Monday, June 28, 2010

Behind The Scenes at Coke Studio

Here's our behind-the-scenes footage from our performance on Coke Studio



Only a week left till our performance airs. I have to say looking at this footage I instantly went back to how amazing and wonderful the entire experience was. I'm so grateful that they had cameras rolling the entire time, because the whole thing went by in such a fantastic flash I was afraid I would forget how it felt. I'm not so worried about how the actual performance will turn out or what people will say. I know that the boys and I were part of a truly magical experience and in the end, thats the best anyone can hope for :)

You can check out the other behind-the scenes promos from the episode here

Also, I wanted to add that you guys have been really supportive and gracious in your comments. It means a lot. Thank you all.

10 Comments:

Blogger Atta Khan said...

HAHAH, "Adnan Malik dies at Coke Studios....hit by a dong!" =p
brilliant! i'm really hoping that this episode's gonna be brilliant! can't wait to hear those three, highly talented chicks adding their backing vocals to Sultanat!
Cheers!

4:08 PM  
Blogger M. said...

That was some good playing, ADP. And to be in that line up!

Give EP a few pointers?

10:50 PM  
Blogger Atta Khan said...

Amen to "M"!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Mariam said...

Hot stuff on CS tonight:D amazing you guys!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Atta Khan said...

tonight was amazing! the studio jam was pretty much perfect! loved the whole setup boys! keep it up!

11:49 PM  
Anonymous I Come In Peace said...

Okay bro, I ain't gonna lie about your performance. It was okay, but there was a lot to touch up on. Let me tell you exactly what. Just so you know, I'm not trying to stir up shit here, I'm looking for your improvement. Why won't I criticise EP or any other band as much as this? Because, to put it very simply, I don't give a fuck about them. They are in no way representative of Pakistan's talent, and maybe they were at some point, but now, they deem themselves larger than life and already at the peak. That translates into the shit/cliche music. Anyway, onto what I thought was wrong :

Your drummer was pretty damn bad. Maybe it was a bad day, overconfidence, not enough time, no monitors or all of the above. He was out of time a lot and contradicting the percussionists runs. I mean, it's obviously going to sound bad when you have 2 percussionists rolling away. They need to be able to complement each other's hits and not trample on each other, especially when the volume levels are similar. It won't work, and as seen tonight, it didn't. I'm sorry it had to be that way, but that's something to be sorted out.

Next up, your singing was good, so was the bass and the rhythm. The solo, was goood. You have the licks, just not the tone. Your tone was too too thin, and that gave it an amateurish sound. Really, it'll just make your sound all that next level. Fuck the sounding authentic, that's very hard to achieve in a world with so many guitarists. At least you can discover a half decent balanced tone to deliver your notes right. Once again, let me state, your choice of notes and when to apply the hammer ons and pull offs really impressed me, people tend to fuck those up the most. All I'm saying is, never underestimate your tone, which I'm sure you wouldn't have, but something obviously went wrong. Oh, and I don't know what it was since I haven't played a guitar in a while now, but I was sensing high tension strings.

Lastly, I know that live sets can be terrifying, and I also know that many things can be out of the bands control, especially a new one looking to make a mark, but it takes me by surprise that "uber producer" Rohail Hyatt didn't point out this stuff. I mean, it's almost like he gave this performance the least attention.

No hate, just constructive criticism that a serious band would take seriously. Peace.

5:55 AM  
Blogger ali said...

i totally agree with ICIP.
thanks for the feedback :)

the drums/percussion issue is one we've been taking very seriously and quite honestly have improved on it tremendously over the last couple of months.

you should come down to our shows. i feel like thats really where we shine the most. playing live.

to give OBA some credit here...the tone he had made for the song was way "larger" than what it ended up sounding like in post.

we actually heard the recorded CS version for the first time last night :) so it was as big a surprise for us as it was for everyone else.

that said...
im glad it came across as it did.
CS has really opened up the doors in terms of letting lots of people know about us.

which is always a good thing:)

once again.
thanks for the support!

-ali

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chaaaa gaye ho I COME IN PEACE. ADP was very average nothing out of the box. Rohail is no fan of Rock Music and thats why the tone was fucked in Post, same reason why EP sounded like a khasi band.

Rohail is running out of idea in fact Season 1 was an Idea now he is dragging the same shit without any knowledge.

Production my ass, live performance my ass. I have visited the recording sessions and it was surprising to see how bad the whole process is.

Live ke naam per dhaba hai Coke Studio.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Laila said...

THE RETURN OF ATTA KHAN. =O

3:46 PM  
Blogger Atta Khan said...

wazza laila!

11:40 PM  

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