Coke Studio Season 8 Songs MP3 Download

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Coke Studio Season 8 Songs MP3 Download

Pakistan’s popular music television series Coke Studio premiered its eighth season on 16th August 2015 under the tagline of The Sound Of Nation. Till now, six episodes of the season has been aired. The people are mesmerized by the voices of top singers of the country. The season will have seven episodes featuring 28 songs from thirty-one artists and thirteen musicians. The featured artist line-ups includes names like Ali Azmat, Ali Haider, Ali Zafar Atif Aslam, Arif Lohar, QB, Nabeel Shaukat Ali, and Sara Raza Khan. There are individual performances along with the duet ones.

Here we have got all the Coke Studio Season 8 songs, covering the seven episodes of the mind-blowing season!

Episode 1:

The first episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was aired on August 16, 2015.

Sohni Dharti:

It was a introductory song of Coke Studio Season 8 as a part of Pakistan’s 68th Independence celebration. The song was released under the tagline: Celebrating the spirit of Independence. It is a special tribute to its original singers i.e. Sohail Rana and Masroor Anwar. It featured all the artists that were going to perform in Coke Studio Season 8.

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Aankharli Pharookai:

Singers: Mai Dhai and Karam Abbas

At its best, the energy of Mai Dhai and Karam Abbas’ duet, ‘Aankharli Pharookai’ transports you to the vast landscapes of Rajasthani deserts, where this folk tune originated. With the rippling groove of the harmonium provided expertly by Arsalan Rabbani, Mai Dhai’s prowess of high-strung vocals in Marwari language celebrates a prophecy of something good, just about to happen. The classical performance of Karam Abbas in raag Bhimpalasi merges with the folk melody setting the tune on an upward incline from the very beginning of the track. The harmonious arrangement of the Rubab solo played by Tanveer Tafu serves to be a natural climax, making an otherwise traditional folk tune into a psychedelic anthem.

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Bewajah:

Singers: Nabeel Shaukat Ali

‘Bewajah’ hovers in the space between lovers coming together and breaking apart. It’s a narrative penned by Babar Hashmi, performed by Nabeel Shaukat Ali. The song’s story is the universal quandary of lovers trying to forget the one they loved in an age-old pain of heartbreak that romance is coupled with. As Nabeel sings in his subtle and effortless style, the overtones of Sajid Ali’s flute provide a change of tempo that alters between eastern classical melodies whilst complimenting the pop-rock atmosphere created by the guitars and the bass.

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Sayon:

Singers: Mekaal Hasan Band

On ‘Sayyon’, Mekaal Hasan Band work within the signature wonderland of jazz and classic harmonies keeping in tune with their mission to enrapture the audience. Mekaal’s fabled act sounds more distinctive than ever, accented by Sharmistha Chatterjee’s wistful voice as it reinforce the folklore of Heer as she awaits the arrival of her beloved, Ranjha. An initiation into MHB’s soundscape: the melodious flute by the backbone of the band, Pappu alongside Sajid Ali and Abid, overlaid with Omran and Imran Akhoond’s amicable skills on the guitars – capturing all their strengths within some four-minutes of emotion, and a lot of soul.

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Tajdar-e-Haram:

Singers: Atif Aslam

From the first few chords, ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ establishes itself as an organic melody of a qawwali that has been forever etched in the very soul of the enthusiasts of the genre. Atif Aslam softly leads one into the familiar ambient territory, with the rhythm of the tabla by Babar Ali Khanna and the foreseeable dominance of the tempo provided by Arsalan Rabbani on the harmonium; it almost feels like one is being transcended to the divine intimacy. This ten-minute pilgrimage encapsulates instinctive love for the Prophet, creating an almost hypnotic trance that will engulf one by its sheer magnetism.

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Episode 2:

The second episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was aired on August 23, 2015.

