Dancing has been a way of life for Jay Kim, a former 1Million Dance Studio choreographer and contemporary dancer, since he was 13 years old. Known for his artistic choreography for K-pop idols such as Taemin of SHINee, Luhan (former member of EXO), The Boyz, Jay Park, and an emerging group called KAACHI, Jay Kim […]

What really happens to idols after leaving their K-pop groups? Following several years of training and sometimes years of performing, regardless of their level of fame, the future is often bleak. There are various reasons for why idols part ways with their companies, but from what one has seen, it is often because of the […]

Neo-soul is believed to have originated in the mid-1990s with the exquisite work of Tony! Toni! Toné! and with D’Angelo’s debut album, Brown Sugar, released in 1995. While Tony! Toni! Toné! was well-known for their soul and R&B sound in the late 1980s, it was their 4th album, the last one they made as a […]

R&B, like many other musical genres, has evolved over the years. Originally having its roots in blues, jazz and gospel, with time, it embraced a mixture of pop and soul with elements of hip-hop. And with many new emerging talents on the horizon, the R&B music market is experiencing a huge boom – just look […]

Can an idol group become independent artists after leaving their management company? They surely can, as IN2IT are living proof of that. Founded through a survival show, Boys24, the group officially debuted in October 2017 with the song Amazing which quickly brought them recognition among not only Korean but also international fans. Consisting of six […]

Music has been in Park Min Jun’s veins, a.k.a AOORA, since he was a young boy; his passion for the arts led him to majoring in dance and art. After debuting as a solo artist in 2009, he was seen as a young and promising artist. Two years later, he launched his career as a […]

Born and raised in the state of Ohio, Kim Jeong-wook, also known by his stage name Dabit, discovered his passion for music at the age of 10. Prior to moving to Seoul, South Korea, he went to a school for contemporary music and jazz. Dabit began his professional journey as a solo artist back in […]

How does art make you feel? Whether you feel happiness, sadness, joy or disgust, all emotions are welcome and valid when witnessing, experiencing and even making art. For many artists, producing work allows space for their internal worlds to be released onto the page or canvas, establishing an intimate experience of contemplation, flow and a […]

Social media can be a wonderful thing when one wishes to communicate with like-minded people. The first time I came across Ana Kim, a model and a DJ, was on Instagram. Her positive attitudes, intelligence and beauty struck me straight away. It took me a while to approach Ana with my personal opinion about the […]

South Korea not only dominates when it comes to technology, but it is also a leader when it comes to pop music. While K-pop plunges through the globe, there are various other genres that deserve one’s attention, not only Korean hip-hop, but also R&B. R&B is not unknown to the Korean market; although it has […]