Song Review: UNI.T – I Mean
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Song Review: UNI.T – I Mean

The Unit may not have drawn huge ratings, but the series has spawned a universally solid run of singles. This is surprising, as I wouldn’t normally trust a huge conglomerate like KBS to select songs that are anything more than cynical commercial endeavors. Both UNB and UNI.T’s releases haven’t exactly reinvented the wheel, but they’ve … Continue reading

Song Review: UNI.T – No More
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Song Review: UNI.T – No More

Comparing the debuts of UNI.T and UNB encapsulates the k-pop scene as a whole. Both groups hail from KBS’s survival series The Unit, but there’s clearly been a stronger promotional focus on the boys. Not only did UNI.T debut second, but they’ve been given less original tracks and a cheaper music video (compared to UNB’s … Continue reading

Song Review: UNB – Feeling
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Song Review: UNB – Feeling

Musically, the biggest risk involved with debuting a reality show-spawned project group like UNB is that their sound will be completely generic. There simply isn’t enough time to develop a unique aesthetic, especially given that fact that these members were brought together through public vote rather than musical compatibility. This isn’t to say that the … Continue reading

K-Pop Producer Spotlight: BreadBeat
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K-Pop Producer Spotlight: BreadBeat

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. BreadBeat Years … Continue reading