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K-Area is a kpop podcast which reviews and discusses contemporary kpop news while playing live DJ-mixes of kpop music based on listener requests.






Wanna One Brings Bromance In "Energetic"

Did Wanna One's "Energetic" live up to the hype? We discuss this bromantic broduction with guest host SYJOfficial who brings his expertise for the group. Hit Replays: - N.Flying, The Real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUYzVohEAyE - Samuel, Sixteen (Feat. Changmo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMPg8xVcjVs - Wanna One, Burn It Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwGqz8BhHho Listen to Kpopcast Hit Replays on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/kpopcast/playlist/72O7VTSxmAKA3wIORNqBBr...

Duration: 00:50:56

Did SNSD's Holiday Night Herald A New Generation for Kpop?

10 years later, does Girls' Generation give kpop fans something fresh and new? In a double-daebak review, we take a look at the two title tracks from Girls' Generation's "Holiday" and "All Night." Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at @TheKpopcast. Hit Replays: - WINNER, 'LOVE ME LOVE ME' https://youtu.be/ppOWR7ZLl7Q - 프라이머리(Primary), 밤꽃 (Night Flower) (feat. 카더가든)_꽃 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-hQ2_ZJTIY Listen to Kpopcast Hit Replays on Spotify:...

Duration: 00:32:19

Why Kpop Fans Love JJ Project

JJ Project's "Tomorrow, Today" leaves a memorable message for many of its listeners and we dive into why that may be in the case. Guest Rhodri Thomas of The Kpop Show joins this episode to share his musical insight as well. Hit Replays: - 몬스타엑스(MONSTA X) - NEWTON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFk0M_Jhr_A - ASTRO 아스트로 - 붙잡았어야 해(Again) https://youtu.be/Zz4mh7zYirE - AKMU - 'DINOSAUR' https://youtu.be/8Oz7DG76ibY Listen to Kpopcast Hit Replays on Spotify:...

Duration: 00:50:05

KARD's Debut Marks The End of K-Tropical House

After three pre-debut singles (...) KARD delivers on its proper debut with "Hola Hola." For a mixed-gender group attributed with kicking-off the tropical house genre for kpop, does "Hola Hola" mark the beginning of the end of the sub-genre? Read Nick's review on The Bias List: https://thebiaslist.com/2017/07/20/song-review-kard-hola-hola/ Watch SoNE1: https://www.youtube.com/user/SoNE1atUCDavis Hit Replays: - 청하(CHUNG HA) - "Why Don’t You Know (Feat.넉살)"...

Duration: 00:45:11

Why Red Velvet's "Red Flavor" is a Lesson in #Adulting

Red Velvet's summer jam offers perspective for young adults as they prepare for their next chapter in #adulting. The Kpopcast dives into this theory from KPOP Junkee after highlighting constructive listener feedback from the Kpopcast's analysis of BoA's "CAMO." Catch KPOP Junkee's Theory to Red Velvet's "Red Flavor:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AVRR0z1xeg Hit Replays: - NU'EST(뉴이스트) - 여보세요(HELLO) 2017ver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlTt_W9PunM - Jessi(제시), Gucci...

Duration: 00:32:00

BoA's Artistry Compromises Her Kpop Relevance

The OG Kpop Queen BoA returns with her track "CAMO" and the Kpopcast crew takes a critical look at her recent hit. Read Nick of The Bias List's Review: https://thebiaslist.com/2017/06/27/song-review-boa-camo/ Kudos to @marvidmusic for his concluding bumper music cover. Check Marvid's talented tunes here: https://soundcloud.com/marvidmusic Hit Replays: - MFBTY, "짝짝짝 (Clap" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc-N1VqkEK4 - 효린(HYOLYN) x 키썸(KISUM),...

Duration: 00:29:52

Can Blackpink Outshine 2ne1's Shadow?

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. Read Jacques' review on BlackPink: http://arcadey.net/2017/06/blackpinks-comeback-yg-past/ Watch SoNE1's dance covers: https://www.youtube.com/user/SoNE1atUCDavis Hit Replays: - MAMAMOO's "Yes I am" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9NG1hAr78 - HENRY's "I'm Good" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DyOU81eSSA - Taeil x Saejeong -...

Duration: 00:40:47

SEVENTEEN's Single: Can Carats Concur with Channeled Chainsmokers?

There's no doubting that Seventeen's "Don't Wanna Cry" channels the essence of Chainsmokers' "Closer," but does it resonate with Carats and kpop fans? Learn Korean Through K-Pop, and read the PSY post we discuss here: http://koreanthroughkpop.blogspot.com/2017/05/psy-i-luv-it.html Hit Replays this week: - BTS, "No More Dream" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw540DtB5mM - Highlight, "Calling You" https://youtu.be/b6l0x9xxk4k - iKON, "B-DAY" https://youtu.be/DvDPinu7pVY Listen to Hit Replays...

Duration: 00:46:20

What Twice's "Signal" Misses In Translation

The Kpopcast attempts to interpret the mixed signs from Twice's "Signal" and offer optimistic feedback on what could have been. Catch @kpopfanboyism's rearrangement of Signal here: https://soundcloud.com/kpopfanboyism/twice-signal-rearranged Read Nick of The Bias List's review: https://thebiaslist.com/2017/05/15/song-review-twice-signal/ Hit replays: - Cheeze's "Be There" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbKHsEUAgHA - Sohee's "Spotlight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xKnmTj3v7E - Roy...

Duration: 00:38:05

The Subversive Side of PSY

PSY's two new songs may very well be a shallow boast on hooking up with hot chicks in his 40s, but we discuss possible subversive themes behind the music. Post production note: it is more likely that "New Face" was filmed at the Venetian in Macau - not Las Vegas. Peter was tired and confused. Read Jacques' take on PSY's singles on Idolator: http://www.idolator.com/7662761/psy-new-singles-luv-it-new-face Find our Hit Replays on Spotify:...

