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Cashmere – Swet Shop Boys

First Impressions: T5 I get ‘interviewed’ at Durham Airport (fucking DURHAM airport) where a nice woman looks through my bags and says what's this? (hard drive) and what's this? (camera batteries) and have you ever been involved in tribal warfare? (no). I feel like a little schoolboy and I'm reminded of a time at school when the lunch lady asks

Nazia Hassan: The Queen of Pop

  Every time I listen to Nazia Hassan I can’t help but think: how did my parents listen to this? Amma and Baba, who both listen to ghazals and qawwali, sometimes ask me to put some Nazia on in the car. The thought of them growing up with Disco Deewane as their college anthem is

Soulspins EP – Slowspin

  I came across Slowspin, aka Zeerak Ahmed, after falling into a soundcloud hole, prompted by Tonje Thilesen's fantastic article in Pitchfork Magazine entitled Searching for an Underground Generation in Karachi, Pakistan. First was Rise, a steadfastly lo-fi track, with a generous glaze of vinyl crackle covering the whole thing. The repeated lyric is almost indecipherable — don’t… very far? go back

Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II – NAWKSH

In an interview with The Quietus, Nawksh, the moniker for Karachi-based producer Danial Hyatt, says: “My music is a deep-dive into the most difficult, darkest parts of my psyche. There I attempt to befriend the monsters that lurk, and convince them to follow me back out, knowing they'll dissolve in the light of the Sun.”

Welcome to Mosiki!

  Hi there! Mosiki is a music blog dedicated to indie and electronic music from Pakistan and Pakistani artists. We love all kind of music here though. We'll also be covering some culture, some art, some politics, all the good stuff. We're on social media

The Grief That Does Not Speak – Streams of Soan

The Grief That Does Not Speak is an elegy that is both mournful and hopeful, a song that grieves over loss but looks past it too. Post-rock has always been a medium suited to expressing these kinds of conflicting emotions, and Abbas layers an optimistic guitar riff over backwards-effected strings, encapsulating the pain of grief,

I Need Space – Zahra Paracha

'I need space', for Zahra Paracha, is a thinly disguised 'get the fuck away from me'. Beautifully sung by Aaishay Haque who brings just the right amount of 'idgaf', the warbled vocal effects swoop around like vultures over a deadpan bass beat. Towards the end, the track kicks off with a melodramatic boom, segueing into

Sync – Noah’s Heark

A chilled slice of ambient techno from RBMA alumni Ziyad Hadid, aka Noahs Heark, that produces some amazing moments. A piano (or a harp?) tumbles into the track on occasion, and it's always a surprise. Atmospheric and cinematic in the best way -- don't miss this one.