[Interview] Make It Trend With HashTag

HashTag (해시태그) is a new rookie girl group from the agency LUK Factory. They were put together and produced by Kan Mi Yeon, a former member of the legendary girl group, Baby V.O.X.  They debuted this past year on October 13th with the song ㅇㅇ(Hue) from their first mini-album called "The

[Interview] Get into the Hip-Hop Groove with Sudannayuzuyully

Sudannayuzuyully

Sudannayuzuyully is one of LDH's newest units, consisting of YURINO and Suda Anna from Happiness and Takebe Yuzuna from E-girls. Sudannayuzuyully (スダンナユズユリー) is a Japanese dance-pop and hip-hop trio under avex trax. The unit's name is a portmanteau of the girls' nicknames Sudanna (スダンナ), Yuzu (ユズ) and Yully (ユリー). They are one

Oh! Press Talk: Boy Group vs Girl Group Choreography

One of the major hallmarks of Korean pop music is the art of the music video, typically punctured with intricate choreography and mind-blowing visual experimentation. The choreography, more than anything, usually takes center stage as it also permeates into live performances - which often set the Korean music scene apart

[Interview] Explore the World of Touhou Project with BUTAOTOME

BUTAOTOME

BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) is a doujin music circle, BUTAOTOME literally translates to Pig Maiden. They first uploaded content on Niconico during 2009 such as covers and Touhou music arrangements and they finally published their first album, Touhou Kaiten Mokuba, in March 2010. Since then, they've always participated in every Comiket and Reitaisai

[Interview] Feel the Energy with FlowBack

FlowBack

Comprised of five members, TATSUKI, JUDAI, MASAHARU, MARK(half-Filipino), and REIJI(half-Filipino), FlowBack is currently signed under Ki/oon Music (Sony). Back in 2013, together as an Indie group at the time, they decided to audition. In 2014, the biggest audition of the nation, LINE Audition, out of 125k groups, FlowBack was chosen

Oh! Press Talk: Do co-ed groups work?

Co-ed groups are few and far between in pop music. A vast majority of pop groups all over the world are limited to individuals of the same gender. These single-gendered groups are typically aimed at very specific target demographics. That is, boy groups are usually primarily designed to attract fangirls,

EXO Comeback Leaks: Corporate Conspiracy or Sasaeng Sleuths?

A leaked snippet of a song or choreography preceding an EXO comeback is almost taken as a given nowadays. No other group seems to have premature information appear like clockwork before their comeback. In fact, it has gotten to the point where some have grown suspicious of SM themselves and

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