Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

[MV] PRODUCE101 - Pick Me



Mnet's new trainee survival show... kind of a 'making the band' thing.
I think it's supposed to air in January so the hype is kicking off.

This song is pretty terrible, but MY GAWD THEY'VE BUILT AN ARMY.

Edit: And then you watch the whole season and fall in love and the song becomes your jam because you're emotionally invested. OTL

Monday, December 21, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

[MV] Ku Hye Sun - A day without sound

[MV] Every Single Day - Sweet Illusion

[MV] The Stray - Give Me a Chance

[MV] Ruvin - The Place

[MV] Cho A - Flame

[MV] Roy Kim - Stay

[MV] Roy Kim - I Want To Love You

[MV] KKAKKU (feat. Choi Nakta) - Love Me

[MV] Yolhoon (feat. Whale) - Voyager

Thursday, December 3, 2015

[MV] Sonnet Son - The First Snow's Falling

[MV] Kisu (24K) - The Two of Us

[MV] GROSTO (feat. Ja Mezz) - COKE & CIG

[MV] Gurueng Train - Taxi

[MV] SEVENTEEN, Ailee - Q&A



Official channel link

Unexpected + awesome collab + CUTE = Yay

[MV] Phenomenon - Fresh

[MV] Roy Kim - The Great Dipper

[MV] TTS - Dear Santa



English version

Monday, November 30, 2015

[MV] PSY - NAPAL BAJI



I adore all the suits/shirts/pants.
Also jamming.


Going to watch the views on this one, too.
I'm guessing Daddy will have the crazier amount.
But I personally think Napal Baji is the superior track/MV.


24 HOURS LATER EDIT:
1,780,367 !!!


[MV] Royal Pirates - Run Away

[MV] PSY (feat. CL) - DADDY



The ballroom dancing has me wheezing.


328 views when I first posted... what will it be by the end of the day?
Multiple millions?


24 HOURS LATER EDIT:
 5,336,912 !!!


[MV] Joe Rhee - On Me

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

[MV] Verbal Jint (feat. Taeyeon) - If the World was Perfect

[MV] 9MUSES - Sleepless Night

Gentle warning for pill overdose (?) and being sick.



Something in the mix is annoying me. Might just be the percussion... or general levels.

Don't know what to make of the MV. Seemed like it was going for a 'Pretty Hurts' message. Like look how sad and sickening it is to want to be pretty, but super-glamorized, which would seemingly undermine that message.
And the end? No idea.

[MV] SURAN (feat. Beenzino) - Calling in Love



Was really looking forward to this and it didn't disappoint! Great sound.

[MV] 5tion - Lie



I'm even more confused now. 5tion or Rebro? *stumped*

[MV] The Barberettes - Lonesome Christmas



The holiday season kicking off already! Lol.
The Barberettes had one member change, but they're back with some Christmas doo-wop.

English version here

[MV] Yolhoon - NDND



Having a hard time finding info about this. Seems to have some association with Clazziquai.
Such a well-directed video I had to post it. Gorgeously shot.
The title means something like 'ragged' or 'tattered'.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

[MV] CL - Hello Bitches



No comment other than to say Parris and her crew dance well.
Like crazy extremely well. Good lord.

Currently unlisted, so might need to re-post later.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

[MV] EXID - Hot Pink



M'kay... mixed feelings.

Tangent: When I was a little kid I read a sci-fi book where alien faucets poured out pink goo. I had forgotten it until this moment. Lol.

[MV] Hongki - Insensible

[MV] Neon Bunny - Romance in Seoul



Soooo chilllllllll.

[MV] JJCC - Insomnia

[MV] Navi - Don't miss you



Official channel link

[MV] YKSI - Smoke

[MV] B.I.G - TAOLA

[MV] Dynamic Duo - Jam



Official channel link

Jam!
Lost it at the Big Bang cosplay. Lmao.

[MV] Purfles - Bad Girl



Song's alright. Too repetitive for me. MV is a bit of a low-budget choppy mess.
Still rootin' for these girls!

[MV] The Legend - NAIL



Official channel link

Monday, November 9, 2015

[MV] The KOXX - Echo

[MV] HeartB - A Song For You



Official channel link

[MV] WANNA.B - Hands Up

[MV] VIXX - Chained Up



Personally feel the contrast between the verses and chorus is pushed too far.
Appreciate the consistently smooth shots throughout.
Nice to have them back to something more 'dark' in concept.

[MV] MAP6 - Storm

DEBUT


Official channel link

Strong debut for these guys. That classical melody really makes it.
Reminds me of when BAP debuted. Similar feel.

[MV] Shin Seung Hun (feat. Beenzino) - MaYo

[MV] TAHITI - Skip

[MV] CROQ - WSSS

[MV] Yoon Guitar - Loved

[MV] P-Type (feat. Verbal Jint) - Time Lag 2

Friday, November 6, 2015

[MV] EXP EDITION - LUV/WRONG



*wince*

Apparently this is a thesis project to make a Kpop group with only Americans.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

[MV] Babylon (feat. Nafla) - BABO

[MV] DΞΔN x ZICO - Pour Up

[MV] ROMEO - Target

[MV] Brown Eyed Girls - Warm Hole



Might wanna get that checked out. LMAO.
Lyrically so naughty... visually so 'wholesome'. Snickering forever.

