June 29th, 2017

Block B Round Up - Speaking Against Animal Abuse, Kyung's OST, Jaehyo's Pictorial, Maxim Award

Block B's Ukwon and Taeil spoke up against animal abuse on their Instagrams.

Taeil also posted a photo and urged people to visit the link in his profile which leads to a petition to help abused dogs.

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Sources: Beesubs, Fromcare, BlockB_United, StarSeoulTV, kDrama Freaks, BlockB_Official
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Xiumin and NCT Mark to collab for SM Station !!!

EXO's Xiumin and NCT's Mark have formed a special duet for an upcoming digital release on SM Station.

The 15th release of Station's second season entitled Young and Free will be released on July 7th on music sites such as Melon, Naver or Genie.

Xiumin has exhibited his various charms both through EXO and EXO-CBX promotions, as well as through activities such as dramas and movies and is expected to show another side of him through this release.

NCT's Mark has been recognised for his talents and rap skills through Mnet survival show 'High School Rapper' and the collaboration between SM and Mystic entitled Snowball Project. Expectations for the collaboration between the two are rising.

The 14th release of SM Station, a collaboration between Imlay and Sik-k, will be released on June 30th at 6PM KST.

source: naver, translated by me


∞ 6/7 Infinite Members Have Renewed Their Contract So Far ∞

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source: naver via @theseoulstory (+ follow-up tweet)

Who's playing hard to get, Omona?

I hope it's not my man, I need a 3rd solo album rn.

T.O.P Acknowledges All Charges At First Trial For Marijuana Case

On June 29 at 11:30 a.m. KST, the Seoul Central District Court proceeded with the first trial for BIGBANG T.O.P’s marijuana case.

During the trial, T.O.P acknowledged all of the charges made against him. He has been accused of illegally smoking marijuana four times with a female trainee at his home in Seoul last October. During the police investigation earlier on, T.O.P initially stated that he was not aware that what he was smoking was marijuana; however, later, he admitted to two out of the four instances of smoking marijuana.

The prosecution has demanded that T.O.P receive two years of probation with the possibility of a 10 month prison sentence if he violates the terms of his probation.

Previously, the female trainee that was with T.O.P at the time has received four years of probation with the possibility of a three-year prison sentence if she commits a repeat offense during her probation period; however, reports later revealed that the prosecution had appealed for a second trial.

Source: soompi, naver, star.mk.com, StarSeoulTV
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NYAN 2 for 1!


We're getting back on track with the NYAN podcasts after a lot of moving and shaking (actual moving sorry :() We've put the train back on the tracks and we're hesitantly picking up speed again! We had a lot of catching up to do when it came to editting though, so we have two weeks of shows released this week. First we catch up on more tales of T.O.P (Recorded 2 weeks ago) and then we met again last Friday to catch up on everything that happened that week that we cared about.

As usual thank you for listening and if you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns leave them here, on our soundcloud, or hunt us down on twitter directly @NYANetizens thanks a bunch for your support Omona! ♥♥♥
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Of course you can get all your podcasts straight from the tap!

샤이니 -> FIVE

Woman of Dignity ep 1-4 discussion post

Director: Kim Yun-Cheol
Writer: Baek Mi-Kyeong
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 20
Release Date: June 16, 2017 --
Runtime: Fridays & Saturdays 23:00
Cast: Kim Hee-Seon, Kim Sun-A, Jung Sang-Hoon, Lee Tae-Im, Lee Ki-Woo, Kim Yong-Geon, Seo Jung-Yeon
Watch: viki, OnDemandKorea

Synopsis: Woo A-Jin (Kim Hee-Seon) lives a luxurious life due to her wealthy father-in-law, but her father-in-law's finances become decimated and her husband betrays her. Woo A-Jin's life hits rock bottom. Park Bok-Ja (Kim Sun-A) is a mysterious woman and she hides her heartbreaking story. She brings about fierce hardship on Woo A-Jin.

