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Hyun-a is back with another solo track! I had only seen the title and a teaser image before watching the video tonight and, honestly, I was expecting to hate it. Both the song and video is kind of all over the place. We’re thrown from Hyun-a running a clown over with her ice cream truck to cleavage-y Hyun-a all lathered and leathered up to confident Hyun-a riding on back of a male dancer… and it totally works :shock: !

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Hyun-a ~ Ice Cream

Hyun-a ~ Ice Cream

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I’m not a fan of Hyun-a videos (her own or collabs) where she’s just “being hot” doing stripper-like moves and boob-squeezing, but… it’s not toned down in this video (at all), but there’s more to it this time. Like a choreography. Although, I wish there was more of it. She’s even doing some aegyo (she can be really cute too). There’s a good balance between singing and rapping, but I wish the rapping were more refined somehow.

Since Hyun-a made an appearance in PSY’s Gangnam Style, PSY makes an appearance in Hyun-a’s video too, but just in the intro. Kind of a “this video is approved by PSY. Internetz, do your thing”.

 

Haha, I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head all day. The video is funny. I dig the choreography :lol: .

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PSY ~ Gangnam style

PSY ~ Gangnam style

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I like how the video is shot mostly in everyday places in Seoul. Brings back memories. A bus I went on in Korea had drapes just like the one in the video except a different colour XD.

Update: I added a downloadable video. Been listening to PSY’s last two albums today. Some good songs on there.

 

Heads up for K-Pop fans in or near the UK. MBC is holding a K-Pop concert in London on June 23rd (in two weeks). Tickets go on sale tomorrow on Monday at 10 AM (GMT). Only 2500 tickets, which cost £17.50 each.

The confirmed artists are 4Minute, EXO-K and Norazo.

Here’s a link to the event at Ticketmaster.

For up-to-date information, check out UnitedKpop (facebook, twitter). All info is also collected here.

Source: UnitedKpop

Update: There’s talk of a fan-sign event with 4Minute around the time of the concert (check the facebook page above). Time for ticket sale was changed to Monday.

 

It feels like 4Minute, or rather their producers, are slipping. The title track from their latest mini-album is not what I had hoped for. Perhaps I’m biased, since I don’t like the sound of saxophones in general :P .

4Minute ~ Volume Up

4Minute ~ Volume Up

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As for the video, it actually makes the song sound better. Ji-yoon looks great, especially in the leather jacket with red shoulders. I wish they’d tone down the “sexy dancing” and whatnot. I’d much prefer a proper choreography.

I’ve listened to the mini-album a bit the last couple of days and I think the ballad I’m OK is pretty good (apart from the whistles in the background). Better than Volume Up, even though it has grown on me a little. The verse in Dream Racer is kind of interesting, but the rest is… not.

 

Last week I went to France to see a horde of K-Pop artists perform at Music Bank in Paris. A total of eight groups performed: Girls’ Generation, T-ara, 4Minute, Sistar, SHINee, U-Kiss, Beast and 2PM. I went there mostly for SNSD, T-ara and 4Minute.

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I flew to Paris the same day as the concert. I had already been there for SMTown back in June, so I felt like I wouldn’t have any trouble finding my way around the city. Besides, I had booked a numbered seat for the concert. I had a seat for the first day and a standing ticket for the second day. Unfortunately the second day of the concert was cancelled. It would’ve been great to do both.

The venue was much bigger than SMTown. The good seats at SMTown were much better than the good seats at Music Bank. While SMTown was more intimate, everything at Music Bank went very smoothly. They didn’t have much concert goods though.

It was nice to see so many groups, but since there were so many of them they didn’t perform that many songs each. SNSD didn’t perform until the very end, so it felt like they didn’t get enough time on stage. … Continue reading

 

Teen Top’s latest music video Crazy (미치겠어), which features an appearance of 4Minute’s So-hyun in the story part.

Teen Top ~ Crazy

Teen Top ~ Crazy

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Requested by haminsekshi15/yoNIELOVER.

 

Here are some messages from the artists that are performing at Music Bank Paris in February, just to hype it up a little :) .

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Trouble Maker is a duo consisting of Hyun-seung (JS) from Beast and Hyun-a from 4Minute. It’s become quite a hit and even managed to beat IU (once) on M!Countdown.

Trouble Maker ~ Trouble Maker

Trouble Maker ~ Trouble Maker

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I like hyun-a, but this song just doesn’t appeal to me that much. (OK, I didn’t like Bubble pop much either.)

Requested by Stella.

 

4Minute are back… in Japan. Ready Go is their latest Japanese song, which is used as a theme song for the drama Welcome to the El-Palacio. The single will be out on December 7th.

4Minute ~ READY GO

4Minute ~ READY GO

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They’re really playing the sexy card in this video. 4Minute have been doing hot videos for a while, but this time it’s noticeably more cleavage-y than before :P .

I can’t wait to see them perform in Paris in February :D .

 

At Music Bank a couple of weeks ago, f(x) and 4Minute mixed it up and performed the other group’s song. f(x) performed Mirror Mirror and 4Minute sang Pinocchio (Danger).

f(x) ~ Mirror Mirror Live@Music Bank 20110701

f(x) ~ Mirror Mirror Live@Music Bank 20110701

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4Minute ~ Pinocchio (Danger) Live@Music Bank 20110701

4Minute ~ Pinocchio (Danger) Live@Music Bank 20110701

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Which group do you think did the best job (disregarding Hyun-a’s microphone problem)?

My vote goes to f(x).

 

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