Krewella Talks About Being Pakistani In An Exclusive Interview

Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, known to the world as sensational duo Krewella, are back with an all new album “New World Part 1” showcasing their range of talents, from songwriting, to producing, to performing.

Having graced the stages of Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and more recently, finishing their New World Tour, the two sisters’ vast experiences in mesmerizing crowds has proven them to be one of the most versatile EDM artists in the industry. With a second part to their album on the way. – Krewella’s recent accomplishments only show that they’re only going to get BIGGER!

The group was recently in Chicago; taking a break from their busy touring schedule. They sat down with Pakmanzil’s Founder Ali Zee for an exclusive interview that covered their childhood, being Pakistani, and their music.

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Diplo To Bring Mad Decent Block Party to Pakistan in February 2018

Can you believe that in all his travels Diplo only came to Pakistan for the first time in 2016?

He gave a special concert in capital city Islamabad alongside his buddy Elliphant and local-upcoming musicians Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi. That was back in February, and he must have had a good time, because he’s coming back two years later — and this time, he’s bringing the whole crew.

The Mad Decent Block Party will make its Pakistani debut in February of 2018.

No word yet who will be on the bill.

Krewella Is All Set To Rock Pakistan!

Making their way to Pakistan for a concert tour in December, One of the biggest EDM duo Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf – better known as Krewella – will be seen performing alongside SNKM (Adil Omar + Talal Qureshi),. Although the duo has yet to announce which city they’ll be performing in, it seems like Islamabad will be their first choice.

This is not the first time Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi have collaborated with foreign artists; they previously performed with Diplo and Elliphant in Islamabad and have become quite the concert magnet in the Capital. This time they’ll be performing with the super-funky Krewella and rest assured all of Pakistan’s EDM-crazy youth will be there to work it!

Krewella took to social media to announce their concert in a video.

“We have our first show ever in Pakistan coming up so soon,” Jahan Yousaf said in the video.

The Pakistani-American duo is known for their EDM genre of music and has garnered massive success in the US with their songs like ‘Team’ and ‘Alive’. Now is this exciting or what?

Strings Bid Farewell To Coke Studio!

Coke Studio was revolutionary for music in Pakistan and this year the innovative show marked ten years of ground breaking music; needless to say the show reached new heights of success with an impeccable ensemble of musicians helming it. Whether it was Rohail Hyatt or Strings, the show evolved season after season, giving us new hits each year. However, this tenth season did not go down too well with fans and it seems the show might be in for a change from next season.

Taking to social media, Strings – consisting of Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia – issued a statement clarifying that the band has left the show as its producers after handling it since the last four seasons.

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We’re already hearing that Rohail Hyatt will be back as producer Coke Studio next year, as he reportedly has been signed on by Coke Studio global, according to sources.

Entity Paradigm Reunites For One Epic Night

True rock music lovers of Pakistan know this feeling. You walk into a venue, the place is crowded with familiar faces, a rock band takes the stage, and within a few minutes, the riddle presents itself: Everyone in the room instantly knows that this is the greatest rock band performing on Earth at this specific moment in time, and while it’s impossible to know for sure, it’s impossible to imagine anything better.

For roughly 10 minutes on the finale of Pepsi Battle Of The Bands 2017, Entity Paradigm reunion was that best thing that happened in any music reality show or award show for a long time. Former members Fawad Khan and ace guitarist Xulfi reunited with their friends and performed their rock anthem ‘Hamesha’ that stole the thunder from all the other bands that performed throughout the season.

We hope another reunion happens soon and for good! We’d love to hear some more good music from eP.

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Momina Mustehsan Performs Concert On PIA Flight

All of Pakistan is celebrating August 14 and Pakistan’s 70th birthday this evening and I think the most creative celebration has to be hosted by national carrier PIA, who planned a secret Momina Mustehsan concert on PK308, in the air!

Passengers on the flight were pleasantly surprised when the crew and Momina, accompanied by musicians Haroon and Sharoon, set the plan in motion and commenced the jam. Momina sang ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ and her very famous Coke Studio cover of  ‘Afreen Afreen’ while the Leo Twins played violins. It seemed like a tremendously experience for PIA, their passengers and Momina Mustehsan.

We don’t think an aircraft is an ideal acoustic space but Momina makes it work and we love her patriotic wardrobe!

16th Lux Style Awards — A Night Of Tributes

As the curtain fell on the annual award ceremony held at Expo Centre of Karachi last night, the 16th edition will be remembered as a night of many firsts as well as unprecedented surprises.

Featuring nearly 30 categories of film, fashion, music and television, the award show more often known as the LSA’s this time marked the debut of fashion’s much loved star and showman Hasan Yasin Shehryar as an award show director while internationally famed singing sensation Atif Aslam took to its stage for the very first time as the host for the night. Fariyha Subhani, Director marketing Unilever Pakistan, describing the latest edition as the first with many ‘1st evers’ after years in the fifteen-year history of the Lux Style awards.

Often dubbed Pakistan’s alternative to Oscars since its inception in 2002, it is the oldest, most prominent and the most talked about award show. Sitting in the front row of LSA’s this year stars and legends including Faisal Qureshi, Mikaal Zulfiqaar and Usman Peerzada appreciate its importance as nation’s premiere award show recognising local talent consistently over the years. A winner of five LSA’s and multiple others including Pride of Performance, seasoned actor Noman Ejaz in attendance after 15 years on the other hand not a big fan of such ceremonies says he is in the audience to support Hassan Shehryar Yasin in his efforts.

Kicking off with Atif Aslam’s power packed performance among its big surprises is yesteryear’s silver screen queen Reema’s return to the limelight. Refraining from being extended appearances since her marriage, Reema Khan looking every bit the film star makes her magical comeback to the LSA’17 while sharing the stage with young actress Mawra Hocane.

With two new Lux girls revealed during the night, VJturned actor/ Bollywood star Mahira Khan rapping on stage and actor Osman Khalid Butt establishing himself as an entertainer of great comic timing are among the most delightfully pleasant surprises of the LSA’s this year. With a bigger and visually impressive looking stage, the award ceremony that started after 11 pm last year, astonishingly wrapping up by midnight is another unexpected and unprecedented highlight of the LSA 2017.

Tina Sani and Tariq Amin as the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement awards is another highlight of the night. Receiving it for his decades of contribution in the field of fashion and styling industry, Amin honoured to be the youngest and first male recipient of the award in the category, appreciates the recognition.

With the best actor, best director and best picture of the year going to Pakistani film ‘Actor In Law’ is the biggest winner of this year’s ceremony. Mahira Khan receiving the best actress LSA for her lead performance in ‘Ho Man Jahaan’ is another big win of the night.

After Ali Zafar performing on his own rendition with his ‘Teefa in Trouble’ lead costar, Maya Ali,

Atif Aslam’s befitting tribute to the late Junaid Jamshed was the closing act of 16th Lux style awards. The award show is scheduled for airing on Geo Television next month.

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