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Korean Indie Playlist: Young Black BJ

November 18, 2013


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*Disclaimer* Every Indie Playlist we make we take one word from the song or artist to try to come up with a title for the playlist. This…was the unfortunate combination that we came up with this week.

Glen Check “Young Generation”

We’re finally back with a Korean indie update! Truthfully, the Korean indie world has been pretty quite what with most of the big bands currently in album writing mode. So we were pretty excited to see the comeback of Glen Check! We’ve seen them live and they were just as good, if not better, live. They sound a lot fuller live and it’s great to seem them rock out on stage. It’s even funnier to see the girls in the front room being drenched in sweat like all the rest of us trying to desperately powder their faces. SERIOUSLY! SO FUNNY!!! They were trying to BB cream and powder their faces in an ocean of moshing sweaty people before Glen Check took the stage. Anyhoo back to Glen Check’s newest single. This song feels like a return to 80s-90s music and doesn’t have that same full rock band meets electro feel that we’re used to from Glen Check, but we still totally love it. If you haven’t already, they have a snippet of their next single available on their youtube page and THAT song has the Glen Check feeling I’m used to, including a return of the lead singer. So what do you think? Love this new song, hate it, stuck in the middle?

Rphabet Feat. San E “Black Suit”

Next up is Alpabet feat San E. So a lot of you might be wondering who this Aphabet is, and why they don’t appear in the video. Okay, so San E is the rapper in the video, but Alphabet is actually a producer who – from what we’ve been told – made the Infinite “Destiny” song as well. That song was awesome and this song…almost awesome. I love the beat of the song, without a doubt, but the rapping is a bit…not great for me. Martina totally digs it, but it sounds a bit cheesy for me. I’m happier when he stops rapping and lets the beat go on. Is that too harsh? I’m sorry. He’s got a whole angry battle-rapper vibe to him and I’m more interested in charisma than anger.

On the other hand, this is an example of a super awesome MV. They could have had girl wearing skimpy clothing twearking against an expensive car for the chorus, but instead they mixed a minimalistic black and white background with awesome animated sketches add in post production. The post production is what really made this video cool. It reminds me a bit of Jay Park’s video where he wears a skull mask, though. Anyone else think so?


Remember a while ago when we did our indie review of Venus Kim’s “Exercise”? That was a really fun low budget song and video. The video was charming, bizarre and silly, and the song was so much better as a result. Here’s another example of something similar. The song’s cool, but watching the video makes me like the song more. And it’s ruined our vocabulary the way “Wow Fantastic Baby” has. Now we can’t say “UHUH” without singing the chorus to this song. You’ll like it. You should like it, at least. It’s fun and right up our alley. Let us know what you think!



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Korean Indie Playlist: Young Black BJ


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  1. I loved Black Suit, but the last part really threw me off >_> just my thoughts though.

    3 years ago
  2. Today has been a day of catching up on your guys’ videos, and I’m so so happy that Indie Playlist are back. It’s one of my favourite segments, because a)awesome music, and b) you guys are SO INTO IT. It’s a lot more fun for me to watch than music monday is (though I love those, too :D). AND GLEN CHECK. YESSSSS.

    4 years ago
  3. actually now that simon mentions it i totally feel the angry sanE vibe, and after looking up the lyrics, its def there.
    although i still love the song :DDD just too catchyy

    4 years ago
  4. What are you talking about? None of your comments has ever been deleted. I just checked.Also Simon and Martina never delete comments. It is the other moderators who do that and it is only if they violate our commenting guidelines.
    Be Respectful
    Do Not Spam
    Stay On Topic
    Mods Are Watching

    4 years ago
  5. Young black BJ? Really now!

    4 years ago
  6. Ok…First off you are the guys who got me hooked on Korean Indie. WTF guys, your last KIP was September 22nd, you rushed though this one like …well like you were tweeking. Four Minutes and Twenty seconds to discuss the best music there is and holy crap when there is a new Glen Check masterpiece. This was a absolutely great playlist!!! It needed to be savored and loved …LOL Less Coffee and more Simon and Martina ……PLEASE…..

