Reviews

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Review: P-Type Turns Neil Young's 'Southern Man' Into Rap Gold On 'The Stranger' Featuring Chaboom [AUDIO]

New Release 03.23.15 | 08:07PM EDT

South Korean underground rappers P-Type and Chaboom harness the power of Neil Young's 1970 classic "Southern Man" to create something new on "The Stranger."

Han Hee Jung in light and shadow.

Korean Rock Recall: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts On Bluedawn Singer Han Hee Jeong's 2013 Release 'Soil' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 03.20.15 | 04:21PM EDT

On her 2013 single "Soil," Bluedawn vocalist Han Hee Jeong showed how a few small ideas can come together to make a big impact.

South Korean R&B duo VERRY

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Unwind With The Soulful Sounds Of R&B Duo VERRY's 'We Can Luv' Featuring Odee [AUDIO]

New Release 03.19.15 | 07:23PM EDT

With a powerful beat and a vocal performance straight from the heart, VERRY's latest single "We Can Luv" featuring rapper Odee, released on Thursday, manages to be both soothing and moving.

Iggy Azalea was the headliner for Samsung's mega wat music showcase at SXSW.

SXSW 2015: Is It Bad To Compare 2NE1 Rapper CL With Iggy Azalea? Maybe Not

Concert / Event 03.19.15 | 09:42AM EDT

Iggy Azalea’s performance at the SXSW Samsung event demonstrated the potential CL can have in the American market.

still from the Wonder Girls video

K-Pop Throwback: Clap Your Hands If You Want To Relive The Exhilaration Of The 2012 Wonder Girls Hit 'Like This' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 03.18.15 | 09:20PM EDT

On "Like This," Wonder Girls use a simple handclap pattern as a springboard for a dance groove that sounds as fresh and as innovative as it did the day in spring of 2012 that it was released.

still from Red Velvet's

Review: Red Velvet Return With A Serious Sugar Rush On The Irresistible 'Ice Cream Cake' [VIDEO]

New Release 03.16.15 | 06:04PM EDT

Seven months since their debut and five months after their last single, Red Velvet are back with a new sound on "Ice Cream Cake" that might stop your heart, but not because of the sugar content.

K-Pop Double Take: Zion. T And Crush Use Live Musicians To Achieve Something Special On 'Just' [VIDEO]

Hidden Treasures 03.18.15 | 03:04PM EDT

Zion. T and Crush focus on musicianship over digital production techniques on "Just," the first single off their new collaborative album "Young," released last month.

Rule Destroyer's Chae Song Hwa, seen here singing with Midnight Smokin' Drive.

Korean Rock Recall: Observe The Raw Power Of DIEALRIGHT Singer Chae Song Hwa's Old Band Rule Destroyer On 'Get In Tension' [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 03.13.15 | 03:50PM EDT

On this obscure punk track, all-female band Rule Destroyer brought enough energy to power a small nation.

Ga In Apple

Ga In Entices Us With Her New Album 'HAWWAH' [REVIEW]

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 03.14.15 | 12:23PM EDT

After a year hiatus the anticipation is finally over as solo artist and Brown Eyed Girl's member Ga In released her newest mini album "Hawwah" and comes back with an even more tasty image to stimulate everyone's imagination.

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Review: 'Paradise Lost' From Brown Eyed Girls Vocalist Gain Is A Roundhouse Kick To The Heart [VIDEO]

New Release 03.12.15 | 09:06PM EDT

With the gothic sound of a pipe organ driving "Paradise Lost" and Gain alternating between slinky crooning and a confident delivery on the hook, the single, released Thursday, has a power that is impossible to ignore.

the album cover for VIrgo's latest single

Editor's Pick: Virgo's 'Drive' Featuring Vocalist Sorri Will Make You Feel Like You're In A Movie [AUDIO]

New Release 03.10.15 | 06:03PM EDT

Listening to "Drive," released on Tuesday by Seoul-based band Virgo, is like stepping onto the silver screen.

