Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Nazrana-e-Aqeedat (Instep Album Review)

December 20, 2009

After recording the brilliant and hypnotic Charkha and singing for Bollywood films, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is back with Nazrana-e-Aqeedat. Instep lends an ear… By Manal Faheem Khan Artist: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Album: Nazrana-e-Aqeedat*** The ultimate goal for any Pakistani artist is receiving international recognition for his or her work, and many of our […]

Ali Hamza’s Naat: The enlightened Noori?

September 16, 2009

They struck magic at Coke Studio and now Noori have released a naat. Recited by Ali Hamza, it is a new path for the evolving band. Instep Today takes a look at the new dynamics of Noori… Abid Hussain Karachi With the month of Ramazan in full swing, most of the media industry usually takes […]

Instep Today: Why Musicians Don’t Release Singles

September 7, 2009

With such a variety of great songs out there, why can’t musicians just release them as singles instead of letting them languish until they make it to an album? Instep Today takes a look at why flying solo may be a better option for Pakistani musicians. Thom Yorke of Radiohead dropped quite a bombshell recently, […]

Instep Today: The ballad of Ali Noor and Ali Hamza

August 22, 2009

In an exclusive conversation with Instep Today, Noori take us insidethe songs they belted out at Coke Studio that have changed Noori’s perception to fans, critics and the industry at large… Maheen Sabeeh Karachi “More than being a musical performance, ‘Aik Alif’ was an internal/spiritual journey for the musicians involved.” – Ali Noor “Saeen was […]

Strings Feel New Patriotic Songs Lack Soul

August 15, 2009

Come August every year and the airwaves are flooded with patriotic songs. Whether its old videos or new, all music channels seem to go green with patriotism and every public place you go, you are welcomed by the beats of patriotic anthems. It’s great that the kitty of songs keeps increasing but Strings’ Bilal Maqsood […]