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Mixtape # 3 : Pyar Di Ganderi et al

August 8, 2010

Mixtape # 3 is here, with a bit of write-up this time around

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Symt – Pyar Di Ganderi
Symt is a new band, and they have been impressing with their talents. Their second single “Pyar Di Ganderi” is much, much more than a cover of a Naseebo Lal song. The only thing common with the original song is the chorus and the spirit! Look out for them!

Munni Badnaam – OST Dabangg
Dabangg is gradually getting into my must-see movies, and I guess this song captured that spirit.

The Kominas – Kuj (From Escape to Blackout Beach)
The Kominas continue press all the buttons recently, and they’ve got to another level by covering a lovely Punjabi work by Munir Niazi.

“Kuj Unj We Rawaan Okiyaan San
Kuj Gal Ich Gham Da Toq Ve Se
Kuj Shehr De Log Ve Zaalim San
Kuj Saanoun Maran Da Shoq Ve Se”
Annie Khalid – Jaan E Jaan (Throw Your Show at the DJ Edition)
The “Mahiya” girl is back with another mediocre but addictive album! And I had to include it to get in on the fun of shoe-throwing!

Saima Jahan and Tauseef Dar – Piplaan Di Chaan (from Zill-e-Shah 2008)
From the wonderful movie that was Zill-e-Shah, this is an epic 8-9 min song (which I tried my amateur editing skills on to cut it to 5mins without losing a lot). Based on a tune of an old Tasawwar Khanum tune, this song is just the most soothing Punjabi duet you can possibly imagine.

Indian Ocean (from Peepli Live OST) – Zindagee Say Dartay Ho
The last song ever recorded by the late Asheem Chakravatry for the soundtrack for the upcoming indie-Bollywood movie. It is a fantastic little rock ditto (Makers of Rock On!!, this is how it is supposed to be done!) The lyrics are based on a Noon Meem Rashid poem

Mekaal Hasan Band – Bhageshwari (From Saptak)
Arguably the best band from Pakistan these days (even after the departure of Javed Bashir), Mekaal Hasan Band is a treat to listen to (even though one has to be patient when one starts listening to it, because heavy influence of Classical Hindustani Music). This song is one of the easier songs to digest, from the second album “Saptak”, featuring the voice of Javed Bashir.

Rizwan – Muazzam – Jana Jogi De Naal (From Coke Studio Live Sessions)
You cannot ask a Pakistani to put together a mixtape without adding any aspect of Coke Studio in it! This fantastic Qawali redux is just, just amazing!

Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
The Brit Desi band sings for Asha Bhosle! Enough said! (Though one should check out the original version of the song, as well)
“Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow!”

Qayaas – Tanha
Something came up from the Islamabad (I think) underground music scene and took me by surprise! This is just a huge rock anthem from Qayaas, whose work I am also looking forward to!)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 1:38 am

    I’ve just ‘browsed’ through this, and haven’t listened to it completely, but it sounds pretty great! I think the writeup really adds to the mixtape, and would heartily recommend that you continue adding descriptions to these.

    A little surprised you picked Zindagi Se Darte Ho, though…Chola Maati Ke Raam has really caught my ear! Mehengayi Dayan is probably going to be popular as hell once the movie gets released too…I wouldn’t be surprised to see Geo use it for one of their montages/spoofs on inflation this Ramadan..

  2. Zeshan Khan permalink
    August 9, 2010 2:38 am

    hey it’s Munir Niazi, not Majid!

  3. August 9, 2010 2:45 am

    Corrected! Thanks!

  4. August 10, 2010 11:42 pm

    @nahmed Well there are a few reasons why I picked this song of Peepli Live. First, its an actual good rock song by Bollywood, unlike the Rock On! soundtrack or random Suraj songs with a lot of grunt. Also, have been an Indian Ocean fan for sometime, and naturally my ears were attuned to this track (check out their song “Bandeh” and its brilliant). The folkish songs were good, but couldn’t justify them here! I would, for example, like to include Punjabi folk songs, but im not sure what the attention span of the listeners is!

  5. August 15, 2010 2:30 pm

    the symt cover is epic – one of the best leads i have heard in a long time. plus, when i heard it on the radio the first time, the karachi-wala DJ described it as a very sweet love song. bwahahahaha!

    • August 15, 2010 2:42 pm

      Haha! Well I have an idea about the music video! If I could/should/would direct something like this ever, though… but ur the director kind.. .. So, the initial part of the song would be a role reversal kind of thing.. where the singer would be doing all the mujra-usque moves to swoons his female partner, who is all stiff (preferably in a home setting.. husband/wife?).. and then the funky guitar part comes before the crazy drum sequence, it is when they go to a club and the girl gets freaky, with some freaky/dirty dancing….. with a more than a few elements from the dances in the Punjabi movies… its all in my head, its all in my head!!! *sigh*

      • August 15, 2010 2:46 pm


        i have harboured similar visions for a long time – getting some hero to go batshit horny the same way our heroines do. and then the club, in vintage pakistani style, has to have the most outlandishly garish setup anyone can imagine…

        this has to be done!

        • August 16, 2010 3:41 am

          OH fuck! Epiphany! If i had time and/or had the skills, i would have done this song over clips of Jersey Shore! “Pyar Di Ganderi choop le” and snooki sucking on the pickle.. ishq schoolay main daakhil hoi pehli waari.. and then “Situation”… man…

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