Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays from KPOPPY!

It's the annual holiday slow-down for Kpop releases, so I'll take the opportunity to wish the regulars a very happy holiday season. I hope you all get to enjoy time with friends and family. And if you can't do that, take some time for self-care. Eat delicious things, watch fun movies, marathon TV shows, catch up on sleep, and be kind to yourself... especially with all the unsettling things happening around the world.


SEVENTEEN and Gugudan put some adorable Christmas versions of recent tracks up today. Super cute.
Enjoy!


SEVENTEEN - BOOMBOOM (Santa version):



Gugudan - Wonderland (Santa Girl version):

[MV] EVE (feat. Heechul) - Melody



I had no idea EVE was still a thing. Been a while.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

[COVER] Wendy - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

With Moon Jungjae and Lee Nile.



Station #46

[MV] SS301 - MY UNIVERSE

[MV] NADA (WA$$UP) - Seorae Village

[MV] Sugardonut - A Song Of November



More lovely scenes of the protests!

[MV] SF9 - So Beautiful



Official channel link

[MV] G2 (feat. GRAY) - 1999

[OST] Junsu - The Way Things Are (+ 'Cake Love')



For the musical 'Death Note' running in January.

Junsu also just did a collaboration with The Black Skirts. Only a lyric video, but I'll put it in the full post because it's pretty cool, so I'm having a fangirl moment.

[MV] Risso - Baby Baby Baby

[MV] Kim Jinsol - Beauty

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[MV] Kang Hyun Min X Mad Soul Child - It's Me

[MV] 2BIC (with Kassy) - Missing You

[MV] BolBBalgan4 - Tell Me You Love Me

[MV] NCT 127 (feat. SR15B) - Switch

[MV] Jimin Park, D.ear - Look Alike

[MV] SoulstaR - Stick With Me

[MV] Yoon Jong Shin - Anyway It's Christmas



Poignant animations.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[MV] Apink - 'Cause You're My Star



Official channel link

[MV] LOOΠΔ / HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul – The Carol



3/12
Made of money, I tell ya!

[MV] LOOΠΔ / HaSeul - Let Me In



HaSeul is the 3rd member introduced for Loona. 9 to go!

I've also come to the conclusion that this company is made of money.

[MV] TheEastLight - I am what I am

[MV] VAV - Here I am



Still trying to understand why the mix on this group never sounds right.
There's always this disconnect between the vocals and track. They fight each other.

[MV] Junoflo - Deja Vu

[MV] sAewoo & YUNHWAY - $.E.D

[MV] C.O.G - Who

[MV] glowingdog - The Hermit

Monday, December 12, 2016

[MV] BIG BANG - Last Dance



Huge long-awaited comeback to finalize the MADE album. And it will be the last comeback as a group until all the members complete their military service.  I believe TOP will be enlisting first... February-ish? Enjoyed hearing him sing for this track.

[MV] BIG BANG - FXXK IT

[DEBUT] K.A.R.D - Oh NaNa



Official channel link
KARD is DSP's new co-ed group. The final roster is being kept secret by DSP. Apparently there might be 7 total members eventually.

[MV] SKA WAKERS - Peacetime



Really wanted to post this one considering there likely won't be much material related to the peaceful protests and impeachment of President Park Geun-hye from mainstream artists.
It has been a huge deal in South Korea, so I'll take this opportunity to mention it.
The Ask a Korean! blog has a series of great articles following the debacle. Here are two:
The Irrational Downfall of Park Geun-hye
Impeachment: Where does Korea Go from Here?

[MV] SLEEPY - Oh Yeah



Official channel link

[MV] Danpyunsun and the Sailors - National Anthem

[MV] Brand New Music - Already Christmas



Official channel link

Yang Da Il, Chancellor, MC GREE, As One, and Kang Min Hee.

[MV] LYn - 20th Century Carol

Friday, December 9, 2016

[MV] JESSICA - WONDERLAND



Pretty!

[MV] SS301 - REMOVE

[MV] BEAT WIN - Rising Sun



Strong contender for most unintentionally cringe-y video of the year.

Edit: Little kid version... ?

[MV] eSNa - Playboy

[DEBUT] GLABINGO - 'AS FEEL' and 'Memories Latte'

AS FEEL:


Memories Latte:



Official channel link

Pretty strong debut for a solo R&B dude.

