August 24th, 2017

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  • giriboy

[DAZED DIGITAL]: from survival show rookies to kpop stars, an interview with MONSTA X

Text Taylor Glasby, with additional translation from Dana Hong.

Paris. Summer, 2017.

It should be a gorgeous mid-August day but the rain is apocalyptic, drenching the hundreds upon hundreds of people queueing outside one of the city’s most celebrated music halls. They’re here for the first ever European shows by Monsta X, the seven-member South Korean group whose mix of pop, hip hop, and heavy EDM combined with dark, tough, and sometimes cabalistic concepts has seen them gain a fiercely dedicated global following.

When the lights do go down, the screams are piercing and reverential. Monsta X’s show is broken into group and unit performances (where members do something special, from a spin on the decks to covering popular Western songs) and every gesture, word, and ad-lib will wind the audience higher until the room virtually pulses.

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tbh, i am not great at omitting non-pertinent info so this is almost the interview in its entirety. it's a really good read, tho—there's a good feel for their dynamic in it, and i'm super thankful there wasn't any mentions of personal style or favorite movies. i added in the “mirror” performance (from one of their seoul dates, not their paris one) and a few lyric trans instead of whatever music video and links were included in the original post, just as a disclaimer

SOURCE(s): dazeddigital (lines omitted, full at original); fymonsta-x@tumblr (popteen interviews | bang³ fancam); monstaxtrans@twitter (mirror lyrics | bang³ lyrics); color myworld@yt
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  • giriboy


this is another lipton cf (following hyorin x kisum's “fruity” and monsta x's “newton”). the m/v is really cute—and was done by the same company that does most of kisum's, mustache films—, i always love seung woo's and the song is, tbh, basically just what i expected. i like it but i wouldn't listen to it more than a few times

  • mc1a

More BTS LOVE YOURSELF 承 'Her' Album Details

LOVE YOURSELF 承 'Her' will have 4 versions: L, O, V, E

- Photobook 4 versions 139x204mm 100p (1)
- 1 CD, 2 Hidden Tracks
- 화양연화TheNotes Minibook, 4 versions, 90x127mm 20p (1)
- Sticker Pack
- 4 Posters (1)
- 29 Photocards (7 for each version + random version for first press) (1 random)

Source: BTS SG

[💜 LOVE YOURSELF Navigation 💜]💜 LOVE YOURSELF Navigation 💜
🌸 Jungkook Poster + Concept Details
🌸 First Batch of Posters
🌸 Second Batch of Posters
🌸 #화양연화TheNotes
🌸 Highlight Reel '起' (To Begin)
🌸 Highlight Reel '承' (To Undertake)
🌸 Highlight Reel '轉' (The Turning Point)
🌸 Highlight Reel '起承轉結'
🌸 LOVE YOURSELF 承 'Her' Album Details: Part 1 | Part 2
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Twice Jihyo's melody project

On monday Jihyo performed some cover songs with a band for an audience of couple of hundred. These are audio only, there will possibly be an official video of the show at some point in the future. But maybe you want to stare at this picture while listening:

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source: monday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Jihyo did a really good job here! Melody Project is such a fun thing, because it seems they get to pretty much plan how and when they do it.

Yoo Ji Tae, Ryu Hwa Young, Woo Do Hwan to Star in KBS Drama

Mad Dog is the upcoming KBS drama about a team of investigators of the same name, who hunt and bring justice upon scammers—specifically criminals who take basic schemes and copy and expand upon them in order to defraud insurance companies out of large sums of money.

Yoo Ji-tae will play a former detective with twelve years of experience in insurance crimes and a 99 percent success record for uncovering them. The character will be the leader of the Mad Dog team, who can spot a criminal or scam artist from a mile away from just a mannerism or tone of voice.