Boyfriend performing in Japan

Review: Thrilling Production Helps Make Boyfriend's 'Bounce' The K-Pop Boy Band's Most Exciting Single Yet [AUDIO]

New Release 03.09.15 | 07:44PM EDT

With a stabbing horn riff reminiscent of classic '90s hip-hop melting into a somber keyboard figure recalling '80s electro acts like Pet Shop Boys or Tears For Fears, Boyfriend's single "Bounce," released on Monday, packs a punch.

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K-Pop Double Take: Relive The Moment Purfles Proved Themselves On Their 2014 Debut '1,2,3' [VIDEO]

Reviews 03.11.15 | 09:38PM EDT

When the three-member K-pop girl group Purfles debuted back in October with their first single "1,2,3" they had so confidence right out of the gate, you'd think they'd been making hits for years.

MC Mong

Review: Postmodern Jukebox's Robyn Adele Anderson On How MC Mong's 'Love Mash' Has The Maroon 5 Sound She's Been Craving [VIDEO]

New Release 03.26.15 | 08:25PM EDT

MC Mong's tongue-in-cheek lyrics and style are similar to those of Psy but thanks to the crushworthy vocals of Mikey of Chancellor Of The Channels, "Love Mash" sounds just like an American top 40 hit.

Galaxy Express performs at SXSW 2014

Korean Rock Recall: Galaxy Express Prove The Best Rock 'N' Roll Is Primitive On Their 2013 Track 'Horongbul' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 03.06.15 | 05:32PM EST

On their crushing 2013 single "Horongbul," power trio Galaxy Express prove that you don't need any fancy electronic gadgetry to get the job done.

Fiestar at a recent outdoor performance

Review: Fiestar Dance Through The Pain On 'You're Pitiful' From Their 1st-Ever EP 'Black Label' [VIDEO]

New Release 03.05.15 | 05:32PM EST

On "You're Pitiful," the new single from the group's first album "Black Label," released on Tuesday, Fiestar prove that a song doesn't need to be all sunshine and rainbows to propel you to the dance floor.

producer G-Slow

K-Pop Throwback: G-Slow's 2009 Collaboration With Rimi And Urban Zakapa's Jo Hyun Ah 'Hold Me' Still Sounds Fresh [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 03.03.15 | 06:21PM EST

Like a master chef, on "Hold Me," G-Flow combines seemingly random ingredients, a mellow Fender Rhodes chord progression, a gritty synth bass, a Dirty South drum loop, and turns them into something daringly divine.

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K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Let Anda's Silky Smooth New Single 'Mastering' Wash Over You [VIDEO]

New Release 03.02.15 | 07:22PM EST

On "Mastering," released on Thursday, the singer has once again done a full 180, Andamiro has returned with a new name (Anda) and a new sound, a sultry Wurlitzer-driven R&B that is nothing short of intoxicating.

album cover for the new Shinhwa album

Review: Shinhwa Return To The Spotlight With A Forceful New Sound On The Surrealistic 'Sniper' From Their 12th Album 'We' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.26.15 | 07:49PM EST

"Sniper" could be Shinhwa's most sonically daring offering to date.

GI in happier times

Review: GI Tug At Your Heartstrings With The Emotionally Charged 'Echo' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.25.15 | 11:50PM EST

On Tuesday, the South Korean girl group GI (an acronym for "Global Icon"), seemed poised for a major comeback in the world of K-pop, with their third single "Echo" scheduled for release the following day.

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Editor's Pick: 'Crazy' Was Just The Warm-Up Lap! 4Minute's 'Tickle Tickle Tickle' Will Get Your Pulse Racing [AUDIO]

New Release 02.23.15 | 07:04PM EST

Though "Crazy" may be a more well polished pop song, the nasty synthesizer sounds and unrelenting drum groove of 4Minute's "Tickle Tickle Tickle" push the song to even greater heights.

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