Zohaib Kazi

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Zohaib Kazi
Birth nameMuhammad Zohaib Kazi
Born (1984-07-22) 22 July 1984 (age 34)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
GenresLounge, electronica, contemporary, Folk
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, record producer, graphic novelist
InstrumentsGuitar, sitar, keyboard, synthesizer
Years active2005–present
Associated actsDevika Chawla, Coke Studio, Zoe Viccaji, Sara Haider, Noori, Strings, Rohail Hyatt

Zohaib Kazi (Urdu: زوہیب قاضی‎) is a Pakistani musician, composer, lyricist, and record producer. Kazi started his media career at Hum Network Limited before serving as an associate producer at Coke Studio Pakistan from 2009 to 2017.[1] In 2012, Kazi released a digital album Butterfly in Space, but received a widespread acclaim and recognition with his 2016 conceptual album Ismail Ka Urdu Sheher which was also released as a graphic novel.[2][3] The album gained a world-wide recognition,[4] and was nominated for Best Music Album at 15th Lux Style Awards.[5]

In 2017, Kazi, partnered with Patari,[6] to produce his second album Fanoos, which contained songs from regional artists across the Pakistan.[7] Fanoos met with positive response and Kazi was nominated for Best Song of the Year as a producer and received his second consecutive Best Music Album nomination at 17th Lux Style Awards.[8] In 2018, Kazi was announced as a lead producer for the eleventh series of Coke Studio with musician Ali Hamza.[9][10][11][12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Butterfly in Space (2012)
  • Ismail Ka Urdu Sheher (2015)
  • Fanoos (2017)

Singles[edit]

  • "Bijuri" ft. Devika Chawla (2011)
  • "Naraaz Mausam" ft. Devika Chawla (2012)
  • "Alvida" ft. Zoe Viccaji (2013)
  • "Bolo" ft. Zoe Viccaji (2013)

Other works[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref(s)
2016 Lux Style Awards Best Music album Ismail Ka Urdu Sheher Nominated
[13]
2018 Lux Style Awards Best Music album Fanoos Nominated
[14]
Best Song of the Year "Takht Hazar" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaikh, Shahzeb (25 August 2013). "Spotlight: Calling on Zohaib Kazi". Dawn News. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Spotlight Musician: Zohaib Kazi". The Missing Slate. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ ""Ismail Ka Urdu Sheher" – A science fiction novel and a concept music album from Pakistan". irtiqa-blog.com. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ Staff, Images (26 November 2015). "Ismail Ka Urdu Sheher: Pakistan's first music book-album is on its way". Images. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Lux Style Awards 2016 nominations revealed at star-studded event". correspondent. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Fanoos – A Collaboration of Patari And Zohaib Kazi". Parhlo. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Patari's upcoming project vows to uncover a Pakistan never heard before". The Express Tribune. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Lux Style Awards 2018: And the nominations are". The Express Tribune. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Ali Hamza, Zohaib Kazi new producers on Coke Studio". Dunya News. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Ali Hamza to produce 'Coke Studio 11' solo". Pakistan Today. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Revealed: Here's who will be producing Coke Studio 11". Something Haute. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi to produce next season of Coke Studio". The News International. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Lux Style Awards 2016 nominations revealed at star-studded event". correspondent. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Here are the winners from the Lux Style Awards 2018". Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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