K-Blend of Awesomeness – May/June 2019

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01. WINNER – Ah Yeah
02. SAAY – ZGZG
03. (G)I-DLE – Uh-Oh
04. CLC – Me
05. EXID – Me&You
06. AB6IX – Breathe
07. BVNDIT – Dramatic
08. Khaki Hwang – Misery (feat. Oskar)
09. Ted Park – Drippin (feat. Jessi)
10. POLO – No Conversation (feat. Autumn) (prod. Muffin)
11. Druken Tiger – I Love You Too (feat. Yoon Mi Rae)
12. Cheetah – Flight (feat. Chaboom)
13. Soyou, Ovan – Rain Drop
14. Dukin – Dukin thinks

A few interesting finds in this one, namely Misery and No Conversation which I’m pretty sure you won’t find anywhere else cuz they are not really mainstream. I also find Dukin thinks extremely catchy even though I wasn’t sure at first since it’s so low pace.

In the more mainstream part of this playlist, I would really encourage you to listen to ZGZG, which I almost pass over because I wasn’t subscribed to SAAY channel. It’s really good and I think I prefer it over all the other girlsband song of the playlist. One thing I realized also is that there’s this kind of trend to do very conventional Kpop song with a more trap-like chorus. Hopefully, they also realize it and stop doing it everywhere because, even though it can be good, doing it for every song out there is just kinda boring.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – March/April 2019

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01. Epik High – In Seoul (feat. Sunwoo Junga)
02. Mamamoo – Gogobebe
03. BTS – Boy with Luv (feat. Halsey)
04. IZ*ONE – Violeta
05. BlackPink – Kill This Love
06. NU’EST – Bet Bet
07. BVNDIT – Hocus Pocus
08. DALsooobin – Katchup
09. Girl Crush – Memories
10. Epik High – Lovedrunk (feat. Crush)
11. Soya – Fade Away
12. Epik High – Lullaby for a Cat

I added 3 Epik High songs. Of course, they’re will be only 2 on the 8tracks playlist, because you know… But like, if I could, I would put the entire album in there. It’s one of their all time best. I’m just really sad I couldn’t go to their Toronto show :(

I had trouble with Boy with Luv at first, but good god did it grow on me like crazy. I’m sure most of you have heard it already, and if you haven’t, well, you definitely should.

I really enjoy Gogobebe a lot. I cannot really say why, but I think it’s in my top 3 or 5 from Mamamoo.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – January/February 2019

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01. Dreamcatcher – Piri
02. Hwa Sa – twit
03. (G)I-DLE – Senorita
04. Apink – %% (Eung Eung)
05. MiSO – On N On
06. Hyomin – U Um U Um
07. TSUN – Tired
08. Loco – It’s been a while (feat. Zion.T)
09. xion – Your Song (Leebada, Rick Bridges)

I had a hard time finding 8 songs for these two months. But I think the ones that I have picked are pretty good.

I’m really into twit. I like that one of Mamamoo’s member is going solo.

I’m very surprised that I’m into one of Apink’s songs. But %% is miles away from their usual girly bubbly pink stuff. It’s a little more sexy, more grounded too. Definitely try it if you’re not a big Apink fan, you could be impressed.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – November/December 2018

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01. gugudan – Not That Type
02. NU’EST W – Help Me
03. KEY – One of Those Nights (feat. Crush)
04. Bolbbalgan4 – My Trouble
05. Zion.T – Uh Huh
06. Zion.T – Sleep Talk (feat. Crush)
07. Boni – Don’t Wake Up
08. Dynamic Duo – Hemi’s Room (feat. OHHYUK)

It seems that gugudan is one a path of relevance and I like it. They started with cute concept and stuff, and frankly, it was terribly boring. Now, it’s way better. Well, at least, it’s more to my liking.

One of Those Nights is really really good. The softer parts mix well with the more upbeat chorus.

Of course, I LOVE both songs from Zion.T. At first, I wasn’t sure, kinda like with Yanghwa Bridge. But after a while, I found myself singing parts of both songs randomly.

Don’t Wake Up is just nice. It’s a great song to listen to in a breezy afternoon when you feel like taking a nap after you finish you cup of tea or something. I’m going to keep an eye on Boni, she sounds promising.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – September/October 2018

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01. Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG – Lil’ Touch
02. IZ*ONE – La Vie en Rose
03. APRIL – Oh! my mistake
04. Seulgi, SinB, Chung Ha, Soyeon – Wow Thing
05. HAON – NOAH (feat. Jay Park, Hoody)
06. Lee Hong Gi – COOKIES (feat. Jung Ilhoon of BTOB)
07. Eric Nam – Miss You
08. DinDin – Insomnia (feat. Lee Hong Gi of F.T. Island)
09. Sam Kim – Make Up (feat. Crush)
10. Crush – none

I really have a major crush on Lil’ Touch, enough so that I learn the chorus so I could sing it at the top of my lungs.

