Coffee Boy (커피소년) : 힘내

Coffee Boy (커피소년) : 힘내

Coffee Boy has built up his own style of simple, heartwarming, and uplifting music, and this album certainly doesn’t deter away from this style. The third full-length album by Coffee Boy, 힘내 is like a pat on the back or a shoulder to lean on for those worn out by...
Room 306 (First Aid and Hong Hyo Jin) : So Obvious Stories

Room 306 (First Aid and Hong Hyo Jin) : So Obvious Stories

Singer Hong Hyo Jin and electronic musician First Aid have just released their first album, So Obvious Stories, under the name Room 306. Although I had not formerly heard of Hong Hyo Jin, First Aid has proved himself to be very proficient with electronics and he...
The Fake Place : The place you’ve never reached

The Fake Place : The place you’ve never reached

I’ve been watching The Fake Place on SoundCloud as songs were released here and there. I found the EP on Bandcamp and decided to listen to the final release. The place you’ve never reached is a mixture of different sounds and the band is now one person....

Interview with GRAYE

Interview with GRAYE

I’ve listened to the majority of GRAYE‘s releases. His style is definitely easy to get lost in with it’s entrancing melodies. Most recently, he released Junk Pixel / Empty Space and I thought it would be cool for GRAYE to introduce himself because...
Interview with Julia Dream

Interview with Julia Dream

In early March, I found out that Julia Dream was touring the West Coast of the United States. I was able to watch their first show in Oakland and they finished the tour with a final show in Alameda, California. We talked about scheduling an interview when they...
Interview with The Solutions

Interview with The Solutions

My general plan at SXSW was to get a feel for the festival, but at a party I met someone from Happy Robot Records. They emailed me about interviewing The Solutions and I agreed. I met Naru, Hansol, and Ohkyung at their hotel. Unfortunately Sol was delayed getting to...
YDCT Head Disappears and Leaves Bands Without Payments

YDCT Head Disappears and Leaves Bands Without Payments

Reported by 10asia, YDCT (Your Dreams Come True) is an independent distribution company with bands like Transfixtion and DickPunks under contract. Last month, YDCT representative, Kim, received an investment of 400 million won. He then disappeared with the money and...
Listen to Holy Hum’s Appendix A + B

Listen to Holy Hum’s Appendix A + B

Holy Hum released “Appendix C” back in January. He’s returned with a new single titled Appendix A + B connecting his hour long song. “Appendix A” and “Appendix B” are shorter, more precise songs compared to the wandering of...

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Best of Both Worlds: Korean Pop and Korean Indie

Some fans may be completely biased towards one grouping or the another, but I love both K-POP and K-Indie. As I grew to love them  I started to wonder, “Have artists, either solo or in groups, ever collaborated, or maybe ever will?” After doing some...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Three

It’s time to return and present another set of Korean electronic musicians. If you read Part One or Part Two, then you already have a great selection of music. In this third part, it’s another set of artists and bands that you might not be familiar with...

Amoeba Culture in New York

Amoeba Culture in New York

Korean hip-hop has been making huge in-waves into the mainstream recently, and major hip-hop label Amoeba Culture rode the wave to hit up American shores in March. Home to some of the biggest names in the scene today, Amoeba Culture brought its all-star ensemble for a...
Amoeba Culture Tour at NYC

Amoeba Culture Tour at NYC

I was immediately excited when news broke that Amoeba Culture‘s Dynamic Duo, Crush, Zion.T, Primary, and DJ Friz were coming to New York City. One of the most successful hip-hop and R&B labels in South Korea, Amoeba Culture is a powerhouse of talent, so I...