In 2022, K-pop gifted us with lots of remarkable songs. Each melody can be listened to and perceived in multiple ways, from a mood-setter to a mood-changer. But let’s walk through what happened this year: 2022 satisfied our second-generation nostalgia thanks to the reunion of Girls’ Generation and Super Junior’s comeback; it showed us the […]

GOT7, an Idol group consisting of seven members: Jay B, Jackson Wang, BamBam, Mark, Jinyoung, Yugyeom and Joungjae, made history by being the first K-pop act to chart on Billboard’s Artist 100 since Psy (peaking at nr. 88), entering the chart at nr. 45. But that’s just one of their many successes. Formed in 2014, […]

When Loopy steps on stage, he is so captivating that time seems to freeze, and all the verses he raps are a deep flow of emotions. Without a doubt, Loopy, born Lee Jin-yong, knows how to deliver a message through his music. Being based in both Seoul and Los Angeles opened his mind and allowed […]

What happens after watching Korean dramas for over 15 years? You develop first lead syndrome or second lead syndrome. Of course, this sounds absurd, but it does happen. Throughout the years, a few actors and actresses have really stuck in my head thanks to their acting, and that includes Lee Tae-sung.  Although Lee Tae-sung was […]

What do we know about Chinese hip-hop? Although it’s been around for over 20 years in the country itself, it is in the last decade that the genre has been somewhat successful overseas. Many argue that Chinese is not suitable for rap music because it is a tonal language, however, those who claim that have […]

Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda has long claimed his biggest directorial influence is that of the British social realist master Ken Loach, even though the similarities between the pair prove superficial when examined beyond the surface. Both are most renowned for their humanist dramas that explore the struggles of those living on society’s margins, although their […]

Lee Jin-yong, also known as Loopy, is a one-of-a-kind South Korean artist. While initially pursuing a career in producing, his time spent living in Los Angeles had influenced the artist to become a rapper. Beginning his career in 2014 under the name Loopy, the artist grabbed my attention when he released his first mixtape, King […]

Popular K-pop boy group CIX is heading to Europe and U.S. in January and March 2023. This will be the group’s 2nd World Tour, which will include six European cities. CIX is a five-member K-pop boy group under C9 Entertainment, consisting of members BX, Seunghun, Jinyoung, Yonghee and Hyunsuk. In 2019, CIX has actively promoted […]

Art doesn’t come from someone who takes the shortcut. Only by taking the longest and most strenuous path can art send forth its fragrance. Truth is only realized and expressed through suffering. Yun Hyong Keun Strictly speaking, Indigo is not Namjoon’s first solo album, as prior to this he had released two free mixtapes, RM […]

PRESS RELEASE: 21st-century K-pop icons BTS are bringing an exciting retail experience to Europe in the form of a pop-up that will take place at The O2 in London later this week. The retail experience will run until the 31st of January 2023. Launching on 9th December in London within Icon Outlet at The O2, […]