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http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/04/ff_koreanrapper/all/1

this article was super interesting, feel so bad for the dude

dayo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Following the "celebs finally free to talk back to haters on twitter" trend, Heechul of Super Junior signed off on that Wired article:

http://ygfamilyy.tumblr.com/post/21901290707/heechul-super-junor-xxyo-tajinyo-stop-it-now

Also Mithra of Epik High (Tablo's group) linked to the Korean translation on his twitter "Mithra’s first tweet in 4 months".

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 27 April 2012 11:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile on the Taijinyo boards "it's just some American IT magazine, why are people calling it 'the American press'"?

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 27 April 2012 11:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, BAP's new EP is all "Fight the Power"!!

(Also this, this, this. "Fight for Freedom" sounds like four different songs to me, but there's no filler on this EP, that's for sure o_O. I think "What the Hell" is my favorite so far...)

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 27 April 2012 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah listening to the new BAP now. I like this brash sci-fi dystopic sound

dayo, Friday, 27 April 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right now I like how "We Got the Power" is making use of everyone's voices (probably why it was picked as the title track). I especially like Himchan's trad melody parts, that Bang Yong Guk starts it off and Zelo adds energy/danger, and that they've decided to divide up the song's most emotional lines between Youngjae (small range) and Daehyun (large range) - because I'm enough of a stan to know who they all are, lol.

Anyway the disaffected youth rap-rock chorus + trad-emotional verse formula is cool and it works. There's no filler in this song either.

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 27 April 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

abcfsk, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda love how unconventional JYP looks

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that xp

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

love this kind of ballad. reminds me a lil of mariah? but maybe only because I've been listening to a lot of mariah lately. http://youtu.be/6JpJUlSyXNY

fun throwaway summer jam: http://youtu.be/Udb1rOT48Mo

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Infinite song is really cool. It really gets that kind of sad and lonely, driving late at night feeling? Dunno about the lyrics though - I was expecting something more introverted and nostalgic because of the like, Miami Vice/Kamen Rider sound, but instead they are going to try again to regain the fickle hearts of the public by casting a spell over themselves that they want it. :p But ah well, I can just turn off the subtitles.

Same message, different approach. It's about enjoying the moment and the sound/visuals are also hedonistic and indulgent (because Middle Eastern = hedonistic and indulgent??). I like Junsu's androgynous look, he's like the evil Persian dude in 300.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

new big bang http://youtu.be/btDd9rOlc2k

chris paul george hill (dayo), Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^these dudes will be performing in my hometown in October. Kind of tempted to go, but not sure I'm prepared to brave the crowd of screaming fangirls.

Roz, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's been quite a few tracks I should've posted and talked about here but since it often happens at other places I guess I forget. But you gotta post a new SNSD single

abcfsk, Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that!

not feeling the new f(x) ep at all :(

un® (dayo), Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Electric Shock is super good though.

fffv, Friday, 15 June 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

f(x) always on point

abcfsk, Sunday, 17 June 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 21 June 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

XD

un® (dayo), Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol!

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Electric Shock. Unusual details in wikipedia articles:

f(x) (play /ˌɛf ˈɛks/; Korean: 에프엑스) is a five member South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2009. The name is a play on the mathematical notation for function, and when input with different 'x', there can be many different outcomes. The f stands for flower and the x represents the female's double x chromosome. f(x) strives to be the kind of girl group that can change and adapt to many situations. The group members have also been nicknamed "function girls".

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Friday, 22 June 2012 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Girls' Generation video:

誤訳侮辱, Friday, 22 June 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Posted above only with some different scenes.

They did a GREAT performance of it on Music Station today, though.. taken down on youtube but if you find it, watch it.

abcfsk, Friday, 22 June 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Up for now http://youtu.be/Guw6BiZxmpE

abcfsk, Friday, 22 June 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

No wait that's sped up..

abcfsk, Friday, 22 June 2012 13:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/D2aHXTde57s

abcfsk, Friday, 22 June 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is LQ but better than any of the ones above http://youtu.be/DA7PeBC55q0

(sorry for the spam but at least this makes the thread slightly easier to load)

abcfsk, Friday, 22 June 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

2NE1 are playing Newark, NJ on 8/17 and L.A. on 8/24; tickets went on sale today and top out at $200 ($300 for the VIP package which includes a gift bag and access to a "soundcheck party").

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 23 June 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a confirmed assignment to review (and photograph!) the aforementioned 2NE1 show in Newark. Now to figure out who's handling the tickets & photo passes at Live Nation...

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 25 June 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I think Kpop is prepared for the Olympics, yo:

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

(It's a playlist)

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

BoA has composed her new single and it fits her to a t http://youtu.be/PQjovLrnvVo

and almost more importantly, the video allows her performance to shine

abcfsk, Sunday, 22 July 2012 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's really cool! It's a very Madonna-like performance without seeming like she's copying anything (because it's so totally BoA). Dance-acting is so cool. I also like the balanced lyrics.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

BAP with a Damien Hirst-inspired music video.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

GLAM song about a girl liking another girl:

Can I kiss you baby girl?
Are you a boy? I don’t care.. Passion is key.
Girl I really really like ya, now just leave the rest to me.
A kiss XXO, anyone can be a Romeo.
A kiss XXO, if the heart starts to race, you’re Juliet Juliet.
Because we break the rules, we dodge the rules.
Got the right to break the wall. Everyone move.
Opposition for opposition won’t work- take off the blindfold that covers your eyes.
Be confident. (We’re a minority.) Fling it off.
Yeah don’t stop the beat now. Now is your time, you shine more than anyone else.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

gif request for loop of 1:54-2:01

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 09:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Underground? The song is #1! (unless they're saying underground to them, in which case they've already said 'from South Korea' so it's redundant)

if, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 09:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's the hit of the year pretty much.

abcfsk, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 10:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I think you'll find pretty much every second gif'd on tumblr. Props to Hyuna for her cameo here securing her summer viral #2 after last year's Bubble Pop.

abcfsk, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 10:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kinda figured this thread would now be about "Gangnam Style". To answer Gawker's question, yes.

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/43025/hallyu-camp-at-the-korean-cultural-center-monday-aug-6/

Not only has South Korean cinema become one of the most interesting movie scenes in the world, the glossy triteness of K-pop has somehow become a worldwide phenomenon. (If you’re not 15 and don’t know what K-pop is, its artists make Justin Bieber seem like Marvin Gaye.) “Hallyu” means “Korean Wave,” an all-encompassing term for the pop-culture revolution, but it’ll take a five-day camp to explain how the nine-member manufactured music group Girls’ Generation (shown) relates to Oldboy, the 2003 stylized excursion into cinematic hyperviolence.

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 August 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know anything about k-pop, but I thought I'd post that anyway when I read it

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 August 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woo-hoo! Less than two weeks till I get to see (and photograph) 2NE1 live!

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 6 August 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Written by YG's Kush, according to the comments

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

2NE1 show last night was pretty fucking great. Full review on MSN Music soon.

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 18 August 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm reviewing it for the voice. it was amazing.

kept making jokes all night about how the backing band was the new power generation and then in between set/costume changes they just launched into this stellar funk jam

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

The promised review. Short version: Despite some technical problems and delays, it was awesome.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know everything's about PSY these days, but alongside Only One promotions BoA has been doing this hit medley that basically shows k-pop pretenders HOW It'S DONE.

http://youtu.be/UHxMPIpYSpM

Perfect.

Also this sit-down performance of Only One http://youtu.be/lw3WK1qWXxI

Love this song so much.

(This thread's pretty heavy on the system so maybe no embeds for a while)

abcfsk, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 09:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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