For today’s Offstage, we’re taking a closer look at Daniel Kim who has worked on music for groups like MONSTA X, MCND, GOT7, Miss A, Taemin and many more. Daniel Kim is a lyricist and producer. His real name is Kim Won Hyuk and he started his music career in 2012 after he studied audio engineering in Tokyo.  His first ...

MONSTA X is back with the release of the single ‘KISS OR DEATH’. This powerful pop single displays some of their biggest strengths with great vocals and hard-hitting rap verses. In the music video they’re detectives who have to travel through time and space. You can find the full music video on the Universe app. MONSTA X is joining groups ...

K-pop legend RAIN, members I.M., Hyungwon and Shownu of MONSTA X, Hongjoong and Yunho of ATEEZ and Yujeong and Yuna of Brave Girls all teamed up for the new song ‘Taste of Korea’. The single is a Pepsi commercial and slaps hard. It’s a fun summer song and I love this combination of groups and members. It’s a really catchy ...

The month of June has passed and gone and we’re left with some amazing Korean releases. We’re officially in Summer and it shows because a lot of the releases have been awesome summer bops.  MONSTA X – GAMBLER B.I – Illa Illa MAMAMOO – Where Are We Now GHOST9 – Up All Night JUNNY – Inside RAVI – Cardigan ft. ...

We’re back with a new Offstage feature, this time we’re writing about another popular K-pop music video location: the Universal Arts Center. Those Red Seats Even if you’ve never been to Korea, you will definitely recognize this arts center from the countless music videos that were filmed there.  The iconic plush red theatre seats are a dead giveaway in any ...

MONSTA X is back to bless us with new music in their new mini-album ‘One Of A Kind’. What’s special about this album is the amount of member produced content there is. The members Joohoney, I.M and Hyungwon all have multiple credits listed. We’re looking at straight-up talent. One Of A Kind We start off with the title track ‘GAMBLER’. ...

We’re back with a new Dance Choreo you should watch, this time featuring the boys from MONSTA X and their choreo for the song ‘LOVE KILLA’.  First off, this song is an utter bop and it gives me all the power anthem vibes when I listen to it during a walk.  In the choreo MONSTA X effortlessly goes from soft ...

We’re back with a new K-Cover and this time we’re writing about the cover by Minhyuk of ‘That’s Alright’. The song is originally by the duo We Are Young.  This cover is absolutely amazing. Minhyuk’s vocals fit this song so well and I was so mesmerized by it. It’s a huge comfort to listen to it and I hope you ...

If you’ve ever wondered who designs stuff like the lightsticks and fans, then you’re in luck because our next Offstage feature is all about the design company Rehugme Design Lab.  Design Lab Rehugme is a design company that’s been responsible for a ton of merchandise in the Korean entertainment world. The earliest design I could find is the one for ...

We’re still reeling from the cultural impact that WONHO’s first EP had on the world and yet WONHO is already back with his new album ‘Love Synonym #2 : Right for us’. We’re ready to submit to a new Wonho cult, let’s dive into this new release. Love Synonym #2 : Right for us We start off with the title ...