Korean Indie Playlist: Baaam in the Machine
Verbal Jint “Walking in the Rain”
It’s Verbal Jint featering Bumkey with their song “Walking In the Rain” which I feel should be called, “Dancing in the Rain” or “Fondling People in the Rain” or “Driving in the Rain”. A song with the word walking in it sure had a strong lack of walking. Maybe “staring in the rain while I watch other people breakdance like pros” would work. Or perhaps, “standing under an umbrella looking semi-emo while you walk away in inappropriate rain shoe gear while I kick an innocent pop can that didn’t deserve to be kicked”. I think those are all excellent song title names. Anyhoo, it’s funny this video should come out because I was just telling Simon I really want to do a W.A.N.K or F.A.P.F.A.P during monsoon season where we just blatantly ignore the fact that it’s pouring rain and we just do normal stuff without an umbrella. I never should have talked about that idea out loud because it’s clear to me that the video producer of this video stole it. Obviously. Oh right, there was a song with this video! I actually liked this song! I don’t like it as much as I like Zion T and I think I know why. My friend Whitney heard it playing and said, “oh that’s got a kind of R.Kelly or 112 feel to it” and I’m not really into R. Kelly while I am into D’Aneglo. So I think I figured out what kind of of R&B I like, and it’s in the separation between R&Bish ballad songs and R&Bish jazzy hip hop. I defintiely like jazzy hip hop a lot more than just ballads. So that, for example, is why I love B.A.P’s “Coffee Shop” which feels more jazzy to me while I didn’t like “Rain Sound” which felt more ballad-like to me. Oh and this is Martina speaking if you couldn’t tell by now. Hi! Martina here. *does a dance*
Dynamic Duo “Baaam”
Next up is Dynamic Duo featuring Muzie with their song “BAAAM”. Now this song has the kind of jazzy feel to it that I was talking about, but still not jazzy enough for me. Zion T what have you done to me!!?? But nonetheless, still a great song. If I had one complaint it would be that they didn’t use that awesome little riff by Muzie enough in the song. I would have liked to hear it as a part of the chorus rather than just a breakdown near the end. It really had a Daft Punk feel to it and I like when hip hop songs surprise me with additionally out of the hip hop box sounds. Also, Leigh and SooZee are big hip hop fans and they both like Dynamic Duo a lot. In fact, I feel like next week we need to push SooZee into making a k-indie update with her Korean hip hop choices. Put pressure on Soozee guise! Tweet harass her. Haha, just don’t let her know I sent you. ^^
Copy Machine “Rodeo”
Last up is a request for SKA! SKA! SKAA!! It’s Copy Machine with their song “Rodeo”. Wow I haven’t listened to ska in a looonnnng time but man, did I miss it when I heard this. Ska is always a very chipper upbeat kind of thing to listen, you never leave it feeling sad. I fondly remember blasting Goldfinger in my car while driving down the street in high school after a really great day. It’s hard to feel depressed when listening to ska music, and here we have yet another chipper song. As I mentioned in this video, I’m not sure if this band is still together since I haven’t heard of them before and this video is from 2010, so if any of you know about them, I’d love to hear it. I tried a quick google but both their name and title of song are so popular I couldn’t find anything on them as a band. If they are still together, they’d probable be a super fun band to see in person. We had the chance to see the super fun punkish/skaish SuperKidd live (who we reviewed with their “Feel Good” song for our first Indie playlist EVAR) and they were super fun as well, and I kind of feel like these guise are up the same alleyway.