Music running at over 120 BPM has been banned in South Korean gyms for two weeks over fears that fast beats could encourage more rigorous workouts, in turn increasing the transmission of COVID-19.
NET GALA will make their debut on Shangai’s SVBKVLT this month ‘신파 SHINPA’ EP.
The Seoul-based artist, who is a regular DJ in the city’s Cakeshop club and member of the Shade Seoul LGTBTQ+ collective, follows their appearance on SVBKVLT's 'Cache 02' compilation with five new cuts of experimental club music inspired by their research into traditional Shinpageuk (신파극) theatre.
Seoul Community Radio has launched a new virtual gaming and exhibition platform, which aims to shine a light on the city’s underground club scene.
A Wu-Tang Clan theme park is reportedly in the works.
According to Jimmy Kang, the Vice President of Wu-Tang Clan Management, the project - which looks set to open in Seoul in South Korea - is in the early stages of development.
It’s no surprise that DJ Bowlcut’s tracks on labels like Honey Badger Records and UNFRAME SEOUL and on popular channels like Definite Party Material and Moskalus have been getting attention from the likes of Josey Rebelle, Moxie and Violet. Shrouded ambient beds pour over rattling breaks like a fog, making for a sound that is at once mesmerizing and club-fit.
Seoul’s Gangnam district is probably familiar to a few — well, over two and a half billion if Psy’s YouTube views are anything to go by. In the last few years though its premier club, Octagon, has been gaining its own international reputation too, bringing big-room thrills to its subterranean lair.
Nestled beneath the New Hilltop Hotel close to the Han River in the stunning city of Seoul, Octagon was once a three-storey basement karaoke bar but now resembles an industrial warehouse reminiscent of ‘90s factory raves, in the UK.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be profiling the Miller SoundClash finalists; getting to know the DJs who will be flying to Las Vegas to compete for a chance to play alongside Dannic at Drais! Today we are speaking with the entry from South Korea, Baryonyx.
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Running parallel to the American EDM explosion has been a similarly transformative awakening across Asia.
Nowhere better typifies this renaissance than South Korea, and its capital city of Seoul.
Seoul is a sprawling metropolis, that has has developed through recent economic boom years into a major world player – now sitting pretty as the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy.
Over the last couple of years South Korea – and Seoul in particular – has been at the forefront of an Asian dance music revolution – and believe us, there is a lot more to it than ‘Gangnam Style’!