Thursday, April 26, 2018

[MV] Snuper - Tulips

[PROMO/CF] Jay Park, GRAY - EL TORNADO



Promotion for Fifa Online 4.

[MV] EXO-CBX - Horololo (Jpn.)

[MV] HALO - MAP

[MV] MeloMance - Just Friends

[MV] Kim Bum Soo - I LOVE YOU



BumSoo will be releasing 20 songs to celebrate 20 years in the industry. This is the first.
The guy lip-syncing in the MV is Han Hyun Min, the first of African (and Korean) descent to be a runway model in South Korea, which is pretty cool!

[MV] SugarBowl - Leaned

[MV] Monday Kiz - Every Moment

[MV] The Rose - BABY



Realized I had somehow skipped over posting this one even though I love it and have been playing it constantly!

[REMAKE] SOLAR - It's been a long time



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Interesting genre mix. It's like doo wop country or something.

[MV] TheEastLight. - Are You Okay



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[MV] Sunwoo JungA & The Barberettes - Outside the Chart



I wish I could find a good English translation for this. From what I've gleaned from Google translate it seems quite hilarious/cheeky. A member of The Barberettes left recently to pursue other things, so I was thrilled to see them team up with JungA.

[MV] Yun Ddan ddan - In my room

[MV] Hwang Chi Yeol - The Only Star

[MV] LUNA (feat. Yang Da Il) - Night Reminiscin'

[MV] AMBER (feat. Gen Neo) - RIGHT NOW

[MV] Hwang In Sun (feat. Outsider) - Dead Clock

[MV] Solar - Where the Wind Rises



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Monday, April 23, 2018

[MV] Hyolyn (feat. GRAY) - Dally



Heed the thumbnail for the level of NSFW-ness.

I'm confident Hyolyn is in control of her own artistic destiny now that she has her own label, so I'm happy to support this. Great dancing. It's filmed well. It's sexy without cutting up her body parts with just shots of T&A. You get to see her as a full performer. That's what I care about.

[MV] Lovelyz - That Day



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

[MV] IN2IT - SnapShot



VOGUE!

[MV] Apink - MIracle



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7th anniversary special release.

[MV] MINSEO - Growing Up



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[MV] NCT 2018 - Black on Black

[MV] HA:TFELT - Pluhmm

[MV] HYO (feat. Ummet Ozcan) - Sober



Ozcan is the producer.
English version link

[MV] HIGHTEEN - Timing



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[MV] Class Mate - Feel Good



Great groove.

[MV] AMBER - CLOSED DOORS & HIGH HOPES

Amber released a mixtape for free on Soundcloud called Rogue Rouge.
These are both in English.





[MV] HOONS - I C U

[MV] June - Sérénade

[MV] SOYA - OASIS



I like this a lot, but that one percussion sound (wood tone block?) lags just slightly too long after the beat, and it's annoying me. Lol.

[MV] TAM TAM (feat. Hea A) - Neoingak



This is super nice.

[MV] L-like (feat. George) - Awkward



I believe L-like is the writer/composer.

[MV] Jo Hyun Ah - After You

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

[MV] EXO-CBX - Blooming Day

[MV] Eric Nam - Honestly

[MV] HyeongseopXEuiwoong - Love Tint

[MV] Lee Changmin - Think too much

[MV] JooYoung - Daydream

[DEBUT] YOO SEONHO - Maybe spring

[MV] GUNMIN X HEEDO - Don't Worry



Sub-unit of B.I.G.

[MV] Carla - I Don't Need You

[MV] Bye Bye Badman (feat. Yoonju) - Daisy

[MV] Eric Nam (feat. Woodie GoChild) - Potion



More Latin rhythms.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

[MONTHLY] Favorites for MARCH 2018

March was relatively packed post-Olympics, but many of the big-hitters fell flat for me. Lots of unexpected or lesser-known artists caught my ear.
My two top picks: J-Hope's whole mixtape put a huge smile on my face. Feel-good music. Daydream got me with its hyper-saturated colors and Hitchhiker's Guide references. So fun.
And Sojung's soft sentimental ballad Stay Here had me transported to some ethereal space.





In the full post: Ann One, Wanna One, MINSEO, MAMAMOO, Heize, NCT, CHEETAH, WOOGIE, Yoon Jong Shin, Honey Popcorn, Cha Eun Joo, Samuel, San E, Olivia Hye, EXID, and Super Junior.

[DEBUT] Peter Han - Sing with the Swing



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[MV] GreatGuys - GANDA

[MV] GIRLKIND - Broccoli



English subtitles are available. Would recommend.

[MV] Park Boram (feat. Lil Boi) - Please, Stop Me

[MV] TEN - New Heroes



Station2 #51

#50 was a club EDM track in English. GINJO (feat. ANGEL) 'You'

[MV] BTS - Euphoria : Theme of LOVE YOURSELF 起 Wonder



Euphoria is featured from 3:00 to 5:30 and during the end credits.
The classical piece is Claire de Lune.

So this is all kinda of complicated, but as far as I can gather, this piece is the equivalent of HYYH's 'Prologue'. It's Part 1 of the whole Love Yourself series and is basically just this video with Jungkook's solo song Euphoria featured in it. This is extending the big cinematic narrative even more. This is NOT the intro for the next album/comeback.

To understand more of what's going on here, I'll recommend some fan compilations. The 1st is the full cinematic experience, but doesn't include the newest material. The 2nd one is the easiest to digest. The 3rd shows the repetition and parallels between Euphoria and all the previous material.

[MV] Hongki (FTISLAND), Yoo Hwe Seung (N.Flying) - Still Love You



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Quite the epic ballad.

[MV] Heo Young Saeng (feat. Mad Clown) - Fly Away

[DEBUT] UNB - Feeling



9-member group formed on The Unit show.

[MV] BADKIZ - Just One Day

[MV] Reddy (feat. Sway D) - Tracksuit

[MV] MOVNING - Falling With You

Thursday, April 5, 2018

[CF] YDPP - LOVE IT LIVE IT



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Yet another Produce101 season 2 project group. Probably a collab with Pepsi.
Trying to figure out what this reminds me of. The track is giving me Talking Heads or something from that era.

[MV] TVXQ! - Love Line



They know their fan demographic has aged into fantasies of blissful domesticity. Lol.
Love Line is probably my favorite track on the album. Quite different sounding than anything DBSK ever did before, including when they were 5.

[MV] Basick (feat. Koonta, Paloalto) - Microphone Checker



F-bombs. So many F-bombs.

[MV] Grizzly - ISLAND

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

[MV] WINNER - EVERYDAY

[MV] Flowsik x JESSI - Wet

[MV] Basick - The Kid

[MV] THE BOYZ - Giddy Up

[MV] CLC - Distance

[MV] OVAN (feat. Jinsil) - Confusion



I've missed Jinsil's voice!

[MV] Jeong Jinwoon - Erasing

[MV] BILL STAX (feat. lobonabeat) - 24K

[MV] PRIMARY, Anda - Do Worry Be Happy EP

Primary and Anda did an EP project together. There are four music videos.
'Dressroom' is the lead, so I'll post it here. The other three are in the full post:
Zeppelin, Moonlight, and The Open Boat.