It’s been a while

I have to face the fact I don’t have time to post everything I want to anymore. Even when I had all the time in the world to do so, I still didn’t have time to really do so.

I’m still going to check the chart though because I still lose a few release now and then if I don’t. But I won’t post it here anymore. Anyway, you can access Instiz Chart easily (you go here, then you click on the “주간 누적” [Weekly Cumulative] tab – the left one – on the top left corner) and they provide, most of the time, a link to listen to the song on YouTube. So there. If you’re curious, do that.

That being said, I’ll still do my monthly playlist, even if no one care. It’s a way for me to keep track of my music and bring it with me wherever I go. Both on YouTube and on 8tracks, even though it’s getting more and more not the best outlet to listen to playlist. Thing is, 1. I don’t want to pay for Spotify, 2. they don’t have everything so f**k them.

So, yeah, basically, I’ll get to it soon, posting the playlist from… more than a year ago ahaha

And I might do a review of the latest Epik High album if I feel like I can spare the time, because I love these uncles <3

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Act Sorry + Best Mashup of 2016

Hey there my beautiful people!

I’m sorry, I know I’m getting almost a year behind. I hope I’ll have a little more free time to spend time to go through stuff here. That said, I’m still listening to just about every new release, of every genre. But I’m still late on that too, like about a month and a half late. If you wanna have a sneak peek of what was my jam over the past ~9 months, go to my YouTube channel, all the playlist are there, but some of them are still incomplete and most of them are not really set in a proper order, so you might get very slow stuff next to very upbeat stuff. Sorry again.

Luna, acting sorry

And since SHIMMixes didn’t realise the yearly mashup (so I think we can agree it won’t happen since it’s April already), I decided that I would direct you to the 2 best I’ve found. There was a few other, but it was either too noisy or not enough well crafted. We’ll see next year if those people do better. But in the meantime, here are the 2 “winners” of the 2016 Kpop Mashup competition (there was no competition, but whatever) :


by iPARTYNAUSEOUS


by GMIXMASHUP

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 4 of August 2016 (22-28)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
03. Ailee – If You
04. Urban Zakapa – Thursday Night (feat. Beenzino)
19. Soyu, Yu Seung Woo – I Think I’m Done Sleeping OST
25. Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin (EXO) – For You OST
32. Han Dong Geun – Amazing You
55. Jimin Park – Try
61. Crush, Han Sang Won – Skip
71. Nada, Jeon So Yeon – Scary (prod. by Kush)
88. Jo Hyun Ah (Urban Zakapa) – Falling OST

Song Chart
98. Nada – Sticky (feat. San E/prod. by San E)

FIY, I’ve been listening to so much crap music-wise lately, so maybe I’m more enthusiast than usual for some stuff lately. I felt like nothing was really bad in these new songs, but I wouldn’t say I was impressed with everything (cough Ailee’s new song cough).

I think Thursday Night is deserving of some praises. I’m not sure I want to listen to it a whole lot after today, because somehow, Beenzino’s parts just bug the fuck out of me. But the chorus and all the other parts are quite nice. I understand the appeal to have him featured in another song since the last time was as awesome as ever, but this time around, it just breaks the mood a little, mostly because of his part in the chorus. That said, I might be won over by the harmony of the voices still.

I’m pleasantly surprised with Scary. I think it’s mostly because I quite love Jeon So Yeon, but I also think the song as a whole is nice enough.

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 3 of August 2016 (15-21)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
14. EXO – Lotto
70. EXO – She’s Dreaming
73. Gray – Summer Night (Remix) (feat. Hoody)
79. Geeks – Divin’
90. EXO – Can’t Bring Me Down
98. Kim Yeonji – Miss Miss and Miss
100. Hanhae – Eyescream (feat. Jeong Eun Ji)

Song Chart
83. I.B.I – Molae Molae
90. WJSN (Cosmic Girls) – Secret
91. Yoon Mi Rae, Gye Mina – Black Happiness
94. Sleepy – So What (narr. Lee Guk Ju)
96. EXO – Monter (LDN Noise Creeper Bass Remix)
99. VIXX – Love Me Do

Again, not really into the choice of main title for EXO latest release. Lotto is really not doing it for me, at all. She’s Dreaming is kinda good though.

I’m really into Summer Night. It’s just groovy enough, yet it has this little light touch to it, making it a good song for enjoying some king of snacks while the sun is almost set in a hot… summer night. Yet it’s the kind of song that could also be easily played at a party. It’s just a whole bunch of fun.

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 2 of August 2016 (08-14)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
01. Blackpink – Whistle
06. C Jamm, BeWhy – Puzzle
08. I.O.I – Whatta Man (Good Man)
18. Blackpink – BoomBaYah

Song Chart
80. Jay Park, Kirin – City Breeze
82. BTOB – I Want a Vacation
85. VIXX – Fantasy
86. Zia – I Know Myself Well

I really like Whatta Man. After the lukewarm feelings I had about last week’s songs, I’m really happy to stumble upon this one. Also because I.O.I doesn’t always make me jump off my seat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a really “normal” song though, it’s not really trying to be different. It’s following the recipe very well, and that’s fine! But I’m a little bummed out about Kim Sejeong and Kang Mina not being part of it anymore. Their look gave a specific flavor to the visual of this group and Sejeong’s voice pulled the sound towards softer tones now and then. Now, it’s a lot more in your face all the time. Or maybe it’s just the song, who knows. But anyway, still a very good song overall.

