Yoon Jong Shin - Merry Christmas Only You (ft. Yoo Hee Yeol)
It was snowing earlier this afternoon and I was in the mood for some xmas jams. This video makes me laugh because of Yoon Jongshin’s creepy stares (à la Family Outing)—plus, Park Yejin & Yoo Heeyeol cameos. I keep being reminded of Jongshin’s story about Heeyeol being his “slave” (mentioned on Happy Together 3) when I see Yoo Heeyeol.
Because of Yoon Jongshin’s variety appearances, I sometimes forget that he does write some pretty sweet ditties—such as this doo-wop holiday jam.
Infinity Challenge: Telepathy Special.
IC members are scattered across Seoul and its neighbouring cities. The recording will only finish once all 7 members find each other—without the use of their phones. With no way to easily communicate with each other, the only tools they have are their shared IC memories and a whole lot of luck. [view pt.1 & 2]
Yankie - I.N.D.O (ft. Tablo)
AI - Independent Woman
AI, repping for all the ladies jamming in the lower registers (“oh heeeeey” -me).
It’s refreshing to see an Asian pop video that shows fierce women doing their thing and owning it —and not just about catering to the male gaze (which is often the case with AKB48, SNSD or Hyuna). Hence the title of the song—I know—but, ugh, this video fills me with so many positive feelings.
Zion.T - Two Melodies (feat. Crush).
He even says that the melodies & words are too obvious, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this slow jam.
Running Man Code2 ⇢ Dancing Machine Giraffe
I could never give you up, dim sum.
Awwwww geez, thank you! I don’t think I’m particularly well-rounded as I kind of ignore a lot of genres, but I’ll take any compliments I can get! Ha! Thanks again :)
My musical interests/obsessions sort of comes and goes in waves. One month I may be swept up in Nordic pop, and another month I may be obsessed with ambient electronica—I guess all the genre-hopping helps expose me to different types of music.
Following music websites helps keep me up-to-date with what’s current (My Top 5: The Fader, Gorilla vs. Bear, Ja Ja Ja, Stereogum, KoreanIndie). Also, lots of clicking on related videos/songs on various sites/platforms helps me too.
Music is a shared interest with most of my pals, so they keep me in the loop! I only have a handful of kpop/khiphop-loving pals irl, so I depend on the internet like crazy for that stuff.
The following are sweeping generalizations that probably don’t do any of these tumblrs justice:
Favourite music-related tumblrs:
Disco Naïveté: based in Belgium, with indie as its main focus.
I’ve barely dipped my toe in the k-hiphop pond (it’s more like an ocean to me), so I’m loving The Culture Catalogs’ discography lists & playlists. It’s created by AngryKpopFan, which is one of my favourite tumblrs. She’s smart, level-headed, well-versed in k-hiphop & k-pop, so I always look forward to her posts on both tumblrs.
The Fader has a tumblr (or two) too, so I guess that counts? Kinda?
[Short answer: because internet and Radiohead.]