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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2015, 10:32:25 am »
I think Pizzicato Five is the proper 90s reference, even though they were more in the lounge-camp camp if I remember correctly
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2015, 10:45:07 am »
And as long as I'm here, how about starting off your day with some catchy beats and gyrating teens?

T-ara is one of the leading KPOP bands and one of the older ones, having been around for about 6-7 years now. Unlike the other leading lights like Girls Generation and f(x), who seem to really push their 'little girl' image, T-ara have matured over the years and their image is much more adult though their music is still hyper and candyish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhezLlzHCM8

One annoying thing about T-ara videos is they have these interminable intros that go on forever. Fortunately, this is not the case with Roly Poly.

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2015, 10:49:03 am »
I need a massage.

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2015, 06:48:28 pm »
I finally have a reason to click on this thread:

North Korea?s rock chicks
Songs of praise



A North Korean girl band fails to take China by storm
Dec 19th 2015 | SEOUL | From the print edition

HARDLY had the group of two dozen winsome North Korean musicians arrived in Beijing, than they were on a flight back home. Their first ever overseas concert, set for December 12th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (the ?egg?, as the giant building in the centre of the Chinese capital is known), had been cancelled. North Korea?s state news agency removed its gushing coverage of the all-female band?s tour from its website. Chinese censors swiftly erased news of the cancellation from their country?s social media.

Mysterious last-minute plug-pulling on performances by foreigners are the norm in China. But they usually involve the discovery of political incorrectness: a singer?s sympathy with Tibetan independence, for example. The North Korean soft-rock band, Moranbong, could hardly be faulted on that score. Their number ?A Song of a Big Haul of Fish? is typical: according to the North Korean news agency it describes an ?abundant life under socialism?.

More to the point, Moranbong is a favourite of North Korea?s leader, Kim Jong Un, who is said to have set it up himself three years ago as a ?standard-bearer on the ideological and cultural front?. Its five lead singers, who expose an unusual amount of leg for such a puritanical country, have been credited with ?arousing? every member of the 1.1m-strong North Korean army. Mr Kim, it is thought, selected the women personally (his fondness for them is reciprocated in their song ?We Can?t Live Without His Care?).



Xinhua, a Chinese state-run news agency, said that the band?s tour had been called off because of ?communication issues?. Theories range from North Korean anger over gossip in South Korea?s press about a rumoured dalliance between Mr Kim and the bandleader, to North Korean ire over the low rank of Chinese delegates attending the concerts, to Chinese displeasure at lyrics heard in a dress rehearsal?too effusive, maybe, about the North?s nuclear programme (a video of North Korean missiles being launched featured in at least one of Moranbong?s shows).

But few think the incident means ties are getting frostier again. China?s foreign ministry was quick to say that it would push ?co-operation forward on all levels, including cultural exchanges?. According to some, North Korea?s ambassador to China apologised to local officials for the cancellation. A former senior official at the Blue House, South Korea?s presidential office, says there has been ?very serious? discussion between North Korea and China about a possible visit to Beijing by Mr Kim?his first since assuming power four years ago. That long-awaited debut is still one to watch out for in 2016.

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21684184-north-korean-girl-band-fails-take-china-storm-songs-praise
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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2016, 03:07:57 pm »
relaxer: i still don't accept your obsession with *pop, but i now understand it.
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2016, 11:45:31 am »

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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2016, 11:48:10 am »
see, relaxer . . . just like that.

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2016, 12:13:06 pm »
I actually referred to this thread when we had a going away party for a friend going to South Korea... Spent the better part of a afternoon down the kpop rabbit hole!
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2016, 12:16:47 pm »

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2016, 12:45:58 pm »
I was digging the 오마이걸 (OH MY GIRL) - PINK OCEAN (EP) the other day; very catchy.

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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2016, 02:05:37 pm »
killsaly, I love that album, it's a quality pick. I also love the cover of it. Perfect representation of KPOP



Last night I was listening to this and just loving it.

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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 12:58:08 pm »
Last night I made a mix while messing around with Traktor that was 오마이걸(OH MY GIRL) versus Ital Tek versus Babymetal versus Moderat... I might post it later, I thought it was fun.

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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 09:38:01 am »
An interesting weekend for fellow connoisseurs of screaming Asian teenagers gyrating to technicolor beats. New albums by Perfume and Babymetal appeared to the delight of many including this guy (points to Sweetcell, who is completely taken by surprise and drops his bagel)

Perfume's Cosmic Explorer is already shaping up to be one of my records of the year. Producer/songwriter/mastermind Yasutaka Nakata just might be my favorite artist of the past few years. Between Perfume and Capsule, this guy makes techno-pop that I find incredibly appealing. I prefer Capsule's clean beats to Perfume's more vocal-centric music, but really, anything this guy does is gonna work with me.



Babymetal's Metal Resistance is a whole different animal. This is more like Atari Teenage Riot doing JPOP, more for fans of Andrew WK than, say, Pocket girls or Up Up girls. Whenever I listen to Babymetal, my first thought is its the greatest thing in the world but after a couple minutes, I'm usually thinking of what I'm going to listen to next.

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2016, 09:39:08 am »
(points to Sweetcell, who is completely taken by surprise and drops his bagel)
man...that would make a great Vine material
LAMF

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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2016, 09:59:01 am »
Lol at the Atari Teenage Riot comparison...