video still from Gain's

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.

15-year-old performing arts high school student Tamia Murphy is a fan of Big Bang.

Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: 15-Year-Old Connecticut High School Student Tamia Murphy On Why Big Bang Continue To Have A Huge Impact

Endorsement 03.13.15 | 03:08PM EDT

" They make their fans very happy" said 15-year-old high school student Tamia Murphy of New Haven, Conn. about why Big Bang is her favorite K-pop group.

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.

Purfles promo photo

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.

video still from Anda's music video for

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.

16-year-old K-pop high school student Jelanie Albino is an EXO fan.

Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: Why EXO's ‘Black Pearl’ Is As Good As It Gets For For Alabama High School Student Jelanie Albino

Endorsement 03.03.15 | 03:00PM EST

“EXO is so talented, they can sing any song with their powerful voices,” says 16-year-old Alabama K-pop fan Jelanie Albino.

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.


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.

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.

screen capture from Rubber Soul's

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.

Seoul-based K-pop singer KOHO

KOHO, The KpopStarz Interview: K-Pop's Most Inventive New Artist In Her 1st-Ever U.S. Interview [EXCLUSIVE]

Buzz 02.13.15 | 08:27PM EST

In a KpopStarz exclusive interview, KOHO opens up about her collaborations with Beenzino and his producer Lee Daheen, her brief career as a record executive and how her creative process has grown more varied over time.

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..

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