The Rose, a four-piece band, has turned into an unexpected phenomenon. Formed over two years ago in Seoul, South Korea, the group has rapidly gained an incredible number of international supporters. Consisting of Woo-sung (leader, lead vocals), Do-joon (keyboard, main vocals), Ha-joon (drums) and Jae-hyeong (bass), The Rose has become the perfect cure for one’s […]

“I don’t remember a specific day where I just woke up thinking I’d become an artist” Lee Johan, a.k.a Aivan, explains over an iced tea in one of Seoul’s busy cafes. Aivan only debuted last year, but he has already written a hefty amount of music in that time. It might not have been a […]

The music business in South Korea is worth billions, with K-pop earning about $5 billion per year. K-Pop is widely appreciated in Europe and it is still, and probably will remain, a global phenomenon. The fact that K-Pop has reached people thousands of miles away from its homeland, and settled in people’s hearts in Europe […]

Like all great adventures, the Dead Buttons gig at Zandari Festa ended too soon. Deep in the belly of Seoul’s Club FF surrounded by layers of graffiti and stickers on neon washed walls, a small stage held Dead Buttons and all their energy, all their sound, all their passion. As the venue filled and the […]

The world has never been an easy place to live in and nowadays, more and more people struggle to endure, with the younger generation often feeling helpless and lost. Still; no matter how hard it might get, there is always a bright side to life – and for some, music is the answer; a ‘helping […]

The hip-hop subculture has been a part of the backyard culture or the street culture, as some may call it, for over 40 years now. Initially created in the ghettos of New York as a means of expression mostly for the black communities in the USA, hip-hop caught on and spread like wildfire around the […]

There is no denying that South Korean K-Pop has become a global phenomenon, but it is not the only one that captured the Western audience’s attention: Korean rock and pop-rock music are also getting steadily more popular. While K-Pop tends to be over-hyped and over-manufactured at times, K-Rock surprisingly does not require such promotion. With […]