Sakal Ban:

Singers: Rizwan and Muazzam

As the rightful torchbearers to the century old tradition of Qawwali, ‘Sakal Ban’ adds to Rizwan and Muazzam’s colossal catalog of their signature sound marked by churning rhythms and apocalyptic finality. The doubled-over vocals and the throbbing beat of the drums by Aahad Nayani, coupled with the timeless kalaam of Amir Khusrau, the track is nothing less than an assault to ones auditory perception. The mood intensifies further with Tanveer Tafu’s guitar solo and once again establishes Rizwan and Muazzam’s peculiar flair of creating a sonic ocean only they’re capable of.

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Sammi Meri Waar:

Singers: Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Balouch

On their first collaborative single, ‘Sammi Meri Waar’ – the duo, Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Balouch (QB) stick close to their dual strengths. A folk Punjabi song that’s traditionally sung at weddings – the track has been masterfully entwined by the house band featuring a strong groove underlined by Sajid Ali’s flute and Tanveer Tafu’s moody Mandolin rhythm. Jaswal’s gloriously expressive voice fusing smoothly with QB’s signature deep vocals gives way to the hook of the song’s rising chorus making it a track that’s both catchy and irresistible.

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Chiryaan Da Chamba:

Singers: Suraiya Khanum and Anwar Maqsood

‘Chirya Da Chamba’ is the subtle beginning of the perfect soundscape where less is more. Suraiya Khanum’s exceptionally moving vocals add on to the earthy sound of the matka, a repetitive cycle of the piano and the guitar creating a seamless transition into a poem recital by Anwar Maqsood. The heartrending words penned by the legend himself is an overtly emotional letter to a father from his daughter who has been married off, reminiscing about the time she spent at her family home. A classic soulful performance recorded in the first take, the song will definitely evoke feelings that don’t appear on the surface too often.

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Rockstar:

Singers: Ali Zafar

‘Rockstar’ is a funky, jazz-esque biopic with Ali Zafar’s sprightly old-fashioned songwriting and an addictive groove. With overblown violin riffs and Mannu’s sharp bass lines – there are plenty of twist and turns varying between modern harmonies to old-school classic desi rhythms midway through the song featuring the Dhol and Harmonium. The backing vocalists add a classic 60s texture to the track, all along complimenting Ali Zafar’s high-pitched and oft baritone vocals as he sings about scoring a hit every season amongst other ‘rockstar’ prerequisites.

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Episode 3:

The third episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was aired on August 30, 2015.

Man Aamadeh Am:

Singers: Gul Panrra and Atif Aslam

‘Man Aamadeh Am pairs the songstress Gul Panrra’s perfectly dreamy vocals with Atif Aslam’s signature style, delivering a magical rendition on this love ballad of a classic Iranian song featuring Urdu verses penned by Atif himself. As Tanveer Tafu works his charm on the Rubab and Arsalan Rabbani masterfully provides the melodic sound with his Harmonium, Gul and Atif effortlessly interweave the emotions while singing words of love and heartache.

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Umran Langiyaan:

Singers: Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat Ali

‘Umraan Langhiyaan’ is the perfect example of what Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat Ali’s combined vocal prowess are able of – transcending classical raags to improvise within the sonic space to create a fresh sound without taking away the soul of the melody. Written by Khwaja Ghulam Fareed, and originally composed by Asad Amanat Ali, the track opens with the melodic riffs of Tanveer Tafu’s Banjo in conversation with Arsalan Rabbani’s Harmonium; paired with Aahad Nayani’s drum intervals building a distinctive sound making this track a splendid duet.

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Neun La Leya:

Singers:  Kaavish

With their latest effort, ‘Neun La Leya’ – Kaavish continue to create a poignant and compelling sound, and return to Coke Studio with a song originally composed by Hamid Ali Bela and penned by Kaalay Khan Sahib. A once forgotten beauty, the track is heartrending from the onset featuring Jaffer Zaidi’s signature mellow vocals, Sajid Ali’s soothing flute and Maaz Maudood’s familiar atmospheric sensibility with the guitar.