[DEBUT] Villain - Rainy Night

[MV] DARI (feat. XOi) - Time Line



Dari is a member of DMTN.
Solo activities while the group is on indefinite hiatus.

[MV] DTSQ - MIND GAME

Far East Movement - IDENTITY ( Kpop collaborations)

Last month, Far East Movement released their IDENTITY album. It features a handful of Kpop artists on some pretty great tracks, so I wanted to feature them all in one post!
There are currently two three full relevant MVs. I'll put all of the audio tracks and other teasers in the full post.

Don't Speak
  • Featuring SNSD's Tiffany
  • Far East Movement and King Chain


Freal Luv

  • Featuring EXO's Chanyeol
  • Far East Movement, Marshmello, and Tinashe


Fighter
  • Featuring Yoon Mi Rae
  • Far East Movement and Autolaser


This one made me cry lots. Lots and lots.

Hyolyn, Jay Park, Urban Zakapa, and Loco are through the jump...

Friday, December 2, 2016

[OST] G2 - Young & Alive



From the Entourage OST.

[OST] Chanyeol, Punch - Stay With Me



From the Goblin OST.

[MV] Microdot - Shake It

[MV] LABOUM - Winter Story

[DEBUT] dob - Deep Sleep

[MV] Double K (feat. Seo In Guk, Dok2) - OMG

[MV] Starship Planet - Love Wishes



Official channel link

Junggigo, Mad Clown, Hyunseong (Boyfriend), Brother Su, Yoo Seungwoo, and Kihyun (MONSTA X).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

[MV] National Pigeon Unity - Supertask

[MV] Hyoyeon - Mystery



Station #43
I really like Hyoyeon as a performer. Nice to have something solo for her. The chorus seems really flat to me unfortunately. Love the feel of the rest of it.

[ADMIN] Yep, KPOPPY is down...

Sorry about that. I get a very slow and steady amount of traffic to the KPOPPY site and blog with very limited bandwidth needs. But there was a sudden and unexplained spike just over the last couple days.

Edit: It's back up now! Yay! I'll leave the graphs in the full post for the lulz.

Friday, November 25, 2016

[MV] National Pigeon Unity - Molotov Cocktail

[MV] Mad Clown (feat. Lee Haeri) - Lie



Official channel link

This reminds me a lot of old Leessang.

[MV] STEREOTYPE - Falling

[MV] Zitten - The First Snow

[OST] Yoon Mi Rae - You are my World



The Legend of the Blue Sea OST

[MV] Adios Audio - Bam Bam Bam

[COVER] Jo Jung Suk, D.O. - Don't Worry



Original by Jeon In Kwon.
Re-made for the film 'Hyung'.

[DEBUT] H.U.B - The Time We Spent Together

[MV] TAK (feat. SURAN) - VOICE



Barely an MV, but it's Suran on an EDM track!
Kinda cool!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

[MV] Kim Sejeong - Flower Road



Zico produced!

[MV] JeA - Winter, It's You



Also a short version of You o'clock:

[MV] BADKIZ - Ear Attack 2



Ear Attack was actually their debut single in 2014. This is a re-release.

[MV] Leebada - Drug

[DEBUT] wetter - who

[MV] Park Juhee - The Way To Love

[MV] SISTAR (with Giorgio Moroder) - One More Day

Light warning for domestic violence theme... nothing too graphic.



Official channel link

Absolutely no idea how this collab with Moroder came about.
EDM legend and a half.
Also, the video... kind of a nice leap for LGBT representation!

[MV] 2LSON (feat. WINee) - LUB DUB

[MV] SIXTH SENSE - Don't Go

[MV] KREAM - Good Morning

Saturday, November 19, 2016

[MEDIA] 88rising - Seo Taiji is the OG Legend of Korean Music



Bringing some attention to this channel. There's some strange stuff in there. A similar style to VICE. Mostly far East Asian culture related content. They've had a handful of videos related to Kpop, but I thought this quick one on Seo Taiji was pretty cool.

A touch of Kpop history for your weekend.

[OST] Reddy (feat. Kim Boa) - Even You



From the Entourage OST.

[OST] Samuel Seo - Entourage



From the Entourage OST.

[MV] Heechul X Min Kyunghoon - Sweet Dream



Station #41

Oh, heavens. Lol. This is related to episode 51 of Knowing Brothers. It's a show hosted by a bunch of celebrity dudes who have all been through big scandals. They're mostly taking the piss out of each other the whole time.

