Riffat Rashid Talks to Mooroo

Mooroo – who is not popularly known by his real name, Taimoor Salahuddin – is no ordinary guy

I did not need to be told that last bit. I did not however, know his real name.

Mooroo was also very kind to us:

What’s your take on Patari? Do you think it can be a game-changer for the current Pakistani music scene?

I’m very hopeful about it. I don’t want to bash other services but all of the services that came before Patari were so hard for me to use. They would continuously ask me to upload my songs on my own. Patari didn’t ask me to do anything. I just went there when it was in beta. They had my collection there and it was easy to operate. The whole thing gave the look and feel of a global website.

So far I have had a very fluid experience with Patari. I haven’t made any money out of it but I’m hopeful that I will be able to. They seem to have a good business policy.

We are extremely appreciative of Mooroo, and we hope he makes many $$$. We’ll try our best.

The full article has a lot more on Mooroo, and makes you realize that it is easy to underestimate how prolific he is.


15th Haftanama Patari!

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Marvluss Shaheens aur Pataristaniyo!

Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri,
Patari har phone main ho, oh Khudaya meri!

Abhi Iqbal Day guzra hai, jiss pe pehle to pura hafta laga ye sochnay mein ke chutti hai ke nahi. Hamari qaum ke mushkil tareen masayel, Mashallah. Khair, in our mental way, we’re celebrating Allama sahb aur Iqbal kehte hain:

Nahin tera nasheman Qasr-e-Sultani ke gunbad par,
Tu shaheen hai, basera kar Patari ke homepage par…

Kyun ke wahan meri puri playlist hai. Shehnshah Nusrat ki awaz mein ‘Shikwa’
sunna chahein ya Tina Sani jee ki awaz mein, sab dastyab hai.

… Aur phir, kya haal hain? Mazay mein? Thand lag rahi hai? Warzish kero. Nahi kertay? To shuro kero. Kyun ke shair-e-mashriq ne kaha hai ke…

Tu shaheen hai, Patari hai teray paas, 
Tere samne benchpress aur bhi hain.

Ab to hamaray paas akheer tareen warzish wali playlists hain. Chahay aap dolay bananay (Gym Playlist) ke chakkar main hon ya bhaag dorr (Running)
ke ya sirf walk shalk ke (Instrumentals) – ek dum fusst time Pakistani gano ki workout playlists! (Apnay gym walon se kahain ke Taylor Swift sunn ke workout nahi hota).Hamaray ek fan kehtay hain:
Music jo Patari mein na ho, wo music hi nahi,
Haftanama na ho jis mein, to wo music app hi nahi.
(acha wo exactly ye nahi keh rahay thay but unn ka matlab yehi tha).

Iss liye ab ham Haftanama mein aur bohat kuch add ker rahay hain. Jin hazraat ko saqeel Urdu samajhnay mein dikkat hoti hai unn ke liye Patari Translate aur Patari Tashreeh. Jinn ka music aur behind the scenes ka chaska ab nahi pura hota, unn ke liye Patari Theetay.

Ho jao hosheyaar, hifazti bandh baandh lo, Patari Haftanama Parwaaz 2.0 aap ke aas paas mein parwaaz ke liye tayar hai!

Disclaimer: Rooh-e-Iqbal se maazrat ke saath, chutti na honay ka nazla ham per na utarein please.


Top 10 Indie Artists

The best and the brightest in our indie scene. 

Abdullah Qureshi
The Tamashbeens
E Sharp
The Sketches
Ali Suhail
Asfand Yar Wahid


New Playlist!


GymChak De Phattay!

New Playlist!


Iqbal DayTu Shaheen Hai.

New Track!


Dosti (HMJ OST) – Zeb Bangash.

New Playlist!



New Playlist!


RunningThe World Under Your Feet.

New Track!


Tum Mere Ho (Unplugged)Saleem Javed Ft. Aamir Zaki.

New Track!


Maan (OST)Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

New Track!


Nayi SubhaVAKNA.

New Track – Iqbal Day Special!


Urnay Do 16-A.



Until the next Haftanama – dhayr sara pyaar,

Team Patari.

14th Haftanama Patari!

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Aray, Pataristaniyo!

Jiggars, Moharram ki break (aur breakup) ke baad, we are the backs!
Socho ager Wasim Akram, Waqas Younis, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir aur Saqlain Mushtaq iss waqt UAE test khail rahay hotay? I mean… maar dalaaa!​

Bus aik aisa hi lineup hai aaj hamaray pass. Atif Aslam, Tina Sani, Asrar, Zeb Bangash, Mai Dhai aur Farid Ayaz. Ho Mann Jahaan ka OST aa gaya hai aur cha gaya hai. Ho Jamalo scene awn (abhi to hum ne Ho Mann Jahaan ki cast nahi mention ki verna aap ka inbox bhi jhoom jata)!