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Rung Jindri:

Singers: Arif Lohar

After the enormous success of ‘Jugni’ on Coke Studio’s Season 3, Arif Lohar arrives with ‘Rung Jindri’, a Punjabi folk song that makes a grand gesture staying true to his signature powerhouse style. Against a backdrop of lyrics that are advising on living wisely and mindfully whilst appreciating this world, the song relies on Tanveer Tafu’s rhythmic pattern of the Mandolin accompanying the imperious backing vocals for impact. Babar Khanna’s dholak and Mannu’s groovy bass further enhance the kaleidoscopic soundscape of this track that’s full of promise.

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Episode 4:

The fourth episode of Coke Studio Season 8 was aired on September 6, 2015.

Rabba Ho:

Singers: Mulazim Hussain

‘Rabba Ho’ begins with a simple note that crescendos into an enormous mountain of strings and rolling percussions. Mulazim Hussain’s vocal work is dynamic and honest – the perfect voice for the track’s instrumental barrage – as he swerves through the Rajasthani, Punjabi and Urdu lyrics with impeccable ease. In an orchestral climax, Sajid’s flute merge with the violin section, as the sound of the tabla and the Sitar resonates into a towering sound, all along Mulazim croons of love and longing in this classic love ballad.

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Khari Neem:

Singers: Seige

The splendor of ‘Kharhi Neem’ is how the timeless Sindhi folk tune originally sung by Mai Bhagi, performed on Coke Studio by Siege feels renewed. The house band really shines through within the interplay of the guitar as the track begins, and setting the rhythm with the string section providing the build up. Junaid’s vocals team up with the assault from behind Aahad Naayani’s kit, making this an unrelenting track. The song switches gears altering the melody slightly as Junaid enters with an ‘Alaap’ fusing with the sounds of the Darbuka, and the energized crescendo, reminiscent of early Siege.

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Piya Dekhan Ko:

Singers: Ustad Hamid Ali Khan feat, Nafees Ahmed Khan (Sitar)

It does not take many seconds to find the soul in ‘Piya Dekhan Ko’ with Ustad Hamid Ali Khan holding the musical reigns in his unrestrained style of singing featuring the otherworldly blend of power chords on Nafees Ahmed Khan’s Sitar. The infamous track by Ustad Salamat Ali comes alive with Jaffer’s gentle piano swerving along the spry sounds of the Sitar and the light drum taps. In its glorious moment, the infectious groove of the raags precede a volcanic procession of jugal bandi creating an infinite feeling amidst the mesh of riffs, vocal jabs as the tune comes together, gripping the soul of the listeners.

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Ae DIl:

Singers: Ali Zafar and Sara Haider

‘Aey Dil’ opens with a purposeful soothing sound of the piano, an indication of an everlasting track that’s as glorious as expressive in its simple chords and beautiful words. It’s not long before the melody of this romantic duet makes way for Ali Zafar’s signature enamored voice, and seamlessly introduces Sara Haider as a solo artist on Coke Studio. The mighty overdriven guitar solo sweeps the track between the classic pop/rock sounds of the bygone era. Over Sara’s gospel styled vocals and Ali Zafar’s breathy voice, the song maintains a dreamy quality and a mesmerizing sway throughout the duration.

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Episode 5:

Hina Ki Khushbu:

Singers: Samra Khan and Asim Azhar

‘Hina Ki Khushbu’ emerges as an old school classic melody, which soon transforms into a new age mix of a lounge track in this duet. Originally sung by Noor Jehan, the tune serves to be a great intro for Samra Khan’s debut performance in her soulful voice. The house band fuel the emotions with Aahad’s unique rhythm corralling into Imran Akhoond’s ambient notes while Omran Shafique gracefully marks his presence with his minimalistic muted guitars. Asim Azhar appears on the track in his signature high-energy vocals, slicing through words penned by him in this flamboyantly memorable single.