Source: Asianwiki


First Teasers for "Rescue Me"

OCN’s newest thriller Rescue Me has released its first teaser. The drama is based on a dark psychological thriller webtoon called Out of the World, about a group of youths who end up becoming involved in taking down a mysterious religious cult that threatens to ruin the lives of the people around them. Taecyeon and Seo Ye-ji star as the two leads. She plays the girl trapped in the cult who needs rescuing, and Taecyeon is the youth who feels a strange pull to save this stranger that he’s never met before. Lee David is reuniting with his Bring It On, Ghost co-star, and plays one of Taecyeon’s friends who helps with the rescuing. Jo Sung-ha will play the charismatic cult leader who ends up controlling a small village, and Park Ji-young and Jo Jae-yoon will play two of his loyal cult members.

The recently released teaser is composed of quick clips and a suffocating view that only shows us a tiny portion of the frame, which adds to the strange, chilling tone of the teaser. First we get shots of a long road leading to an isolated area, then we cut to Jo Jae-yoon’s unnaturally grinning face, which is followed by disturbing images of half-smiles, broken picture frames, and religious zealotry. A book titled “The Road to Salvation” is shown, and all the while, Jo Sung-ha’s voice narrates in the background: “Evil approaches in deceptively kind appearances. Believe in the new God and believe in me.”

Save Me premieres August 5.

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Sources: ocn | Dramabeans/MBN | Drama Holic

"The Battleship Island" to get overseas release this summer

Director Ryoo Seung-wan's historical action blockbuster "The Battleship Island" will open in 15 regions around the world in August and September, its local distributor said Wednesday. According to CJ Entertainment, the movie will open in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Brunei in August and in the Philippines in September.

"Many overseas distributors expect it to be a box-office smash in South Korea this year," said Choi Yoon-hee, head of CJ Entertainment's overseas distribution team. "They chose the film to compete with big-budget Hollywood films in the highly competitive summer market and are now gearing up for its release."

The rights to the film were earlier sold to 113 countries around the world, according to CJ.

Based on the hidden history of Japan's Hishima Island where many Koreans were forced to work and died during World War II, the action flick tells the story of the Korean laborers who risk their lives to escape the island. Korea was a colony of Japan from 1910 to 1945. The island, better known as "Battleship Island" for its shape resembling a warship, was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2015. The film stars A-list actors Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub and Song Joong-ki, and actress Lee Jung-hyun. Its domestic release is set for July 26.

source: Yonhap News

Taeyeon On Fuse's 20 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Singer Taeyeon was the only Korean singer to be nominated for 'Best Album in the first half of 2017' by Fuse TV.

Queen Taeyeon really can do no wrong. The Girls' Generation leader/main vocalist shines on yet another stellar solo project highlighting her versatility in moving from genre to genre. From the fervent pop-rock lead single "Fine" to the bouncy, breezy "Cover Up" to gentler ballads like "Lonely Night" and "Love in Color," My Voice truly explores Taeyeon's stylistic and vocal growth. The 28-year-old K-pop veteran somehow manages to always tug at your heartstrings with her affinity for swelling choruses and raw lyrics, and My Voice is no exception. –Tina Xu

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Sources: Fuse, Naver, SMTown, @Taengab

Sorry mods, clicked the submit button by accident. ^^'
Do you have any favorite Taeyeon tracks, Omona?
rosé h8s yg

ONE is getting a Cha Cha beat, boy!! (Debut teasers #12 & #13)

Lyrics by ONE | Composed by ONE, iHwan, Cha Cha Malone | Arranged by Cha Cha Malone

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Source: @ygent_official 1 2

[+608, -31] His handsome face is enough for me but it'd be great if he had good music too!

I'm Live with Heize

Joining us on the 13th episode of 1'm Live is rapper and singer-songwriter Heize! Heize made herself known through the competition program "Unpretty Rapstar." She's particularly renowned for her emotional rapping skills combined with realistic and heartrending lyrics, which were inspired by her personal experiences. Now, she's now securing her spot as a vocalist as well.

For this episode of I'm Live, Heize performed some of her greatest hits, including "Shut Up and Groove," "And July," "Star," and "Don't Come Back" accompanied by singer-songwriter Dean and dozens of her fans.

