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WOOHOO! We’re going to have our first interview in the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio! We’ve been working on this for a while now, and we’ve finally confirmed a date and time that works for all of us, and…TA-DA! We’re going to interview Clazziquai Project! Sweet!

Now, some of you might know that we totally freaking love them. They’re not big on our KpopCharts, but they’re an immensely talented group that has made some of our favorite Korean songs ever. We’ve heard them described often as a gateway into Korean music. They’re super accessible, have great beats and great voices.

Hell. We can gush on over them for hours. But we won’t. We’re just happy that they want to come by the studio. AH! I’m so nervous! I never had to do an interview on my own. It’s usually Martina who does most of the heavy lifting, but she’s away in Canada for a bit, so I have to do this interview solo. I’m usually the awkward one behind the camera. Now I’m gonna be the awkward one IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! EEEP!

Guise: help me out. Give me some good questions to ask Clazziquai Project. If we like your question, we’ll ask it to them, and even say your name and location, so Clazziquai Project could know just where the awesomeness is coming from.

Otherwise, if you’re not very familiar with Clazziquai Project yet, we made a playlist (but forgot to announce it till the end of the video). You can check out the playlist embedded above, or just their latest song below. Woot!

 

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  1. Maria Eduarda – Brazil

    What’s gonna happen when Horan get married? Will you guys stop for a while or something like that?

  2. Hi Simon&Martina. Here is a comments from a fan of you guys from China~.
    I really love Clazziquai. The first time I heard about them is from the OST they made for KimSamSoon. That is my favorite OST. Thought I didn’t listen Kpop music I listened Clazziquai. They did great cooperation with M-Flo.I love every version of Love Mode. What I want to ask them is do they still make cooperation or featuring with other musician? What is the different in electronic music making between Japan and South Korea. Thank you Simon and Martina~

  3. Congratulations Simon&Martina~ The Nasty Studios couldn’t have a better group as the first to sit in the couch!!

    Here’s my question:

    What the pig in the cover of your albums stands for??

    Ana – Mexico City

    Haha sorry is just that I couldnt find the answer anywhere… just love Clazziquai they always make proud showing them off with non korean pop listeners, and also they were one of the very first groups I discoverded, just love them!!!!

  4. Cessil – California USA

    I immediately fell in love with Clazziquai after discovering “Tell Yourself”. What is your inspiration for your music (from “light” electronic to ballads)? And what compels you all to always come back and do albums together?

    For funsies: who acts the most ridiculous / has the most ridiculous ideas on set?

  5. Question: There are heaps of rookies debuting lately. What is your impression of this explosion?
    Sahiba – Sydney, Australia
    On a side note i absolutely loved their OST for My name is Kim Sam Soon…that song got me into Clazziquai and i still listen to it coz its just perfect XD
    thank you ^_^

  6. I like ‘Come to me (remix)’ and ‘Tell yourself’ the most – so unique and dreamy. I like other songs as well!

  7. Bunny, Vietnam
    If you were in any k-pop idol group which one would it be?

  8. lamia-Marrakech,Morocco
    hi!my question is:how did you guys first debut or how were you guys picked up?

  9. Emer, Dublin Ireland.

    What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? :)

  10. Fresno, California, U.S.A.

    Will you come to the states sometime soon or a world tour?

  11. I don’t know them so much, but I really like the songs I’ve heard of them. I’ve always wondered one thing when I began to listen tothem… Why a pig as their mascot??
    You guys rock (both Clazziquai Project and you two~)!
    Hugs,
    Elina Peyda, 17, Sweden

  12. Magi from Poland :)
    Do you ever fight over best ideas for the songs? Who decides about the final shape of the compositions? Who is the biggest perfectionist when it comes to creating your music?

  13. I wanted to ask Horan to marry me but someone was faster,oh well…..

  14. I’m so excited that the Nasty Studios is getting its first interview! Maybe you should get Simon to make those Ranch Kimpap rolls huh huh? Lol! I’s like to know two things from Clazziquai 1st and most obvious being where do they want to take their music? The 2nd is how do they feel after a track is done? Are they happy, sad, excited, truimphant or just plain ehxhasted?

    With love all the way from. Johannesburg ~ South Africa

  15. i don’t know, will it be an original question but i want to know=)
    Q: what happend in your life after what you decided to make music?

    from Rita- Saint-Petersburg-Russia

  16. Heard the news on the live chat but OMG again! I’m so excited for this and you guys are way too awesome to be able to get an interview with them! (well even though only Simon will…feel so sad for Martina!) Anways questions for Clazziquai…
    -I watched Alex on Hello (안녕하세요) and he was really frighten by spiders so i’m curious, what are some of your fears, things you’re afraid of or any pet peeves?
    -How do you guys feel about releasing an album together as Clazziquai Project after so long? Do you still enjoy group activities after working on your own individual style solo projects?
    -Any hints on the new album? Are you guys trying new styles? How do you feel about it? how do you think your fans will respond?
    -Are you guys aware that you have many fans all over the world? Any plans for overseas performances?
    -Overseas fan really appreciate that fluxus transate info into english and constantly keep us updated :D
    Grace (Los Angeles, USA)

  17. Eric – Sydney, Australia
    What music do you listen to instead of your own?

  18. my question: will Christina Chu be contributing anything in the future? @ImChal #Hallyu #KPop #Clazziquai

  19. What do each of you consider your greatest musical achievement?

    Hege Beate – Trondheim, Norway

  20. Hola , hello Clazziquai, my name is Cruz Ramos from Mexico.

    My question is : What is the message you want to convey through your music? always been the same since the beginning or changed over every album you release?. Muchas Gracias ^^

  21. Who thought of the name Clazziquai and what does it mean?

    Elizabeth – Brisbane, Australia

  22. Q: Do you have plans of coming to South America? I’d LOVE to see you perform live!!!

    (Monica – Lima, PERU)

  23. Lise – Norway

    1 question:
    What “feel” are you trying to express with this album?
    2 question:
    Are you inspired by any foreign artists, and if so, who?

