Monthly Archives: May 2012

Extend-it: [115 BPM Key of F#m] SNSD – The Boys (eHash Edits)

First off, if you’re not attending the YouTube Kpop concert in Mountain View, California – WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU!? The titans of SM and JYP are to provide a free concert on Monday for those who could snag a ticket. A Spin Kpop staffer was actually asked to DJ at the event, but due to a busy morning, Spin Kpop lost the chance to perform. Better luck next time, yeah? But for the DJ who caught the gig, and likely reading this blog (we’re hella envious), we’ll still provide you with the edits to pimp the Kpop movement out here in the west.

In this extend-it edition, we’re providing you with a double-shot of the Korean and English versions of SNSD’s The Boys. 32 beats before the intro verse, it’s ready for your epic drops. The outro is also there for those who need it. The SNSD girls are ready for your sets, will you give it American air-play?

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Remix Recap: Wonder Girls – Nobody

Pretend the year is 2009. Kpop started to make the first of a few failed ventured into the US, and the Wonder Girls weren’t targeting just the kids.

We’re launching a new series here at Spin Kpop in order to make this blog a better resource for DJs. We call it “Remix Roundup” where we literally pull all the available quality remixes on the net into bundle posts for each of the charting Kpop singles. To start the series, we’re going with one of the more clichély remixed singles by da wandagals: Nobody. We’ve listed the remixes that have made the cut below. If there is anything you think we should add to this list, feel free to let us know by email or in the comments.

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[140 BPM Key of Am] Girl’s Day – Oh! My God (areia remix)

We think the music video of this single has a double meaning that shows the real side of contemporary korean culture. Young dame misleads sugar daddy — girls get high through illicit drugs in neon club for wild, energetic, mind altering effects. It’s a wild ride set to music that already sounds inspired by the beats of the bootleg remixer community.

But with the areia remix, you do not need to go back to the late 90s, nor indulge in any mind-altering substances, to get the full feel of the Girl’s Day single. Areia creations‘ take on Oh! My God provides us with a remix that is trance in its most classic form — a four to the floor time signature, 32 beat phrases, 140 bpm, and a high-hat on the off beat, this remix pays homage to the genre’s origin. The stumbling piano melody, found in the intro and break of the DJ edit, feels like either the ebbing waves of an island in Greece or the hallucinogenic effects of an extended stay in the club.

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Extend-it: [132 BPM, Key of Fm] Perfume – Spring of Life (Violet Green Edit)

Perfume – the pop idol female trio that prevents Yasutaka Nakata from hopping on the Vocaloid bandwagon. The Spring of Life single released earlier this month, but Violet Green came out with an extended version yesterday that enables its mixability for the rest of us.

Violet Green had this to say on his edit:

I added my own drums, made a new intro with glitched vocals, extended the chorus with a new part and made a new bridge part with glitched vocals.

I was sampling bass lines for the new extended chorus part, not the vocals but it sounds like she is saying ‘Do Your Dance’ which is cool.

It’s an extended 32 + 64 beat intro, which is more than you need. The 32 beat intro nicely leaks in the “spring of life” vocal as you count your beats for the second intro phrase. Because all Yasutaka Nakata remixes are treble heavy, Violet Green evens the EQ with a stronger kick. The glitched vocals toward the end of the edit sound great, so make sure you let the song play to at least that point before bringing in the next one.

Anyway, thanks mang. Everyone once and a while someone steps-up and creates one of these edits for the team, providing a real community service. This is why Spin Kpop exists, so we’re quite pleased to share Violet Green’s edit with all y’alls. Give him your personal thanks on his soundcloud, YouTube, and Twitter.