    4 years ago
  7. Great Indie playlist…was still groovin even though I’m sick in bed.

    4 years ago
  8. I must be late to the party; did I hear you (SIMON!) say that Jun-one is taking a break from Glen Check?? what’s up? o.O ….*rushes to google to hunt for info*

    4 years ago
  9. Fuck me dead, that Glen Check song is a JAM.
    I was born too late, man.

    4 years ago
  10. YAY! Korean indie!

    Martina I’m so glad you are digging Black Suit. I’ve been singing that song sporadically for a few weeks now and it’s nice hear someone enjoys it as much as me. I’m not big into hip hop so I almost skipped through it after I hit play but it held me the whole time and now it’s a go to song.

    Please allow me to drool with you over the MV. I love well done super high contrast black and white art, especially videos. They also utilize the reflected/mirrored image very well without it being boring or feeling over done. The added in post production animations just seal the deal for me for this video. Okay I’ll stop spewing rainbows.

    Loved Glenn Check’s song, it with with Black Suit made a great little sound track while I work. Uhuh, I just wasn’t feeling this one as much.

    4 years ago
  11. Ah! I was missing this yesterday since I they were usually released on Sunday mornings for me (what a great way to wake up!) but I feel better now. A great selection of interesting songs. Love the GlenCheck as always and really LOVED the BJ at the end, so fun and funny too. While “Black Suit” was interesting from an editing point of view and the beat was catchy, it didn’t really do it for me and as someone else said, the ending just wiped away all the good points of the song and kind of confused me as to what he was trying to say with the song in the first place. Anyways, after KMM (or whatever this week), I guess it’s time to go through to the higher numbered pages of the kpop charts for more cool stuff to tide me over ’til the next video ;)

    4 years ago
  12. YAY! It always makes me so curious yeah! when you announce that you’re doing something different for a Music Monday. I like variety :)

    4 years ago
  13. Love Glen Check!!! ^-^

    4 years ago
  14. Omg the uh uh song is amazing. Midway through it I though I didn’t like but by the end of it I just wanted to dance with them, so yeah great song.
    I really liked Glenn Check as well, I’m not their biggest fan, I like a couple of their songs. “Racket” is one of my favourites and I can see myself listening to this one a lot.
    Gotta agree with Simon about “Black Suit” I didn’t liked it. I really like korean hip hop but this didn’t do it for me.

    I’m glad indie playlist is back!!! Have you guys checked Lim Kim new song? I don’t even know if it’s consider indie or pop but it’s very different from her other stuff and the video is fantastic.

    4 years ago
  15. Never realized how much I missed your “PLAYLIST MODE!!” shout out until today. Ah~~ :D By the way, I submitted a video response for a K-Indie song a few months back….but it never got reviewed. D: Here’s the link if you wanna review it ever…or not..


    4 years ago
  16. Don’t worry! K-Indie is their Sunday segment! They just haven’t been able to do it in so long for being busy busy! I’m sure they’ll have KMM posted eventually!

    4 years ago
  17. Wow this was a good week!
    Glen Check’s song was so funky! I’d be dancing around my room if i could :P
    That BJ music video was brilliant haha!
    Black Suit was cool. San E is literally everywhere nowadays
    Right so as soon as I had a good video to suggest they stopped doing video responses T.T
    So I’ll just post it here.
    Have you heard of Miss $? They’re a female soft hip hop (i don’t know if that’s a real genre or if I just made it up lol) trio. Their most recent song ‘You Were Not The…’ is really good. It starts off like it’s a ballad they gradually add to it throughout the song so that by the end it has evolved into something else :P Also the MV is really cool. Please check it out ^.^

    4 years ago
  18. holy smokes i spot a TYPO in the blog post!!!! :O tsk tsk

    4 years ago
  19. I really needed a moment of laughter today… Thank you Simon and Martina^^ for introducing me to some awesome music, can’t wait for the next Glen Check release.
    YAY, K.I.P. is back with an awesome edition.
    I think people will start looking at me weirdly for doing the UHUH UHUH but one simply can’t help oneself.

