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Ok, now that that’s out of our system, back to the Korean Indie Playlist!

Smacksoft – It’s You & Me


Um. We love this song. Totally love it. It’s right up our alley. We’re looking for ambient background music to play in the studio while we’re working. We don’t want anything too uppity to dance to, because that would distract us from the work we have to do at the computers. We want something in the background that we can just bob our heads to slightly. We’ve been listening to a lot of Burial and Blockhead and Bibio, for example (umm…is that a lot of B’s or is it just me?). Anyhow, point is, this song definitely fits into our work music rotation. And – quite frankly – when Martina heard it for the first time, and I said it was a Korean band, she was completely shocked. Seriously! We don’t hear a lot of this kind of music in the Korean Indie scene. We’d love to hear more like it, if anyone’s got any recommendations (or Video Requests!). Please let us know!

Verbal Jint – Good Start


This is our second Verbal Jint video that we’re doing for the K Crunch Indie segment. The request that was put in this week included another Verbal Jint song, “You Look Good” which – holy smokes – has over 1,000,000 views! That’s huge! We knew Verbal Jint was fairly popular and all, but we didn’t know just how popular. Supposedly this song, Good Start, is doing well on the charts in Korea as well. Some of our Korean friends are big fans of Verbal Jint as well, and described him as a genius rapper. I just wish we could appreciate that a bit more, you know? A lot of Kpop can be appreciated without a knowledge of the language, but acknowledging a rapper as being genius suggests you need to be damn near fluent in the language to be able to say that. Ah!

Outsider – Alone


And this is our second Outsider song as well! See! We’re doing our best to get into the Korean Hip Hop scene. It’s still a bit alienating to us, especially when someone is as lyrical as Outsider. We’re really appreciating the delivery, though, even if we can’t actually understand the words he’s saying at that speed. KOREAN PEOPLE READING THIS POST: can you actually follow what he’s saying? Or is Outsider just trolling all of us into believing he’s saying something? Either way, it could be real or not, it still sounds cool.

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