Kpop fans often make a number of natural comparisons between Blackpink and 2ne1. In light of this, we review “As If Its Your Last” to see if Blackpink is still 2ne2.
Inviting Cheryl of the DramaKandy podcast, we discuss the Luna/ Hani/ Solar “Honey Bee” single and explore the implications behind 2ne1’s “Goodbye.” For a slight twist in our usual coverage, we additionally take a look at the closing OST from the popular Goblin k-drama.
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We welcome Angie Mills back to discuss what it means overcome a 2ne1 breakup. We further review Zico’s “Bermuda Triangle” for Daebak or Not and discuss some of our favorite kpop songs for Christmas. Continue reading
The french mashup artist Huygens knows how to play with sampling to create a fluid mix. This Televisor instrumental with CL’s Baddest female acca has us thinking of CL’s song in a very different way – as all mashups should. As blackjacks we’ll admit it: the original was never really gangster – the CL single was too poppy to drop in a trap/hip hop set. This Huygens track lets us check the CL song off of the request list for the kids who ask for it – and lets us keep our electro-disco house set going. Continue reading
Following the feeling of the original, Eptione created his own remix with prog house synths and highly reverberated chords. It wouldn’t be an Epitone remix without its own dirty dutch instrumental break midway through — which we totally dig. Though Epitone posted this a while back, we hadn’t noticed his extended edit until now.
For some reason, we missed this one. We even started on our own edit of the Epitone Remix because we thought he wasn’t making a version for the DJ crowd. In any case, it’s here. He leads into the intro verse very gently so make sure your previous track isn’t too hard hitting before jumping into this one.
Having mixed with the non-extended version of this track before, we also found that using Epitone’s instrumental (starting at 1:45 in this club version) is a great way to mix in from a previous track that may have been bass heavy. Continue reading
In case you were out of the loop, Gangnam Style has become something of a viral international phenomenon. Transcending borders, this kpop hit has begun to see air-play on California mainstream radiostations. The hit has become so popular that it has even surpassed SNSD’s “Gee,” the national anthem for kpop, in YouTube views. What does this say about the future kpop?
Whether or not this is a passing trend, we here at Spin Kpop want to keep you DJ’s well-equipped to weather the Gangnam storm. The following collection of Gangnam Style mashups, edits and remixes has been in the works for some time. Drawing off the popularity of our two former Gangnam Style Edits, we’ve seen the community-need for a larger selection of Gangnam Style content. Now serving as the definitive hub for quality variations on the Gangnam Style single for DJs, we’ll update this post as new releases are made by the community. Check out our compilation after the break.
We thought it was worth sharing one of his latest mashups. Madeon’s Icarus makes a great instrumental, and Huygens takes full advantage of pitch bending to fit accapellas into the song’s structure. As the video title indicates, the track takes accapellas from: 2ne1, Big Bang & Se7en.
We’re currently thinking of making an extended version of Huygens’ mashup to drop in your sets, but given atmospheric intro of the original, this may be unneeded. Let us know in the comments.