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Khalis Makhan:

Singers: Bakhshi Brothers

It’s only within the first few seconds of ‘Khalis Makhan’; the Bakshi Brothers comprising – Shahryar, Bilal Bakhshi, Aafi and Yawar – set a premise that flourishes amidst the mesmeric rendition of the folk tune. The song is built for the quartet, floating with ease through Babar Khanna’s rhythmic ‘ghara’, and the ambient sound of Sajid’s flute. In an unabashedly nostalgic turn, the song soothes the senses as it builds up to Saeein Akhtar’s famed, ‘Peera Ho’, recreated by Khalid Anum in the 90s. As Arsalan Rabbani’s keen sensibility on the Harmonium serves as an envelope that holds the melody together, the track comes alive in this straightforward mellow territory.

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Kinaray:

Singers: Mekaal Hasan Band

Kinarey | Mekaal Hasan Band ‘Kinarey’ is an audibly purposeful return of Mekaal Hasan Band’s second appearance in Coke Studio, Season 8. A distinctive and instantly memorable Mekaal Hasan riff, Sharmistha Chatterjee’s iconic vocal range shines through with Ahsan Papu’s looping flute. Sheldon D’Silva provides ample groove on the bass with Gino Banks classic jazz-rock rhythm on the drums carry the audience into the future. Keeping in sync with their roots – the band effortlessly swims through the ambient sound accompanied by the backing vocals, and complimented with Sikandar Mufti’s delicate hit on the chimes creating a low-toned soulful track with a signature MHB sound.

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Rangeela:

Singers: Ali Azmat

Ali Azmat’s ‘Rangeela’ is packed with several layers of nostalgia – lyrics penned by Junoon-day companion Sabir Zafar, originally composed by Bilal Maqsood and armed with his distinct antics – the track is a testament to the old school pop/rock anthem of the bygone era. Omran Shafique with his blazing guitar strokes opens the track with Tanveer Tafu’s Mandolin filling the sound scape, as Ali Azmat croons his way into the song with a smoldering chorus. Aahad Nayani’s knocking drums add to the texture of this enchanting melody, making Ali Azmat’s third appearance on Coke Studio as rebellious as ever.

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Episode 6:

Ve Baneya:

Singers: Fizza Javed and Mulazim Hussain

‘Ve Baneya’, the first collaborative single of the duo – Fizza Javed & Mulazim Hussain – is the kind of tune that takes its sweet time getting rolling. The song calmly unfolds with Sajid Ali’s flute, as the guitar scribbles over with Babar Khanna’s dholak launching this contemporary semi-classical track. Originally written and composed by the songstress herself, Fizza Javed’s dreamy vocals create a percussive effect, while the violins and the string section gracefully fill up the space. In his second appearance on the season this year, Mulazim Hussain enhance the direction of the song as he croons parts of ‘Hamjholiyan’ – famed for it’s rendition by Reshma – by fueling ample amounts of emotion into the track as effortlessly as possible.

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Hare Hare Bans:

Singers: Shazia Manzoor, Rizwan and Muazzam

‘Hare Hare Baans’ is deeply rooted in tradition from the onset. A glimpse into the profound world of Amir Khusro, powerhouse trio of Shazia Manzoor and Rizwan & Muazzam, exhibit their fabled vocal skills in a seemingly infinite pallet of sound. Coupled with the shimmering strings of Rubab, Shazia Manzoor graces the song with her moving vocals as Sajid’s flute compliments the melody. The instrumental components such as the pulsing dholak and the claps of the humnawa offer an array of distinctive textures. Rizwan & Muazzam’s typically heavy-baritone vocals is bolstered by the house band that allow the maestros a constructed soundscape that makes their performance beautifully pronounced.

