Xulfi is the best option for Coke Studio, says Rohail Hyatt

Xulfi is the best option for Coke Studio, says Rohail Hyatt

He said Bilal Maqsood might be working alone for Velo Sound Station.
29 Mar, 2021

Record producer, keyboardist, composer and the ultimate brains behind Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt is a talent that needs no introduction. Unfortunately, however, the music maestro is stepping down from the production of the music franchise this season.

During a social media interaction with a fan, Hyatt confirmed that despite a new Coke Studio season being in the works, he was not going to be leading it this time. “I am sure CS is being planned but not by me,” he had said.

After pop band Strings, who were also one of the producers from seasons six till 10, announced their split, fans were wondering how the show would be moving forward.

"Maestro Rohail Hyatt, you've left Coke Studio, Strings have disbanded too. Who will be producing CS? Already feeling concerned," a fan asked on Twitter.

To this Hyatt responded, "Since Bilal worked alone at Velo, he might still do that again. There are many candidates for Coke Studio. Hopefully, Coke will find someone who is excited about producing It. Xulfi is the best option in my opinion."

He was referring to producer, singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan of Entity Paradigm and Call.

Previously talking about the format of the show, Hyatt said it was an amalgamation of many cultures and directed towards a plethora of audiences — a format that should be consistent in the upcoming seasons.

“This is not a travelogue where the music is done separately. That can be a part of it, but the core Coke Studio is all about a meeting place. You meet there and go to wherever you came from. What’s left behind is what you share with the world. The core aspect of the format shouldn’t be changed.”


Irfan ul Huq Mar 29, 2021 03:43pm
Coke studio is all audio. There are no real videos. There are statues whose stand and sit in the dark and play different instruments and sing , that is no video.
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Browngirl Mar 29, 2021 06:54pm
Coke Studio pretty much went deep south; when Rohail was fired. He should patch-up with CCI Pakistan, and setup a new deal.
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Younus Javed Mar 30, 2021 02:07am
@Irfan ul Huq I wonder when you last checked coke studios, just go to YouTube and see how lively and colourful the acts are latest being coke studios 2020
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mazhar memon Mar 30, 2021 05:24am
@irfan ul haq Rightly said coke studio is all audio and that is best about CS. Video is another field and often it takes away music from audio and what is leftover are gyrations by different artists. As long as CS is a music platform, it must remain focused on music ,the way it is now.
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ak4pk Mar 30, 2021 05:49am
Xulfi is no doubt a strong candidate for Coke Studio but then he has allegiance to Nescafé Basement as well. It’s will be a tough one for Xulfi.
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