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Backstage Chat with Alex

July 9, 2011

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As you might know by now (because we mention it in just about every single post that we’re doing lately), we recently had the chance to be on Star King, and many people were excited that we got to meet a bunch of awesome kpop bands. There was, however, someone else on stage with us that we were really hyped to meet and that was Alex, who you might know from Clazziquai.

We’re huge Clazziquai fans. They’re an electronica meets jazz kinda band, and they’re totally awesome. We own a lot of their albums, and listen to them constantly. Our morning alarm clock is even a Clazziquai song! And so, when we knew that we were going to be on stage with Alex we were really excited. We even got a chance afterwards to chat with him backstage and talk a bit about his new album. Woot woot! *fangirls*

Also, because we’re such fans, we decided to help promote his album by doing a bit of a giveaway. We have an extra copy of the album, and we’ll give it away to one random twitter follower next week. Huzzah! All you gotta do if you want to enter is make sure you follow us on Twitter, and retweet this blog post. You can enter up to once per day, for a max of seven entries. We’ll gather them all and pick one lucky person. Huzzah!

Also, be sure to check out the links below to some official (and not official) videos of other Korean indie bands we love. If you’re a fan of a band we haven’t mentioned, let’s spread the love and discuss it in the comments below :D

We’d also recommend that you check out Fluxus Music for more Korean bands that are popular, but less publicized. Yeah!

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  1. Okay, what I’m about to say may sound really weird, but bare with me!

    I’m a huge Alex fan, and Clazziquai fan in general. When other people have been spazzing about their favorite idols, I’ve always been supporting them. They were the first Korean group I fell in love with, and Alex’s solo work led me to them. Without going into complete detail about it, his solo work and his Clazziquai work has really gotten me through a lot. I know I’ll never be able to completely repay him, but I do my best by telling more people about him and giving his international fans more resources so they can become even bigger fans in the future. He means a lot to me and it’s the least that I can do. So when I heard that you guys were fans, I was really excited. A while later, when I heard you were going to meet him, I was overly excited! Now this came out and I just want to say thank you. Not a lot of international fans know about Clazziquai or Alex and it’s great that you guys would come out with this interview and giveaway to try to promote him. I really hope out of this that maybe someone who doesn’t know of him very well will get his album and they’ll realize just how great he is, and he’ll get another fan, because he really deserves it. So, thank you!

    5 years ago
  2. OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE U KNOW W&WHALE!!! You’re the only people besides my family that knows them :) recently I got into Urban Zakapa, they are also a indie group with a little jazzy feel I guess? So check them out too if you want to!

    5 years ago
  3. Handsome People (핸섬피플) same company as Clazziquai Fluxus Music~!! :DDD

    5 years ago
  4. 브로콜리 너마저 (Broccoli, You Too) and 검정치마 (The Black Skirts) are amazing. :D
    Broccoli, You Too is an acoustic coffee-house indie three-piece, and The Black Skirts is more similar to The Strokes. It used to be three people in the band but now it’s just solo artist Bryan Cho.

    5 years ago
  5. EPIK HIGH :)  also people should check out humming urban stereo

    5 years ago
  6. Man! Epik High and Drunken Tiger are pro! What about Guckkasten?! 8D They’re totally delicious toooooo!

    5 years ago
  7. I love Alex and what I’ve heard by Clazziquai was also really good. I also recommend the band Dear Cloud. They’re one of my favourite Korean bands ever. I also love Loveholic~~ 

    5 years ago
  8. i actually do not really like clazziquai so much cos i am not in favour of very soft ballads unless they are OST songs like can you hear me

    5 years ago
  9. I love Epik high and Drunken tiger,they are amazing! actually Epik High changed my opinion about
    music,especially about hip-hop xD

    5 years ago
  10.  :O COOL!!! i wish i can win it LOL

    5 years ago
  11. I looove Alex & Clazziquai and most of the artists you mentioned…  I think you guys would like Urban Zakapa too, cuz they’re also from Fluxus (maybe you already know them) are amazing!. They have about 4 singers in total and a few instrumental members. Please check them out ;) i’d like to hear what you think of them http://youtu.be/7lf1S4yRQT0 http://youtu.be/ZGReh7eNTUU http://youtu.be/lRhvvOsHfvU

    5 years ago
  12. i love clazziqaui so muchh ! they are awesomee!  you guys should check out Urban Zakapa! they are really good too!

