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Fizz Studio

Coke is about to splash and bubble once again with Coke Studio 2,so you heard?
I’ve become an ardent fan ever since the first promos came up for the concept and have been following Coke Studio with religious fervor ever since.

This time they are going really going over the top and how happier can I be, with Atif being on the show. Atif is a real icon for me as he has really energized the whole music scene in Pakistan.

Someone who I’ll miss not being a part of Coke Studio 2 is Selina, from the Saba and Selina duo, she was ever smiling and always used to be grooving to the music, she brought in a cuter side to Coke Studio. Will Natasha be able to take her place? Only time will tell.

Among the house band last year, Gumby impressed me the most with his innovative drumming. His drums in Flute Jam, Mein chala, Gallan and Garaj Baras were just purely excellent.

Coke Studio-izing:

That’s what my facebook status says, I am doing. Since Zeb and Haniya are in the show, I’ve put their album on constant play in my car to familiarize myself with their tracks as to enjoy fully when they play in Coke Studio 2. The comment I would like to make on their album is that it is already COKE STUDIO ready, since two members of the house band ( Gumby and Mannu) have played on Chup (Zeb and Haniyas Album), the whole album seems to be a product of Coke Studio One.

Hats off to Coke for supporting the music scene in Pakistan when it needs it the most. An original and one-of-a-kind project, it simply as they say “rocks”.

Now speaking of things that “rock”, I would like you all to stop and ponder over music by Adil Salik, who makes music by the name of Dye Corduroy.

Check out this urdu track, “ Sab Jhoot Hai” , D/L the track here and while you are at it , you can check out this other brilliant track ,” kiya tum ho wohee”


First Trip 2009- Lahore

With the Sharifs brothers supporters bringing down the businesses with their protests , I was doubting myself to travel to Pakistan, messaged my cousin in Lahore
whether it would be okay for me to come.He assured me that by my flight date businesses would be back to normal. And so I left, although the plane was not very comfortable but found someone with whom I spoke about Pakistani music and that made the flight seem shorter.

Anyhow,landed on time and was expecting a rush towards the immigration but to my surprise it was empty and I was cleared within 5 minutes (cool,ain’t it). The trip was enjoyable as I hung around my favorite HANG OUT STREET , M.M.Alam street. (Anyone and everyone who knows me needs no second thoughts on where to find me when I am in Lahore.)

Biggest surprise for me were the prices in Deepak Perwani, which were much in league with other known to be affordable designers i.e Junaid Jamshed,gonna get myself a pink kurta from Deepak next time ???

Anticipating March releases weren’t released namely MAUJ, Call so got Abbas Premjee :Elements,Inteha: Kehna Chahta Hoon, Fuzon: Saagar , Junoon : Deewar .(interesting mix?)

Although, I didn’t have much time,this time, the moral of the story is “DON’T EVER TRAVEL TO PAKISTAN FOR JUST ONE WEEK “.