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Bibi - Kazino

oscar bravo, Friday, 8 May 2020 15:11 (one month ago) link

really into Crystal Tea, big j-pop vibes: 

Roz, Saturday, 9 May 2020 13:39 (one month ago) link

"there there" is cool

ufo, Saturday, 9 May 2020 13:57 (one month ago) link

there is so much good stuff all of a sudden what the heck!!!

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:55 (one month ago) link


hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:55 (one month ago) link


hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:56 (one month ago) link


hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

i guess this song is about online trolling, but i don't really know. certainly plenty of people will tell you you're doing it wrong online, no matter which side of any issue you fall on

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:00 (one month ago) link

anyway this is jaunty, i love the piano!

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:00 (one month ago) link

@roz I love ROman Porno a lot!!!!! It sounds kinda Jpop. I love how the vocal line just kind of slides around and goes into weird modulations.

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:44 (one month ago) link

there is so much good stuff all of a sudden what the heck!!!

Making up for a lacklustre 2019? I like “Villain” too and the lyrics of “Life Sucks”... oof.

re Roman Porno: love the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of Björk’s Debut casually hanging out on the bed behind her. Her EP is good - her whole style and sound is very jpop.

Roz, Sunday, 10 May 2020 10:53 (one month ago) link

roman porno was the name for Japanese erotic movies in the 60's, quite the reference

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:12 (one month ago) link

loving Villain a lot!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:14 (one month ago) link

@daniel and the album is called pink movie, which... same.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:23 (one month ago) link

wikipedia says "Nikkatsu made these higher-quality pink films almost exclusively, at an average rate of three per month, for the next 17 years" so it could be a reference to quality, i suppose. i really wanna know what the lyrics are but this is too indie for translators...

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:25 (one month ago) link

i've just been listening to those crystal tea songs on repeat, i'm like obsessed lol

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:25 (one month ago) link

The new TWICE single is composed by Julia Michaels, MNEK and Zara Larsson

abcfsk, Monday, 18 May 2020 12:22 (one month ago) link

Huh. One step closer to my dream Western-Kpop collab, a boyband track produced by Shift K3y. (SF9 track posted at the top of this thread is real close to the sound I’m thinking of.)

Roz, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 11:55 (one month ago) link

Ok I posted that without realising that Shift K3y is also going to be on the TWICE record! Nice.

Still think he should be producing for a boy group though.

Roz, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 12:09 (one month ago) link

Slightly 'off-topic', but this popped up in my youtube. It's a recording from the concert IU had to do the same day her friend Goo Hara died. The news reached her midway through the concert, I think. This is the final song. She says, "I'll pull myself together and do this last song. You guys must be worrying [about me]. It's really.. really... be well, everyone. The more difficult this world is, the more we have to care for one another... Man, it's very.. Even if this world loses its warmth, if only people show each other love... Anyway, I'll sing this wholeheartedly." And she does fight through the song.

abcfsk, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:13 (one month ago) link

man i don't think i can watch that. I still can't watch that video of Lee Hi freezing up while singing "Breathe" in tribute to Jonghyun. </3

Roz, Friday, 22 May 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

swervy ft. paloalto - why same beat as 'color eye' i think

red square - color full

agust d -daechwita

secret number - who dis?

oscar bravo, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

plus i must be a sucker for suzanne's vibe because after loving 'can't hang' earlier in the year i'm also feeling suzanne - do not fear heartbreak

oscar bravo, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:44 (one month ago) link

ooh that suzanne track is lovely

ufo, Friday, 5 June 2020 02:25 (four weeks ago) link

no mention on this thread about how kpop stans have become a considerable bloc of the revolution? clicked on a "whitelifesmatter" hashtag on twitter yesterday and it had been comprehensively hijacked by people posting kpop palmface gifs.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 5 June 2020 09:38 (four weeks ago) link

It’s talked about a little bit over on the Twitter thread on ILE - it’s not particularly surprising imo, kpop stans have always been both politically aware and tremendously good at organising.

More interested in Kpop artists who have spoken out in support. She hasn’t had the best history in terms of acknowledging previous controversies surrounding appropriation etc but so far the best statement I’ve seen is CL’s:

CL said what some of these kpop artists will never admit

— ً (@LISANATlON) June 4, 2020

A roundup of everyone else’s responses here:

Roz, Friday, 5 June 2020 16:28 (four weeks ago) link

10 years after the fact here is an ode to pep era barca

momoland - tiki taka

dding was one of my absolute favourites last year and here's
jvcki doing her thing this year

jvcki wai - fadeaway

bleeps and sirens make me happy

gaeko/nitti gritti/kaku - pass out

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 15:31 (three weeks ago) link

more bleeping

sik-k,pH-1,Jay Park,HAON - gang remix

low key hazy

punchnello ft. meenoi - us

oscar bravo, Sunday, 14 June 2020 16:27 (two weeks ago) link

not enough jvcki wai in fadeaway imo

love the beats on this, Lovelyz member doing something that doesn't sound anything at all like what her group usually does:

Roz, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 02:39 (two weeks ago) link

"tiger eyes" is good but makes me think the producer has been listening to billie eilish

ufo, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 02:52 (two weeks ago) link

lol totally

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

The #1 retro-obsessed producer working in Korea right now is Park Moonchi. She released a single earlier this spring under her own name (she's not the one singing here obviously) and it's a deliciously mellow serenade:

Last year she formed a 90s style k-pop girl group with Stella Jang, CHEEZE and Lovey, which she produced, to great results

And she's done some deliriously feel good tracks

She also does some mainstream, high profile producing, including Suho's latest single. But it's when she's recognisably in her own ballpark she's at her best. Her youtube channel is recommended. She's also on the keys for the new KIRIN x Hoody single:

abcfsk, Saturday, 27 June 2020 12:59 (one week ago) link

It's hard to keep track of all channels and platforms and output, but so much good has happened to Korean media from the breaking up of the big broadcasters monopoly on stars... alternative paths are now viable. Youtubers, streamers, etc. Kim Mina was a weather presenter who lost her job, but through her online presence and instant appeal as a funnywoman she appeared all over the place and finally got big enough for it to become a full time career. The big broadcasters have been so woefully male-heavy in terms of funny hosts, so it's always nice to see the structures uprooted. She's so funny, and there's quite a bit of stuff English subbed

abcfsk, Sunday, 28 June 2020 10:56 (six days ago) link

"summer love..." is lovely

ufo, Sunday, 28 June 2020 12:37 (six days ago) link

She also showcased some of her recent remixes on the Jae Suk / Hyori / Rain episodes of Jae Suk's show.

abcfsk, Sunday, 28 June 2020 15:24 (six days ago) link

like the Hwasa (loved last years 'twit') and the 3YE.

love this beat

BewhY X Simba Zawadi - Hymm

this is lovely but somehow seems not of this century to me

Baek A Yeon - Looking For Love

and so does this

D1ce - Draw You

real itzy vibe

Weki Meki - Oopsy

oscar bravo, Monday, 29 June 2020 15:15 (five days ago) link

BlackPink - How You Like That

"look at you, now look at me" is stuck in my head now, thankfully too old to be insecure about my looks, but damn.

oscar bravo, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:55 (five days ago) link

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