    5 years ago
  13. Until when should we retweet? I love W&Whale, Epik High and Drunken Tiger too. I love Alex’s voice. No Brain and 10cm is one of faves. Try to listen to them. OH! MARTINA. Just in case, try Listening to Big Bang’s Oh My Friend. No Brain was featured there. :) Too bad people only listen to popular ones.

    5 years ago
  14. Fluxus is amazing! Thanks for highlighting them. They have such a unique lineup of bands. Most recently Handsome People. 

    Also, Mate is really good, too!

    5 years ago
  15. Also, Martina’s hair looks very Dara-ish. haha (:

    5 years ago
  16. PIM

    k-indie is amazing. along with hip hop and underground. i looove clazziquai and epik high and quite like nell and gogoparty. however, i prefer more folk (is that what it’s called?) music like bluedawn, tearliner, donawhale, and e z hyoung. you should check those out :P cute acoustics. yozoh is also awesome.

    5 years ago
  17. I LOVE Clazziquai and W&Whale and other Fluxus bands.
    Also you should check out Donawhale. They are also very good :)

    5 years ago
  18. lol i feel like i am WAAAAYYYYYY spamming here XD too many comments by me lol. This is completely off topic but you guys should check out the Cartoonnetwork show The Regular Show if you haven’t. AND! the good thing is, they have it on YOUTUBE! It’s…pretty awesome show. Please check it out! lol I’m in college and I watch this thing like every freaking day. (you should also watch PSYCH. cuz…they shoot the show in Canada but set in Santa Barbara, Ca lol)

    5 years ago
  19. I love Alex too! Especially his role in Smile, Donghae! ;D Hahaha, idk if this you’ll know them but M to M! :) They sing lots of OST’s and i’m not sure if they’re popular in Korea but i don’t think they’re internationally known yet. ): I love all their voices! :D And if you guys watched the show Qualifications of Men on KBS before, a member of M to M, Jinwoo, actually participated in the choir before! :D WOOOO! I love Drunken Tiger too! :D And his wife has an amazing voice. <3 EPIK HIGH! I love their song Umbrella, featuring Younha. :D YAYZ.

    5 years ago
  20. I love you even more just cuz you listen to Clazziquai and on top of it DRUNKEN TIGER (TIGER JK BABI), Epik High, and NELL!! AND EVEN W&WHALE! you …guys are true koreans. TRUE koreans XD. YOURE MORE KOREAN THAN THE KOREAN IDOLS AROUND YOU~~

    5 years ago
  21. love Clazziquai and Alex! <3
    also Nell and Epik High. and lot of Fluxus artists are so good. i'd also recommend Apollo 18, Jaurim, MoT, Adult Child, Guckkasten and Bulnabang Star Sausage Club! :D

    5 years ago
  22. Do you know Standing Egg? They’re pretty nice too! 

    5 years ago
  23. do i have to wait til next week before i can retweet?

    5 years ago
  24. all these bands are so awesome, but it’s bad that they’re so unrated. oh, do you know standing egg? ^^

    5 years ago
  25. Alex reminds me of a french teacher at my school :)

    5 years ago
  26. He looks like Adam Lambert in his album cover.

    5 years ago
  27. have you guys heard of Standing egg?

    5 years ago
    • yy

      Standing egg is AWESOME. I just discovered them recently and they are just fantastic. Everyone should give them a listen! 

      5 years ago
  28. I’m Alex fans too! It so nice that you guys can meet him.. Aww.. 

    5 years ago
  29. I DIDNT KNOW ALEX WAS CANADIAN!!! I like him EVEN MORE!!! CANADIAN POWER!!!!

    5 years ago
  30. Eatyourkimchi ROCK!!!

    5 years ago
  31. i love Clazziquai, Epik High and Nell!! they are really awesome!! and they definitely deserve more recognition!!

    5 years ago
  32. i want it >.<

    5 years ago
  33. Two of my favorite things just came together…;___: ♥

    5 years ago
  34. Martina, just have to tell you that your hair is absofrickinlutely adorable :)

    5 years ago
  35. 8eight & 3rd coast :D

    5 years ago
  36. Ummmm, WOWO! I am so happy you interviewed Alex! I remember watching him on We Got Married and I loved him!

    5 years ago
  37. wow ummm how did u do ur hair?? ^___^

    5 years ago
  38. YAY *-*  I <3 Alex :) his voice is just so soothing xD

    5 years ago
  39. EPIK HIGH IS REALLY REALLY GOOD OK. Now I will check out the rest of the list, might be something for me there :)

    5 years ago
  40. so envy u guys!!!

    5 years ago
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