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uBEAT Interview

May 3, 2013


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Awesome! Our first kpop idol group in the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio! Huzzah! We almost had Boyfriend in here, but our schedules didn’t overlap at the right time. I tell you: these idols have such hectic schedules. When do they schedule in time to sleep? uBEAT, the day of this interview, supposedly flew in from another country, did a fan signing session, and then came to the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio. Yikes! We just go from home to work and within a few hours we’re like “pffft time to call it a day!”

Interesting facts about this interview:

1) They came an hour earlier than expected. You might have seen at the end of our last live chat how we scrambled to end the live chat. That’s because Soo Zee got the phone call that they were really early. Ah! We had garbage everywhere from all the package wrappings! We didn’t set up the lights or the food tables! YEEEP! It took a while for them to find a parking spot though (yay!) so we had enough time to prepare everything. But we were sweaty from panic. Fact: we stunk around uBEAT.

2) At the end of the interview, when we were talking about what foods are in uBEAT’s refrigerators, after Kevin talked about pizza, we recommended the pizza shop downstairs, Monster Pizza. We did a video about Korean pizza before. We don’t like it. Monster Pizza does New York style pizza, though, and it’s delicious. Point is, uBEAT went there afterwards to get pizza. So, if you’re ever in the Hongdae area, you can sit exactly where uBEAT sat and eat the same pizza. Booya! Side note, we’re not paid by Monster Pizza to say that. I’m not even sure they know we exist. They’re too busy making pizzas. They’re probably like “oh it’s those white people again that always come here and say they’re from upstairs or something.” Another fact, uBEAT were nice enough to buy a pizza for us and send it up. Isn’t that amazingly kind? These interviews take a couple of hours or so, and are a bit labor intensive, especially for B camera running around trying to get closeups, so for them to send up a pizza for us is really kind of them. AYY GURL CAN I BUY YOU A PIZZA. Yes, uBEAT, yes you can, and we like you so much more for it now :D

3) Another interesting fact: we saw the uBEAT video before they did. Ha! Their management sent us the video in advance, so we can prepare questions, and when we told uBEAT we were going to talk about their video they were like “you’ve seen it? WE haven’t seen it!” So we showed it to them. FYI, if you haven’t seen it yet yourself, check it out here, because we talk about it a lot in the interview:

4) We realized that we barely ever share the pictures from the sticker booth. What a waste! Here: take a look at some of the pics:

Martina was the only one in the booth this time, because I was busy preparing the camera for something else.

5) AJ’s allergic to dogs, and was itchy around Spudgy. OH GOD WE FEEL SO TERRIBLE ABOUT IT! We moved Spudgy into the other room when uBEAT was here, but we felt so guilty, because – even if we didn’t bring Spudgy that day – there’s still Spudgy dander around the studio, right? So AJ was rather itchy the whole time, but he still did a great job of being fun on camera. SORRY AJ OH GOD WE’RE SORRY!

Anyhow, that’s it for that. We had a great time with uBEAT and it didn’t feel like work whatsoever. Just…chatting! More importantly, you want one of these three CDs, don’t you? WE WANT TO GIVE THEM TO YOU! Here’s what you gotta do to win!

1) YouTube
Subscribe to our videos, and in the comment section to part 2 of the interview, let us know what song you’d want to sing with uBEAT in a Noraebang! We’d liek to know why, of course. Whatever answer we think is best suited, we’ll choose, and mail you your CD. SUH-WEET!

For you Eatyourkimchi Nasties, you can leave your comment here as well. Just leave your YouTube username while you’re at it so we can check if you’re subscribed :D

2) Facebook
Like us on Facebook, find the contest thread and give it a like, then answer the same question. Booya!

3) Twitter
Follow us on Twitter, then retweet this link. Yay!

Anyhow, we’ve also got some deleted scenes that didn’t make it in that we found funny. Check em out here. Will you see footage of Spudgy being tummy touched? Maybe yes…maybe no!



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  1. I like this interview with Ubeat because they seem so relaxed :). And after this interview I startet to listen to their music and it turned out that I like them alot! :D Thank you EYK for interviewing them and thank you Ubeat for creating awesome music! :)

    2 years ago
  2. Can’t you guys just release the whole filming for this interview?
    I wouldn’t even care if it was 3 hours long and a mess. I’d still love every second of it.

