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”

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””

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

[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””

Orange Caramel returns with “Shanghai Romance”

The cutesy thing annoys the hell out of me in kpop, but I’m making this song an exception. “Shanghai Romance” has sweet lyrics, a retro/disco inspired beat, and the ladies of Orange Caramel giving us fun and excitement. The video is just as entertaining; displaying all three of the ladies failed attempt at impressing a really hot guy. Check it out and tell us what … Continue reading Orange Caramel returns with “Shanghai Romance”

After School wants to “Play Ur Love”

Kpop girl group After School has unveiled their latest music video for “Play Ur Love“, a track from their first full length album “Virgin“. The video displays a more softer side of After School and focuses on four members only; it did include a unit version 2 in the title so I’m assuming they’ll release another video with the other members later on. Anyways, I like the video because it’s subtle and sweet, and I like the song for their tender vocals. Check it out below and tell us what you think. Also, make sure to purchase After School’s album here, If you’ve read my review then you’ll have enough proof that it’s good.  Continue reading “After School wants to “Play Ur Love””

[Review] After School’s “Virgin”

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Kpop girl group After School is making a comeback to the industry with their first full length album entitled “Virgin“. AS hasn’t released any new music since “Bang!” in 2010, and only the sub-units and other members have been doing any sort of promotion. You might remember Orange Caramel‘s “Bangkok Cityand Kahi‘s “Come Back You Bad Person“. While both solo projects were interesting and kept fans entertained, it’s good to see the group back as a whole and making great music for us. Check out my full album review below:

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Spotlight – Kahi

Meet Kahi Park, a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter and leader of Kpop group After School. Kahi is most notable for her fierce dancing and charismatic personality on music shows or performing among the other members of After School.

Kahi was born Ji-Young Park. She developed a passion for dancing as a teenager, and was influenced by hip hop and r&b music. She didn’t receive professional training due to strong objections by her family, but kept on dancing and improving her skills on her own. Kahi moved to Seoul, South Korea’s capital, despite her family’s disagreement to pursue an entertainment career. She landed a job as a back-up dancer while she was 18. Continue reading “Spotlight – Kahi”

After School’s “Someone is You”

I’m completely inlove with After School‘s “Someone is You“, from their “Love Love Love” single album. I have no idea what they’re singing, but all I know is this song is absolutely well composed and filled with beautiful harmonies.

After School is a kpop group that has some really fun dance/pop and r&b songs. The members also participate in variety shows, and star in dramas. They’re very versatile, however pretty underrated in their country. Anyways, After School is a awesome group and I recommend you kpop lovers check them out and purchase their music from yesasia.com

Check out “Someone if You” and also my favorite music video “Bang“:

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