DJ’ing with Japanese versions of Kpop singles; 2ne1 Teaser : Scream

The news broke earlier today. From what we’ve been able to gather at this point, and our guess is inconclusive, it looks like the single will be in Japanese without a Korean counterpart. This isn’t the first time a Kpop group released a single purely in Japanese. In 2011, SNSD released Mr. Taxi with a positive commercial response.

As DJs who spin Kpop singles that come in multiple languages, which version do you prefer to spin? From our experience, when people request a song that comes in multiple languages, the requester usually asks for the original. This seems to have the best results. Even if a Chinese girl asked for The Wonder Girls’ “Nobody,” it does not mean you should play the Chinese version.  This is what we’ve seen this with Bay Area crowds– how does this compare to your neck of the woods?

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