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My Reaction Video on BTS “Not Today”

[Note: the video is in German, I still didn’t manage to add subtitles, sorry!]

I’m kind of getting used to this 😀 😀 What to do next Sunday?
FYI, BTS broke their own record of the week before and reached 10M views in 22 hours with #NotToday, thus appearing in YouTube’s Top 42 trending list. They also set another new record with Spring Day and got their third MV hit 100M views with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Congrats to the boys and their fans.

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My First K-pop Reaction Video

[Note: the video is in German, but I’m kind of used to write everything in English… . Don’t ask why, I just feel more comfortable. I’ll see if I’ll add subtitles :)]

I’m sorry for being such a K-pop and BTS spammer at the moment. It’s just, as an old-school k-popper I never had the chance to actually hype through a comeback or watch videos in real time!! I sound so old and like a digital Neanderthal right now, but Super Junior, MBLAQ, Shinhwa or SHINee never had the possibilities or chances of SNS and live stream as it becomes more and more normal or standard at the moment. Throughout the live V Naver broadcast of BTS’ Spring Day comeback it was like a new world opened up, haha 😀 (felt like Columbus). I’m also used to watch subtitled videos months or years after broadcast and only since a few months Germans have free access to most YouTube videos. Most were blocked (including almost all original K-pop videos) due to licence and copyright issues. I solemnly swear to take up more general Korea content soon.

P.S. Although I was familiar with BTS since their debut, I only worked up the energy to get into them because of my friend who you can see in the video. Thanks for being stubborn! I just had other priorities at that time (like writing a master thesis on K-pop 😉 ).

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Day 24, Jingle Bells by The Barberettes

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Christmas Eve is here and Santa is coming to town tonight in Germany! It’s the last day on the K-pop Christmas Calendar in 2016 and thank you all for staying tuned till the end. Tonight is going to be a festive eve and I hope you all celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tomorrow in the happy way you do in your country. The Christmas Calendar says goodbye swinging with a really jolly and bouncy version of the carol classic Jingle Bells. However, this is not any version of Jingle Bells, it’s the three charming ladies of the time slip group The Barberettes who reproduce the sounds of the 50s and 60s in their music. Continue reading

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Day 23, Christmas For All by Jellyfish Artists

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It’s Jelly Christmas time – for six years the artists of agency Jellyfish Entertainment come together and release a special winter single and MV. Last year’s song Love In The Air was featured in our Christmas Calendar, this time it’s Christmas For All from the 2011 winter project. King of ballads Sung Si Kyung, Brian of the duo Fly to the Sky, Superstar K winner Seo In Guk, singer-song-writer Park Hak Ki, Park Jang Hyun and Hwang Project, all lend their voices for this track. Continue reading

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Day 21, Winter Story by LABOUM

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We hadn’t had too many cutesy Christmas songs this year yet, so I believe we are in urgent need for Winter Story by girly girl band LABOUM. Being only in the industry for two years, LABOUM still strongly hold their aegyo and innocent image which goes well with Winter Story‘s MV. The girls wear fairy-like dance outfits and dreamy stage close which Continue reading

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Day 19, Merry Christmas in Advance by IU (feat. Thunder)

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It’s the last Monday before Christmas and who’d fit better to sound the bell for the last round of the Christmas K-pop Calendar than IU. IU is one of the most successful and beloved soloist female singers of Korea, also nicknamed “the nation’s (Korea’s) little sister”. Staring her career at the tender age of 15 she found her way to mainstream and nationwide success in 2010 with her album Real. Having always being ambitious Continue reading

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Day 18, When Winter Comes by Urban Zakapa

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Here comes a most talented vocal trio, it’s Urban Zakapa. Being friends since their teens singers Kwon Sun Il, Jo Hyuna and Park Yong In are rocking the indie scene with their acoustic jazz and R&B style since 2009. Park Yong In motivated the other two to join him in a band and in their first three years, Urban Zakapa counted four vocalists and five instrumentalists. Nowadays, the three friends Continue reading

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Day 17, Shooting Star by Star Empire Artists

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Sorry guys, I’m running late on this one. We had a splendid Christmas party at our house last night and therefore it took a while for this post to upload. I’ll keep it short then. Shooting Star is an older in-house collaboration of Star Empire Artists. As so we witness again a very simple tune and music video content. Park Jung Ah, Seo In Young, ZE:A, Jewelry, and Continue reading

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Day 16, This Christmas by Roy Kim & Lee Moon Sae (feat. Hanhae)

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Sometimes there is no need for an extravagant music video, but it just has to be cute and fun. Veteran singer Lee Moon Sae, Roy Kim and rapper Hanhae focused on their song rather than their video and it’s still unique. This Christmas take us on a trip through Seoul while our tour guide is a little Christmas deco doll. The song is happy,  sweet and talks about being really in love with someone This Christmas (nothing too mew on that topic).

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Day 15, Memory by Mamamoo

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Sexy, yet classy – that’s the best way to describe the atmosphere of Memory (also titled as Draw & Draw & Draw) of girl band Mamamoo. Their same named album Memory has just been released a month ago and Memory is the first song on the album, however, not the title track. Mamamoo is known to interested K-pop fans for having strong sultry vocals and a less mainstream concepts. In Memory the heavy Continue reading