most of…

Episode 9: Coke Studio Season 11 (Aftab)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 Ko Ko Korina, Ahad Raza Mir & Momina Mustehsan Ahad Raza Mir is finally here. I…

Episode 8: Coke Studio Season 11 (Jashan)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 Luddi Hai Jamalo, Ali Sethi & Humaira Arshad Ali Sethi is finally here. I love all…

Episode 7: Coke Studio Season 11 (Sahil)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. I was out of town and had no…

Episode 6: Coke Studio Season 11 (Zamana)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. The coke studio episodes didn’t come last week…

Episode 5: Coke Studio Season 11 (Mauj)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. I was on vacation and was travelling yesterday….

Episode 4: Coke Studio Season 11

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. I was on vacation and was travelling yesterday….