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Reddy and Jay Park

Review: Reddy And Jay Park Team Up To Talk Some Game On The Sizzling Slow Jam 'Think' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.16.16 | 01:14PM EST

Released on Feb. 3 by Korean hip-hop artists Reddy and Jay Park, "Think" is a brooding and atmospheric love song driven by chilly synths, plodding drum machines and half-sung, half-rapped vocals.

Zico in the

Editor's Pick: Zico Of Block B Draws You In With A Hypnotic Groove That Still Kicks On 'I Am You, You Are Me' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.15.16 | 08:41PM EST

With production and hooky songwriting that walks the tightrope of being soothing while still exhilarating, "I Am You, You Are Me," released Jan. 25 by Block B's Zico, is one of the Hallyu highpoints of 2016, so far.

South Korean underground hip-hop artist Hwaji

Review: South Korean Rapper Hwaji Succeeds With A Sweeter Sound On 'Gypsy Girl' From His New Album 'Zissou' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.11.16 | 07:59PM EST

The bulk of the material on "Zissou," released Feb. 2 by Hwaji, could be considered experimental, but when he strips down his sound on the track "Gypsy Girl" that the Korean rapper is at his best.

Korean rapper E-Sens, in happier times.

K-Pop Double Take: Supreme Team's E-Sens Continues To Amaze From Behind Bars On 'The Anecdote' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.15.16 | 01:27PM EST

On the single "The Anecdote," released on Aug. 27, Supreme Team rapper E-Sens turns his recent trouble with the law into fuel for a fiery and cathartic performance for both him and his fans alike.

K-pop boy band The Legend

The Legend, The KpopStarz Interview: The Band On Their Sound, Their Favorite Song And Why They're Dying For A Mamamoo Collaboration [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 02.24.16 | 06:13PM EST

The Legend sat down with KpopStarz in wide-ranging exclusive interview touching on the convenience of a smaller lineup, why they feel "Nail" best represents their style and their desire to collaborate with Mamamoo.

zzapa

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: zzapa Shows Why He Ranks Among South Korea's Elite Talent On 'Gotta Get Along Well' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.10.16 | 05:54PM EST

South Korean R&B artist-producer zzapa's latest single "Gotta Get Along Well," released on Thursday, has all of the consistency and creativity that has made him a difficult artist to match.

WINNER in the studio

WINNER On iKON, The Making Of 'EXIT: E' And Plans For Future 'EXIT' EPs: '3 More Albums Will Come Out' Vocalist Seungyoon Reveals

Trends 02.03.16 | 08:36PM EST

For WINNER fans loving the five-member K-pop boy band's new EP, "EXIT: E," released on Monday, the group has a message for you--it's only the beginning.

Skrillex (left) with 4Minute member HyunA

Review: Skrillex Unleashes His Arsenal Of EDM Sounds To Create 4Minute's Sassy New Club Banger 'Hate' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.02.16 | 07:21PM EST

"Hate," the new single from 4Minute, released on Monday as part of their seventh EP "Act.7," includes some highlights of the past work of the song's EDM celebrity producer Skrillex.

WINNER

Album Review: K-Pop Boy Band WINNER Show An Edgier Side On Their New 5-Song EP 'EXIT: E' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.02.16 | 11:51AM EST

After more than a year without any new releases, WINNER returned in a big way on Monday, with their new five-song EP "EXIT: E" revealing a whole new side to the K-pop boy band.

album cover for Korean rapper Donutman's new single

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rapper Donutman Turns A Somber Piano Riff Into A Testimonial On 'Good' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.01.16 | 08:08PM EST

Donutman doen't rely on contrived concepts or empty bombast on the mic for his single "Good," released on Tuesday, instead creating a highly musical backdrop for his skilled rapping with a somber classical piano loop.

music video for Bumkey's “backindadayz”  featuring Sanchez of Phantom Dok2, dh-style and Microdot

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Bumkey Blends Scratch-Happy Classic Rap With 1920s Jazz On 'backindadayz' Featuring Dok2, Sanchez, Microdot [VIDEO]