    4 years ago
  20. YAY. K-Indie is BACK. Oh, how I missed you so.

    4 years ago
  21. On a totally unrelated Note (And somehow still related, since it is about korean Music…) :::
    “I remember back when K-Pop-Videos got Artist peeing themselves whenever someone of the opposite Sex so much as hold their Hands! Remember the good old Days?”

    4 years ago
  22. Wooo!!! Double Video Monday!!

    4 years ago
  23. Korean Indiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!

    Been waiting for a long time for Glen Check to come out with a new single/album but in the process have been fortunate to see them do a bunch of concerts and colabs with some favorite bands like WHOwho and Bye Bye Badman. With this song it totally reminds me of a mix of Justice and Daft Punk. any one else? Anyways I cant wait for Glen Check’s new album to drop and after talking to Jun (the lead singer) there are some really cool ideas he has to come :)

    When I first heard this song I kind of took it as funny because 1) Im not a huge hip hop or rapper fan, and 2) I didnt find it to be that genuine but then as the chorus came in it really got my attention. The MONEY for me though was at the 1:48 mark with that… how do i describe it… a distorted bass obo? yeah.. totally. this one is a total lip biter grove machine

    BJ – UH HUH
    (sigh) Im trying so hard not to like this one. Im sold on the hook though. When S&M were singing it at the beginning of their live chat on Friday it got stuck in my head again right away and made me laugh. On the video side I gotta admit its probably one of the more accurate depictions of everyday middle class Korea in a very unpolished way and for the fact of it being so familiar I give it props…. and also for making me chuckle pretty much thoughout the etire MV

    to quote an awesome dancing girl in a deer costume “I LOVE IT”

    EYK 4 LIFE YO!

    4 years ago
  24. Glen Check??? How in the World did I missed out on this Comeback??? I LOVE it!!! <3 <3 I definitely prefer "Pacific", but… This is still a rocking Song!!! <3 <3

    4 years ago
  25. GLEN CHECK!!!! <333333

    4 years ago
  26. Love how you guys always seem to post the k-indie playlist when i need some new music to listen to :D

    4 years ago
  27. Uhuh just reminded me of Boy Before Flowers. Doesn’t it Martina? Like that time, when Goo Jun Pyo when to the baths for the first time with Geum Jan Di’s father and brother? :D

    4 years ago
  28. I’m pleasantly surprised to see UHUH on here. Submitting weird videos to the charts has finally paid off :P

    4 years ago
  29. Haha I have to say that the third song is going to be played at every party from now on and I’m going to have to learn that fresh funky dance~~! sucks that I cant really comment on youtube anymore but hopefully the nasties will make me feel all warm and fizzy here :)

    4 years ago
    • Commenting here still works! We’ve actually been thinking about implementing a new commenting system here, too, but that’ll work better than YouTube comments, at least!

      4 years ago
  30. Yay!=D I was waiting all day for this when you guys said you had an Indie Playlist this week! <3

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, we got caught up yesterday and didn’t have a chance to post it, but we’re glad that it’s up now. WOOT!

      4 years ago
  31. I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy that the K-Indie playlists are back!! xD

    It’s been too long!! WAAAAAY too long!! Can you see my sunken eyeballs? My visual hallucinations? Random seizures to the beat of Glen Check? Yeah, that’s kindie-withdrawal-symptoms. FINALLY!! THEY ARE RELIEVED!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

    4 years ago
    • Ok…First off you are the guys who got me hooked on Korean Indie. WTF
      guys, your last KIP was September 22nd, you rushed though this one like
      …well like you were tweeking. Four Minutes and Twenty seconds to
      discuss the best music there is and holy crap when there is a new Glen
      Check masterpiece. This was a absolutely great playlist!!! It needed
      to be savored and loved …LOL Less Coffee and more Simon and Martina

      4 years ago