Ladies on a Beach with Tropical Beats

Did WINNER’s experiment with an autotune style succeed in “Everday?” Raman, Ariana and DJ PLo discuss the concept and audio of this return track from our k-tropical house boys of YG Entertainment. Continue reading

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TVXQ Ages Like Fine Wine

Ariana and Rhodri take a double-shot of TVXQ reviewing “Chance of Love” and “Love Line.” Continue reading

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Did Stray Kids Defy Pop With District 9?

Did JYP’s divergent boy group defy conventional expectations for kpop debuts? In a first-ever episode completely recorded, scripted and edited without DJ PLo, the staff of the Kpopcast give their remarks. Continue reading

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How Does The Baddest Unnie Kick It in LA?

Fresh from her closing performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, CL gave Vogue 73 concise answers to the publication’s 73 question video series. Fluctuating responses between English and Korean, CL gives the DL on everything from Borat cameos, Disneyland, “Purple Lamborghini,” eyeliner as the ideal accessory, being a cat person, and how to say “cheers!” in Korean.

While the details shared here may not be completely new for long-standing GZBs, it does give something GZBs can be happy for: mainstream western media recognition for our favorite artist.

Catch the full story on Vogue: http://vogue.cm/2fP6W4V 

Video by Joe Sabia

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How GOT7 “LOOK” at AHGASES

GOT7 has an interesting take on creating the fan-tribute MV. Ariana and DJ PLo discuss.

Hit Replays:
– 헤이즈 (Heize) – MIANHAE (Sorry)youtu.be/9mRicqcxQro
– Celeb Five(셀럽파이브) – Celeb Five(I wanna be a Celeb)(셀럽파이브(셀럽이 되고 싶어)) We recommend watching the TDC Dance version: youtu.be/F3_j5bdh57E Continue reading

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The Surreal Art of MAMAMOO’s “Starry Night”

What do Vincent Van Gogh and MAMAMOO have in common? Raman and DJ PeterLo dive into the surreal art of this house comeback single.

Hit Replays:
– BIGBANG – 꽃 길 (Flower Road) youtu.be/wowAOdTYqw8
– 헤이즈 (Heize) – Jenga (Feat. Gaeko) youtu.be/uw_HR9jIJww

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J-Hope’s Message to BTS ARMY in HIXTAPE

What was J-Hope trying to tell us in his mixtape, HIXTAPE? We discover with “Daydream” and “Airplane” in particular.

Ariana, Stephanie and PLo discuss the messages BTS ARMY can take away from the album in this special kpopcast episode.

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Why We Love The Beat of NCT U’s “Boss”

Behind-the-scenes kpopcast editor, Michaela, joins hosts Stephanie and Peter to discuss NCT U’s “Boss.” Continue reading

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Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy” Explained & Deconstructed

Welcoming two special guests, we host music theorist Rhodri of The KpopShow and video theorist Kpop Junkee to deconstruct Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy.” Continue reading

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The Delicate Memories of iKON’s “Love Scenario”

iKON replays a rosy analogue-film memory over and over again in their comeback title “Love Scenario.” This week, Stephanie and DJ PeterLo dive into how well iKON capitalizes on that concept in the visuals and the song. Continue reading

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