Eid Mubarak! Celebrate with a playlist of some alternative Pakistani gems.
Before we get into this month's mosiki mixtape, 2 albums dropped this month which you should go and listen to. Ali Suhail's fifth studio album Pursuit of Irrelevence is available on Patari, Spotify, and pretty much every music app so there's no excuse really (except SoundCloud which is why it's not in our mixtape). You
This March we've had a new album from Ali Suhail, which drops today on Patari, an excellent beat-tape from Khan Solo, and new singles from Nomad, Asfandyar Khan, Hatim and more. Let's get into this month's mosiki mixtape eh? Khan Solo - Stargirl As we’ve written before, Berkeley-based Omar Khan’s beat-tape ‘Stargirl’ was one
Inspired by Dilla, Motown, Audrey Hepburn and classic 50's Hollywood, Khan Solo's latest beat tape is a gorgeous, rich and emotional listening experience. I've been playing this on repeat all weekend. His use of samples is occasionally breathtaking: "You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down" from It's a
What a month! Ramsha, a Toronto-based ambient artist, released her second major EP after 2015’s excellent ‘Daastanemarg’. Karachi artists and members of the Foreversouth Collective Block-2 and JOFU have released a short two-track EP ‘shrap’. Other notable singles from Dynoman, Cheeems, Spirare, Cheemgadar, Saad Aslam Ali and many more. Let’s dive in. PS Sorry if
Hassan Hadeed is a Rawalpindi-based artist who operates in the spaces between singer-songwriter, post-rock and ambient music. Take something like 'Dream Noise', where it sounds like the mics and amps have been overloaded and distorted, but the result is nonetheless beautiful. 'Miss You' has a DIY, my-recording-equipment-is-crap feel to it, and really reminds me of some of The
Throwback to 2010's experimental album 'Causing a Tiger' from musicians Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi and Shahzad Ismaily. Ismaily, born to Pakistani immigrant parents, is an incredibly talented self-taught composer and musician, currently based in New York. 'No Funeral At All', the lovely tender opener to the album, has elements of Northern Pakistani folk music to it