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K-Pop Throwback on The Asian Invasion 07/29/2013

Tonight we’re exploring the roots of modern day Korean pop music, from folk to trot, from rock to rap, you’ll discover K-pop is about much more than just music.  We’re taking a look at the political and historical forces that influenced early K-pop!

Yang Hee Eun – “아침 이슬 / Morning Dew”

Yang Hee Eun performed this song in 1970; it was written by the highly educated folk singer Kim Minki, who often incorporated politics into his lyrics, writing about things such as North/South Korea relations, or the Americanization of South Korea.   Read More…

Don’t Miss the K-Pop Throwback Asian Invasion Tonight!

Sure, we’ve all heard Psy’s “Gangnam Style” by now, but have you ever wondered how today’s Korean pop music came to be?  Tonight from 8-10 PM, your host Elise takes you throw the modern history of Korean popular music, exploring the cultural and historical influences that shaped modern K-Pop.

Hear from artists like Seotaiji and Boys, H.O.T, S.E.S, Shinhwa, Fin.K.L, Drunken Tiger, Rain, and more!  (Also, learn what all those letters stand for!)  You’ll be surprised by how many players have already been in the K-Pop game for years, and the American influence that has had a lasting effect on Korean popular music.  Don’t miss the Asian Invasion, tonight, Monday July 29th, from 8-10 PM EST!

Asian Invasion 07/22/2013

Tonight on the show we’ve got new music from Geeks, Ailee, Lee Jung Hyun, and more!  Don’t miss next week’s show; we’ll be doing a special K-Pop Throwback edition of the Asian Invasion!

Geeks – “프라이 / Fly”
Ailee – “Rainy Day”
Lee Jung Hyun – “V”
10cm – “근데 나 졸려 / But I’m Tired”
f(x) – “Ice Cream (Idiotape remix)”
Shinhwa – “Brand New”
Zion.T – “Babay (feat. Gaeko)”
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Asian Invasion 07/15/2013

Vocal powerhouse Ailee is back with a new mini album!  The Korean-American from New Jersey left the states to pursue a career in K-pop, and hasn’t done too badly.  Tonight we’re kicking off our show with her new single, “U&I”.

Ailee – “U&I” Dynamic Duo – “날개뼈 / Hot Wings (feat. Hyorin of Sistar)”
Brown Eyed Girls – “레시피 / Recipe”
EXO – “3.6.5 (Chinese version)”
Noh Hong Chul and No Brain – “더위먹은 갈매기 / Hot Weather Seagull”
Akdong Musician – “Bean Dduk Bing Soo”
T-ara N4 – “전원일기 / Countryside Life”
Crying Nut – “Self Happy Christmas & New Year”
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Asian Invasion 07/08/2013

It’s been a year since 2NE1’s last single “I Love You”; now they’re back with a new reggae-inspired single “Falling In Love.” Tonight we’ve also got new music from Korean psychedelic rock band Telefly, punk band Crying Nut, singer-songwriter John Park, and more!

2NE1 – “Falling In Love”
Dynamic Duo – “쌔끈해 / Three Dopeboys (feat. Zion.T)”
John Park – “Baby”
Roy Kim – “할아버지와 카메라 / Grandfather’s Camera”
Dia – “웃어봐 / Try To Smile (feat. MC Jinri)”
K.Will – “Bon Voyage (feat. Beenzino)”
Crying Nut – “땅콩 / Peanut”
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Asian Invasion 07/01/2013

Happy July! Tonight we’ve got tons of great new music, including material from Girls Generation, Dynamic Duo, Sistar, 4minute, SHINee, and more!  Superstar K4 winner and total heartthrob Roy Kim kicks off our show tonight with his brand new album Love Love Love!

Roy Kim – “Love Love Love”
IU – “New World”
Verbal Jint – “비범벅 / Walking In The Rain (feat. Bumkey)”
Sistar – “넌 너무 야해 / The Way You Make Me Melt (feat. Geeks)”
SHINee – “Breaking News”
Baek Ah Young – “A Good Boy”
High School Musical Korea – Ryeowook and Luna – “우리의 시작을 / The Start of Something New”
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Asian Invasion 06/24/2013

Tonight on the Asian Invasion, Danny and Elise hanging out in the studio bringing you the latest from South Korea, Japan, and beyond! Happy Birthday to 2PM’s Nichkhun, who turns 25 today!

Electroboyz – “Ma Boy 3 (feat. Nana from After School)”
Girl’s Day – “그녀를 믿지마 / Don’t Trust Her”
2PM – “Game Over”
Hello Venus – “차 마실래? / Do You Want Some Tea?”
PURE – “난 아직도 널 / I’m Still Yours”
Sunny Hill & Daybreak – “들었다 놨다 / Love Actually”
Play J – “Beautiful Goodbye”
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Asian Invasion 06/17/2013

Tonight on the Asian Invasion, brand new music from producer Smells, featuring one of our favorite artists Neon Bunny! We’ve also got new music from Sistar, Cho Yong Pil, Geeks, and Lee Hyori!

Smells – “Listen to Your Heart (feat. Neon Bunny)”
Cho Yong Pil – “널 만나면 / If I Meet You”
Akdong Musician – “콩떡빙수 / Bean Dduk Bing Soo”
Geeks – “잉여인간 / Super Human”
Girls Generation – “LOVE&GIRLS”
EXO – “3.6.5 (Chinese version)”
Lee Hyori – “Holly Jolly Bus (feat. Soonshim)”
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Asian Invasion 06/10/2013

Happy Monday! New music tonight from Geeks, Seo In Young, Offroad and more! In K-pop news, K-POP STAR 3 will be holding auditions in America later this year, and are taking applications now. Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Geeks – Backpack

Geeks – “Getting On You (DJ Dopsh)”
CL – “나쁜 기집애 / The Baddest Female”
M-Tiful – “어떳게 웃어 / How Can I Smile”
Henmi – “바라지 않는 / Undesired Girl”
2BiC – “Lady Lady (feat. 79)”
OFFROAD – “HEAD BANGING”
Seo In Young – “너는 사랑이다 / You Are The Love”
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Asian Invasion 06/03/2013

We’re back this week with lots of new music from artists like EXO-K, CL (her solo debut!), Girls Generation, and more! Here’s the playlist for tonight’s show:

EXO-K – “늑대와 미녀 / Wolf”
CL – “나쁜 기집애 / The Baddest Female”
Kim Hyun Joong – “One More Time”
Girls Day – “I Don’t Mind”
C.N.Blue – “외톨이야 / I’m A Loner” (by request)
Rania – “Just Go”
U-Kiss – “Standing Still”
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