K-Pop Producer Spotlight: MonoTree
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K-Pop Producer Spotlight: MonoTree

If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering pop music for over a decade, it’s that songwriters and collaborators are just as important as the artists themselves. Though they often work behind the scenes, this feature is a chance to shine the light on some of k-pop’s most innovative and accomplished producers and composers. MONOTREE Years … Continue reading

Song Review: Stellar – Cry
Review

Song Review: Stellar – Cry

Stellar are back with their second title track of the year. They’ve been making great use of the makestar crowdfunding site, which presumably has allowed them the budget necessary to work with a producer of Brave Brothers’ caliber this time around. My ears perked up as soon as I heard his name, since he’s one … Continue reading

Stellar – Sting
Review

Stellar – Sting

Girl group Stellar have been engaged in quite a provocative push and pull with the kpop world ever since their debut. They’ve veered wildly from flourescent bubblegum, to in-your-face sexuality, to demure penance for their in-your-face sexuality, and finally back to all-out “sex sells.” Last year’s Vibrato, with its downright uncomfortable music video, was their … Continue reading