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Adnan Gill: A sound designer with incredible rhythmic artistry


Adnan Gill

Adnan Gill is a Lahore based sound designer, recording, mixing Engineer and guitarist at Hallelujah The Band. Adnan is the owner of a production house by name of Alfa Productions in Lahore. Adnan is also working at Digital Fidelity Studios Lahore.

Adnan Gill was born on 28th September, 1986 in Libya. He received early education in Libya, later on his family moved to Pakistan and he continued his further studies in Lahore.

His illustrious career in sound designing initiated when his elder brother Imraan Danish who himself is a distinguished bass player and has worked with Ali Zafar realized his keen aptitude towards sound recording “as I was very interested in doing recordings on keyboards and audio tapes, my brother sent me to a studio AFC which was running by Ahmer Keneth. And I was taught a lot and got valuable experience by working with renowned artists.”

“After a year my brother Imraan Danish sent me to the biggest studio and start learning and working with DFS Studios of Mekaal Hasan And I love to work at DFS Studio despite that I have my own studio,” he remarked.

“My family background is very normal, we are self created people,” he said while adding” My elder brothers are into this field while my father worked for Pakistani Films in early 70s as a hero and play back singer before leaving Pakistan.

He was admired by Mehdi Hasan Khan Sahab, Mustafa Qureshi and Inayat Hussain Bhatti who were among his goof friends from the Pakistani film industry. But due to the reason that he quit working in the industry was soon forgotten.”

He received training in recording, mixing and mastering from Mekaal Hasan of Digital Fidelity Studios Lahore and Ahmer Kenneth of AFC Studios Brampton,Ontario, Canada. In due course of time, whilst working as an engineer in the audio industry over the sapn of many years he has shaped into an audio virtuoso. Adnan has so far performed as a mixing engineer internationally in countries like USA, Canada, India, Dubai, France and Kenya.

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His tremendous abilities have won him opportunities to work with many renowned artists of Pakistan and India. As a recording/mixing engineer he has endeavoured for grand projects for Bollywood and Lollywood. This musical genius has rendered his services both for commercial as well as Gospel arenas.

Adnan Gill

His notable Bollywood projects include: Vichard Na Jayin (Ramta Jogi), Heer (Mitti Na Pharol Jogiya), Daak Ticket (Hawaizaada), Ore Khuda (Rush), Maan Baavra (Gippi), Ye Tune Kya Kiya (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara), Halka Halka Suroor (Plot No 666), Kya Hoga (Dedh Ishqiya), Jaoon Kahan (Billu Barber), Tore Naina (Tera Kya Hoga Johny), Aaye Nahi Chain and Yadein (Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore).

While his noteworthy Lollywood projects are: Jogiya, Eva and Talabgaar (Moor), Yeh Jawani (Yeh Jawani Phir Nahi Aani), Jaag Ja and National Anthem (Saya-E-Khuda-E-Zul Jalal), Mera Dil Mast (Mousam), Waris Shah (Mein Bhi Pakistan Hon), Rangeen (Rangeen), Tum Sa Koi and Kya Nasha (Gunahon Ka Sheher) Oh My Heart and Tu Na Ja (Son Of Pakistan).

Prominent artists and bands with whom Adnan has worked with take account of:
Mekaal Hasan Band, Javed Bashir, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekar, Rochak Kohli, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ismail Darbar, Sachin Gupta, Anthony Soshil Moon, Louis J. Pinto Gumby, Gino Banks, Shankar Mahadevan, Sheldon D’Silva, Strings Band, A Nayyar, Sharmistha Chatterjee, Ali Azmat, Atif Aslam, Jal The Band, Farhan Saeed Butt, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Kamran Akhter, Shallum Xavier, Hasil Kureshi, Omran Shafique, Emad Rahman, Kamran Mannu Zafar, Hassan Jamil Khan, Quratulain Balouch, Ahmad Ali Butt, Sohail Salamat, Farida Khanum, Meesha Shafi, Zeb and Haniya, Salma Agha, Sasha Agha, Poor Rich Boys Band, Takatak Band, CoVen The Band, Ibtidaa Band, Ali Abbas, Asad Abbas, Ali Humza, Saji Ali, Faysal Abbas, Imraan Danish, Kuhoo Gupta, Symt Band, Farah Anwar, Nabil Qizilbash, Sanam Marvi, Humaira Channa, Saima Mumtaz, Farhan Albert, Salman Albert, Nofel Izz, Raga Boys Band, Malko, Nouman Javaid, Khawar Jawad, Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Bhargavi Komanduri, Akram Rahi, Amir Azhar, Kuldeep Purewal, Fariha Pervez, Humara Arshad, Rafaqat Ali Khan, Arshpreet Kaur, Preet Papiha, SK1, Adeel Barki, Atif Bulbula, Tha Xiphias, Vmrul, AK The Punjabi Rapper, Quadrum Multi-Percussion Band, Ali Haider, Shuja Haider, Shajar Fakhar, Baqar Abbas, Mohammad Fazli Sibti, Mohammad Ahsan Papu, Sahir Ali Bagga, Ansa Malik.

Likewise, in the sphere of Gospel music he has offered his skill to Hallelujah The Band Pakistan, Prasansa, Hosanna The Band, Saviour, A Nayyar, Anil Anthony Zaboor on Saxophone, Arif Bhatti, Sam and Faraz, Javed Noor and Suzana Noor, Tahmina Tariq, Imraan Danish, Kenneth William Jingle bells, Dove Melodies Band, Bannet Shahzad, Isaac Tv, JcTv, Catholic Tv.

Adnan Gill