New Release 12.17.15 | 07:23PM EST
On Yolhoon's debut single, released Wednesday, they don't just pay homage to David Bowie in vocal inflection and production, they both channel EDM and mid-career material of Radiohead and U2.
Buzz 12.17.15 | 04:31PM EST
Earlier this week, Wonder Boyz lead singer, K, now known as Owol, took some time to discuss his upcoming solo career, his former band and what's in a name, in a KpopStarz exclusive interview.
New Release 12.15.15 | 08:18PM EST
Bump "Beer In My Backpack," the standout cut from the 11-song album "Made In '98" released on Nov. 25 by South Korean rapper illinit and you may find yourself waving your hand in the air like you just don't care.
New Release 12.16.15 | 04:48PM EST
South Korean girl group Lovelyz latest single "For You," released on Dec. 7, is a cheery mid-tempo slice of K-pop, driven by a peppy electro groove and an optimistic-feeling chorus.
New Release 12.18.15 | 01:38PM EST
Though they were chosen from a group of previously unknown performers courtesy of the South Korean reality TV program "Sixteen," TWICE pull off an incredible feat on "The Story Begins," released Oct. 20.
New Release 12.14.15 | 04:33PM EST
On "To Hayden," from Freelow's "Halftime Mixtape," (released Friday) the squarely quantized rhythm track creates the perfect sense of detachment and the springboard for Freelow's best performance on the album.
New Release 12.11.15 | 05:45PM EST
"iiF" the latest single released Wednesday by Innovator, a semi-finalist on the fourth season of the rap competition "Show Me The Money," and Scary P of the group High Flies is a powerful and creative beat.
Hidden Treasures 12.10.15 | 05:46PM EST
In her riveting single from 2014, "Bird No Singing," Korean electronic producer Haihm uses technology and inginuity to make modern-day magic in her music.
New Release 12.09.15 | 07:35PM EST
A good example of the great results of a classic rap sound through a different cultural lens is "Want Me Girl," released Nov. 27 by Wekeyz and featuring vocalists Kirin and Hoody.
New Release 12.07.15 | 03:36PM EST
Considering how few artists disappear after their first release, its exhilarating to see Kassy release another quality slow jam like "Ooh Ooh Ooh" featuring rapper Eluphant of the rap group VIRUS, released on Nov. 30.
Concert / Event 12.04.15 | 04:26PM EST
While Big Bang vocalist Taeyang calling out his peers was the most discussed event of MAMA 2015 on Wednesday, something else he said could have a much greater impact on fans of the superstar K-pop group.
New Release 12.03.15 | 08:33PM EST
With achord progression straight out of Tin Pan Alley, a guitar part acknowledging Motown and Stax and a punchy drum beat that will shake you awake, Kim dials in the vibe immediately on "Icecap," released Monday.
New Release 12.04.15 | 02:03PM EST
On their latest single "Digger," released on Oct. 29 as part of their second full-length album, "Total Reflection," South Korean rockers Eastern Sidekick somehow simultaneously sound out-of-control and tightly wound.
New Release 12.02.15 | 05:57PM EST
On the single "Studio," released on Tuesday, Green Club embody both the playful experimentation and laidback attitude of 1940s beboppers. The result is one of the year's best tracks.
New Release 12.02.15 | 08:11PM EST
"Taola," the latest single from the K-pop quintet B.I.G, released Nov. 11 on G.H. Entertainment, is a funky and futuristic single, full of cutting edge sonic details and one monster groove.
New Release 12.01.15 | 07:58PM EST
Instead, on his first full-length since July of 2012, the "7th Album," released Tuesday, Psy throws away the script and departs from the party atmosphere momentarily, in the interest of hammering home great hooks.
New Release 11.25.15 | 06:26PM EST
On the new Nine Muses single "Sleepless Night," producer Brave Brother lands the singers in their sweet spot embodying both the detached cool of Lim Kim or IU with the powerful precision of Wonder Girls or 4Minute.
New Release 11.25.15 | 04:56PM EST
Released Nov. 18 on record label Wellmade Yedang, "Hot Pink" is an uptempo party anthem indebted to the pantheon of modern party sounds from Missy Elliot to Funkadelic to The Backstreet Boys.
Hot Issues 11.20.15 | 07:15PM EST
In a wide-ranging KpopStarz exclusive interview, MaseWonder discusses his debut single "Summer Nights," his process in the recording studio and why Kanye and Doja Cat are the greatest.
New Release 11.19.15 | 07:34PM EST
Written and produced by Humming Urban Stereo's Z.LINN "A Little Bit More," which came out Wednesday features the rich layers of vintage synthesizers and popping melodies that are the group's trademark.
New Release 11.25.15 | 03:18PM EST
On her latest single "Empyrean" released on Nov. 9. as part of her first full-length album, "La Lecture," hip-hop producer Shirosky showcases her knowledge of the rap game's past and present.