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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.

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.
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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.






SVT Leads HYPHY Kpop With "Change Up"

Seventeen has a history of successfully spinning out sub-unit concepts and singles. Reviewing SVT Leaders' "Change Up," co-hosts Stephanie and DJ PLo found similarities in the song with Nor Cal hyphy jams. Read Nick of the Bias List's Review: https://thebiaslist.com/2017/09/25/song-review-svt-leaders-seventeen-change-up/ Hit Replays: - D.I.P (디아이피) - 될 것 같은 밤 A Likely Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO9OMol-GmE - U-KNOW 유노윤호 'DROP' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eol-un2oKSk Listen to...

Duration: 00:30:31

What Does IU Do At Night?

IU's "Sleepless Rainy Night" and "Last Night Story" has Peter and Stephanie playfully questioning the idol's evening choices. The Kpopcast reviews the two singles in this double shot of Daebak or Not. Hit Replays: - SiK-K, pH-1, Jay Park - iffy (prod by. GroovyRoom) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8AK_wfGhkg - 권진아 Kwon Jin Ah - Fly away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bxJYgRQqj8 Listen to Hit Replays on Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/kpopcast/playlist/72O7VTSxmAKA3wIORNqBBr Chat with us:...

Duration: 00:42:15

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. Get High Quality Kpop Apparel from shop.fomodaily.com. Save $5 with promo code "KPOPCAST." Watch Kpop Junkee's BTS DNA Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9pZQ_1TVKg Catch Miggy Smallz Mashup Medley of BTS hits here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz7NbY68MCw Hit Replays: - BTS...

Duration: 00:36:36

EXO's "Power" Is The Best Kpop Fantasy

Was EXO's "Power" so ridiculous that it was good? We discuss the pros and cons of this LDN Noise produced track - Portal-robots, kitties, lasers and all. Get High Quality Kpop Apparel from shop.fomodaily.com. Save $5 with promo code "KPOPCAST." KPOP Junkee's Theory on EXO Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeMhSYAKBaU Hit Replays: - LEEGIKWANG(이기광) - What You Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGLTZCNGwUg - SUNMI(선미) - Gashina (가시나) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur0hCdne2-s Listen...

Duration: 00:28:05

BTS Tells You To "Love Yourself"

In a special panel episode, The Kpopcast gathers BTS ARMY to discuss the theory, significance and meaning of the BTS "Love Yourself" highlight videos. Guests for this panel include: Raman @RPMNCreates on Instagram Ariana @Ariana_Y_Khan on Twitter Paulina @BayAreaARMYs on Twitter This episode was recorded just before the "Serendipity" teaser. Chat with us: twitter.com/TheKpopcast twitter.com/DJPeterLo kpopcast.net

Duration: 00:44:42

How "Babe" infantilizes HyunA

"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. Asian Junkie's Theory: http://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/08/30/hyunas-babe-is-her-version-of-ius-twenty-three-and-it-makes-quite-the-statement/ Hit Replays: - MiSO - 'Pink Lady' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5RRgsrVT6Y - BTS, Jimin, JK 'We don't talk anymore'...

Duration: 00:49:18

Taeyang's Hidden Messages In White Night

Taeyang's "Wake Me Up" and "Darling" tease a number of deeper details which we explore in this episode. We welcome back Rhodri of The Kpop Show to dissect the music of "Darling" in particular. Hit Replays: - Moon Hyuna, EU Erine - Doong Doong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmPG1xr7_qM - SONAMOO - Friday Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoznes8Fn4 - TAEYANG - WHITE NIGHT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDRgxce3JQ Listen to Hit Replays on Spotify:...

Duration: 00:54:07

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

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