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General Korean Music & K-Indie

Discussion in 'K-pop' started by Deja-Boo, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Welcome to the General Korean Music & K-Indie thread!

    Basically, this thread is an excuse to discuss any non-idol Korean music that would otherwise get lost between the several comebacks being discussed in the K-pop General thread. Some artists in here are independent, some are signed to smaller companies, some on bigger companies. Some of them are obscure, their music videos having fewer than 1,000 views, meanwhile others have more MelOn top 10 hits than relatively popular idol groups. Some are solo artists, some are bands. Some of them have even performed on music shows!

    Really, the only thing these artists have in common is that they are not commonly referred to as "idols" by the Korean general public (as far as we know), and even then that is a vague distinction nowadays. There are no strict rules for posting in here, really.

    Below is a list of artists shared in here that PopJustice members like to listen to. Enjoy and support them!
    [list under construction. Suggestions welcome!]

    Alice Vicious (formerly Livii): C'mon | Luna | Selfish Things | Golden Blood | Feel Better | Be My Clyde
    Aseul (아슬): Loveless | Fisher | Always With You | Sandcastles
    Ashmute (애쉬뮤트): Dive | Heaven | Scenery | Ghost
    Azin (아진): Delete | I Still | My Record | It's Yours
    Cherry Coke: Like I Do | Don't Kill My Vibe | Iloveyourcheek
    Clazziquai Project (클래지콰이 프로젝트): Beat In Love | Tell Yourself | Robotica | Sweety | She Is | 내게 돌아와(Still I'm by Your Side) | Madly | #Curious
    djfriz: Resist (feat. mrshll)
    Eyedi (아이디): Sign | 외롭지 않아 | Type | Luv Highway
    Glen Check (글렌체크): Disco Elevator | 60's Cardin | Follow the White Rabbit | Mayhem
    Heize (헤이즈): You, Clouds, Rain | Star | Don't Know You | Sorry | Jenga
    Hoody (후디): Baby oh baby | Like You | By Your Side | Hangang | Golden | Why
    Junny: 21 | Rendezvous | Blind Game (feat. Holynn) | W.Y.W.F
    MISO: Take Me | O.B.E (feat. Chek Parren)
    mrshll (마샬): Pose
    Nieah (니아): Why | No Rush | Tell Me Why | No Rush | Alright | Cactus Flower | Somebody to Love | Baby I
    Neon Bunny (야광토끼): It's You | Romance in Seoul | Forest of Skyscrapers | Room 314 | Now
    Puer Kim (퓨어킴): Manyo Maash | Bank | Pearls
    SAAY: Circle | Sweaty | Cold View | Encore
    Satbyeol (샛별): Do Me | Woo Baby | By Your Side
    Suran (수란): Calling in Love | Paradise Go | Winter Bird | Wine | 1+1=0 | Love Story
    Oohyo (우효): Pizza | Honey Tea
    Xin Seha (신세하): 맞닿음 | 내일이 매일 | Timeline | Tell Her | 7F | Balcony | Yu
    Yeseo (예서): Let It All Go | Silhouette | Privacy | Bitches Rule
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2018
  2. Okay.... this is my jam, almost more than K-Pop. Aseul is incredible. So many great artists coming out of Seoul these days but Clazziquoi Project, Suran and Hoody are my current faves. I didn't like her last one as much, but Suran usually slays me. And she looks like Ellin. If that counts for anything...

    I'll have to try not to flood this thread. Thanks @Deja-Boo
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
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  3. Thank lawd for this thread... Let us remember Ashmute:

  4. Does it still count as K-Indie if they're suddenly GAON chart darlings?

  5. Seriously though, this thread should be pinned!
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  6. I feel like I'm going to come into this thread so much... some faves:

    Obviously Park Ji Yoon, she's released some magnificent albums in the past few years and she's now releasing on her own record label.

    Ravie Nuage have some really good releases under their belt, they're quite mellow and lovely.

    I also love Kang A Sol, her vocals are soothing and beautiful.

    I tend to go for really soft releases, y'know, for when I'm in a certain mood, and the K-Indie scene has some incredible gems.
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  7. Is Glen Check considered indie? Because they're amazing.
  8. Let's keep the ball rolling with Nieah who released a killer mini earlier this year:

    And of course

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  9. Done!
  10. Slice of Life

    Slice of Life Staff Member


    I'm not super into K-indie so I'll use this thread well. I'll also post some of my faves later. x
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  11. These aren't particularly new and hardly trendy (any more), but two of my all-time favorites from any genre:

    Okay, three...
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  12. Can we talk about Dean? He's had some mainstream songwriting and a Taeyeon feature.

  13. Can we talk about how beautiful he is too? I'm a sucker for them R&B guys...
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  14. He and Elo are probably my favorite of the Korean R&B guys. Tattoo is such a jam.
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  15. Crush is probably my fave:

    Also his album was one the best of 2014 ("Want You" is my favorite):

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  16. oh my god what a jam

    not even 100k views, that's true indie haha. His other stuff sounds great as well

    His latest release was a month ago and features drag queens in the MV yaasss

    ugh these are so good
  17. I was listening to Lucy's B-DAY on loop for awhile and this came up as one of the suggested videos. It is fantastic and will be replacing B-DAY as the song I play on loop for awhile.

  18. I saw this one too! It's quite lovely!
  19. Found these lovely tracks the other day:

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  20. Okay, why did I just finally sit down and listen to Miso?

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