In this edition of OffStage, we shine a spotlight on DeeShin, a remarkable film director and producer responsible for many beloved KPOP music videos. Let’s delve into the career of Shin Dongle, also known as Dee or DeeShin. Early Career Shin Dongle entered the industry in 2012 with her first commercial production, “New Balance Street Campers,” an ad spot for ...

Sandara Park, from 2NE1 fame, has finally come back with her new mini-album ‘Sandara Park’. We’re super stoked, so let’s dive right in! Sandara Park We start off with the title track ‘FESTIVAL’ which was sampled from Uhm Jung Hwa’s iconic track. She also shows up in the video! This is such a fun and happy track. I love it! ...

We are continuing on with our ‘10 years in K-POP’ and this time we are bringing iconic bops from 2013. Get ready for angst, sexy concepts and iconic music videos. Click here to read our ‘2012 K-pop bops’ Taeyang – RINGA LINGA Starting off this list we had to include Taeyang’s iconic ‘RINGA LINGA’. This song is a must in K-pop ...

We are back with a new cover, and this time we are sharing the emotional cover of the 2021 rookie group HOT ISSUE, and their version of the 2NE1’s classic ‘Ugly’. With a minimal musical arrangement and the power vocals of the members Nahyun, Hyeongshin, Dana and Yewon, this group delivered a touching performance that truly gives justice to its ...

CL is back with the next pre-release single ‘Lover Like Me’ of her upcoming album. Fresh off her stint at the Met Gala, CL wows in her new music video. ‘Lover Like Me’ is a trippy R&B dance single. The vocals are great and the rap verse in the bridge is dope. However, one of the highlights is the trippy ...

LEEDO from the group ONEUS covered the 2NE1 song ‘Missing You’ and it is our pick for this week’s K-Cover.  ‘Missing You’ by 2NE1 is a beautifully tragic ballad by such an iconic group, covering it is no small feat. LEEDO did a wonderful job with both his singing and his rapping. The difference between his singing voice and his ...

Happy International Women’s Day! It’s a day where we can honour how far we’ve come in regards to women’s rights and how far is still to go. Let’s celebrate this very important day with K-pop that is empowering and makes us feel badass. Cheetah – VILLAIN Cheetah’s latest comeback was full of girl power! Women helping women and not being ...

We’re back with a new Indie Pick, this time we’re writing about zai.ro! Zai.ro (Ahn Jung-jae) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist under chungchun music and has been active in the industry for a while. His first public appearance that I could find was the one in the KBS show ‘Top Band’ where he eventually even became a finalist.  However, he ...

2NE1 is one of the most iconic girl groups of the history of K-Pop. They will remain as legends who were not afraid to break stereotypes and be themselves, and for today’s K-Music Time Capsule we will be talking about the anthem that cannot be missed in any K-pop party: ‘I Am The Best’. This song, an anthem of self-love ...

Minzy of 2NE1 fame is back with a brand new single ‘Lovely’. Minzy has settled the legal issues with her previous company Music Works and is now flying solo and starting fresh with her new single. As the title suggests the track is absolutely ‘Lovely’. She’s bringing out her vocal chops and showing that her rich timbre still evokes a ...