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Jiya Karay:

Singers: Ali Haider and Sara Raza

‘Jiya Karay’ – the classic unforgettable tune from the golden era of Pakistani pop music, originally recorded in 1993 – appears as a duet with Sara Raza in Ali Haider’s debut performance on the platform. The Melodica is the track’s prominent organ, which lays the mellow groundwork, but Ali Haider and Sara Raza’s effortless voices’ complimenting one another is the fuel, turning this vintage track into the perfect love-ballad. The addictive hook line finds its foundation within the string section of the arrangement, as Shehroze Hussain briefly emerges to add an angelic soul with his Sitar. Almost two-decades later, the song instantly sounds classic and simultaneously fresh from the onset.

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Kadi Aao Ni:

Singers: Mai Dhai and Atif Aslam

‘Kadi Aao Ni’ comfortably parks itself in the realm of pop and traditional folk melody, in this spellbinding collaboration of Mai Dhai with Atif Aslam. The sound is inherently infectious as the song opens with Babar Khanna’s subdued, meditative beat of the dholak accompanied by Mai Dhai’s tender vocals. The unhinged voice is soon overtaken as the house-band arrives with copiously soulful rhythms, aided with Aahad’s groove on the drums and a solid riff that carries throughout the duration. Atif Aslam enters as the perfect counterbalance armed with his signature swagger, anchoring himself as he sways toward the higher notes with the emotional phrasing of the lyrics. Amidst Imran Akhoond’s acoustic pop/rock solo, the track builds up as the powerhouse vocalists come together. This is the unexpected duo at their best: doing something gracefully, simply because they can.

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Episode 7:

Armaan:

Singers: Siege (Junaid Younus, Ahsan Pervaiz Mehdi) & Alycia Dias

On their first collaborative single, ‘Armaan’ – the duo, Siege (Junaid Younus and Ahsan Pervaiz) and Alycia Dias – boast their collective strength as they belt out the pop anthem in their signature dynamic voices. In their second appearance on this season, Siege enters the song amidst a consistently addictive groove resonant of a Caribbean rhythm with a repetitive cycle of the darbuka. In the midst of the gleeful flute, Alycia Dias’ stunning vocals glow atop the groovy lounge-pop, crisp-beats of the drums, and fluttering atmospherics on this animated melody that tosses to and fro while maintaining the high strung energy levels throughout the duration.

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Ajj Din Vehre Wich:

Singers:  Ali Zafar

The wispy-voiced singer-songwriter, Ali Zafar – returns with ‘Ajj Din Verhe Wich’, in his third appearance on Coke Studio this season. Embedded somewhere within a prolonged emotional ballad, the opening strums of the Turkish instrument meet the soulful flute, as the pace picks up and the vocals take center stage in an exhilarating performance. The smooth-sounding harmonium pours over the beat of Babar Khanna’s dholak, as the tune comes together effortlessly amid the string section providing a mellow backdrop with melodic efficiency, and not getting in the song’s way.

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Dil Jaley:

SIngers: Malang Party

‘Dil Jaley’ is nothing less than a mesmerizing psychedelic anthem that grips one like a quiet storm. Written and composed by front man Zishan Mansoor, a heavy distorted riff marches through the song, paired with a blend of industrial and folksy rhythm reflected in the bands flaring enactment. From the first few measures’ the track is sparingly pungent with the instrumentation, textured with Ibba’s dhol colliding with Aahad’s groove on the drums, as Zishan’s deep vocals demand for attention. As the interval approaches the mood shifts to Zain’s mellow bass line adding a texture whilst bringing out the song’s brooding melody with heart-breaking subtlety.

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Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo:

Singers: Farida Khanum

Airy and warm as a calm breeze, ‘Aaj Jane Ki Zidd’ continues to enrapture the audience to-date, as the timeless classic penned by Fayyaz Hashmi and composed by the renowned Sohail Rana. The Queen of Ghazal – Farida Khanum – contributes to the track in her inimitable dusky tone as the steady flow of the rhythm serves to enhance the songs soothing effect. The delicate sounds of the guitar fill the space, as the humble vocals make the perfect frame for a husky monologue evoking nostalgia as one of the most unforgettable tunes that transcends over time.

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 The description of each song is taken from Coke Studio’s official site.

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