Hamara pyara Haftanama bhi ab Mashallah se 3 maheenay ka ho gaya hai (Allah nazr-e-bad say bachaye). Ainda chand dino mein music ki taleem-o-tarbiyat se le ke aap ki jawani tak ke masayel ka hull iss mein ho ga. Stay tuned for the updated version!


October Top 20 

October ke maheenay ki shandaar peshkash. 

1947 – Noori
Hoshiyar – Noori
Pinjra – Noori
Hey Ya – Noori
Mujhay Roko – Noori
Sarfarosh – Noori
Aik Tha Badshah – Noori
Kedaar – Noori
Saya-e-Khuda-e-Zuljalal – Noori
Aaj Jane Ki Zidd (Farida Khanum) – Coke Studio 8
Armaan (Siege & Alycia Dias) – Coke Studio 8
Khalis Makhan (Bakhshi Brothers) – Coke Studio 8
Ajj Din Verhe Wich (Ali Zafar) – Coke Studio 8
Inko Na Roke Koi – Ali Aftab Saeed
Tajdar-e-Haram (Atif Aslam) – Coke Studio 8
Sammi Meri Waar (Quratulain Baloch & Umair Jaswal) – Coke Studio 8
Umran Langiyaan (Ali Sethi & Nabeel Shaukat) – Coke Studio 8
Manwa Re – Noori
Bandook (Original Mix) – SomeWhatSuper
Ae Dil (Ali Zafar & Sara Haider) – Coke Studio 8


Patari Exclusive!


Ho Mann Jahaan – Complete OST.

Patari Exclusive!


Dil Kare (HMJ)  – Atif Aslam.

Patari Exclusive!


Khush Piya (HMJ) – Tina Sani.

Patari Exclusive!


Down With Silence – Keeray Makoray.

Patari Exclusive!


Long Long Way – Billy X.

New Track!


Saza Do  – Exit 57.

New Track!

These Are Our Sins  – Kolachi Nihilism Syndicate

New Playlist!


Coke Studio vs Originals  – Who Sang It Best?

New Album!

Taqdeer  – Sibte Hassan. 


unnamed Until the next Haftanama – dhayr sara pyaar,

Team Patari.

What is Bumbu Sauce?

Patari employees argue over many things – Why do certain people insist on inserting spaces before punctuation? Is Pinjra Sufi Rock? Why do bands break up? What color is our logo? How is Aja Re possibly in the top charts?

If you look really really hard in these discussions there is sometimes something useful said about music. Coupled with our collective sadness over the demise of publications such as Bandbaja and Koolmuzone, this led us to want to put together a collection of the best things said about Pakistani music. This is our attempt to give back – we’d love your feedback.

To start with, we relive the momentary euphoria that was Bumbu Sauce. Bumbu Sauce emerged in late 2010 with a handful of expertly-packaged punk songs that soon gathered a cultish Twitter following.

It’s not easy to trace Bumbu Sauce’s lineage in Pakistani pop. Instead their significance was Pakistani appropriation of a traditional rock sound. Similar to how eP drew on Tool, and Junoon on Zeppelin, Bumbu Sauce found their cultural roots in late 70s Punk. As such the band has described their music as Punkjabi, but we like this description a little bit more:


Bumbu Sauce’s entrance to the scene in late 2010 was an exercise in PR genius. Jiggernaut, alternatively titled The Taliban Song, caught the eyes of The New York Times & The Guardian when it was released as the first single. It was almost too-easy to fit into the Pakistani-youth-fights-Taliban-with-rock narrative, but we reckon the band saw it coming and used it to their advantage. This gave the band a much-coveted international route to local fame, which remains second only to censorship by the Pakistani government in efficacy of raising local pop acts to stardom.

Bistee Proof

Their first, and to date only EP, Bistee Proof, is a mish-mash of pop-culture references, punk riffs, and general Punjabi in-your-faceness. Perhaps the strangest thing about Bumbu Sauce is their seeming lack of musical lineage to any pop bands that came before or after them. To this day their songs exist in a little bubble of Bumbu. The aesthetics of Punk – simple sound and complex rebellion – exist spiritually in other Pakistani pop. But never was the texture of the sound this close to 70s British Punk. Perhaps as a result, Bistee Proof is accompanied by a certain wave of nostalgia that one associates with an era that is no longer within reach.

But five years on, this EP is still pretty Bumbu.