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Girls Generation-TTS

K-Pop Throwback: Reignite The Fire Of The 2012 Girls' Generation-TTS Track 'Checkmate' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.20.15 | 06:59PM EST

On the 2012 Girls' Generation-TTS track "Checkmate," songwriter and producer Hitchhiker jumps through musical idioms with ease.

The unlikeliest-named band in Korea, Billy Carter.

Review: Exploring The Musicality Behind Billy Carter's Lighthearted 'Love And Hatred' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.20.15 | 05:02PM EST

On the Billy Carter song "Love and Hatred" the band members show their reluctance to take themselves too seriously, except where the music is concerned.

vocalists Daeho and Banseok

K-Pop Covers: Why The Daeho And Banseok A Capella Version Of JYP's 'You're The One' Is Better Than The Original [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 02.26.15 | 04:42PM EST

Recorded live in one take and filmed with a single unedited camera shot, Daeho and Banseok perform an a capella cover of JYP's "You're The One" that far surpasses the original in vocal greatness.

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K-Pop Double Take: Korean Rap Trio Rubber Soul Carve Out A Unique Sound For Themselves On 'Life' Featuring Mad Clown [VIDEO]

New Release 02.19.15 | 06:43PM EST

The sound conjured up by Rubber Soul on "Life," like the classic 1965 Beatles album the band is presumably named after, is breaking new ground.

Korean rapper Deepflow

Review: Korean Rapper Deepflow Keeps The Craig Mack Retro Hip-Hop Flava Alive On 'Lookin Good' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.18.15 | 09:32PM EST

Though it is far from a sound-alike, "Lookin Good," the new single released on Tuesday by Deepflow, revisits the groundbreaking sound of Craig Mack's "Flava In Your Ear" with exciting results.

U-KISS

Last Month's Hallyu Hits: U-KISS Blend Their Powerful Vocals With Passionate Guitar Playing On 'Playground' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 02.19.15 | 04:58PM EST

Taken from the group's "Always" EP, the 11th in the U-KISS catalog, "Playground" is anchored around a silky smooth acoustic guitar part and powerful vocals.

The Solutions: hell bent for leather.

Korean Rock Recall: Why The 2014 Solutions Single 'Movement' Cuts Across Musical Genres [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 02.13.15 | 05:10PM EST

The Solutions's latest single "Movements," released back in May, proves that the ecstasy of an anthemic chorus can cut across dance or rock music idioms..

album cover for Azin's Développé album

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Experience The Dreamlike Electropop Of Azin's 'If You Want' From Her New EP 'Développé' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.12.15 | 09:19PM EST

On Azin's single "If You Want" from her new EP "Développé," released on Tuesday, the South Korean singer harnesses the power of specific synth-pop innovations cherry-picked from throughout the history of the electropop genre.

screen shot from Zico's

Editor's Pick: Block B Rapper Zico Keeps It Jazzy On 'Well Done' Featuring Ja Mezz [VIDEO]

New Release 02.12.15 | 05:38PM EST

With an upright bassline that oozes out of your speakers, jazz-infused piano lines and even a sample of the opening line of the Grateful Dead classic Dark Star ("Dark Star crashes...") used as a hook, Zico's "Well Done" is just right.

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Review: 4Minute Return To Burning Your Dance Floor Down On 'Crazy' [VIDEO]

New Release 02.09.15 | 08:19PM EST

If you are the kind of person who likes their pop music pumped up to 11, 4Minute's new single "Crazy," released on Sunday, is your new jam.

The dance-rock diplomats of Rock 'N' Roll Radio.

Korean Rock Recall: Exploring The Dance-Rock Fusion Of Rock 'N' Roll Radio's 2013 Single 'Shut Up And Dance' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 02.06.15 | 05:23PM EST

On 2013's "Shut Up And Dance," Rock 'N' Roll Radio present a happy marriage between rock fury and dance energy.

Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls

K-Pop Throwback: Reliving The Elecro Bliss Of Brown Eyed Girls Singer Narsha's Appearance On Humming Urban Stereo's 'REFORM' EP [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 02.05.15 | 09:51PM EST

Vocalist Narsha, from one of K-pop's more innovative acts, Brown Eyed Girls, proves to be the perfect compliment to Humming Urban Stereo's intoxicating retro synth landscape on "BULLSHIT."

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K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Chancey The Glow Recalls '90s Underground Hip-Hop On 'Come 15' Featuring Debi, Jay Moon, Nucksal [AUDIO]

New Release 02.05.15 | 07:53PM EST

It is exiting to see South Korean rapper Chancey The Glow channeling the classic 1990s era of rap innovation on the new single "Come 15" featuring guest appearances from rappers featuring Debi, Jay Moon and Nucksal.

Artist Spotlight: Giriboy via KultScene

Artist Spotlight: Giriboy [Blog]

Hidden Treasures 02.06.15 | 10:03AM EST

A quick, little profile about up-and-coming Korean rapper Giriboy.

the album cover for Dana Hong's new EP

Review: Dana Hong Recreates The Classic 1990s Neo Soul Sound On 'Asura' [AUDIO]

New Release 02.02.15 | 07:35PM EST

With some truly top-notch electric piano playing and a hefty backbeat, "Asura," the title track off of R&B vocalist Dana Hong's new EP released on Monday, is one of the smoothest sounds currently coming out of South Korea.

single cover for KOHO'd

Editor's Pick: Vocalist KOHO Crafts An Enchanting Electro Landscape On 'As I Headed' Featuring Simahoy of Bad Joyscoutt [AUDIO]

New Release 01.30.15 | 05:56PM EST

There is nothing else out there that sounds quite like "As I Headed," the new single from South Korean R&B singer KOHO featuring rapper Simahoy of the group Bad Joyscoutt.

Jung Yong Hwa is a discontented office worker in the video for 'Checkmate.'

Jung Yong Hwa Explores The Banality Of Office Work With JJ Lin In The Video For 'Checkmate'

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 01.31.15 | 12:13PM EST

CNBLUE's Jung Yong Hwa and JJ Lin battle the monotony of white collar work in the video for 'Checkmate.'

Electric Samulnori, poised to strike.

Korean Rock Recall: Explore The Rising Momentum Of Electric Samulnori's 2014 Performance Of 'Drunken, Drunken' [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 01.30.15 | 12:47PM EST

On the live version of their song "Drunken, Drunken," released last February, the fascinating South Korean rock group Electric Samulnori exemplify the tradition of music as a collaborative act.

K-Pop Double-Take: HIGH4 Slows Down And Sets The Mood With Their Latest Single 'Day By Day'

New Release 02.05.15 | 08:17PM EST

HIGH4 takes a minimalist, laid back approach to "Day By Day," the follow up single to their upbeat debut EP "HIGH HIGH."

Lizzy

K-Pop Double-Take: After School's Lizzy Fuses Trot With Film Music On Her Innovative Debut Solo Single 'Not An Easy Girl' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.28.15 | 09:17PM EST

On her first single as a solo artist, "Not An Easy Girl," released on Thursday, Lizzy shows that she doesn't need her bandmates to turn out quality pop song.

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Review: Gaeko And Yankie Keep The Party Going Till The Break Of Dawn On 'Cheers' Featuring Beenzino, Babylon [VIDEO]

New Release 01.26.15 | 08:05PM EST

"Cheers," the new collaboration between Yankie and Dynamic Duo rapper Gaeko, released on Thursday, is a song custom-made for the twilight hours of the club.

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