Tag Archives: BTS

K-pop Hot Issue: When BTS Apparel Becomes Political

In our raw, unedited, hot issue series we quickly react to current news and happenings in the world of kpop. In this episode, Ariana and PLo discuss the political controversy over BTS Apparel. Continue reading

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BTS: Global Idol, Artist

We welcome Monique Jones of COLORwebmag to join us in discussing the global appeal of BTS’ “IDOL.” Continue reading

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No Faking Our Love for BTS

Did BTS’ “Fake Love” live up to the hype? The Kpopcast team gives the song a review. Continue reading

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BTS’ Euphoria: A BTS ARMY Discussion

We welcome Natalie from the “First Time with BTS?” podcast as Ariana and DJ PLo discuss the messages they each took from the BTS Euphoria reel.

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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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Behind The Scenes: What Makes BTS “Hella Lit”

 

Every once in a while, we receive a PR pitch that sends us relevant content. In this instance, Vogue was gracious to share with us B-Roll of the 24 hours BTS spent in LA at the end of their US promotions in November 2017. In the above video, Vogue spotlights the Bangtan Boys traveling by party bus to various locations in Los Angeles – including Dave and Buster’s, Pink’s hot dogs and (yes, for those of you who have attended KCON) The STAPLES Center.

The video also clears up some questions fans had about certain events before the group’s return to Korea:

First Contact with Fall Out Boy.

During a Fall Out Boy Q&A in Berlin, on January 8th, Pete Wentz the bassist, lyricist, and sub-vocalist for the US band was asked about why they decided to collaborate with RM of BTS for the remix of their song “Champion.” It turns out that, while filming this video for Vogue, BTS arrived at the same arcade Wentz was at for his child’s birthday. When Pete asked why BTS was there, he was told they had come just to play “Dance Dance Revolution,” which left some fans confused. But this video confirms his story as well as some fans theories that Jungkook and Jin were the ones who played on the DDR machine.

What Meet and Greet?

Many of the BTS ARMY probably recognize the photo shoot in the video. The location was where BTS was notoriously harassed by a cameraman who claimed the group invited fans to the location for a fan meet and was ignoring them. Vogue clears this up in the article about their “Hella Lit” time with BTS explaining that the owner of the nearby hotdog location had invited fans to come on twitter the day before. Continue reading

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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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The 7 Ways BTS Prove Kpop is Art

BTS is profoundly changing what listeners and music-video-viewers can expect out of Kpop as a genre. For this special episode of the Kpopcast, we perform a double-shot of ‘Daebak or Not’ reviews for their singles “Spring Day” and “Not Today.” Continue reading

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2016 Daebak Award Winners

2016 has come and gone. For us, it was the year we started this radio show & podcast and – for a lot of americans – it’s something to leave behind. But as we look back for this kpop renaissance, we recount the most memorable and quirky categories seen over the past year.

In this special episode, Soupermatic and DJ PeterLo discuss the winners of the 2016 Kpopcast Daebak Awards.

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