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inQishaaf - The discovery and combination of two performers from Karachi kicked off their love for music and performance four years ago. Shoaib and Shariq have been around in the underground circuit for a while now and just recently, after years of performing on local platforms, have decided to it hit big by going national.
The band’s name in itself is a reflection of what they have to offer. Their music expresses a wider range of emotions. Love, hate, anger, pathos, solitude and romance are the basic emotions to which their music caters.
Their music is a fusion taking the best from the East and West. Shariq gives a little touch of the melodies from the west while Shoaib draws strong influence from eastern melodies making them both play with an infectious energy.
Their debut album is titled “Khwaabon Aur Khaak Ki Kahaani” which was released in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad on December 26, 2010 under the record label of Iron Line Records with distribution by Sonic Enterprises.
Their debut music video “Keh Daina” has been widely appreciated on all TV and radio stations with high ratings on music charts. ‘Bhula Doonga’, the title of their next video, is a rebellious ballad with a heart churning melody. The album comprises of 8 songs that have been recorded, mixed and mastered by Mr. Taimoor Mirza at Audiology Studios. ‘Aye Khuda’ talks about the soul probation in a sufi mystical melody whereas ‘Raqs’ is a dark monologue regarding the feelings of a lover in distress. ‘‘Kash Aisa’ is a groovy yet passionate track that depicts the wishful thinking of people in love whereas ‘Ehsaas’ is a song regarding the uncertainty that ensues in a love relationship and its contradictions.
Their music has an old school music feel in a contemporary manner that attracts both young listeners as well a more mature audience. Elements of soft ballads, alternative rock and Sufism can be found in the undertones of their music.