PEEJAY : WALKIN’

PEEJAY : WALKIN’

It’s summertime, which means that suave, groovy R&B albums keep rolling in. But PEEJAY‘s Walkin’ is likely to outshine some of your other summer jams with its virtuosity. From the opening track, it’s apparent that Peejay isn’t trying to reinvent the...
Wasted Johnny’s : Cross Road

Wasted Johnny’s : Cross Road

I’ve never been able to see Wasted Johnny’s live yet, but I do enjoy listening to their blues rock style. It’s been a while since their Get Wasted! single and the trio released their first full length Cross Road. Just by the title, it already...
Xin Seha : 24Town

Xin Seha : 24Town

Taking inspiration from pop history is a common thing for artists to do. The Barbarettes harken back to The Andrew Sisters, doo-wop, barbershop quartets and acapella pop from the beginning half of the 20th century with a refreshingly cute aesthetic on top to color...
Interview with MFBTY

Interview with MFBTY

MFBTY is a junction between three of the most powerful forces in Korean hip-hop. Each of the members individually – Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy – are huge musical innovators, so it’s natural that their collaboration group serves up inventive and...
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...
10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

10cm & Okdal Tour Hits NYC & Washington DC in June

The wave of Korean indie artists coming to the US continues with two of the biggest duos in the scene, 10cm and Okdal! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol and Yoon Cheol Jong have been on a tear since their debut single,...

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...

Love X Stereo Perform At 2015 Canadian Music Week

Love X Stereo Perform At 2015 Canadian Music Week

There are a few Korean bands that I feel could easily gain a lot more attention outside of South Korea. Love X Stereo is one of those bands. If you’re attending Canadian Music Week, Love X Stereo is playing two shows that you should definitely attend. 

May 8th...
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...