The RFAK Session (Remix)

By

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Produced By

Tarli Digital

01 – Paas Aane Do (Come Closer)

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02 – Na Todi Dil Mera

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03 – Itni Jaldi Kiya Nahi Karte

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04 – Ranjhe Yaar Walon

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05 – Janda Hoya Dil Legaya

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06 – Chup Kar Dar Watja

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07 – Main Kiwen Manava Saawan

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08 – Tasveer

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1st Album: Huqa Pani

1 – Channo

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2 – Huqa Pani

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3 – Chal Dil Mere

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4 – Rangeen

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5 – Eik Pal

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6 – Teri Yaad Aayi

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7 – Jugnuon Se Bhar Le Aanchal

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8 – Dekha Sand Tere

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9 – Din Doobay

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10 – Ishq

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11 –  Din Doobay – Rearranged (Released Separately)

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2nd Album: Masty

1 – Masty

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2 – Dekha

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3 –  Sajania

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4 – Janey Na Koi

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5 – Aasman

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6 – Mere Haathon Main

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7 – Khairaian De Naal

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8 – Aag

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9 – Aasmaan – Unplugged

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10 – Mere Haathon Main – Flute Version

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Remixes: 

1 – Masty – House Mix

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2 – Sajania – Remix

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3rd Album: Jhoom 

1 – Jhoom

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2 – Tu Janay Na

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3 – Jab Se Dekha Tujh Ko

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4 – Jee Dhoondta Hai

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5 – Koi Umeed

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6 – Jaan-e-Mann

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7 – Nahi Re Nahi

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8 – Yar Daddi Ishq

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9 – Daastan-e-Ishq

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10 – Allah Hu

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11 – Jhoom – R&B Mix

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12 – Daastan-e-Ishq – Dhol Version

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13 – Sach Jazba

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By Madeeha Syed

From Mole to Mundari, the third episode of Coke Studio brought pleasant surprises and disappointments.

Baageshri by Mole

How does one describe Mole’s music? It’s electronic fused with a live instrument here and there with vocal sounds and absolute strangeness. The band is delightfully different and one can see members of the house band, especially Javed Iqbal on the violin, having a good time.

The second half of the song has a distinctively ‘desi’ sound to it compared to the first half (which was more catchy). The song has no lyrics and CS took a bit of a risk featuring them – something that might pay off considering Mole’s ‘strange’ music is catchy and might just encourage a wave of new-age music in the country.

Lamha by Bilal Khan

The more one listens to Bilal Khan, the more one is convinced he writes perhaps only slow, brooding, emotional music. Lamha is one such broody number that talks about the pain of separation. One lost track by the second half of the song. The break in the first half and the second half was simply not interesting enough to retain listeners’ attention.

Ith Naheen by Sanam Marvi

After her whopping 16-minute rendition of Sighra Aaween Saanwal Yaar (by Sachal Sarmast and Sultan Bahu) in the first episode this season, Sanam Marvi returns with Ith Naheen, also by Sachal Sarmast. This song however, is only six and a half minutes long.

Sanam Marvi is an accomplished singer with her own signature when performing. Ith Naheen was performed well although it
left one feeling as though it should’ve been longer.

Panchi by Jal featuring Quratulain Baloch

Jal returned to the crimson stage to sing a newly arranged version of their hit song, Panchi featuring new singer, Quratulain Baloch on a medley, which also includes Teray Ishq Mein Jo Bhi Doob Gaya by Alan Faqeer and Muhammad Ali Shehki.

This performance of Jal was a lot better than their previous one of Ik Aarzu in the first episode. Having said that, their re-arranged version of Panchi will not be a hit. The second part of the song where they sing Teray Ishe Mein Jo Bhi Doob Gaya with Quratulain Baloch was actually very good but like all good things, that portion of the performance came to an end very soon.

They might have gone terribly wrong with their wardrobe – wearing what appeared to look like extremely uncomfortable, shiny, plastic jackets with a bit of denim sown together – but what they got right was in teaming up with Quratulain Baloch. She added a new dimension to their performance. They mentioned in their behind-the-scenes clipped that they had performed with her before.

