halves in unison ┃ July 22, 2013
Great news for ZE:A fans! Although the group has been active in units, variety programs and acting projects, this comeback will include all the members!
On July 23, Star Empire released a black and white teaser of the whole group. The date hints at a August 9 comeback date and the word “Illusion” is written beneath the group’s name, which will be the title of the new album.
kimdebbie ┃ July 28, 2013
Star Empire Entertainment just released the latest teaser photo of ZE:A member Taeheon counting down 11 days until ZE:A makes their official comeback performance with their newest song, “Ghost of Wind”! ZE:A’s mini album “Illusion” will also be dropping that same day on August 9th KST. Just like previous jacket teaser images, one line from the lyrics to “Ghost of Wind” was also revealed on the photo, this time reading, “You linger in my head.” Handsome Taeheon looks spiffy with a lion brooch pin and a patterned suit.
CallMeN00NA ┃ July 29, 2013
Star Empire Entertainment just released the latest teaser photo of ZE:A member Junyoung through their official FaceBook page.
In the teaser image Junyoung has s soft expression and wears a fashionable jacket. Like the other member teaser photos, this one is also in black and white. Along with Jun Young’s teaser image, ZE:A revealed a part of the lyrics from the song: “One step back.”
Skull & HaHa
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Living and dying with reggae, a reggae duo-singer group is now coming back!
More exciting, dandier, stronger, and manlier album is now released!
Ragga Muffin is the main track of this album <REGGAErilla>.
Summer, Special Come-Back with Skull & HAHA
Skull and HAHA are coming back in this simmering hot summer. They started performing with a warm song named ‘Donam-dong Melody’ early this year and now come back with excited, wild, and cool music. This album is filled with strong will from them for active performance. The first track ‘Reggaerilla’ is the song representing how motivated Skull and HAHA are to attract the attention from the public as a guerilla with their special weapon of reggae. The song is filled with magnificence and resolute determination as if it is a prelude of the war. Addictive melody and lyrics written by Skull and HAHA as well as groove roots reggae make this song special.
The second song ‘Ragga Muffin’ was first made when Skull performed as Stony Skunk in 2006 and is now upgraded to the version by Skull & HAHA. In 2006, this song was unquestioning support from the maniac making Skull as ‘King of Korean Reggae’ or ‘Reggae President’ and is now born again with more powerful beat and message.
Especially, HAHA is now performing with sincere attitude and powerful vocal that he has never shown to fans so far making him look like a true reggae singer. Sexy concept is now a tool specifically selected to represent multi-colors in the album. Everyone ready? Now come on to the extremely sexy world!
Artist : Untouchable
Genre : Pop / Rap / Hip Hop
Release Date : July 12, 2013
Released by CJ E&M
Untouchable is Now Here in the Middle of Hip-Hop Fever After 2 Years of Career Break
Hip-hop fever is now a hot issue in trend of current music industry. Hip-hop musician conquering the music chart, hip-hop audition program making the hit, and various musicians trying to hip-hop collaboration are all showing how famous the hip-hop genre is in the music industry. As the hottest genre, hip-hop is now in fever with Untouchable.
After making official debut with [It’s Okay] in October, 2008, Untouchable made the greatest hits with [Tell Me Why], [Oh!], [Living in Heart], and [Only One Person] in a row and tried different performance of the hip-hop. Now, it is of a main issue among hip-hop fans to see whether Untouchable is still a big name in the field of hip-hop after 2 years of career break.
Lyrics written by Untouchable in the digital single album [Call Me] are all deriving sympathy in the public. The first digital single album [Call Me] to be released immediately after Untouchable comes back consists of 2 tracks. ‘Call Me’ is a song representing how a man is worried on lover with raps, and the song named ‘Lucky Man’ delineates how thankful he is with lover for the greatest love. Both songs are all singing for love story between lovers.
