Farhad Humayun & Omran Shafique’s current music playlists

February 24, 2009

Farhad Humayun & Omran Shafique’s current music playlists
Celebrity playlist this week

It’s amazing that our celebrities have such a diverse taste in music. From chartbusters to fresh music, their playlist depict their moods. Instep takes you on a trip into their world of music…

Farhad Humayun Musician (Overload)

“These days I am listening to a lot of Western rock music because of the overdose of Indian and Bollywood tracks all around. And amongst that, I am hooked onto White Snake and Muse. And, if you want me to name a few songs then I would like to say ‘Good to be Bad’ from White Snake and ‘Map of the Problematic’ by Muse are amazing tracks.”

Both White Snake and Muse are British rock bands. ‘Good to be Bad’ was released last year while ‘Map of the Problematic’ is from Muse’s album Black Holes and Revelations which released in 2006. ‘Map of the Problematic’ has been used in numerous promos, including the TV series Primeval, the movie Children of Men and during Live Earth.

Omran Shafique Musician (Mauj)

I’m listening to a whole not of obscure musicians from the seventies. These days, I’m listening to a guy called Gil Scott Heron. I recently discovered his music and ended up getting his album and going through it. I haven’t heard any Pakistani music these days. All I’ve heard is Kaavish’s new album that will be coming out soon. I worked at the studio with them when the album was being recorded so I’ve heard a lot of their stuff!”

Gil Scott Heron is known for his musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music together with the lyrical content of the social issues of his time. He is the man who developed hip-hop into what it is today and his unique rap style remains an influence even today. Kaavish are a Pakistani pop band who made their mark with their mellow debut single ‘Bachpan’ and the love song ‘Tere Pyaar Main’. Their album Gunkali, which has been produced by Faisal Rafi, is one of the most awaited albums this year.

link: INSTEP Magzine