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hip-hop duo Pinodyne

Editor's Pick: Korean Hip-Hop Duo Pinodyne Shake Off Their Blues On The Party Track 'Let Me See Your Tattoo' Featuring Deez [AUDIO]

New Release 11.19.14 | 07:31PM EST

"Her," the new five-song EP from the South Korean rap group Pinodyne is an introspective album, often bordering on hip-hop balladry, with one notable exception.

Former KARA member Nicole comes into her own with 'First Romance.'

Album Review: Nicole Stands Apart From The Rest With Her Debut Solo Album 'First Romance' [AUDIO]

New Release 11.20.14 | 07:00AM EST

Nicole establishes her musical identity, following her departure from KARA, on ‘First Romance.’

GOT7 have released 'Identify,' their musically complex studio album.

Album Review: GOT7 Bring Energetic Harmony To Their Debut Studio Album 'Identify' [AUDIO]

New Release 11.19.14 | 08:16AM EST

GOT7 work towards establishing their trademark sound on ‘Identify.’

Badkiz

K-Pop Double-Take: Badkiz Show Serious Potential On Their Tough New Single 'Babomba' [VIDEO]

Reviews 11.26.14 | 05:07PM EST

Hot on the heels of their debut single "Ear Attack," rising stars Badkiz are back with their third single, "Babomba," an anthemic dance tune with obscene amounts of energy and serious hit potential.

5urprise has released their debut single album 'From My Heart.'

Single Review: 5uprise Perform Stirring Vocals On Their Debut Release 'From My Heart' [AUDIO]

New Release 11.18.14 | 09:59PM EST

Acting idol group 5urprise soulfully sing on ‘From My Heart.’

Rapper Jerry.K

Review: Korean Rapper Jerry.K Rises Above The Competition With His Electrifying New Track 'Higher' [AUDIO]

New Release 11.17.14 | 04:35PM EST

South Korean rapper Jerry.K's new track "Higher," featuring Sleeq, Rico and Don Malik, hits you like a punch to the guts.

Korea's first death metal band, Seed.

Korean Rock Recall: Unravelling The Organized Chaos of Seed's 2010 Track 'Their Bodies Covered In Flames' [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 11.14.14 | 05:55PM EST

On their 2010 cut "Their Bodies Covered in Flames," Korean death metal band Seed's insistence on making tight and taut music illustrates that metal is, in fact, a music of restraint.

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K-Pop Beyond The Charts: Joe Rhee And Keebomb Start A Riot On 'Up In This Club' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.13.14 | 09:00PM EST

There are few songs on the Korean pop charts, or any chart for that matter, that could get a party going as quickly as "Up In This Club" the new song by vocalist Joe Rhee and featuring rapper Keebomb.

AOA in the

Review: Brave Brothers And AOA Make Magic Once Again With The New Single 'Like A Cat' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.12.14 | 09:03PM EST

With shades of acoustic rock, 1980s Cuban dance music and early hip-hop, "Like A Cat," the title track of the new AOA album scheduled for release on Thursday is another winner.

HI SUHYUN are entrancingly soulful on 'I'm Different.'

Single Review: HI SUHYUN Conjure Late '60s Soul With Help From iKON's Bobby On 'I'm Different' [AUDIO]

New Release 11.12.14 | 06:53AM EST

HI SUHYUN capture the essence of Motown on their song ‘I’m Different.’

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Editor's Pick: Teen Top Lay Down A Slow Jam With Some Kick On 'I'm Sorry' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.10.14 | 10:17PM EST

With "I'm Sorry," Teen Top's most recent single, released on Sunday, the boys are back, adding some serious pep to the sound of the late-1990s boy band slow jam.

Hello Venus To Discuss Future Plans Of Group

Review: Hello Venus Strike A Devilish Pose With Their Sexy New Single 'Sticky Sticky' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.09.14 | 07:23PM EST

By trimming down their sound to tastefully refined melodies over this raw hip-hop groove, Hello Venus have reinvented themselves with a sound that feels just right for the present time.

D.Holic

K-Pop Beyond The Charts: D.Holic Hypnotizes Us With Their Hard-Hitting Debut Single 'I Don't Know' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.05.14 | 02:19PM EST

There is something intoxicating about "I Don't Know," the debut single from the five-member South Korean girl group D.Holic.

Almeng in the

Review: 'Survival Audition K-Pop Star 3' Finalists Almeng Drop One Tantalizing Hook After Another On 'Half An Hour' [VIDEO]

New Release 11.05.14 | 12:55PM EST

What is exciting about "Half an Hour," the new single from K-pop duo Almeng, is their willingness to stray from the rulebook, combining dance sounds and styles at an almost schizophrenic pace.

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K-Pop Double-Take: Subtle Production Techniques Turn Super Junior's 'Evanesce' Into A Fragile Masterpiece [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 12.19.14 | 05:59PM EST

Skillful, creative music production gives "Evanesce" an emotional impact that makes it the standout track on Super Junior's new album "Mamacita".

Seo In Young

Review: Seo In Young And Zion T Conjure Up A Fresh New Sound With A Full Band On 'Thinking Of You' [VIDEO]

New Release 10.31.14 | 01:09PM EDT

Floating in a sea of K-pop ballads that seem to barely have a pulse, South Korean singer Seo In Young's new single "Thinking Of You," featuring vocalist and producer Zion T, is an island oasis.

Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead

K-Hip-Hop Throwback: Korean-American Rapper Dumbfoundead Keeps It Real On The 2011 Track 'Cool And Calm' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 10.30.14 | 04:11PM EDT

Dumbfoundead is one rapper not afraid to reveal his own life and reflect on his own personal growth in his lyrics. This is particularly true about the track "Cool and Calm" off of his 2011 album "DFD."

GOGOBOYS

Review: Why Gogoboys New Single 'Suddenly Romance' Has Everything You Could Want In A Korean Indie Song [VIDEO]

New Release 10.30.14 | 05:29PM EDT

"Suddenly Romance," the new single by Gogoboys, has everything one could want from a non-mainstream Korean song. It has a mellow-but-steady upbeat pace to the melody and a music video which isn't all flash and glam.

The heavy artillery that is Baekdoosan.

Korean Rock Recall: Metal Band Baekdoosan Do The Road Song Right With Their 1987 Cut 'Women Driving Highway' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 10.31.14 | 03:07PM EDT

On their rip-raging cut "Women Driving Highway," from the 1987 album "The King of Rock n' Roll," Korean metal legends Baekdoosan own the road.

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