    3 years ago
  3. Oh no. Kevin pointing out Simon’s shirt and saying he likes it becuase it shows his chest hair is definitely going to spark some of the people who believe Kevin is gay to make jokes. :/ Darn you stereotypers!

    3 years ago
  4. I’d like to sing Milkshake with uBEAT at a noraebang <3
    -Yessica Aguilar

    3 years ago
  5. Honestly, I don’t get tired of this interview, especially the bloopers. I’ve seen this at least five times now and it still makes me laugh and smile brightly. If you didn’t know Eli, AJ and Kevin were idols, you would just think they were three friends hanging out having a great time together. Or actually a group of five friends hanging out, because Simon and Martina feel just as much as the group as they do. I really do love how down to Earth these guys are. Also, Kevin, I’m still so surprised he brought up Simon’s Dothraki man warrior chest and the AJ went with it. This never would have happened had you managed to wear the hypotenuse shirt like planned. It was fated that you were suppose to wear it Simon.

    PS Martina, I have such pink hair envy right now. Missing the days when I use to wear my hair various colors. Unfortuntely it doesn’t fit my companies dress casual, dress code. But I won’t knock it, I get to design packaging daily for a major global corporation so I’ll let the no pink hair slide.

    3 years ago
  6. Thank you so much for the interview Simon and Martina >.<

    For the contest I would sing an awesome chinese song for noraebang :
    Xi Shua Shua from a group called The Flowers
    Here is a link if you want to check it out the video is pretty epic also :D :
    Youtube username : KawaiiKuroNekoSan

    3 years ago
  7. A song I would sing with uBEAT in a Noraebang is Minimanimo by Tiny-G because It’s a cute song .. and see to Eli and AJ singing a cuuuute song would be really interesting since they are the rapers in U-Kiss ahahah Kevin can join us dancing too hahah xD

    Youtube name: KissmeDay

    3 years ago
  8. AWW feel sorry for AJ :( sludgy must of been lonely outside waiting for this mum and dad to finish the interview. but the interview looks fun i would love to sing bruno mar’s when i was your man with them or even locked out of heaven by bruno mars but my ultimate thing i want to do is that i would want to sing a massive duet with each of them :D

    3 years ago
  9. If I were to go to a noraebang with uBEAT, I will definitely sing JYP’s Honey! Weird choice you may ask, but it’s such a fun song to sing along to plus the dance’s awesome. If Eli doesn’t like to sing, he can just dance along with the tambourine. I do think it’s kinda weird if uBEAT actually sings their songs in the noraebang but you can never go wrong with the “underwater” dance :)

    youtube username: cherylthatsme

    3 years ago
  10. For various different reasons, and while I sincerely have enjoyed, snorted, laughed, chortled through all of y’alls interviews, this one was hands down my favorite. Seeing y’all interview them at first with an over heated camera unexpectantly to now, alas. It is great to see how far Eat Your Kimchi has grown. Plus those three guys are golden. Lots of love.

    3 years ago
  11. I’m very confused whenever celebrities in Korea say that they only eat chicken breast and say that it tastes bad/bland. Doesn’t it depend on how you cook it? Even if you just grill it it is still healthy and tasty. And what does 99% chicken breast mean? 99% lean? Am I missing something? I’m sorry if this seemed like such a random post, this has just been bothering me or a while!

    3 years ago
  12. I bet Kevin had a lot of fun playing with spudgy since he mentioned (when u were in jeju) that he likes spudgy. This was such a fun interview it seems so much more relaxed and conversational compared to your other interviews this was the most enjoyable to watch!!! :) It made it seem like you guys were long time friends with ukiss

    3 years ago
  13. we would sing sexy back by justin timberlake MUHAHHAHA that would be so funny and ….*nosebleed*

    youtube: MsMusicaddict100

    3 years ago
  14. The Tiger Lillies – Beat Me
    because I think it could be hilarious. AJ and Kevin (and I and Eli if we get drunk ;p) could imitate vocal from original. just imagining it myself I’m dying with laughter xD
    and because I like ‘beatme’ more than ‘heartbeat’. I’m kissme and beatme. I like S&M ( simon&martina, of course~~)

    youtube: Justyna Krasnodębska

    3 years ago
  15. great guys, you always make whoever you interview have fun and be relaxed, its the purple couch!!!!!