COOKIES is a great song to bop to.

I’m surprise I like Oh! my mistake this much since it’s a little bubblier than what I enjoy. But I don’t know. I think maybe the chorus does it for me? But I think it’s more than that. I just cannot pit point it exactly.

Eric Nam is good as usual. The melody is very nice. There’s also an English version which is titled Don’t Miss You, which seems more accurate, but anyway.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – July/August 2018

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01. Jessi – Down
02. Mamamoo – Egotistic
03. Produce 48 (H.I.N.P – Hot Issue of National Producers) – Rumor
04. Chung Ha – Love U
05. Seungri – 1, 2, 3!
06. Gugudan Semina – Semina
07. Produce 48 (1am) – I Am
08. F.T. Island – Summer Night’s Dream
09. Hyolyn – See Sea
10. Yoonmirae – You & Me (feat. Junoflo)
11. Leebada – Night Dream

I prefer the song Down over its MV which, to me, is a bit too much. It’s a bit like for See Sea, which I enjoy as a song, but the MV made me doubt about that because of the 90’s feel that was also a little bit weird for me.

I’m also really bummed out that Rumor didn’t win the Concept evaluation of Produce 48 because it was by far the best song out of the bunch.

Took me some time to actually enjoy Love U, since it seems that previous Chung Ha songs were more catchy from the get go. But now I really like it a lot, after listening to it a few times.

Same goes for Egotistic. Seems to me like it’s a bit different from what Mamamoo usually go for and I had trouble with it at first. But now I enjoy it.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – May/June 2018

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01. Blackpink – Ddu-du Ddu-du
02. Pristin V – Get It
03. Dreamcatcher – You And I
04. Gangnoon – White
05. Bol4 – Travel
06. Leesun – Whee You (feat. MaseWonder)
07. Minseo – Is Who
08. Nu’est W – Dejavu
09. BTS – The Truth Untold (feat. Steve Aoki)

Obviously, I’m into Ddu-du Ddu-du because of Produce 48. Same goes for The Truth Untold.

You And I makes me think about an anime opening or ending. The chorus is intense and more on the rock side of music, so it’s a bit different from what we are used to in Kpop.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – March/April 2018

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01. Heize – Jenga (feat. Gaeko)
02. Mamamoo – Starry Night
03. Eric Nam – Honestly…
04. Flowsik – All I Need (Collab. Jessi)
05. (G)I-dle – Latata
06. Hyolyn – Dally (feat. Gray)
07. TVXQ! – The Chance of Love
08. VIXX – Scientist
09. Eric Nam – Potion (feat. Woodie Gochild)
10. Whee In – Easy (feat. Sik-K)
11. Yeseo – Privacy
12. Suho, Jane Jang – Dinner

I’m so in love with Jenga that I had the chorus on repeat in my head for a whole day. Heize always deliver one way of another.

Mamamoo and Eric Nam both have very strong songs for this period (had to put 2 months together or else there wasn’t enough songs for each). I really like the guitar in Starry Night, it’s both dreamlike and somewhat caliente.

All I Need is terribly catchy, I didn’t think I would like it that much at first. Same goes for Dally, which I was so-so about for a while until it caught up to me and now I enjoy it quite a bit.

Mea Culpa #5

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I have to confess that in the past few days, I’ve been revisiting Cause I’m a God Girl because of a reupload on YouTube. And I’m loving it a whole bunch. Ok, I’m still not into the BTOB member’s part, because it’s absolute shit and I breaks the song too much, but the chorus is too damn catchy. So yeah, sorry Hyuna

K-Blend of Awesomeness – February 2018

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01. Boa – One Shot, Two Shot
02. CLC – Black Dress
03. Seventeen – Thanks
04. Boa – Nega Dola
05. Miryo – Can I See You Again
06. djfriz – Dive (feat. MRSHLL, Megan Lee)
07. Vromance – Star
08. Seo Ja Yeong – 계절이 바뀌는 것처럼
09. Henry – Monster

I freaking love One Shot, Two Shot. The concept of the MV is also quite good I might say, even though I would be alright without the performance part with her hair all frizzy.

Can I See You Again is both annoying and catchy. But lately, I’m leaning more on the catchy part of the thing so that’s that.

The dance featured in the MV of Star is amazing and you should definitely watch it just for that.