On Tuesday, surviving Ladies' Code members, Ashley, Sojung and Zuny, answered the question of whether the band would survive the tragic loss of two members resoundingly in the affirmative with "Galaxy."
The more intoxicating elements of a fling with a formerly plutonic friend are explored on "F.W.B (Friends With Benefits)," released on Friday by South Korean R&B vocalist ELO and featuring his AOMG labelmate Hoody.
"Always Awake" may have been billed as a "bonus track" on Beenzino's 2012 album "24:26," but it deserves its due as some of the most creative music to come out of South Korea's burgeoning hip-hop scene so far.
Released on Feb. 3 by Korean hip-hop artists Reddy and Jay Park, "Think" is a brooding and atmospheric love song driven by chilly synths, plodding drum machines and half-sung, half-rapped vocals.
With production and hooky songwriting that walks the tightrope of being soothing while still exhilarating, "I Am You, You Are Me," released Jan. 25 by Block B's Zico, is one of the Hallyu highpoints of 2016, so far.
The bulk of the material on "Zissou," released Feb. 2 by Hwaji, could be considered experimental, but when he strips down his sound on the track "Gypsy Girl" that the Korean rapper is at his best.
On the single "The Anecdote," released on Aug. 27, Supreme Team rapper E-Sens turns his recent trouble with the law into fuel for a fiery and cathartic performance for both him and his fans alike.
South Korean R&B artist-producer zzapa's latest single "Gotta Get Along Well," released on Thursday, has all of the consistency and creativity that has made him a difficult artist to match.
On the 2NE1 vocalist's US debut, released Nov. 21, CL sets her sights on her competition across the Pacific. The result is a a warning shot across the bow of Western popular music.
"Hate," the new single from 4Minute, released on Monday as part of their seventh EP "Act.7," includes some highlights of the past work of the song's EDM celebrity producer Skrillex.
On "backindadayz," Bumkey combines "Great Gatsby"-era swing and the seminal '80s rap sound from the days when acts like Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy Eric B. & Rakim turned the turntable into an instrument.
"Sting," the inventive new six-song extended play album released on Jan. 18 by the K-pop girl group Stellar is a celebration of K-pop's willingness to experiement with an endless variety of musical genres.
On "GO," from Epik High's 2003 debut album "Map of the Human Soul," the rap trio shows how certain styles of music hold sway across the globe, highlighting the similarities we all share over our differences.
Though much of Teen Top's recent material, including the EP "Red Point" released on Jan. 18, shows a more introspective side of the group, "Warning Sign" is as fired up as anything in their recorded output so far.
"Me," the new single released Thursday by South Korean singer-rapper Loptimist and featuring Ji Jong Hwan and Kim could almost pass for a conversation between two robots if it weren't for the raw rapping on the track.
On the single "No Make Up," released on Oct. 15, the 26-year-old South Korean hip-hop artist and producer Zion. T demonstrates a deep knowledge of the past while still sounding contemporary.
Released Jan. 18, "Alive," VIXX's single from "Moorim School," fuses cinematic strings and pianos with EDM trap drums and rave synths, flanked by an anthemic chorus that compliments the drama onscreen.
Laboum's single "Aalow Aalow," released on Dec. 6, is a clear riff on Cyndi Lauper's 1983 hit "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" with a bit of the sounf K-pop icons like Girls' Generation and SISTAR for good measure.
In 1992, Seo Taiji introduced Korean audiences to the sensation known as rap music with the hit song "Nan Arayo" and Korean music hasn't been the same since.