By Mandy Rogers
I have to tell you I’m not so knowledgeable of the music of
Pakistan, Infact, I don’t know the distinction between Bollywood, Desi or
Bhangra beats, even though I’ve been to a Mela or two, which have always proved
to be vibrant and a bolly good day out.
The western influence of hip-hop though has taken root
throughout South Asia over the past decade and its popularity is still growing,
but have I ever had any of it come through to EQ. Not until now!
Meet The Limitless :
2 MC’s, a Rapper and a Music
Producer / Composer from Lahore.
Now, I am always sceptical when I see the words hip-hop
filter through to me, that it’s going to be heavy going in gansta and really
not my cup of tea, but what The Limitless describe as hip-hop turns out to be
more of urban origin than anything and is quite the revelation, since I really
wasn’t expecting this at all.
The overall sound is greatly westernised electro dance and
when heard I wouldn’t think for one minute that you’d guess it originated from
Pakistan, I would never had considered it myself if I hadn’t had the blurb to
go with it!
Let’s start our The Limitless voyage of discovery with
mid-tempo dance number “Runaway”
of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling"