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Review: G-Dragon And Hyung Don Score With The High-Energy Dance Track 'Going To Try' [AUDIO]

By Jesse Lent | November 07, 2013 10:01 PM EST

However you feel about Big Bang frontman G-Dragon, the rapper knows how to stay in the limelight.

More than two months after his smash double-album "Coup d'Etat" was released, G-Dragon is back in the top 10 with his high-energy electro-dance collaboration with Hyung Don "Going To Try."

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G-Dragon and Hyung performed the song in front of 35,000 fans for the televised 2013 Infinity Challenge Freedom Road Music Festival.

And the hard-hitting studio version of dance trick, which debuted at number 10 this week on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100, appears to be just the beginning of G-Dragon's return to the charts.

In addition to returning with a new Big Bang single by the end of the year according to the group's record label YG Entertainment, the rapper also wrote and produced his bandmate Taeyang's new single "Ringa Linga," due out on Friday.

But getting back to the G-Dragon and Hyung collaboration, the production on "Going To Try" is airtight, featuring a satisfying blend of the darkly reimagined take on dirty South hip-hop beats that has become the Big Bang frontman's trademark, and a high-energy hook that recalls the wild electro abandon of that other YG artist, Psy.

What often gets lost in the seemingly unending dialogue about Psy's two record breaking hits "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman," is that beyond the sight gags and the inventive dance moves, both tracks, musically speaking, are a celebration of everything that made early rave culture great--building beats that can elevate a crowd into euphoria and a synthesizer sound that is as raw as synthesizers get.

"Going To Try" delivers on both of these fronts.

Even K-pop fans that think the genre starts and ends with Psy would be well advised to give the new G-Dragon and Hyung single a listen.

Listen to "Going To Try" G-Dragon And Hyung Don's collaboration for The 2013 Infinity Challenge Freedom Road Music Festival RIGHT HERE

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