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iKON at fan event on Nov. 28 in Guangzhou, China

K-Pop Double Take: iKON Are At Their Best On The Title Track Of Debut Album 'Welcome Back' [VIDEO]

New Release 01.06.16 | 08:16PM EST

It is on their debut album's title track "Welcome Back" that iKON really seems to hit their stride, grabbing hold of the song's slinky groove and nailing it to the wall.

album cover for Olltii's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Get Lost In Space With Olltii On 'Outer Planet' Featuring Chatterbox [AUDIO]

New Release 01.04.16 | 05:31PM EST

The celestial void may be the theme of "Outer Planet" featuring Chatterbox, the new single released Wednesday by Olltii, but the earthy R&B sound keeps the MCs deeply rooted on soulfully solid ground.

album cover for Red Velvet's

'The Red' By Red Velvet Tops Our Editor's Picks For The 5 Best K-Pop Albums Of 2015

Trends 12.30.15 | 09:10PM EST

There was nothing in 2015 quite like the near hallucinogenic high-energy pop of Red Velvet's "The Red," our editor's pick for the best K-pop album of 2015.

Korean electronic pop wizards From the Airport.

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: From The Airport's Songwriting Is As Smart As Ever On 'Flying Walls' [VIDEO]

Hidden Treasures 12.29.15 | 05:41PM EST

On the From The Airport's single "Flying Walls," from the group's first-ever full-length album "You Could Imagine," released in January, the electronic rock act deliver the pop goods without dumbing down their sound.

Yankie's

Yankie Is Our Editor's Top Pick For The 10 Best Korean Rap Songs Of 2015 With 'Sold Out' Featuring Zion.T, Loco And Epik High's Tablo

Old K-Pop 12.18.15 | 11:12PM EST

Yankie's "Sold Out" featuring Zion.T, Loco And Epik High's Tablo may have received top honors, but all of the rappers on this list of the best rap songs of 2015 are among the most innovative performers of the genre.

The collar-popping rap trio MFBTY.

K-Pop Double Take: MFBTY's Collective Cry Outshines The Competition On 'Buckubucku' Featuring EE, Rap Monster And Dino-J [VIDEO]

New Release 12.22.15 | 04:25PM EST

Rap's group mentality is alive and well on MFBTY's single "Buckubucku," featuring EE, Dino-J and Rap Monster, from the South Korean act's album "Wondaland," released on March 16.

BoA Meri Kuri

BoA Re-Releases 'Meri Kuri' With New Music Video Just In Time For The Holidays

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 12.18.15 | 09:03AM EST

For many fans, the song still manages to capture the holiday feeling with its sweet message of love on a cold winter night.

the album cover of Yolhoon's self-titled new EP

Review: Yolhoon Receive An Extraterrestrial Transmission From The Starman On Their Self-Titled Debut Single [AUDIO]

New Release 12.17.15 | 07:23PM EST

On Yolhoon's debut single, released Wednesday, they don't just pay homage to David Bowie in vocal inflection and production, they both channel EDM and mid-career material of Radiohead and U2.

Zico Gallery

Zico Tells The Story Of A Young Rapper Through His Latest EP 'Gallery'

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 12.17.15 | 10:19AM EST

Fans are sure to be amazed with Zico's maturity and honesty when it comes to the Korean music industry.

cover of illinit's

K-Pop Double Take: Wave Your Hands In The Air For illinit's Anthemic Album Track 'Beer In My Backpack' From 'Made In '98' [AUDIO]

New Release 12.15.15 | 08:18PM EST

Bump "Beer In My Backpack," the standout cut from the 11-song album "Made In '98" released on Nov. 25 by South Korean rapper illinit and you may find yourself waving your hand in the air like you just don't care.

lovelyz

Review: Lovelyz Return With A Cure For Your Winter Blues On Their Uplifting New Single 'For You' [VIDEO]

New Release 12.16.15 | 04:48PM EST

South Korean girl group Lovelyz latest single "For You," released on Dec. 7, is a cheery mid-tempo slice of K-pop, driven by a peppy electro groove and an optimistic-feeling chorus.

Basterd Intro

Basterd Break New Ground In Korean Rap Scene With 'Intro'

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 12.15.15 | 10:15AM EST

Get ready to listen to the strangest sounds in the world come together to make great music.

EXO Sing For You

EXO Give Fans A Holiday Treat With 'Sing For You' [Fan Review]

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 12.15.15 | 09:29AM EST

The SM Entertainment boy group returned on December 10 with a new holiday EP.

TWICE

K-Pop Album Double Take: TWICE Attain Near Perfection On Their Debut EP 'The Story Begins' [VIDEO]

New Release 12.18.15 | 01:38PM EST

Though they were chosen from a group of previously unknown performers courtesy of the South Korean reality TV program "Sixteen," TWICE pull off an incredible feat on "The Story Begins," released Oct. 20.

album cover for Freelow's “Halftime Mixtape,” released Friday.

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Korean Rapper Freelow Keeps His Cool On 'To Hayden' From 'Halftime Mixtape' [AUDIO]

New Release 12.14.15 | 04:33PM EST

On "To Hayden," from Freelow's "Halftime Mixtape," (released Friday) the squarely quantized rhythm track creates the perfect sense of detachment and the springboard for Freelow's best performance on the album.

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Review: 'Show Me The Money 4' Finalist Innovator And Scary P Of High Flies Flow Over Gospel-Infused Post-Bop On 'iiF' [AUDIO]

New Release 12.11.15 | 05:45PM EST

"iiF" the latest single released Wednesday by Innovator, a semi-finalist on the fourth season of the rap competition "Show Me The Money," and Scary P of the group High Flies is a powerful and creative beat.

still from Haihm's

K-Pop Throwback: Examining The Magical Qualities Of Haihm's 2014 Single 'Bird No Singing' [VIDEO]

Hidden Treasures 12.10.15 | 05:46PM EST

In her riveting single from 2014, "Bird No Singing," Korean electronic producer Haihm uses technology and inginuity to make modern-day magic in her music.

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Reviews 01.11.16 | 02:06PM EST

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album cover for Wekeyz's

K-Pop Double Take: Korean Rapper Wekeyz Teams Up With Kirin And Hoody To Create A '90s Throwback With Some Class On 'Want Me Girl' [AUDIO]

New Release 12.09.15 | 07:35PM EST

A good example of the great results of a classic rap sound through a different cultural lens is "Want Me Girl," released Nov. 27 by Wekeyz and featuring vocalists Kirin and Hoody.

album cover for Kassy's

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Kassy Keeps It Sultry On Her Cool 2nd Single 'Ooh Ooh Ooh' Featuring Eluphant Of VIRUS [AUDIO]

New Release 12.07.15 | 03:36PM EST

Considering how few artists disappear after their first release, its exhilarating to see Kassy release another quality slow jam like "Ooh Ooh Ooh" featuring rapper Eluphant of the rap group VIRUS, released on Nov. 30.

Girls' Generation-TTS Dear Santa

Girls' Generation Trio TaetiSeo Give Us Warm And Sugary Holiday Feelings With 'Dear Santa'

New Release 12.06.15 | 04:47PM EST

A new album is working its way into K-pop fans' holiday music rotation.

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