    3 years ago
  16. If I was given the chance to go to noraebang with uBEAT I’d want to sing Junsu/Xia’s “Intoxication” along with all the dance moves. XD

    “Kiss and touch me, rub my BANANAS~!” ;)

    my youtube username is Verde. limp yakisoba

    3 years ago
  17. uBEAT are so humble and kind men… i just love watching them!! <3

    3 years ago
  18. I’d love to sing with uBEAT their own song “It’s Been A Long Time” because I’m in love with this song & I’d love to sing in Korean with them or “Ne Yo’s Because Of You” Because of Kevin,(’cause I love him more than anything ♥) he said so in the interview that he loves singing this song & well I like this song too ^^ .. anyways in the end I wouldn’t really mind singing anything as long as I’m with them, It will definitely be the happiest moment in my entire life :’) .. Thanks so much for the giveaway :’)

    YouTube username ~ ForeverAKissMe

    3 years ago
  19. Wich song will i sing with uBEAT in a Noraebang? hummm I’d rather prefer not to sing. Because i’m a terrible singer and they are so talented (shame on me). But it’s all about having fun, isn’t it? So i’m choosing Kaiser Chiefs’ “Every day I love you less and less” ’cause a fanhyung can’t sing anything better with his idols lol

    Youtube user id: brujolagartija (duh)

    3 years ago
  20. Would definitely sing Hyuna’s Bubble Pop….. Or Ice Cream……..
    Youtube Username: Jordan Ledger

    3 years ago
  21. Oh Gosh!! I just thought of the most brilliant song to sing in a Noraebang with uBEAT(I want to enter the contest now…hope you haven’t chosen the winners yet > . <)!!! It's Jaurim's "HA HA HA" song!!! And you know why it's so brilliant? It's because they can't show their singing skills in this song!(Eli and AJ are rappers and …..well Kevin might work his way through…maybe?) Kim Yoon Ah's voice is so particular! it's very hard to match her vocals! AND it would be such a fun song to sing! so …yeah… that's my contest entrance answer (._.)

    yt username: addicted2anime123

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    3 years ago
  22. Id sing, IM SEXY AND I KNOW IT~~~~~~~~!!!!! =3= Eli could do a split and all…………so yeah 8’D

    and be all like, OH YOU SO NASTY~~~~~~

    youtube:- zazo1431


    3 years ago
  23. Can someone ask U-Kiss how long Mordney has been around for? He got a shout-out in SS501’s “Deja Vu” video from 2008. Does anyone have any info to offer on Mordney’s work in the K-Pop world? I’M SO CURIOUS (thank you, SHINee!) now – please help!

    3 years ago
  24. I would sing 0330 with uBEAT to be very honest. I really really love this song a lot, especially the rap where Eli and AJ goes “You and I 우리의 끈 놓지마, don’t deny our r²π, 내게 와 이제 다 괜찮아, 다시 다시 다 모든걸 시작하는 거야”. This is the only song that will always get stuck in my head and I would always be singing and rapping it in school. And y’know when I go for Noraebang with my friends, 0330 is one of the must-sing songs in our list. So who better to sing 0330 with than uBEAT featuring one of the main vocals or with all the members of U-Kiss themselves, right? ^^

    My YouTube username: ih3artbigbang

    3 years ago
  25. Things I’ll never forget from this interview:

    1. AJ’s 5 chest hairs

    2. AJ and his chicken chest

    3. Kevin’s candy flavored pizzas

    4. Eli’s heart is in his big toe

    5. According to Eli, AJ is psychology person

    LOOOL feel free to add more~

    3 years ago
  26. If I could sing any song with uBeat, I think it would be Fall Out Boy’s “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy” because I’d love to hear them try a pop punk song! Or we could sing Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance because that’d be hilarious.

    In reality though people die when I sing so I’d probably just dance!:) My youtube name is ArcadiaLynn, and I’m a proud subscriber!

    3 years ago
  27. I just don’t get tired of watching this interview over and over again, I enjoyed like it was the first time every time, just to much awesomeness for me to handle (≧▽≦)

    3 years ago
  28. I’m so happy you put some of the sticker booth pictures up, I was always curious about what yet looked like!

    3 years ago
  29. This has got to be my favorite interview of all time as of yet. Everyone seemed to be having such a fun time and comfortable. ^_^ The bloopers are beyond hilarious too.

