Unsung Artists June 2017

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Unsung Artists: June 2017
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Unsung Artists: June 2017

Algorithm-based recommendations on Youtube tend to be fairly stale: they depend on culling videos of similar topics and music of similar genres, based on what you have previously clicked and liked. This is a snore. Why push things people already have a sense of, when you could be sharing serendipitously random novelties? And so for June’s Unsung Artists segment, I present the strange, the forgotten, and the unknown – a mixed sampler of songs to encourage listeners to venture beyond the boundaries of their regular K-pop diet.

Unsung Artists: April 2017
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Unsung Artists: April 2017

April brought with it a diverse range of vocals and performances to help us better welcome Spring. Looking past the obvious stellar releases by artists such as IU, Minzy and Winner, there are numerous others well-deserving of our attention. Overcoming the odds of having to plough through the blackhole of the internet for K-pop gold, this month’s Unsung Artists is dedicated to those tracks that have missed the spotlight.

Laboum was probably an average girl group until they received their first ever award on Music Bank for “Hwi, Hwi.” Beating IU for the win, netizens flew into a flurry regarding this seemingly impossible result. Arguments surrounding Laboum’s win brought up how IU’s “Can’t Love You Anymore” topped all the music charts, making the results fairly suspect considering Laboum’s track proving to be comparably less popular than IU’s.

Unsung Artists: May 2017
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Unsung Artists: May 2017

Unsung Artists is back for another installment! Honestly, this segment scared me when I first signed up. I am so set in my likes and dislikes that trying out new groups is not an experience I go for often. However, with the list of artists we didnt get to cover, there was so much to choose from I didnt know where to start! Luckily, the whole experience was totally worth it as I have some new jams to add into my rotation. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I present to you the May edition of Unsung Artists.

Unsung Artists: July 2017
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Unsung Artists: July 2017

Summer is always a busy a time: people go on vacations, there are several holidays, and most importantly, its the busiest comeback season of the year. While so far weve been graced by a number of summer jams, its easy to have overlooked a few songs while the market was saturated. In the hopes of bringing just a little extra attention to the following videos, I bring you the July edition of Unsung Artists:

As the Seoulbeats resident Baby, I had to include Yamazaki for several reasons beyond my obvious fandom. The visuals on this video are crazy, though they are admittedly similar to DPRs Eung Freestyle. Im not well versed in Japanese imagery and so I was hoping someone would review it and go in depth about it. One other visual note I enjoy are the cameos from Yongguks friends, including his sisters beau Charu and labelmate Sleepy of Untouchable.

Highlight and SF9 announced as the next artists for 'KCON 2017 NY' lineup!
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Highlight and SF9 announced as the next artists for 'KCON 2017 NY' lineup!

'KCON 2017 NY' has announced two more hot K-Pop acts for its lineup!

The event is scheduled to take place from June 23-24 this year, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Two trendy boy groups have been added to this year's lineup - Highlight and SF9!

So far, the attending artists at 'KCON 2017 NY' include Highlight, SF9, CNBLUE, TWICE, and G-Friend. 

SEE ALSO: Highlight promises to come back with repackage soon + concert in June

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