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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.

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.

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.

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.

still from 4Minute's

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.

album cover for the single

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.

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.'

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.

1PUNCH

Editor's Pick: Brave Brothers Revisits Seo Taiji-Style 1990s K-Pop On 1PUNCH's 'Turn Me Back' From 'The Anthem' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.23.15 | 09:54PM EST

Seo Taji and Boys clearly in play on 1PUNCH's debut album "The Anthem," standout track "Turn Me Back," has a classic 1980s American R&B sound.

Jung Yong Hwa's vocals shine on his solo album, 'One Fine Day.'

Album Review: Jung Yong Hwa Breaks Away From CNBLUE With Superior Solo Album 'One Fine Day' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.23.15 | 03:26PM EST

‘One Fine Day’ resonates with listeners, while elevating Jung Yong Hwa above many of his K-pop contemporaries.

vocalist Cho Won Seon

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Roller Coaster Vocalist Cho Won Seon Shows Shades Of Garbage, Luscious Jackson On Virgo's 'Baekchimi' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.22.15 | 10:08PM EST

Kicking off with a dirty Fender Rhodes electric piano and some locked-in live drumming, Virgo make it clear they are not playing by the rules on "Baekchimi."

Davichi's 'Hug' provides a beautiful soundtrack for everyday life.

Album Review: Davichi Demonstrate Their Vocal Synchronicity On 'Hug' [AUDIO]

New Release 01.24.15 | 01:42PM EST

Davichi impart their competent vocals on their fourth extended play release, ‘Hug.’

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