Jamal Rahman of True Brew Records promotes Independent Pakistani music through collaborative effort ‘Storm in a Teacup’


Jumbo Jutt at Storm in a Teacup (Medium)[Monday, 27th January 2014]: Jamal Rahman, acclaimed music producer and CEO of True Brew Records, collaborated with LussunTV, Rafi Peer and Cityfm89 at Peeru’s Café on Sunday 26th January 2014 on the first of its kind all day live music festival ‘Storm in a Teacup’. The all-day live music festival brought together the best of Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore’s independent bands including Poor Rich Boy (and the Toothless Winos), Natasha Humera Ejaz, Sikandar Ka Mandar, //orangenoise, Shajie, Ali Suhail, Red Blood Cat and Lower Sindh! and the Swing Orchestra in a seven hour music extravaganza.

Producer Jamal Rahman - CEO of True Brew Records (Medium)

Speaking about ‘Storm in a Teacup’ music producer Jamal Rahman said, “The True Brew Records show, Storm in a Teacup, was a bigger step forward in my pursuit of really pushing the live music scene in Pakistan, that I first started with my ‘Live at True Brew’ shows. For Storm in a Teacup, our focus was on the young, independent music scene, where we promoted indie artists who came from Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, just for this festival. At True Brew, I have a lot more exciting live music planned for 2014 along with a fresh take on music for feature films and singles, and I look forward to sharing this with everyone later this year.”

Indeed, True Brew Records was first conceptualised in 2009, with a vision of becoming the focal hub for all genres of music in Pakistan. In December 2010, Jamal’s vision was put into motion as True Brew Records was inaugurated as a unique platform providing recording space and state-of-the-art production facilities for artists seeking to explore new sound as an alternative to mainstream music producers. True Brew Records aspires to be the first independent record label in Pakistan that provides a diverse array of services to artists and musicians, including and not limited to, financial, musical, aesthetic, technical and distributional support.

Pictures Credit: Basharat Hussain & Amjad Bhatti

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