New Release 01.28.16 | 08:10PM EST

On "backindadayz," Bumkey combines "Great Gatsby"-era swing and the seminal '80s rap sound from the days when acts like Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy Eric B. & Rakim turned the turntable into an instrument.

the album cover of Stellar's

Album Review: Stellar Celebrate The Eclecticism Of K-Pop On Their Exciting New EP 'Sting' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.27.16 | 08:38PM EST

"Sting," the inventive new six-song extended play album released on Jan. 18 by the K-pop girl group Stellar is a celebration of K-pop's willingness to experiement with an endless variety of musical genres.

Epik High circa 2003

K-Pop Throwback: Epik High Turns The World Into One Big Dance Party On Their 2003 Track 'GO' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 01.29.16 | 01:30PM EST

On "GO," from Epik High's 2003 debut album "Map of the Human Soul," the rap trio shows how certain styles of music hold sway across the globe, highlighting the similarities we all share over our differences.

a screenshot from Teen Top's

Review: Teen Top Lead With Their Funkiest Song In Years On 'Warning Sign' The 1st Single From The New EP 'Red Point [AUDIO]

New Release 01.26.16 | 07:39PM EST

Though much of Teen Top's recent material, including the EP "Red Point" released on Jan. 18, shows a more introspective side of the group, "Warning Sign" is as fired up as anything in their recorded output so far.

a screenshot from Gfriend's

Review: Why Gfriend's 'Rough' Is The K-Pop Girl Group's Best Offering Yet [VIDEO]

New Release 01.26.16 | 02:09PM EST

On Monday, the six-member South Korean pop act GFriend's released their best song yet with the melodic dance single "Rough," proving that this girl group has staying power.

Loptimist

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Let Loptimist Rearrange Your Circuitry On 'Me' Featuring Kim And Ji Jong Hwan [AUDIO]

New Release 01.22.16 | 06:24PM EST

"Me," the new single released Thursday by South Korean singer-rapper Loptimist and featuring Ji Jong Hwan and Kim could almost pass for a conversation between two robots if it weren't for the raw rapping on the track.

Korean R&B superstar Zion. T

K-Pop Double Take: Zion. T Brings Together The Best Of The Past And Present On 'No Make Up' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.25.16 | 08:08PM EST

On the single "No Make Up," released on Oct. 15, the 26-year-old South Korean hip-hop artist and producer Zion. T demonstrates a deep knowledge of the past while still sounding contemporary.

VIXX

Review: VIXX's Contribution To 'Moorim School' Soundtrack 'Alive' Mixes Strings And EDM Beats To Create A Unique Mood [AUDIO]

New Release 01.22.16 | 01:24PM EST

Released Jan. 18, "Alive," VIXX's single from "Moorim School," fuses cinematic strings and pianos with EDM trap drums and rave synths, flanked by an anthemic chorus that compliments the drama onscreen.

Big Bang's T.O.P onstage at the 2016 Golden Disk Awards

'Only About A Year Left For You To See The Big Bang Team On Stage' T.O.P Tells Crowd At 2016 Golden Disk Awards

Issues 01.20.16 | 07:31PM EST

Another awards show, another chance for a Big Bang member to strike fear in the hearts of the K-pop boy band's longtime fans. This time it was T.O.P at Wednesday's Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea.

ToppDogg

ToppDogg Wants To Entertain You! The Rap Group On Their Next Album And The New 10-Piece Lineup [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 01.20.16 | 03:10PM EST

ToppDogg discussed their creative process, the problems that arise in being a large outfit and the ways that being considered a K-pop boy band can be limiting, in a KpopStarz exclusive interview.

Annie Ko of Love X Stereo

Annie Ko Of Love X Stereo Discusses The Seoul-Based Electro Duo's Past And Future [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 01.28.16 | 04:35PM EST

Last week, Love X Stereo frontwoman and keyboardist Annie Ko took the time to talk with KpopStarz about "We Love We Leave, Part 2," the band's diverse background and what the band's songs are about.

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