The woman featured in the MV is Twice's Momo.

[MV] Chancellor (feat. Dok2) - MURDA

NSFW: Adult club, exotic/pole dancing...



Official channel link

[MV] JOOSUC (feat. Sanchez) - I Kno

[MV] CANDO (Feat. Louie) - Good Night

[MV] SG Wannabe - Missing You

Bit of an upsetting jump-scare at about 2:50.

[MV] Kebee - YA

[MV] KNK - U



KNK was supposed to have a proper MV out a few days ago, but their company announced the release would be cancelled due to quality issue. Quite a shame.
At least they put this performance version up.

[MV] VOISPER - Learn To Love

[MV] Ashmute - Heaven

[MV] Sugardonut - Piece of Yellow

[MV] JUNGGIGO (feat. Paloalto) - Hey Bae



Official channel link

[MV] CAR, THE GARDEN - Gimme Love

Thursday, November 10, 2016

[AUDIO] MoonMoon - Contrail



I just love this song, so I'm posting it retroactively.

[MV] Sunday X Kim Tae Hyun (Dickpunks) - Still



Station #40

[MV] LOOΠΔ / HyunJin – Around You



Full length MV (10:32)

LOOΠΔ (Loona) will be a 12-member girl group. Each member will debut with a single as "Girl of the Month" over the next year until the full group is formed. HyunJin is the second.

[MV] Standing EGG - VOICE



Official channel link

[COVER] Yoo Seung Woo, Yoo Yeonjung - I will be on your side



The original is by an artist called 'Coffee Boy'.

[MV] IMFACT - Feel So Good

[MV] HiNi - Coming Home

[MV] MAS 0094 - Starlight

[MV] Kyuhyun - Blah Blah

[DEBUT] MOMOLAND - JJan! Koong! Kwang!



Official channel link

[MV] ASTRO - Confession

[MV] Kyuhyun - Still

[DEBUT] D.I.P - FIZZ

[MV] T-ARA - TIAMO



Pretty video.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

[ADMIN] A little delay...

A bunch of new releases over the last day. But I'm thoroughly exhausted and trying not to despair over the political situation in the US right now. I'll crawl out of the fetal position in a day or two and catch up.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

[MV] Hyolyn - Paradise



Official channel link

Hyorin always looks like she's having the greatest time performing and I love that.

[MV] EXO-CBX - The One



A bit of comic relief.
I believe this was played at their recent concerts.

[DEBUT] VICTON - I'm Fine



Official channel link

They put a trailer out last week.
Performance version of 'What time is it now?':

[MV] SEVENTEEN SVT - Check-In



Late to posting this.
Promoting the first mixtape of SEVENTEEN's hip hop subunit SVT

[MV] The Stray (feat. Kriz) - Deep



Smoooooth.

[MV] offonoff - Photograph

[MV] Eyedi - Not lonely

[MV] Danpyunsun and the Sailors - Giant

Sunday, November 6, 2016

[MV] MAMAMOO - Décalcomanie



EDIT: The original MV has since been taken down and replaced. Looks like there were enough complaints about Solar's scene that they removed those clips. I'm pleased with that result. I'll leave my initial reaction intact. Very glad RBW was least able to change that little bit.

Oh MAMAMOO, and the mixed feelings you give me...

The song is good. I especially liked the intro part although it becomes a more standard pop song for the rest.
The MV though. Oh, the MV. They look absolutely fantastic. The part with them in menswear and the mirrored performance was rad. I wish that had been more fully explored. Instead there is this long interlude that removes you from the song as you watch each member 'played' by some dude. And there are all my least favorite romantic tropes. Wrist-grabs. Turning someone around bodily. Trapping someone against a wall. With the kiss scenes, consent is pretty clear with a couple of them. One is dubious. And then Solar's looks like a full-on sexual assault. It turned my stomach and poisoned the whole well for me.

So I'm upset about that.

My hope is there will be a performance version without the uncomfortable interlude.
I kinda feel the genre of song, which is borderline country, doesn't fit with the MV concept at all.
But I think they'll work it out for the live performances. Don't they always? XD


(flashbulb strobe lighting in the 2nd half)


They also released a concert MV for 'Tears'. I'll put that in the full post.
It's pretty cute with messages from family members at the end. Emotional. T_T

[MV] B.A.P - SKYDIVE

WARNING: Copious amounts of gratuitous gun violence and some imagery of a woman who has been tortured/killed. (Same style as One Shot)



Official channel link

The classic 'Women in Refrigerators'. . Gotta say I'm a little tired of it as a concept for boy groups in Kpop.

