In just under a month Velo Sound Station with its first four episodes, has created a palpable impact, garnering over 220K subscribers who are absolutely loving the bravura of the fresh and current music being produced by both established music impresarios and rising stars, juxtaposed with impeccable fashion-forward style.
And Pakistani celebrities aren’t keeping quiet either in their all-embracing admiration of Velo Sound Station and its efforts to make Pakistani music contemporary-sounding and internationally relevant.
Popular actress Zara Noor Abbas, renowned for her roles in ‘Khamoshi‘ and ‘Dewaar-e- Shab’ and being a spokesperson for various leading brands, took to her Instagram account and glowed about “feeling nostalgic” about the “beautiful song by Aag” alluding to the resurrected band’s (which was formed in 2006) soul-searching love ballad ‘Sun Zara‘ which Aag performed on Episode 4 of Velo Sound Station.
Supermodel Amna Baber, who was the Lux Style Awards recipient for Model of the Year in 2018, also took to Instagram raving about versatile singer Aima Baig’s techno-thumping ‘Bijli‘ an electrifying reboot of Pakistani music legend Naheed Akhtar’s ‘Bijli Bhari Hai Mere Ang Ang Mein‘ from the soundtrack of 2012 Pakistani movie ‘Kosish‘. Calling Aima “the new queen of Pop” and alluding to Velo Sound Station’s exemplary modernized version of the hit song that featured in Episode 4 as having “redefined the whole vibe”, Amna went on to say that VSS and Aima “gave us a thrill” further encouraging the progressive music platform with “Way to go Velo Sound Station” adding two on-fire emojis.
Leading young acting talent Hina Altaf, a former VJ with a fine ear for good music, and known for her roles in ‘Udaari‘, ‘Dil-e-Gumshuda’ and ‘Rabba Mainu Maaf Kareen‘ exclaimed on her Instagram account how she could not help herself and “had been watching and listening to ‘Mere Dil‘ non-stop” referring to the big band Broadway style duet by Sara Haider and Uzair Jaswal which was theatrically showcased by Velo Sound Station in its Episode 3 and which has received over 4.4M views. Hina further glowed about the musical synergy between the two artists crooning the upbeat and hopeful love anthem on the contemporary Pop music platform by saying she “was waiting for more good stuff from Velo Sound Station.”
But perhaps the most poignant compliment came from musical great Zoheb Hassan – who along with his late sister Nazia Hassan helped to usher in and cement Pop music in Pakistan beginning in the 80s and 90s – while acknowledging Velo Sound Station and Meesha Shafi’s contemporary dance club cover of Nazia Hassan’s 1982 pop hit ‘Boom Boom‘; a tribute to 80s Pop and an ode to the late Pop icon.
On his Instagram account Zoheb began lauding the “musical genius “of Velo Sound Station’s Executive Producer and Co-Director Bilal Maqsood and then continued to praise Syed Ali Akbar, the dynamic Marketing Director of PTC which is responsible for bringing Velo Sound Station into fruition by calling him “the man of the match” and a “marketing supremo” for creating such a major music platform in the region.
Zoheb went on to congratulate and thank Velo Sound Station and Meesha Shafi for “the lovely tribute to my sister” which Meesha reposted with the following heartfelt sentiment:
“My heart. (tears and thank you emoji) Of all the love and appreciation pouring in from all over the world, nothing can match the emotional value of this acknowledgement. This means the world to me and all those who worked on this tribute.” The dance club reboot of ‘Boom Boom’ has amassed an incredible almost 8M views.
Velo Sound Station continues to touch the hearts and souls of music lovers including celebrities who can’t wait to experience the sure-to-be spellbinding brilliance of the upcoming and final Episode 5, of Velo Sound Station Season 1.