  24. Alaina from South Dakota, USA What gives you ideas and inspiration for the imagery in your music videos? I have loved watching the music videos and they always have that distinct Clazziquai feel to them. (Btw my family and I all love Love & Hate and they usually don’t understand my taste in music at all.)

  25. Tracy Vallejo-USA, California
    How do you continue your energy knowing that kpop is getting big and your music is so different from kpop?
    Many people say they get inspiration from looking from afar at life….how do you get yours(all 3of you)?
    Is there anything you guys wanna asks us?
    Can you tell us of a funny moment either within the group or before you guys got together?
    :) And I just want to say thank you for bringing your lovely voices, music and talent to us and sharing it! Goodluck!!!!

  26. that is what they think of their fans outside of Korea, and North America and Latin America as they also have fans in latin america where people speak Spanish? I’m Alex colocho from El Salvador living in Texas USA

  27. that is what they think of their fans outside of Korea, and North America and Latin America as they also have fans in latin america where people speak Spanish? I’m Alex and I’m from El Salvador living in Texas USA
    thanks EYK

  28. that is what they think of their fans outside of Korea, and North America and Latin America as they also have fans in latin america where people speak Spanish? I’m Alex colocho from El Salvador , living in Texas USA
    and i love eyk thanks guy

  29. Johanna Mendez (SILENT H)–> Chicago ILLINOIS USA

    My first impression of this song, is that I really think its very sweet song , it has a very catchy tune to it, all the words, song, and video go very well together, I really loved it the first time I heard it which most songs are very hard to love the first time, my question is………..

    What inspired you to write/ think of this song and video? Was it love towards someone you love, someone that you are looking to love, or just inspiration of love and having someone/ something you can’t be without!!??????

  30. Hello! and thank you again for give us the chance to write our questions here for an Amazing band, the fav one for everybody here… maybe I have lucky and you’ll use mine :D

    well, here is my question… If you have 3 wishes, what would you like to ask for? as a group or for each one!

    Best wishes and all My love!

    Sarai Guzmán – Monterrey, México

  31. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!It’s an awesome way to make a studio ‘debut’

    I’m freaking out right now!!!! I love Clazziquai and I’m really excited about their come back..Simon you’re sooo lucky!!!! Poor Martina!!!!

    Question:

    Hello guys…I’m Rafaela from Brazil and I’m a big fan of Clazziquai since 2006~2007, when I heard “NovaBossa” and “Dance/Hold your tears” for the first time, for me both songs was a “Bossa Nova Feelings”, so, are they really influenced by Bossa Nova???! What do you know about brazilian music and do you know some brazilian artists?

  32. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!It’s an awesome way to make a studio ‘debut’

    I’m freaking out right now!!!! I love Clazziquai and I’m really excited about their come back..Simon you’re sooo lucky!!!! Poor Martina!!!!

    Question:

    Hello guys…I’m Rafaela from Brazil and I’m a big fan of Clazziquai since 2006~2007, when I heard “NovaBossa” and “Dance/Hold your tears” for the first time. For me both songs was a “Bossa Nova Feelings”, so, are they really influenced by Bossa Nova???! What do you know about brazilian music and do you know some brazilian artists?

  33. Katie J. – Minnesota, U.S.A.

    What artists do you enjoy and/or inspire/admire; Korean or otherwise? What has been your favorite song/album most recently?

    P.S. Can you talk with your label/management/Apple Inc./iTunes and get your back discography on iTunes (more specifically U.S. iTunes)? I really, really love “Tell Yourself” from Mucho Punk (Frankly it’s what got me into Clazziquai Project and Non K-Pop Korean music in general.) and I want to be able to BUY it.
    I’ve filled out the request form on Apple’s website, multiple times, but that’s has apparently done nothing, as far as I know.

  34. Clazziquai had experienced all different types of music, some are more jazzy, others are more electronic. Even though different, they all come together extremely well and easily identified as Clazziquai. If you the group were to invent a music genre to define Clazziquai, what would it be? And why?

  35. I´m a huge fan of your music, since seems to reflect different influences that are from so different cultures, what makes sense for people all over the world, Thanks for that, and my question is: if there is a chance to do a world tour will you consider the Latinamerica fans? Since kpop is an increasing movement nowadays we will love to have you around Latin America, just saying… btw i´m from León, Guanajuato México… Best of luck, and SIMON you will do just great on this first interview, Fighting Oppa!!!! :)

  36. Jennifer from New Jersey USA

    I have been a fan of Clazziquai since your first album. Over the years you have feature more and more artists in your songs, even some from Japan. Is there any artists outside of Korea and Japan that you would love to collaborate with?

  37. Frida, Sweden
    Your music videos are so creative. Where do you find inspiration?

  38. Rowie – The Netherlands
    I wonder which of the following items the members prefer ^^
    1- cats or dogs
    2- tea or coffee
    3- pens or pencils
    4- wearing stylish or comfortable clothes at home

    Do you guys ever have clashes in your musical style or are you all on one line?

    What are your goals for your careers?

    Sorry for all the curiosity. I love you guys! Hwaiting! ^^

  39. Ilze & Arta – Latvia
    The name “Clazziquai Project” is very tricky to pronounce. So the question is – is there some funny story about misspelling the name “Clazziquai Project” ?

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