Orange Caramel Struts Down ‘Gangnam Avenue’

I often find Orange Caramel’s music weird, but I’ve enjoyed they’re last three singles, including their latest, Gangnam Avenue. The music video as always is cute, fun, and colorful. The beat is energetic, trot through and through, and something that creeps up on you. Check out the song and video below and tell us what you think. Credits: Pledis YouTube + icrylikeyukooshima Continue reading Orange Caramel Struts Down ‘Gangnam Avenue’

Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

So I’m not usually a fan of Orange Caramel’s cutey cutey music, or any artist who does that kind of concept, but I must admit I’m addicted to their song Abing abing. Even if it’s ice-cream. I think the beat is energetic, as their sound usually is, and their hook is catchy. It’s no wonder some are referring to the Baskin Robbins influenced track as … Continue reading Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

Album Review: ‘First Love’ by After School

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Release date: June 13th 2013

Label: Loen Entertainment

Purchase: Kpoptown | Yesasia

AFTER SCHOOL’S BACK!!

I had to say that because I’ve been waiting, and I am somewhat satisfied. Not entirely in love with the mini album but I’m sold by the overall concept. I listened to the EP at least two times before writing the review so I can safely explain my impression of each track. From start to the finish, every single song had something of interest. With the exception of the intro, 8 Hot Girls, which I think should’ve been longer instead of only a minute and couple seconds, my reaction has pretty much swayed from sensual, classy, fun and upbeat, to warm and misty. I’ll break it down so you know which song rubs me in what way. But before that, let’s get into 8 Hot Girls. Continue reading “Album Review: ‘First Love’ by After School”

After School Teases…with Pole Art?

So, my love for this South korean girl group goes way back to their days of ‘Ah’. With or without Kahi (obviously without) I continue to show my support for After School because I see something in this group I can’t pinpoint in others, unlimited creativity. After School constantly breaks the mold; giving a fresh style with every release. I mean, look at their latest, … Continue reading After School Teases…with Pole Art?

FYE: After School “Rambling Girls”

I’ve been listening to After School’s Japanese single “Rambling Girls” a lot these days and I figured I’d share the video with you. This hip and vivacious music video complements the hypnotic sounds of the track. Check out the fierce and sexy choreography AS is well known for. Kahi will indeed be missed. Credit: AfterSchCraze Continue reading FYE: After School “Rambling Girls”

NU’EST Starts The ‘Action’

NU’EST is THE only male Kpop group I’m feeling right now and since the year started. No, it’s not because they’re After School‘s labelmates, well, partly, but it’s mostly due to the fact that these guys demonstrate more confidence, swag, talent, and fierceness than any of the male groups out now. I just caught their music video for the new single “Action” and I’m beyond … Continue reading NU’EST Starts The ‘Action’

Music Review: After School’s “Flashback”

Release date: June 22, 2012

Label: Loen Entertainment/Pledis

Purchase: Kpopmart | Kpoptown | Yesasia

*Your purchase from any of the above counts toward the Hanteo Chart.

My thoughts: Is it me or has After School’s singing gotten even more sensual? I guess it’s a clear depiction of how much the ladies have evolved in music. Flashback is creative, fun, exciting, well organized, and demonstrates brilliant production efforts. There are no fillers or musically incorrect additions; each track has the potential to stand on its own and appeal to not only pop and dance fans, but to lovers of ballads and r&b.  Continue reading “Music Review: After School’s “Flashback””

Nana “Just Wants To Love You”

If you still haven’t listened to After School‘s latest EP, then you’re out of the loop completely. It’s hot. And as much as I love each of the five songs, there’s something about Nana’s solo that keeps me going back. “Eyeline” is a dance, electropop song with a single arabian string that intensifies the sensuality of the melody. This song is flawless; it matches perfectly well with Nana’s sultriness. Check it out: Continue reading “Nana “Just Wants To Love You””

The Wait Is Over

After all the teasing, AS has finally unveiled the music video for their long awaited new single “Flashback.” I don’t know about you but I love the track and choreography. As always, After School is fierce. Check it out and tell us what you think: Credit: LOENENT More than what you could ever imagine, Afterschool is back once again. The title song “Flashback” contains powerful … Continue reading The Wait Is Over

Did You Hear?