“I memorized the license plate after leaving you alone in taxi but was still worried.” “You live in Cheongdam, I live in Hannam, and we are dating in Gangnam today.” Lyrics written by Untouchable in this album describe realistic perspective more than ever and also entail sophisticated rhyme. Lyrics written by Untouchable are different from others delineating a story of how men are not cool with love but honest with lover when two people make love with each other or when they are closer to each other and deriving sympathy among the public.
The song ‘Call Me’ derived the most synergic effect from soft featuring from the hero in ‘K-Pop Star 2,’ Andrew Choi. The song ‘Call Me’ is the main track of digital single album of Untouchable that was written and produced by the best Midas duo Kang, Ji Won and Kim, Ki Beom in the field that wrote ‘Magic,’ ‘Madonna,’ ‘Shy Boy,’ ‘Starlight Moonlight,’ ‘Love Is Move,’ and ‘Poison’ by Secret and ‘Warrior,’ ‘Power,’ and ‘One Shot’ by B.A.P.
‘Call Me’ is in a limelight that one of the top 3 participants of ‘K-Pop Star 2’ in SBS with the greatest performance, Andrew Choi, participated in vocal featuring. Soft voice of Andrew Choi in R&B style is well harmonized with restrained rap by Untouchable that derives the best synergic effect.
Artist : Fana
Genre : Pop / Rap / HipHop
Release Date : July 19, 2013
Released by CJ E&M
Comeback of Lime Monster, ‘FANA,’ After 4 Years of Career Break! Strong Words and Attitudes of Him [FANAttitude]!
Hip-hop scenes in Korea were all fascinated with the regular 1st album of [FANATIC] by FANA, a new leading musician with creative and sharp rhyming, in 2009. In 2013, it has been exactly 4 years since he released his 1st album so called ‘the best hip-hop album’ in Korea.
4 years are short and also long period. Standing in the last half of 20’s, he is now experiencing a different physical condition and a reality with many changed systems. FANA is still keeping eyes on what has been passed and changed and maintaining his philosophy that has not and is not going to be changed in the future. [FANAttitude] represents his own attitude.
The album consists of total 12 tracks including the bonus track that is only contained in the CD. Striking fact is that FANA completed all the tracks as a solo song without featuring except for bonus track. It shows how meticulous and perfect he is in his music considering how significantly and increasingly featuring influences on sales of the domestic pop music as well as hip-hop scene.
Starting from ‘Move Again’ that represents “FANA Kim Comeback” to all the fans out there waiting for him to come back with a new album, ‘Remove Again’ of a philosophy for emptiness, ‘Brainstorming B.A.M’ of FANA on the sly money, ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Full Speed Ahead,’ ‘Harmony,’ and ‘FANAttitude’ of wishing recovery and cure for the adversity through harmonization with the universe, and ‘If I were’ as a hip-hop version of ‘Thirty-Years” that was made for commemorating 10,000th day in his life are all healing us that suffer from a tight daily schedule.
The main track ‘Lace Blues’ is a hip-hop version of ‘Live a Life’ and also regarded as a hybrid track of hip-hop, blues, and rock. As shown in the chorus, “Get down on knees, but I am not scared at all, fasten laces on the shoes and stand up and run!,” the song cheers all the people suffering from unstable employment, unemployment crisis, and in 880 thousand Won generation in the modern society and also those in a socially neglected class. In addition, powerful hip-hop track ‘Show StopperS’ and ‘Gum’ are all outstanding tracks delineating story with FANAttitude.
[FANAttitude] has been produced as collaboration with Converse, a sport-wear brand in America and an illustrator Jankoal. Illustrator Jankoal and FANA became a huge fan of each other via [FANAttitude] art work, and Converse has immediately decided to support the album after listening to the main track of [FANAttitude], ‘Lace Blues,’ since it was well fitted with a slogan of “Shows are Boring. Wear Sneakers” and also a street culture pursued by them.
FANA has established a brand of ‘combined culture creative activities’ in the name of ‘The Ugly Junction (TUJ) performing as a player for planning more than 20 performances and events and also as a planner at the same time and also organized a unit named ‘Fresh Avenue’ with ‘DJ Wegun’ to proceed Internet radio.
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