Blackpink songs are for dancing in clubs and I’m like… Ok. Too harsh sounding for me.

Fantasy, to me, is a step back into the right direction. VIXX was one of my favorite band when I discovered Kpop. But lately, they’ve been doing songs I’m absolutely not into. I used to love their darker themed stuff and the upbeat songs that came with it. No aegyo, no ballads (or not much), stuff you would be thrilled about, excited and it would fill you up with some kind of powerful sentiment. It’s not quite back yet, and even though I’m not that into this song, I really hope they continue going down that road.

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 1 of August 2016 (01-07)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
02. Standing Egg – Summer Night You And I
18. Hyuna – How’s this?
36. Girls’ Generation – Sailing (0805)
57. Superbee – My Name is Superbee
75. Kim Bum Soo – I Love You OST
76. Oh My Girl – Listen To My Word (A-ing) (feat. Skull, Haha)
82. Park Bo Ram – Please say something, even though it is a lie OST
96. Hwanhee – Love Hurts OST

Song Chart
79. Unpretty Rapstar 3 – She’s Coming (prod. by Primary)
81. Yuk Ji Dam – BamBamHae (feat. Gill, Mad Clown, 길조카들/prod. by Gill)
84. JUN.K – Don’t Go (feat. Baek A Yeon)
90. Kim Yeonji – We Are Breaking Up
99. 9MUSES A – Lip 2 Lip

I’m not sure I really like Hyuna all that much. Maybe the few solo songs and collabs I love from her are the one that are a little out of her comfort zone and not exactly her style. But I’m not into her latest one.

I would say Don’t Go is good. It’s not exactly my style, but it’s a nice ballad, not too deeply sad, but not too bouncy either.

I like Lip 2 Lip. It’s not the best 9MUSES song there is out there. But it’s catchy enough and I enjoy it. The MV is not their best work either. All in all, it’s something I’ll probably forget in a few weeks and won’t come back to it ever, but it’s great for the time being.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – July 2016

8traks playlist

MV Playlist

Listing

1. Wonder Girls – Why So Lonely
2. f(x) – All Mine
3. Gil Gun – Not A Chance
4. Eric Nam – Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)
5. Heize – And July (feat. DEAN, DJ Friz)
6. Neon Bunny – Room 314 (feat. Mark Redito)
7. Kwon Jinah, Sam Kim – For Now
8. Choi Young Min – Summer Dawn

I had so much trouble getting at least 8 songs for this month. I wonder if it’s because the song market is over saturated with everything Show Me The Money puts out there.

Anyway, Not A Chance is fun even though the MV is maybe a little bit on the… I don’t even know how to qualify it exactly. It just sends me a weird vibe somehow. However, definitely like the song a lot.

Neon Bunny is a music goddess so I guess that’s all I need to say. Not the best out of the album, but still really nice.

I don’t usually go for instrumental stuff, but Summer Dawn is a nice calm piece of music and I think it deserves more attention.

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 3 of July 2016 (18-24)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
23. HuhGak, Jeong EunJi – Ocean.wav
37. Heize – And July (feat. Dean, Dj Friz)
52. Dok2 – Beverly 1lls (Remix) (feat. The Quiett)
77. Kwon Jinah, Sam Kim – For Now
83. f(x) – All Mine
84. Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B, Crush – highfiVe
98. Wendy, Seulgi – Don’t Push Me OST

Song Chart
83. Acourve – The Day
84. Kim Tae Woo – Cool (feat. Ali)
86. C Jamm – MM
97. Bomi, Namjoo, (Apink), Chae Yeon, LE (EXID), Seo In Young, Lee Suk Hoon, Taewoon, Yang Da Il, Brother Su, Chancellor, Kang Min Hee (Miss $) – Summer11

All Mine is really light and fun and it’s a welcome change from a few comeback song f(x) gave us in the last years. It a little more silly, less serious, yet still very enjoyable. I like it.

I really like And July for the vocal abilities of both singers, even though it’s not as exciting as Shut Up and Groove.

I really like Sam Kim. For Now is nice, the only thing I don’t like much in it is the pauses the put throughout the song. It kinda breaks the vibe… But still a really nice ballad.

Weekly Melon Newbies: Week 2 of July 2016 (11-17)

Instiz Chart of this week
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Total Chart
26. Superbee – Shark in a Pool (feat. Black Nut)
80. Lyn – Only Yours (feat. Soulman)
85. John Park – Thought of You
86. Junggigo – Only You OST
88. Eric Nam – Can’t Help Myself (feat. Loco)
91. Hyorin – I Miss You OST
93. BeWhy, Simon Dominic – XamBaqJa (prod. by BewhY)
96. Xitsuh – And (feat. Suran)
98. Solar (Mamamoo) – In My Dreams
99. Flowsik, Hash Swan, Boi B, Woo Tae Woon, G2 – Dokkaebi
100. Jay Park, Ugly Duck – Ain’t No Party Like an AOMG Party

Song Chart
81. BeWhy – Fake pt.2 (prod. by BeWhy)
90. The Quiett, Dok2, SuperBee – Air DoTheQ part 2
91. GB9 – Just I Like You (feat. NiiHWA)
92. C Jamm – Let It Be (feat. Crush)
94. GFriend – Fall In Love
96. INFINITE – That Summer (The Second Story)

Eric Nam brings back is fun side and I quite like it. I prefer this sort of sound for him, and I really like his collaboration with Loco too.

Really like Suran’s part in And, but the song as a whole is so-so.