Awards & Performances

Mekaal Hasan

COLLABORATIONS AND PERFORMANCES

  • 2018 Featured artist & representative of Pakistan on Bangladeshi TV music programme “Wind of Change”.
  • 2006 As Bassist and Guest Artist with Junoon (Pakistan)
  • 2005 As Guitarist with Mike Del Ferro (Holland) and CoCo York (USA). Organized by the U.S. Consulate, Pakistan
  • 2002 As Guitarist & Composer featuring Billy Cobham (USA) on Mekaal’s solo album ‘Square One’
  • 2001 As a Composer and Guitarist in a joint collaboration with percussionist Pete Locket (UK) – Organized by The British Council
  • 2000 As Solo Artist playing material from solo record ‘Square One’ with Uk’s Zoe Rahman, Michael Mondesir, Danny Ansell and Justin Scott, in a Pakistan Tour of Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad

AUDIO ENGINEERING, MIXING, MASTERING AND PRODUCTION

  • Mixing and mastering engineer for TV show Pepsi Battle of the Bands winner, “Bayaan”, Season 4 in 2019.
  • Mixing and mastering engineer for TV show Coke Studio Season 11 in 2018.
  • Producer, Arranger and Mixing Engineer on nationally and internationally released records by Junoon, Zeb and Haniya, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Noori, Ali Azmat and Atif Aslam amongst others. The scope of the work ranges from live Qawalli recordings and Sufi Rock records to roots based folk and traditional music.
  • Producer Jingles and Commercials for multinational clients (Nestle, Sony Ericson, Telenor and Warid Telecom) , as well as retail outlets and stores (Sapphire, Zara Shahjehan).
  • Audio Mix and Mastering engineer for national channels including Indus TV, MTV, ARY’s ‘The Muzik’ and Geo’s ‘Aag TV’.

PRODUCER, ENGINEER: ALBUMS

2014 We Are Your Friends – Poor Rich Boy
2012 Qawalii Volume 2 – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2010 Qawalii Volume 1 – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2008 Klashinfolk – Ali Azmat
2008 Chup – Zeb and Haniya
2007 Boondh – Jal
2007 Apna Muqaam Paida Kar – Various Artists (National Sufi Council)
2007 Volume I & II – CoVEN
2005 Peeli Patti Aur Raja Jani Ki Gol Duniya – Noori
2003 Suno Ke Mei Hun Jawan – Noori
2003 Irtiqa – EntityParadigm
2001 Ishq – Junoon
1997 Not In Your World – CoVEN

AWARDS & HONORS

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Lux Style Award

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded The Lux Style Award for ‘Best Live Act’ in 2005 and 2007 and won Best Music Video, Best Music Artist and Best Singer in 2010.

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Musik Awards

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded ‘Best Live Act’ at The Musik Awards 2006.

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Indus Music Award

Mekaal Hasan Band was awarded the ‘Best Composition’ at the 2006 Indus Music Award and the ‘Best Alternative Track’ at the 2005 Indus Music Awards.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS

Mekaal Hasan has represented Pakistan at

2017

Surrey Fusion Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2017

Hillside Music Festival, Guelph, Canada

2017

Dhaka Folk Festival, Bangladesh

2015

Mosaic Festival in Toronto, Canada

2015

‘South by South West Festival’ in Austin, Texas

2012

30th anniversary of the founders of Bangla Rock

2010

South Asian Band’s Festival, New Delhi at Purana Qilla

2010

The ‘Sufi Peace Festival’ at Union Square, New York, USA

2010

Mosaic Festival in Toronto, Canada

2010

’Pakistan in Paris Festival’ in Paris, France

1 Ghungat
Ghungat from Andholan 2020 Feat Sharmistha Chatterjee by Mekaal Hasan Band
2 Champakalli
This South Indian Raag, Champakalli, is also known as the Lydian Flat 7 Scale in Western music. A traditional classical bandish based on the raga set out over a gorgeous palette of guitar tones and flute textures, takes you through an aural landscape that is all at once haunting, alluring and dark.
3 Bheem
Based on the popular Bheem Plassi Raga, Bheem is set amongst a musical journey that has various twists and turns,each taking the listener through a tripped out, psychedelic experience.
4 Sayon
This Bulleh Shah (1680-1757) sufiana Kaafi from the 18th century is set to a very upbeat vibe, musically taking the listener on a inviting journey of catchy hooks, riffs and solid rock grooves
5 Maalkouns
Maalkouns
6 Sindhi Bhairvi
Sindhi Bhairvi features stand out ensemble playing from all members and features much syncopated call and response from the dynamic and super tight rhythm section.
7 Mehg
Mehg, based on the raga of the same name, and also mythically, reputed to bring about rainfall, evokes a sense of shimmering rain and the swill of water. Adding to this sense of effortless fluidity, is the very ambient and operatic treatment given to the music, making the track seem like an invocation to the heavens to open.
8 Kinarey
With a haunting, dreamlike musical setting, the beautiful Kinarey, based on the Aiman Raga, (also the Lydian scale in the West) closes the record.
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