She doesn't have her own tag so I kind of tagged a couple of things to cover the bases lol.

source: ARIRANG TV

Stylecast 2017 Ep. 21

Hosted by Ashley from Ladies' Code & Xander Eusebio

Body Serum / Rash Guards / Canvas Eco Bags / Hyoyeon Style

What's hot now in Korean fashion and beauty? Well, if you want to get beach-body ready, then you won't want to miss out this week! We have some body serums and massage techniques prepared for you, along with rash guards and bag updates! Girls' Generation member Hyoyeon dropped her solo album in early June and we got a lot of requests about her look! We got inspired and asked beauty director Kim Youl-hee how it's done – don't miss it!

Not into rash guards at all, I'm almost always needing to even out my tan. Eco bags aren't a trend where I am, they are a necessity-we have a plastic bag ban lol. I really like how the makeup artist did the makeup, very pretty! But they could have skipped the hair.

source: ARIRANG TV


You. Betta. W E R K.

Omona, are you vogue enthusiasts? Do you pound the pavement like it’s a runway, flip your hair, spin, and then death drop like your life depends on it? I do. I'm THE one who does THAT. Not really. But I think about a lot, though.

For those of you who don't know, Voguing is a type of house dance that grew out of Harlem's ballroom scene in the 1960s by Black (& Latino) drag queens. There are three types: Old Way, New Way, and Vogue Fem, which has been the current style. The film Paris Is Burning is a great documentary on ball culture and it'll introduce you to the Godfather of Vogue, Willi Ninja (RIP). A great follow-up to this is the documentary Kiki which explores current trends in the ballroom.

For quick reference, here's a short video of Dashaun Evisu (House of Evisu) with Danielle Ninja Polanco (House of Ninja, Dancer/Choreographer for Omarion, BeyTWINSé, Amerie, Step Up 2, Lip Sync Battle, etc.. Put all the RESPEK on her name), Eric Sanchez and Carlos Ninja Irizarry doing Pre-Emerald City vogue from The Wiz Live (which is also a great example of what the ballroom scene is like).

Without further ado, I've come across a list of songs that are House music/runway inspired which is the style you'll hear a lot of songs in the ballroom come from. Now, there is a lot of SM artists present, not due to bias, though. I assume since View did well as a title track, SM continued using the sound with more of their artists. This is standard for SM when experimenting with sounds, though. YG is actually the first company I'VE heard the sound come from, but I'm probably wrong. I'm no Kpop music style expert.

I noticed some moves from 70s dancing were incorporated into Voguing as well, so I've added a track or two which pull sounds from that era.
I know this isn't going to be considered a playlist by most since there's more than one song by on artist, so we'll call it a collection.
I don't listen to every Kpop artist, so yes, I might have forgotten songs.
Don't press me about lyric meanings, because I don't know them. This is based purely on sound.
Nu'est was apart of the original playlist when I first started working on this, but I will remove the song upon request.

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Thoughts, Omona? Songs you'd add? Complaints (keep them)? Corrections? Relieved none of these YT names are ChokeMeSeKaiSoo?
Namjoon BST

Nam Taehyun talks about YG and meeting Winner again

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Source: Winkon USA and South Club AMP via 1theK

Seems like his departure was amicable and there's no bad blood. Some others should pay heed....

Hyori's Homestay Ep 1

Alternative title: Hyori's Bed & Breakfast
+ Hyori and her husband Sangsoon turn their Jeju Island home into a homestay for 12 days
+ IU appears on the show as a worker to help them with tasks around the house
+ the first ep includes an introduction of their home, their pets, and their preparation for the first guests

Watch with english subtitles here

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Source: ikshow, soompi

Bomb Threat @ Music Bank Directed at APink

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Source: @OH_mes 1/2/3/4/5/6/7, @Moominjiae, @MrBOO_APINK, @ham_known, @eunzit 1/2/3/4

Will try to update as more news is released. APink was also targeted during their album showcase. This is like the umpteenth threat to their safety recently. I hope everyone stays safe.