“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.
We continue to play with and edit the K-Area show format, but we’re liking the “Daebak or Not” review process that we’ve introduced. Keeping with this method, we review HyunA’s “How’s This” which received two Daebaks with one Not. Revisiting Astro’s “Hide and Seek,” @Soupermatic tells us why the single is worth a second look to mixed reactions from Nurse Joyce and @DJPeterLo.
A decent bootleg of this single is still missing from the remixer community, so it was necessary to churn this one out. If you’ve been spinning for adolescents, by now you’ve noticed the phenomenon: Kpoppers love to dance to this song.
It’s good to have choices. Jun Areia released his “house” remix of the Hyuna and Hyunseung classic. If the original is too slow or too soft, and the Epitone remix was too hard, this Areia progressive electro remix straddles the middle ground. The Areia remix #94 comes in at 128 BPM in the key of A#m. It’s not yet dj-friendly.
We’re totally digging the accordion as a replacement to the whistled melody of the original. Check out what he had to say on the release after the jump. Continue reading
It’s a standard. There’s just something so hypnotizing about the melody of this song that it’s become an expected song at any of our kpop gigs. It could be that this song is just another chance for us to obsess over Hyuna’s hyper-sexuality (through which Hyungseung compliments her well), but we like to think this song is good for the song’s sake. Making it easier to drop and mix-in to your sets, we have for you, most esteemed reader, our extended edit.
115 BPM, Fm; download here
And yes, we do think it sounds like Timberlake & Ciara’s Love, Sex & Magic. This is kpop, did you actually think this was an original production? Jeez.