New Release 09.29.15 | 06:51PM EDT
Between Zzapa's signature melodic sense, Yezzer's nearly catatonic delivery and a beat and synth sound subtly referencing 1970s West Coast funk, "Blackout" breaks the mold in several ways.
Hidden Treasures 09.28.15 | 03:34PM EDT
Released on July 6, "Lemon," from Disorder singer Sun Jong Pyo, is a masterclass in how the understated can still communicate depth.
Hidden Treasures 09.30.15 | 03:58PM EDT
On their recent single "Sipalsegi," released on April 29, "hybrid punk" band Patients unveil the hook of the year by bringing together some seemingly divergent sounds.
New Release 09.25.15 | 03:08PM EDT
It is nearly impossible to describe exactly what is happening on the song 'Comfuture' featuring PNSB from South Korean experimental hip-hop act PingnPong's new self-titled album, released on Monday.
Reviews 09.28.15 | 03:06PM EDT
Released on Sept. 10, "Chocolate" featuring San E is a smooth and funky ride, driven by a sexy chorus that sounds like the musical equivalent of a fine piece of the dark stuff for which the song is named after.
New Release 09.16.15 | 03:28PM EDT
Hyukoh biggest musical accomplishment in a huge year, has to be the innovative direction of the band's single "Hooka," released on May 28 as part of the EP "22."
New Release 09.15.15 | 03:21PM EDT
On his latest single "New Dress Girl," released Monday, R&B singer Samuel Seo of the South Korean underground hip-hop crew New Block Babyz has a sound that delivers on several fronts.
New Release 09.14.15 | 05:58PM EDT
There's no bridge on "Whoa Ha!" the new single released Friday by Vasco from his forthcoming mixtape "Mad Max." But when the groove feels this right, there's no need to change it up.
New Release 09.11.15 | 04:27PM EDT
Released on Wednesday, Reddy's new single "Chi Kwon" featuring American MC brandUn DeShay, proves the potential for artists to broach new sonic frontiers when cultures collide on the mic.
New Release 09.10.15 | 06:03PM EDT
On his single "Zick Jasper," released on June 12, rapper and frontman of the four-man South Korean hip-hop act M.I.B, 5Zic is using his new name, (you guessed it) Zick Jasper.
New Release 09.09.15 | 04:28PM EDT
There is a certain handmade quality at the heart of "I'M NAMHYUNJOON," the new single released Monday by Poppin' Hyun Joon of Young Turks Club, that makes it easy to forgive the song's shortcomings.
Reviews 09.09.15 | 04:56PM EDT
Released on Wednesday, "The Red" is an exciting and concise collection of forward-thinking K-pop that melds many contemporary styles and solid performances into one pleasing, solid whole.
New Release 09.08.15 | 04:58PM EDT
As JYP's first ever male idol group and the label's first act to debut with a live band concept, DAY6, who debuted on Tuesday with the song, "Congratulations," are a welcome addition to the company's roster.
New Release 09.03.15 | 05:30PM EDT
"Halang Halang," released Monday by Soul Paper, has way too funky a beat to be folk, but includes too much subdued piano and acoustic guitar to be considered a straight-ahead dance song.
New Release 09.04.15 | 01:48PM EDT
When South Korean pop rock band F.T. Island returned on Aug. 16 with their 22nd single release "Puppy," they unleashed a sound that is an exciting stylistic departure for the group.
Old K-Pop 09.01.15 | 05:12PM EDT
On his 2012 release "See Through," Primary drew from modern acts like Kanye West or Frank Ocean, but also added a clever mixture of early East Coast rap with a dash of Nile Rodgers-produced '70s disco.
New Release 08.31.15 | 06:09PM EDT
Kassy manages an almost schizophrenic switch between vocal personas on her debut single "In My Bed," released Tuesday, demonstrating her ability as both a singer and MC.
Old K-Pop 08.27.15 | 03:28PM EDT
"People's Radio," the 2010 collaboration between The Quiett, Jerry.K, B-Free and Mad Clown, finds each of the rappers young, hungry and producing a sound every bit as great as the beat they are rhyming over.
New Release 08.25.15 | 07:25PM EDT
It's exciting to hear South Korean rapper Yankie channeling the same undeniable rush of those crushing classic rap beats on his single "Sold Out" featuring Zion.T, Tablo and Loco, released on May 25.
New Release 08.25.15 | 02:40PM EDT
It's inspiring to see Girls' Generation channeling their years onstage and into the studio to make the kind of deeper sound that only comes with experience on their new single "Lion Heart," released on Aug. 18