Kahi will be “graduating” from her badass Kpop group After School. According to Pledis Entertainment, her label and management, as well as a ton of news outlet in South Korea, Kahi will be leaving the group to work on her solo career as well as her acting. Now, I don’t want to offend anyone but isn’t the reason why After School was so hot to begin with due to the presence of Kahi. I mean, she puts the fierceness in the group. And no one can pull dance moves off like she does. It’s definitely going to be hard to continue following After School now that Kahi’s leaving, but I’m sure true PLAYGIRLZ won’t waver their support. As for Kahi, I’ve always been a fan since her days as a  dancer & choreographer, and will continue to ride with her to the end. After all, she is and will always be ‘The Queen of Dance’. I just love her versatility, don’t you? 

Since the group’s formation the company did state that there would be a graduation system in place where members were free to leave as they choose to, but I’ve always considered this as a sugarcoated excuse for firing the members who don’t bank much for them. Well, just as they have the graduation system there’s also the admission part, Continue reading “Did You Hear?”

[Album Review] After School’s “Playgirlz”

After School has always been my favorite kpop girl group. I like their style; not particularly the member system in place, but mainly their musical concepts. And as much as I like them, I never allowed that to overshadow my judgement on any of their releases. If the song sucks, I’ll be honest and admit it just as quick as I am to admit when it sounds pretty hot. After School, more precisely their leader, has tasteful elements in whatever it is they deliver to their target market. Unfortunately, the group hasn’t received greater recognition for their hard work, still they continue to strive for that wish they sought out to achieve. Recently, AS has ventured into the Jpop market in hopes of acquiring a wider range of feedback not yet completely felt in their homeland. So far, I’m not necessarily impressed but I believe they’ll improve because in all honesty, they usually do. Thus the birth of their first Jpop album ‘Playgirlz‘. Continue reading “[Album Review] After School’s “Playgirlz””

NU’EST Brings It, A Little

Kpop’s latest arrival is a male group from Pledis Entertainment (home of After School) called NU’EST. Initially, I was under the impression that their name is pronounced ‘newest’, but apparently its pronounced new east. Anyways, whatever it is they call themselves or what you so choose to call them, I like their debut single album ‘FACE‘. And there’s absolutely no bias here. I’m not feeling them simply because I’m a fan of Kahi and After School, I truly like NU’EST and that intro has me hooked. Continue reading “NU’EST Brings It, A Little”

Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer 2012

The 14th TGC unveiled some really stylish designs from the Spring/Summer 2012 lines of a wide variety of labels. The fashion and entertainment event is quite a crowd puller, having in attendance not only models but celebrities on the runway. Check out some of my favorite looks below and see if you can spot any of the celebs: Continue reading “Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer 2012”

What happens when you have ‘100’ members in a group?

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Okay well not exactly 100, I kind of exaggerated there a bit. But I think having a ton of members in one music group means each individual has to work like crazy to bring in the dough and to keep your position. So, what is my definition of too much? Well, if there’s more than 5 members then I consider that a packed group. And we all know where to find some of these gigantuous groups, don’t we? Of course, they exist only in Asia. Let’s check out some of the more popular ones: Continue reading “What happens when you have ‘100’ members in a group?”

Kahi “school’s” us on getting the perfect bod

After School‘s fierce leader has one of the best bodies in Kpop. Kahi certainly knows how to stay fresh; her gorgeous, sculptured frame takes hard work to maintain, and lord knows everyone, including moi, is dying to know her secret. Well, wait no further. SURE, a women fitness magazine in South Korea, recently featured the multi-talented diva in a stunning pictorial, in which she revealed her workout tips and her respect for Madonna and Beyonce. According to Kahi, doing pilates, yoga, horseback riding, biking, jogging, and other leisure activities does the trick. Staying still for too long is quite frustrating for her, so she has to constantly be moving around, doing something. Check out some of the tasteful pics from the shoot below: Continue reading “Kahi “school’s” us on getting the perfect bod”

For Thought: Graduation System within a group?

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EY readers by now should be able to figure out the evident fact that I like listening to the Kpop group AFTER SCHOOL, because of the many promo posts i’ve done on them. Recently, one of the members, Rebecca Kim, announced her “graduation” from the group and it led me to wonder about this particular system their label has set up and how it affects not only AFTER SCHOOL’s fans but the members as well. Apparently members can leave whenever they feel like it, and throughout the group’s lifetime new members were also added to keep their style and sound fresh. On one end this Continue reading “For Thought: Graduation System within a group?”