South Asian Music Label Sufiscore on Mastering with Abbey Road

Sufiscore, a project born from the confines of lockdown, has evolved into a worldwide sensation in the music scene in the span of a year.

The platform is dedicated to featuring South Asian artists and musicians, and has grown into one of the most popular channels on YouTube, amassing over 3.3 million subscribers to date.

The channel stands out in the industry by featuring lyrical and visually stunning performances that uphold South Asian tradition and culture. At Abbey Road, we are delighted to play a small part in their journey, mastering many of the releases which feature on their channel.

Desert Rose | Recreated By Paras Nath & Santosh Mulekar

Among the latest releases that Sufiscore has had mastered at Abbey Road is from flutist Paras Nath and Santosh Mulekar, with their instrumental version of the widely praised song Desert Rose. A western song covered in a traditional Indian manner, the instrumental cover is inventive and thrilling, serenading the audience with mesmerising instrumentals. The scenic beauty of the deserts can also be seen in the accompanying music video, which has already gained over 10 million views.

Paras Nath explains “Instrumental music is my favourite kind of music. There is a sense of calmness and peace. Desert Rose is one of the most iconic songs. Creating an instrumental version of it was a very risky decision because of the long-lasting effect the song has. However, we believe that we have done our best and hope the audience likes it.”


Lassi | Shafqat Amanat Ali

We also had the pleasure to master the moving ballad Lassi, performed by Shafqat Amanat Ali which is accompanied by a stirring music video that has already received over 25 million views. The new Hindi Punjabi mix evokes memories of rural villages and fresh lassi, whilst conveying a crucial message which can be understood by both Hindi and Urdu speakers. Lyricist Vikram Chaudhri also explains the meaning behind the song, saying “Life is today in the grip of smartphones, computers, televisions. Let’s go back to real self; let’s revive healthy conversations; let’s not be dictated; let’s be creative; let’s not pretend; let’s make the world a better place!”


Kaanton Ki Chubhan Song | Deepak Pandit, Pratibha Singh Baghel

Taken from the album entirely written by the Grammy-winning poet and lyricist, Gulzar, Kaanton Ki Chubhan Song is a wonderfully atmospheric rearrangement from the renowned Deepak Pandit. Composed by Deepak and mastered at Abbey Road, vocalist Pratibha Singh Baghel also lends her voice to this intimate cover of Chitra Singh's classic ghazal song.

On working with Abbey Road, Sufiscore explained: “Abbey Road is a historic studio that prides themselves on quality. We had no difficulty in choosing to work with them and they welcomed us with open arms. We are fortunate to have collaborated with them and look forward to continuing this relationship.”

It’s been a pleasure working with Sufiscore in 2020, and we look forward to sharing more new releases from the label in 2021!

Words by Emma Collins