Duration: 01:01:37

Triple H vs KARD: Who Did Co-ed Kpop Better?

Mixed gender groups in kpop are still novel, so naturally there's a lot of hype around the latest ventures by Cube and DSP. In this episode of the Kpopcast, we welcome Stephanie Parker and review Triple H's "365 FRESH." Hit Replays this episode: - UNIT BLACK's "Steal Your Heart" - A-SEED's "Shake It" - Charlie & Shinba's "Good Zombie" Watch A-SEED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEayhqKuBz4 Watch Charlie & Shinba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKMUqCZNkAk Listen to these hit replays on...

Duration: 01:02:41

Could KARD's "Rumor" Captivate Kpoppers? | Feat. IU, Jang HanByul, CHEEZE & SNUPER

With the completed debut for the kpop group loved by international fans, we take a critical look at K.A.R.D's latest "Rumor" release. K.A.R.D review begins at 11:15. Songs highlighted in this episode: - IU's "Jam Jam" - Jan HanByul's "Dumb Love" - CHEEZE's "How Do You Think" - SNUPER's "Back:hug" How to win Minzy's Album, MINZY WORK 01 UNO: - Leave a comment, email, tweet or message us on Twitter (@TheKpopcast)or Facebook (facebook.com/kpopcastshow/) with your recommendation for a better...

Duration: 00:43:54

Is This Minzy's Moment? | Feat. Kisum, Double Eight, SF9, MiSO

It's hard to evaluate Minzy's solo debut without 2NE1's baggage, but Kpopcast hosts give this title track a shot. Songs highlighted in this episode: - Kisum's "Sleep Tight" - Double Eight's "Booster" - SF9's "Easy Love" - MiSO's "KKPP" Catch Double Eight on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XKAgetpsXw How to win Minzy's Album, MINZY WORK 01 UNO: - Leave a comment, email, tweet or message us on Twitter (@TheKpopcast)or Facebook (facebook.com/kpopcastshow/) with your recommendation...

Duration: 00:28:34

Why You Will Love Taeyeon | Feat. Red Velvet, Teen Top, Highlight & WINNER

The Kpopcast reviews Taeyeon's "Make Me Love You" for Daebak or Not, and spotlights other weekly top picks. The Taeyeon assessment begins at 18:00. Top picks for this week include: - Red Velvet's "월 7일 One of These Nights (Joe Millionaire Version)" - Teen Top's "Love Is" - Highlight's "Plz Don't Be Sad" - WINNER's "REALLY REALLY" Listen to the top winning velvety highlights on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/kpopcast/playlist/1bnWNG1LYjtTsbbiw7k7LB Chat with us: kpopcast.net...

Duration: 00:36:01

How Kpop Responds to The Sewol Ferry

In a more somber look at a sensitive topic, we explore the role and the way Kpop has responded to the Sewol Ferry incident. We welcome Kpop contemporary, Tamar Herman, who has previously written on the issue. Tamar Herman is the co-founder of KultScene, a Billboard contributor and host on the Nice Jewish Fangirls podcast. Follow Tamar: - Twitter & Instagram: @TamarWrites - http://kultscene.com/ - https://soundcloud.com/user-598725600 - http://www.billboard.com/author/6897280 The songs...

Duration: 00:51:42

Pristin is the 10 flavors of Aegyo | feat. LUCY, MONSTAX, Moon Hyuna & BgA

The Kpop podcast evaluates whether Pristin's debut single is Daebak or Not and the hosts explore recent hits at the top of their personal charts. Co-host DJ Peter Lo additionally makes a confession for long-time listeners of the Kpopcast. Chat with us: kpopcast.net twitter.com/Soupermatic twitter.com/DJPeterLo #Kpopcast

Duration: 00:42:35

GOT7 Flight Log Trilogy: Explained & Deconstructed

GOT7's "Never Ever" may have been hard to digest when seen by itself. Exploring the entire Flight Log Trilogy, the Kpopcast deconstructions less-obvious meanings and explanations behind the series. Rewatch the entire Flight Log Trilogy: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxICHKoacGueG738ePVekHu Chat with us: kpopcast.net twitter.com/Soupermatic twitter.com/DJPeterLo #Kpopcast

Duration: 01:08:39

The Meaning of B.A.P "Wake Me Up" Explained

B.A.P's "Wake Me Up" is layered in meanings which go beyond mental health. We dive into these hidden explanations thanks to Reddit user BrigidAndair. Post production note: Jeff Benjamin's story on Billboard also deconstructs this music video in a compelling way. We'd cite his story, but we recorded this prior. Catch Jeff's story here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/7720997/why-bap-wake-me-up-kpop-bands-most-personal-accomplished-single Visit us at: kpopcast.net...

Duration: 00:38:17

HyunA will remember this moment from San Francisco

We had a chance to see the San Francisco stop of HyunA's tour, recap pivotal moments and share a few stories to bring you to the heart of the show. For photos and videos of the event, visit us at kpopcast.net. Chat with us: twitter.com/djpeterlo #kpopcast kpopcast.net

Duration: 00:46:35

What Most Fans Miss in GFriend's "FINGERTIP"

GFriend's "Fingertip" may appear to be a dream-centered story in the music video, but what most people miss is the Greek mythology driving the narrative in this latest hit. Post-production note: we were wrong about "Navillera" meaning 'butterfly' in Spanish. It sounds like this was more based off of "Navi" sounding like 'butterfly in korean. Visit us at: kpopcast.net twitter.com/Soupermatic twitter.com/DJPeterLo #Kpopcast

Duration: 00:35:01

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