    3 years ago
  30. I wonder why AJ didn’t go to Korea Town in NYC. NYC is known for their Asian cuisine actually. I bet if he told the fan where you was, lots of fan would totally come and talk to him :)

    Lol Chicken Chest actually sound better than Chicken Breast, and I did ate it >> *was on a deox health diet but i’m off now*

    Kevin is really funny, so outgoing. Technically, we call it topping not really flavor, so Kevin was right to be confuse :P

    Eli sound so mature in this video, and the piercing weird me out at first, but it got really cool after I finished watching the video. He really is good at rapping in the MV, too. Eli Skirt chaser ;)

    -Actually, I found them through EYK. And this MV is by far my favorite out of the Ukiss and Ubeat one. I just wish there was a real storyline, I was confuse of what was happening until I watch this video, and now, I finally understand-

    Youtube: ashtenmorgan or Erica Elizabeth

    3 years ago
  31. can i just say that i fgreaking love
    Eli’s eyebrow piercing! It looks so amazing!

    3 years ago
  32. Loved the interview guys! And let me just say that it was your first interview with them that introduced me to U-Kiss. So thank you very much for helping me become a KissMe :D :D

    As for a song I’d sing with them, it probably be the classic “We Will Rock You” by Queen. AJ can practice his English, Eli can be a part of the fun performance even if he’s just sitting there stomping and clapping along (we could even encourage him to sing a part!) and Kevin can do… awesome Kevin things!! lol :D :D

    As a first time commenter, I just want to say thank you for all your hard work in every one of your videos! You guys have introduced me so much to Korean culture, so I really appreciate you guys :)
    :D :D :D :D

    Youtube: SecretNinjaV

    3 years ago
  33. From your nasty and kiss me, VIPBlackjackGirl: If I went to Noreabang with uBeat,
    I would sing any of their songs because they all are amazing. Man Man Ha Ni for loving U-KISS? Yes, because I can’t keep Standing Still when they’re music is on. I’m in Neverland, feeling my head go Bingeul Bingeul from their dancing to singing. From morning to 0330, I never get enough of the sexiest guys of U-KISS, so haters can Shut Up, because Someday has become today, they’re international :) U-KISS FIGHTING!!!

    3 years ago
  34. uBEAT and I are going to perform a rock version of DBSK’s “Balloons” :D
    Maybe I’d even try beatboxing but probably I’d just make a fool out of myself and spit everywhere :D
    YT: Karoline L

    3 years ago
  35. the best thing about the interview was the chicken chest xD That’s probably gonna stay in the depths of my head now and every time I will want to say chicken breast I’ll end up saying chicken chest

    3 years ago
  36. I really like the style of this interview you guys! I really like how you did their names under their faces and the little annotations and sound effects was just the perfect amount (not too much or too little). Also, seeing uKiss/uBeat being interviewed is always a pleasure.They are so funny and sweet! P.S. I really like their new song! It’s so catchy and just an all-around feel-good song! P.P.S. I loved how they talked about work behind the scene. I completely get it! I worked as a techy for plays and stuff, and I always love how a show is so hectic backstage, but then the audience never knows what happens. It’s like magic! Anyway, I can only imagine how hard it was for them to learn the dance, then learn it again.

    3 years ago
  37. this interview is gold, I’m telling you GOLD ! xD re-watching it and enjoying it as if it were my first time watching

    3 years ago
  38. The song I’d want to sing with uBEAT would be “Don’t Stop Believing”
    by Journey. I mean c’mon it’s a classic. With the mullet hair like Steve
    Perry had just belting it out “……in the
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!” Plus I mean it could be sort of an
    anthem for them and us as fans that we will never stop believing in
    our boys and the hard work that they put in in everything they do. Oh
    and also that they will one day get that elusive #1 spot in a music
    show. Although they are already #1 in our hearts. *cheese* So yeah never
    stop believing! Whooooo! Thank you.

    YOUTUBE user name: eyeheartukiss

    3 years ago
  39. I think that when U-Kiss comes back there should be an epic cheesy martial arts battle between Eli and Mordney.

    It’ll the most epic battle of epic battles and the Cheesiest of the Cheesiest Cheesy martial arts battles EVER!!!

    3 years ago