måndag 20 maj 2013

Kpop: Shinhwa - This Love

Veterans Shinhwa follow up their nice comeback from this winter with This Love which has a tight beat and dancing. Nicely done again, guys, and another proof that experience can make all the difference in the result.

Kpop: Vixx - Hyde

Vixx is back with their new "Hyde" which is about being turned down in a relation. Their latest single, On and  On was one of my favorites for the first three months of 2013, and even though Hyde is not quite on par with that they still deliver another nicely executed video where I am already yearning for a tougher bass remix.

fredag 17 maj 2013

Mandopop: Jolin Tsai - Beast

I'm somewhat ashamed to have missed out on Taiwanese dramatic pop star Jolin Tsai returning with her new song earlier this spring, but here it is. Beast is one big powerful statement from the pop queen of Taiwan. From the impressive "The great artist" with Victorian steampunk references here she goes all out with a red, biotech style which actually makes me think of the Nintendo series Metroid (which is a very positive comment from me).

Kpop/Jpop: Girl's Generation - Love&Girls

Girl's Generation(/SNSD) continues releasing (in my opinion) "meh" singles with this upcoming Japanese "Love&Girls", an obvious go at a summer hit. Please raise the quality level soon.

Indian/American pop: Gods Robots

Just read about these, and I find them fascinating. Being an indie band, a bonus is that there is even a video for Stay. Check it out, its quite nice.

Kpop: W&Whale

This article at MTV sums W&Whale rather well up: I do hope their memorable song and video from last year is a sign of things to come and not just a final blossoming. Anyways, Break It Down is not to miss as vitality sign on the Korean pop scene.

torsdag 16 maj 2013

Kpop: WonderBoyz (원더보이즈)

Following up last years odd and strangely interesting debut, whats really attracts me with WonderBoyz "Tarzan" is the soundscape, I even like the male rap. It will probably get repetitive later on, but right now the video, with Hyerin from Girl's Day as Jane ofc helping too.