[MV] BTOB - I'll be your man

[MV] ToppDogg - Rainy Day

[MV] BASTARZ - That's Right

Saturday, November 5, 2016

[MV] Sam Kim - Seattle



Lee Jin Ah on piano!

[MV] Hyukoh - MASITNONSOUL



Partly an MV. Partly a promotion for the new Kdrama 'Entourage' based on the American TV series of the same name. We can expect a bunch of big names on this OST.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

[DEBUT] TheEastLight - Holla



A fairly fresh sound among the other pop/rock bands.

[MV] KANGTA - Diner

[MV] BOYS24 (Unit Yellow) - E



I don't have the best understanding of how this show worked. But 'Unit Yellow' seems to have been the primary winner of the BOYS24 survival show. Units White, Green, and Sky, might also have MVs eventually? Not sure.

Performance version with all winning units:

[MV] Yang Da Il - Don't Leave

[MV] WABLE - Wind Petals

[MV] Rainbow Arcade - Again, Morning



Nice sound.

[MV] 24 Hours - Our Night

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

[MV] Taeyeon - 11:11



Live Acoustic Version in the full post...

[MV] JENYER - I DO



Not totally sure if 'JENYER' is the correct name yet.
This is Jiyoon from the now disbanded 4Minute with her solo debut.

[MV] MC MONG - 'Tears' and 'Visual Gangster'

Tears (feat. Darin of Highcolor):


Visual Gangster (feat. Eunji of Apink):

[MV] Reddy - Ocean View

[MV] KATE - I Don't Wanna Go

[MV] LiVii - Beautiful Creature

[MV] Hanumpa - Howling

[MV] BLACKPINK - Playing with Fire



Jam.
I like that the sound is more cohesive than their debut releases.

[MV] BLACKPINK - STAY



Definitely Lonely 2.0.

[MV] Berry Good - Don't Believe



Lots of stuff derivative of that Major Lazer kinda sound now.
I think it works well here.

But the styling for the performance shots is borderline unforgivable. Yikes...

[MV] Hyolyn (feat. Jay Park) - One Step



Official channel link

Thursday, October 27, 2016

[MV] Crucial Star (feat. Kim Na Young) - Fall

[MV] Sung Si Kyung, Jung Yumi - Andromeda



So gentle.

[MV] NC.A - Next Station

[MV] Paloalto - Victories

[MV] SUPERKIDD - Sunance



This put a smile on my face. So cute.

[MV] Jay Park X 1 MILLION - All I Wanna Do



Loco and Hoody featuring on the track.

Really appreciate this choreo vid. 1MILLION is a popular dance studio/channel on Youtube. Cool to feature Youtube dancers for Jay park, who re-started his own career after 2PM by starting his own channel and getting involved in dance communities online and in the States again.

Here's the 'Making Of' on 1MILLION's channel

[MV] Hyungdon & Daejune - Sexy Side



Lel.

[MV] Kei (LOVELYZ) X THE SOLUTIONS - Beautiful



Unexpected, but refreshing collab!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[MV] MIRYO, GIANTPINK - Rock-Scissors-Paper



Official channel link

Both of these women were contestants in Unpretty Rapstar 3 and Giant Pink was the winner.

[MV] Hyolyn (feat. Dok2) - Love Like This



Official channel link

[MV] Jay Park - Me Like Yuh (English)



Sometimes I wonder if Jay Park ever sleeps.
Dude puts out a lot of work.
His 'Everything You Wanted' album released back on the 20th.
The Korean version of 'Me Like Yuh' featuring Hoody on the album is probably my favorite track.

[Later edit: A choreography video is now available with the full Korean version]


I hadn't posted his 'Aquaman' video, because I get pickier with stuff that's all English... and the lyrics are rather NSFW explicit. Albeit, hilariously. Ha!

I'll throw it in this full post since we're swimming in the same space, categorically-speaking.

[MV] SPACECOWBOY (feat. Woo Joo) - Insomnia

[MV] COUNTER RESET -- 'Do your Best' and 'Tomorrow'

DO YOUR BEST:


TOMORROW:

[MV] HIGH4 20 - Weekend

Saturday, October 22, 2016