The DNA of BTS

BTS’ “DNA” encourages the listener introspection before outward love, and we discuss why this is. Guest Ariana, DJ Peterlo and Soupermatic digest the appeal of the comeback in this episode of the Kpopcast. Continue reading

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EXO’s “Power” Is The Best Kpop Fantasy

Was EXO’s “Power” so ridiculous that it was good? We discuss the pros and cons of this LDN Noise produced track – Portal-robots, kitties, lasers and all. Continue reading

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12 Kpop Podcasts To Listen To

Kpop podcasts offer a way to engage with an informed community around the latest releases in kpop, music trends, personalities’ reactions to the genre, as well as some primary-source interviews from professionals within the industry. Listening to these kpop audio shows in a podcast form allows you to learn about kpop whenever you are with your mobile device – be in the car as you drive, during laundry, cooking, or other tasks which could benefit from an auditory experience.

There are several kpop podcasts that each offer their own set of personalities, perspectives and expertise. It can be fun hearing how each podcast reacts to the same given concept, but below are some to consider subscribing to based on your personal interest.  Continue reading

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BTS Tells You To “Love Yourself”

In a special panel episode, The Kpopcast gathers BTS ARMY to discuss the theory, significance and meaning of the BTS “Love Yourself” highlight videos. Continue reading

How “Babe” Infantilizes HyunA

“Babe” deviated away from the typical sound we’ve heard from HyunA; but does this song give say something profound about her career as a kpop artist? Rhodri of The Kpop Show rejoins DJ PLo as the two discuss.

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Taeyang’s Hidden Messages In White Night

Taeyang’s “Wake Me Up” and “Darling” tease a number of deeper details which we explore in this episode. We welcome back Rhodri of The Kpop Show to dissect the music of “Darling” in particular. Continue reading

Wanna One Brings Bromance In “Energetic”

Did Wanna One’s “Energetic” live up to the hype? We discuss this bromantic broduction with guest host SYJOfficial who brings his expertise for the group. Continue reading

Did SNSD’s Holiday Night Herald A New Generation for Kpop?

10 years later, does Girls’ Generation give kpop fans something fresh and new? In a double-daebak review, we take a look at the two title tracks from Girls’ Generation’s “Holiday” and “All Night.” Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at @TheKpopcast. Continue reading

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Why Kpop Fans Love JJ Project

JJ Project’s “Tomorrow, Today” leaves a memorable message for many of its listeners and we dive into why that may be in the case. Guest Rhodri Thomas of The Kpop Show joins this episode to share his musical insight as well. Continue reading

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KARD’s Debut Marks The End of K-Tropical House

After three pre-debut singles (…) KARD delivers on its proper debut with “Hola Hola.” For a mixed-gender group attributed with kicking-off the tropical house genre for kpop, does “Hola Hola” mark the beginning of the end of the sub-genre?

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