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Coke Studio Season 9: The reveal of the formidable artist lineup!

Coke Studio Season 9: The reveal of the formidable artist lineup!

By Shershah Ahmed: Coke Studio Pakistan has been the one staple in the country’s music industry that never fails to deliver. Even after a change in production, which many feared would hamper the quality of the show, Coke Studio keeps on throwing musical curveballs and surprising even the staunchest naysayer. With a bigger change in the way production will take place, with six different producers on board, the pressure is certainly on the Coke Studio team to deliver. At long last, the lineup for the highly anticipated ninth season has been revealed, and with over thirty musicians new and old, it is quite the powerhouse!

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Featuring some of the biggest names in Pakistan’s music industry, some of the leading musicians in the latest season are; Ali Azmat, QB, Zeb Bangash, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Umair Jaswal and Junaid Khan. This is but the tip of the iceberg as many more renowned artists are on the roster, as well as a host of extremely talented house musicians. What’s different in this season however, is the fact that instead of Strings being the sole producing force behind the music, there are no less than six producers, each taking on a host of songs to put their own distinctive touch on, all the while having Strings be the mentors overseeing operations. While some may term this move as controversial or an example of ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’, if done right this could be quite an interesting endeavor.

The reason for this is that each producer can put their own spin on the sound and direction of a particular track, meaning there will be a lot more diversity in the season as a whole. Some of the industry’s leading musicians, with tons of experience under their belts are leading the charge when it comes to production. Names such as Noori, Faakhir, Shuja Haider and Shiraz Uppal are all taking up production duties, making for a highly anticipated way of production and performance. Apart from the varied approach to production, each producer is bringing their own house band which makes for a more flexible approach to how the music is constructed, because each musician plays music in their own way, and this will definitely lead to some innovative and exciting music being made!

collage1With production having recently wrapped up on Coke Studio’s ninth season, and the fact that over thirty musicians and six producers are all actively participating in this endeavor, anticipation is practically in the stratosphere for the first song to drop. For further updates, and of course for streaming and download of each released Coke Studio track, stay tuned to Taazi!

Check out the complete list of Coke Studio 9 featuring artists:



  1. Noor Zehra
  1. Haroon (Symt)
  1. Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch
  1. Junaid Khan (Call)
  1. Zeb Bangash
  1. Ali Azmat
  1. Javed Bashir
  1. Sanam Marvi
  1. Saieen Zahoor
  1. Ali Khan
  1. Sara Haider
  1. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  1. Amjad Sabri
  1. Abida Parveen
  1. Ali Sethi
  1. Naeem Abbas Rufi
  1. Momina Mustehsan
  1. Damia Farooq
  1. Natasha
  1. Rafaqat Ali Khan
  1. Mehwish Hayat
  1. Asif
  1. Danish
  1. Naseebo Lal
  1. Umair Jaswal
  1. Meesha Shafi