Artist Focus: Junoon

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

Zahra Salah Uddin is a Pakistani journalist based in Germany and works for an indie newsroom called Unbias the News. As a freelancer, she mostly covers music and culture.
Dr.Hassan Mallick is UK-based Pakistani psychiatrist and electronic musician. He merges his dual passions for music and mental health on his monthly mental health show “Nirvana Principle Show” on Melodic Distraction Radio.

This week on Artist Focus we travel to Pakistan to revisit a band that changed the musical landscape of the country forever. Junoon, a Pakistani band that gained international fame and sold over 30 million records worldwide, introduced the world to sufi rock. Join us and explore some of Junoon’s most impactful tracks with us and how politics and poetry affected music in Pakistan in the 90s.