Mudari by Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami

It’s about time Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami was featured in CS. One can tell the producer, Rohail Hyatt, appears a tad
intimidated especially when he breaks the news to the house band.

Saami Sahib performed Mudari which is a classical composition based on the raag Adana and according to the studio’s official description, “a raag that is known to have the effect of holding a listener captive by its beauty and for the bitter-sweet emotion that it can invoke.” Watching Saami Sahib’s simple performance yet complicated delivery ‘bitter-sweet’ is not the emotion that came to mind, ‘joy’ did.

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Spotlight: Just Add Jal

June 26, 2011

By Asif Khan

At the same time that heavy rains and high-velocity winds were expected to lash the coast of Karachi due to the tropical cy clone brewing in the Arabian peninsula, a music tsunami hit the city with full force that went relatively unnoticed amid all the flurry: Jal made landfall in the metropolis, replacing the low pressure weather conditions with a high pressure music storm.

Kicking off much later than the slated time, DJ Bobby amid his trademark jokes invited the band Exile who jump-started with the song Shor by Karavan with Raheal (guitars), Zohaib (bass) and Shabbir (beats). Basically, the band tuned the mood for the perfect gig ahead.

The white t-shirt and lousy baggy jeans rapper Q’zzar brought the house down with an amazing Boom Boom Karachi, fusing it with the electric Up in the Sky. It concluded while interlacing nicely to Jal’s Teri Yaad.

Syed Ziauddin, a guitarist as well as a solo singer arrived on stage with a compilation of eastern and western numbers, with DJ Bobby joining him in Mera Pyar.

By the time Jal the band made it to stage half past 10pm, the venue was bursting at the seams with the older generation seated while the youngsters gathered in the aisles and the small open area at the foot of the stage. The band immediately ripped right into an extended version of Woh Lamhe, followed by a hit parade of songs from the play list.

Wearing a blue t-shirt and a scarf around his neck, Gohar screamed “Karachi kay larkay bohat badmash hain” and pumped out O’ lal meri rapturously loud and high on rhythm.

The boys offered a poignant collection of some of old hits and their tribute to the legends of Pakistan, Kinna sohna tenu rab ne banaya.

Singles like Chaltay chaltay phir kahan and Aadat added more zing to the gig, however it was their much-hyped Coke Studio number, Ik Arzoo, that the crowd craved and received with overwhelming response. Whenever the band goes on tour, be sure not to miss their live performance. ¦


“The media gives a lion’s share of its airtime to political events, leaving the entertainment industry suffering.”

In a post-gig chat with Images on Sunday, Jal credited the audience for being “brilliant” and “it was a pleasure performing in Karachi after a long time with a crowd that’s lively and supportive.”

So, besides concerts what else is keeping Jal occupied these days? “Working on the album. Keep posted; you all might just be in for a surprise. Besides, we toured the country a while back, doing college concerts in Punjab. As for right now, we’re not exactly touring, but going to all the places in Pakistan that invite us,” said Gohar.

With an album that’s almost done with a few videos that will follow, all that Gohar says for now is, “there are plenty of surprises in store from us to you.”

And of course how can Coke Studio be left out of the conversation. “In the first episode of this CS season we performed the eclectic hybrid, Ik Aarzu, an amalgamation of a brand new Jal original and two timeless classics, Dum mast qalandar and Tere
ishq nachaya. With this merger we blended contemporary pop with traditional tunes.

“Coke Studio is a brilliant platform for any musician, and it has progressively grown to be one of the biggest representatives of Pakistan’s music industry, globally. It was quite an experience working with Rohail and his team and the response we have received so far is overwhelming. I would say that Ik Aarzu was a success, and we had a great time fusing classics into our work.”

In the recent years the music industry has been on a slide, mostly owing to the law and order and socio-political situation.

However, there are a few other projects that exist besides CS for Jal, “But these go almost unnoticed because the media gives a lion’s share of the airtime to political events, leaving the entertainment industry suffering.”

Recently, Josh signed a deal with an international fast food chain for the promotion of their music album instead of going to a record label. Jal responds to it in a positive manner. “I think it’s a great initiative and it’s always good to experiment. I’m also happy to know that international fast food chains have faith in musicians belonging to our part of the world. But in our case, we would have preferred to get a record label on board, too. Having said that, the record label should be responsible enough not to curb the rights of the artistes.”

The inclusion of a medley in Jal’s performance seemed to be an influence of their stay in India. “I wouldn’t say it is an influence of our visits to India. It’s just something we do to send out a message of peace between the two nations, and also to emphasise the fact that music does not have boundaries.” As for music as an agent of socio-political change, Gohar says that it has the power to touch the hearts of millions and move nations.

In Pakistan where media groups/channels own record labels and legal music label companies are missing, how does it make the situation complex for the bands? “It isn’t an ideal situation. Independent record labels need to come forward and help the Pakistan music industry move in the right direction,” adds Gohar. — A.K.

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By Syed Shayan Shakeel

Although Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol premiered amid much fanfare this week throughout Pakistan, its soundtrack has been on music stores’ shelves since the beginning of June and features the voices of Atif Aslam, Hadiqa Kiani, Sajjad Ali, Shabnam Majeed, Ahmed Jahanzeb and Shuja Haider. It comprises seven songs and a theme to the film.

Hona Tha Piyar by Atif Aslam and Hadiqa Kiani: The opening track is characteristically Atif Aslam — you can tell with the dramatic bridge in the song, standing out to declare the transition from verse to chorus. Originally, the song was recorded with Faiza Mujahid, but producers decided to go with pop royalty Hadiqa Kiani for its film version. With subtle strumming reflective of Indian film music, Hona Tha Piyar is a well put-together composition with Atif delivering it to perfection.

Din Preshan Hai by Sajjad Ali: This song is not the Sajjad Ali of Coke Studio’s Kirkir or yesteryears’ Babiya fame. Rather, it is more reminiscent of Pankaj Udhaas. Din Preshan Hai has two versions on the soundtrack: the cinema version being more pensive with soulful flute solos and harmonising violins. The other version is faster but carries much of the same tune.

Dil Janiyan by Hadiqa Kiani: It begins as the kind of feel-good song you would expect ’80s music fans to be snapping fingers and swaying their heads to, but Hadiqa decides to take hip overboard — this time to the cheesy Bollywood trend of having a salt ’n’ peppa-style rap in the middle complete with a “yo yo” shout. “I must have made a mistake, cuz there’s no
compensatin’, now all I need is a hit, so don’t you kick me baby” is unforgivably unforgettable.

Say’yan Bolain by Shabnam Majeed: The most original of the octet, it is an ode to classical composition. The lyrics betray a tragic resignation while Shabnam Majeed sings “Say’yan bolain” and Iman Ali’s reportedly tormenting routine becomes a must-see part of the film.

Mumkin Hai: Similar in genre yet more contemporary compared to Din Preshan Hai, this is another soft-pop composition by Ahmed Jahanzeb and Shuja Haider. Easy to listen to, this four-beat track is the kind that would be best played driving on a cloudy day. Romantic lyrics and a looped drumbeat mean this will be on many a play list.

Kaho by Atif Aslam and Hadiqa Kiani: Meant to be the Bol anthem, the song in the promos shows Atif dressed in white belting it out with his female counterpart. It has a rock feel to it with the drums and guitars hit hard, but the raw energy does not go overboard. Catchy, fun and electric; Kaho steals the show from all the other tracks on the soundtrack.

Score: An interesting piece, most people will likely skip over the track because of its ghostly feel — a sort of Legend of Zelda-meets-subcontinent. It has a rather pleasant transition to the theme of Din Preshan Hai.

Though there is a heavy Bollywood influence here, the Bol soundtrack is worth listening to as Atif Aslam, Sajjad Ali and Shabnam Majeed are on the top of their game. The composition, recording and lyrics are very clean and should go a long way to play their part for the ultimate goal: the revival of cinema in Pakistan, of course.

 

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