Thursday, September 29, 2016

[MV] Dalshabet - FRI. SAT. SUN

Official channel link

I like that quick hook melody right at the top of the chorus.
Not loving the rest. The tempo changes are interesting though!

[MV] Park Hyo Shin - Breath

Another one of those lingering Hyoshin ballads I keep playing.
Like Wild Flower.
So pretty.

[MV] JUNGGIGO - Nocturne

Kinda NSFW for sexy-times.

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[MV] Lim Heonil - GOOD

[MV] RIOT KIDZ - Stereotypes

These guys have been around since 2011, I think? just super-indie.
All English, but the sound took me back to my middle school days. Like Blink 182, Sum41, early 2000s pop punk. Had to post because... nostalgia.

Monday, September 26, 2016

[MV] Kanto (feat. Eddy Kim) - Lonely

Official channel link

[MV] Crayon Pop - Doo Doom Chit

They're back! Without helmets!


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[MV] Apink - Only One

Official channel link

[MV] Fromm (feat. Giriboy) - Pieces of You and Me

Every frame a painting.

[MV] The Barberettes - Love Shoes

[MV] Tim - Drawing

[MV] Crystal Tea - Express Boyfriend

Very Jrock.

[MV] BTS (J-Hope) - WINGS 'Boy Meets Evil'

A lot of BTS stuff this month. I think this is just the intro track.
They all had short films leading up to this. I'll compile after the cut.

Friday, September 23, 2016

[MV] BADA X Ryeowook - Cosmic

Station #33

Apparently this was a dream collaboration for Ryeowook, which is very sweet.
He will be starting his military service on October 11th.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

[MV] Yoo Jaesuk X EXO - Dancing King

Station #32

Been a slow week for releases due to the Chuseok holiday.
Wasn't totally sure if there would be a Station, but there is! And it has Jaesuk in it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

[MV] DIA - Mr. Potter

I feel like I just dove head-first into a pool of rainbow sherbet. XD
Harry Potter and Beatrix Potter? Kinda?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

[MV] Gain - Carnival (The Last Day)

Well, this was refreshing.
You can always expect big concepts from Gain. Does not disappoint.

Same production/writing team that worked on IU's Modern Times stuff, so if it sounds like Red Shoes there's a reason for it! I love hearing this style in Kpop.


MINO (WINNER) and Bobby (iKON) just released solo stuff and here they are as a collab duo.
This is what we call smart marketing. Lol!

MOBB (feat. KUSH) - HIT ME


I really like Hit Me. Super fun.

[MV] IRON - Rock Bottom


KSUKE is a Japanese DJ.
Pretty cool little collab.

[MV] SM X BANA - Pit-A-Pat 250

Station #31

Another electro-trippy Station this week.
Immediately made me think of LiVii's recent 'Luna' sound-wise, but Luna has way more substance for me.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

[MV] Red Velvet - Russian Roulette

Watch Red Velvet try to kill each other.

Lol. I like the concept. Not loving the styling though. Hair and makeup. That odd blush across the nose looks like they've all been sunburnt or recently smacked in the face.

[MV] Bobby- HOLUP!

Warning: Flashing/strobing lights... rather psychedelic in parts.

[MV] NELL - Vain Hope

Thursday, September 1, 2016

[MV] HALO - Mariya

[MV] Hitchhiker - $10

Station #30

I don't think I posted Hitchhiker's previous release because it felt too disconnected from Kpop, but since SM is throwing him on Station, I'll go right ahead. Hitchhiker is one of SM's resident producers. He's made and contributed to some huge Kpop hits, included BEG's Abracadabra.

All of the music and animation is created by him for his own work.
You're always in for a sonic/visual adventure with Hitchhiker. Lol.

Previous video: '11'

[MV] Swings - Your Soul

Good dancer, but the body paint and hair is obviously going to be discussed.
Some of the most blatant blackface I've seen in a while.
I've seen a few folks arguing that the dancer is representing a 'soul'. Well okay, but why is a soul painted black and wearing black braids?
If you're gonna go there, paint her green or blue and no hair or something not ethnically/racially connected.

Strange choice.
I wonder if it was Swings or the dancer or August Frogs who wanted it this way... ?

Later edit: The video was removed due to the blackface it seems...

[COVER] Kei (Lovelyz), myunDo, BUMZU - Y

Original 'Y'

[MV] Choi Gogi, Yu Catnip - Suddenly