K-Blend of Awesomeness – November 2016

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MV Playlist

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01. SHINee – Tell Me What To Do
02. Stereotype – Falling
03. Chanyeol, Punch – Stay With Me OST
04. Bolbbalgan4 (Bolppalgan Puberty) – Hard To Love
05. Koh Nayoung – I Like (feat. Microdot)
06. Reddy – Even If It’s You (feat. Kim Boa) OST
07. offonoff – Photograph
08. Ashmute – Heaven

Even though there are good songs in the playlist, I almost feel ashamed of it. I had the hardest time to find 8 songs. There’s still some in there that I’m not 100% sure about. But I guess time will tell.

My fav on the list might be Hard To Love. It was an instant like and I still enjoy it quite a lot.

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K-Blend of Awesomeness – October 2016

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01. Jay Park – Me Like Yuh (feat. Hoody)
02. BTS – Blood Sweat & Tears
03. TWICE – TT
04. I.O.I – Very Very Very
05. Block B Bastarz – Selfish & Beautiful Girl
06. Amber, Luna – Heartbeat (feat. Ferry Corsten, Kago Pengchi)
07. Matilda – You Bad! Don’t Make Me Cry
08. Jay Park – All I Wanna Do (feat. Hoody, Loco)
09. Hyolyn – Love Like This (feat. Dok2)
10. Henry, Soyu – Runnin’
11. Hyolyn – One Step (feat. Jay Park)
12. Lugoh – With You (feat. Olltii, Xit Suh)
13. Crush – fall
14. Taeyeon – 11:11
15. Sweden Laundry – foggy
16. G’night Stand – Leavin’ Tomorrow

I bet I’m going to be listening to Me Like Yuh for a very long time. I don’t know but the chorus just grabs me by the hips and make me wanna dance my ass off.

I wasn’t sur about TT at first, but I’ve been waking up with it stuck in my head too many times now so I had to give in. Also the MV is really fun. TWICE is probably my fav from the new area of girls group lately.

I really enjoy the chorus of Runnin’ too. It’s just so sweet and it feels like a warm sun ray on a fall’s chilly afternoon.

And whatever you do, please please listen to Leavin’ Tomorrow. The vocals are chilling and it’s just wholesome and perfect. Even though the MV is super simple, I like the visual of the two singing, sitting in the water. Beautiful through and through.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – September 2016

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01. Yoon Mi Rae – JamCome On Baby
02. Epik High – Can You Hear My Heart (feat. Lee Hi)
03. Sunwoo Junga – Sooni
04. Bolppalgan Puberty – Galaxy
05. The Barberettes – Love Shoes (feat. Stuart Zender)
06. Zizo – Coming Home (feat. Lee Won Seok)
07. 2PM – Promise (I’ll Be)
08. Ksuke, Amber – Breathe Again
09. Kanto – Lonely (feat. Eddy Kim)

I’m in love with JamCome On Baby. It might take a while to get use to the more slow pace of the song, but it’s Yoon Mi Rae. I mean… come on. She’s my queen.

I don’t have much more to talk about to be honest, only that I started this playlist from a more slow pace mindset to a more fast pace one. It’s a bit different then usual, but the best songs were more on the calmer side of things, so I found myself wanting to switch it up a little to featured them first.

K-Blend of Awesomeness – August 2016

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01. I.O.I – Whatta Man (Good Man)
02. Spica – Secret Time
03. 9Muses A – Lip 2 Lip
04. NU’EST – Love Paint (Every Afternoon)
05. Spica – Get Lucky (cover)
06. Basick – Nice (feat. G2, Hwasa of Mamamoo)
07. Urban Zakapa – Thursday Night (feat. Benzino)
08. Suran – Paradise Go
09. J-Min – Ready For Your Love
10. Jun. K – Think About You

I know Spica’s Get Lucky is a cover, but it’s a really fun one and I urge you to check it out.

I’m happy with Paradise Go, it stays in my head a lot, which is nice for this kind of song since the pace isn’t the most catchy of them all.

Whatta Man is the catchiest of them all though ahaha

Jun. K did all his solo stuff, and I wasn’t super impressed, but I have to say that Think About You is good. I does stuck with you a lot, but it’s not overly dramatic, just the right amount I would say.

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

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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.