Shamoon Ismail – maverick, multi-genre Pakistani artist, known for discovering musicality before he could put sentences together. As a teenager he would record MP3s and burn CDs, testament to his spirit of exploring technology for self-publishing and presenting, which to date, is his trademark. He writes, produces and releases his music himself, and his work is best described as digital audio-visual experiences, often performed minimalistically on stage to thousands, as a one-man act.
He began his professional career making waves across Southasia, and being credited for coining a new genre called ‘Punjabi Blues’, with the 2013 release of Tuntuna. The following year his single Jutt Blues once again cemented his pioneering space in the genre. His music made a public halt in 2014, owing to his mother’s passing away and a pensive remit to pursue a Master’s Degree, in ‘Leadership and Management’. While Shamoon simultaneously kept writing and making music, his public reemergence happened in 2018, with consecutive commercial hits Basanti, Taare and a new EP titled Cookie.