[MV] Jay Park (feat. Okasian) - You Know

Mild NSFW... pole-dancing... butcher-shop... and a little HyunA? Lol.




[MV] RaNia - DEMONSTRATE



Comeback after a long time. RaNia has a new member who is American and not Asian (the rapper), which is interesting. She's not in the MV due to Visa issues though.

EDIT: Their channel has now reuploaded this three times. Lol. STAHHPPP.

[MV] Lucia - Upon your existence



Nice to see Lucia out with something after working with Junsu on Yesterday.

[MV] Brown Eyed Girls - Brave New World



BEG IS BACK!
Trippy 70s-80s disco track.

[MV] Samuel Seo - New Dress Girl



Actually an older single, but looks like he took an opportunity to make an MV at the same time as Make Up Love.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

[ADMIN] On Youtube Red and blocked videos



It's a normal thing to deal with replacing links. I do it all the time. Channels re-upload videos hours/days later for editing reasons. Or some deal took place months/years later where an artist's MVs must be taken down on one channel and put up elsewhere. I try to stay on top of this as much as possible.

However, with the incoming YouTube Red deals it seems that a handful of major Kpop and Jpop company channels became blocked in many more regions than normal... including for me in the US. Now the blocking is probably a different issue to the actual Red subscription program. But somewhere in the opt-in phase it looks like blocking was a byproduct since it's all happening at the same time.

It's not a huge deal, of course. It's just videos. Many places in the world hit blocks in substantial areas of YouTube and the web. Being from the US... it's not so common an experience for me. It could potentially make it difficult to keep up with new releases and have the most accessible links on KPOPPY.com.

But the important point is that we don't know if this will all right itself or it will expand. Woollim was a big one blocked for me. So no Infinite or NELL or Lovelyz, but all of that material was just un-blocked today.

So, the main point is that I won't be changing out links right away, either here or on the main site. I'm going to wait it out for a week or two to see what comes back or if blocking expands to anything else. For anything that remains blocked, I'll try to find alternative links if possible.

[MV] Samuel Seo - G O Y O

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

[MV] Click-B - Reborn



Holy cow. This group has a lot of history. Didn't know they were coming back!

[MV] XIA (feat. Giriboy) - OeO (Special Clip)

Gentle warning for flashing lights.



YAASSSSSSS.

Glad that 1theK gave him another opportunity for a Special Clip. Allows him the chance to have a 'second single' of sorts despite the ongoing blacklisting.
Suits! Fun choreo! Very much designed for a concert tour setting.
Junsu has always had a thing against lots of camera movement for the performance parts of MVs because it distracts from the choreography. Agreed! But he probably allowed it for being a special release that is ONLY performance.

Lookin' good.

1theK added an a clip without the wild editing, which is awesome, BUT TOO SHORT:

[MV] CODE KUNST (feat. OHHYUK, Dok2) - PARACHUTE



Very excited about HIGHGRND. I think we can expect some great stuff.
So far so good!

[MV] M.Crown - Daedomumun

DEBUT

[MV] Kim Dong Wan - I'm Fine

[MV] SWEET SORROW - Hiding My Heart

Monday, October 19, 2015

[MV] DIA - My Friend's Boyfriend



Another one of those unintentionally really creepy narratives. Lol.

[MV] TWICE - Like OOH-AHH

DEBUT


Kpop will save us from the zombie apocalypse!

Regardless of my personal taste, the ladies have had the stronger debuts this year.

Dance version:

[MV] Shin Ki Nam - Sweet Dream

[MV] SLEEPY (feat. Baek Ah Yeon) - Kibuntat



Official channel link

[MV] Andup - It's Me



1thK has Incredivle featuring on this, but no Incredivle to be seen...

Official channel link

[MV] BUZZ - Forever Love

[MV] Beenzino - Break

[MV] ZICO (feat. PENOMECO, The Quiett) - Yes Or No



So short and so weird.

[MV] Nuol - I Can't Breathe

[MV] Suh Young Eun - Raining Apugujeong

[MV] EARLS - Match Made in Heaven

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[MV] SWEET SORROW - Rain In Seoul



Really touching MV. Those harmonies!

[MV] Kyuhyun - A Million Little Pieces



aka. every K-drama trope that's completely creepy in reality.

Spoiler-alert: Persistently stalking a total stranger, invading personal boundaries, wrist-grabbing, and then a sudden tragic medical emergency to give all that disturbing creepiness meaning.

[MV] MITM - Airport Railway

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

[MV] Taeyeon (feat. Verbal Jint) - I



Good to see she got to be so expressive for her solo debut. Strong sound.
Still odd to me that it took the leader (and best vocalist) of SNSD almost a decade to have her own solo album.