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Sources: @OH_mes/Naver | Dramabeans/IS Plus/Xports News | Dramabeans/Ilgan Sports/Xports News/Seoul Kyungjae | Dramabeans/Newsen

Rolls eyes forever at sexy only female team member. I like Yoo Ji Tae so I might check this out.
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Apple.b's dorm burns down

On August 24, it was reported that a fire-related accident had occurred in Apple.B’s dorm on August 23.

A source stated that the fire originated from an air conditioning unit in the group’s dorm and that the fire department responded after Apple.B’s manager called in the accident. At the time of the accident, only two of the members, Yourim and Hyunmin, were in the dorm and did not suffer any injuries, as they were quickly rushed out of the apartment by their manager.

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source: soompi via naver (2)

they only debuted on the 1st august :( mbn has a photo of the damage, i hope their agency can find them somewhere else soon


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♥ 9.05 - B.A.P [BLUE] RELEASE ♥ 9.01 - M/V TRAILER VER. 2 ♥ 8.29 - M/V TRAILER VER. 1 ♥




For One Member of Rising K-Pop Band K.A.R.D, KCON Was a Homecoming Gig

As the crowd at Staples Center screams their lungs out at the sight of his group, K.A.R.D, the Jumbotron captures 25-year-old Los Angeles native Matthew Kim for a few quick seconds, smiling from ear to ear. B.M, as he's better known, and his bandmates dive into the first song of their performance, “Don’t Recall.” Only a month after dropping their first official single, the coed K-pop group are one of the most anticipated acts of the second concert night at the annual KCON, a Korean culture convention, on Sunday, Aug. 20.

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New album in October.

source: LA Weekly
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170824 Mnet M!Countdown

Winners Announcement

[Nominees & Point Categories]

'Love Whisper'

Wanna One


Digital Sales (음원 판매 점수) 2847 5000
Physical Album Sales (음반 판매 점수) 67 1500
Viewer Votes (선호도 점수) 539 844
Social Media (소셜미디어 점수) 758 1500
Mnet Broadcast Points (엠넷 방송 점수) 900 1000
Final Total 5159 10844

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Sources: Mnet K-Pop, Korean Music Shows, Skpb K-Music Live [M]

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INFINITE’s Sunggyu Helps Children At Orphanage Celebrate Their First Birthdays

On August 23, in partnership with the Global Child Welfare Agency and the ChildFund Korea Foundation, INFINITE’s Sunggyu visited children in an orphanage to celebrate their first birthdays.

The four children who celebrated their birthdays were brought to the orphanage either because their mothers were not fit to take care of them or because they were left in a Seoul church’s baby box.

At the event, Sunggyu gave each child a handwritten letter and thoughtful present that he had prepared. He also took family photos with each of the children, leaving behind a meaningful token to commemorate their first birthdays.

Sunggyu said, “I wanted to participate in this event after I heard about the regrettable fact that these children, who should be growing up under the love of their parents, would be spending their first birthdays alone. I hope that, in some small way, this [event] will help these children make happy memories [on their birthdays].”

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Source: Insight, Soompi, Gyunim1

“Age Of Youth 2” Cast Express Excitement About Working Together Again

The “Age of Youth 2” cast shared how delighted they are to return with a new season!

On August 22, the press interview for JTBC’s “Age of Youth 2” took place at Youngdeungpo Time Square. All five “housemates” from the drama, Han Ye Ri, Han Seung Yeon, Park Eun Bin, Ji Woo, and Choi Ah Ra, were at the event.

Drama producer Lee Tae Gon revealed, “We were worried since ‘Age of Youth 1’ received so much love, and had doubts as to whether or not ‘Age Of Youth 2’ will also live up to the popularity. But script writer Park Yeon Sun did such a great job that such concerns were unnecessary.”

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“Age of Youth 2” is set to begin airing on Friday August 25. Previous preview posts 1 2 3

Sources: Soompi/Sports Chosun @jtbclove 1 2

Who's joining me in a prayer circle for this drama? As cheesy as it sounds, this is a very important drama for me and I hope season 2 is even half as great as season 1 was. I still haven't been able to confirm who will be subbing it. Will you be watching, Omona?