Blush, formed in 2010 via an Asia-wide talent search, comprises of 5 girls from 5 different Asian countries. Already with a list of solid Billboard Dance Chart toppers such as “Undivided” and “Dance On.” Their latest track “Miss Out” is a catchy tune that has yet exited my subconscious only to be replaced by PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” Blush members Alisha, Angeli, Victoria, JiHae and Nacho failed to catch a cab on their promotional tour in […] Continue »
[EDITORS NOTE: This K-POP and J-POP podcast contains tracks from Sekitova, Crystal Kay, After School, Ann One, Masia One, Tasha (Yoon MiRae), SNSD and 2NE1.] Welcome to 2012 and our long awaited 51st Episode of POP88. I’ve missed you and being here! For those in the San Francisco/Berkeley, California area January 28-29th, I will be speaking at the KPOPCON conference hosted by KPOPCON. They asked me to talk about critiquing and reviewing Kpop. Come by, […] Continue »
This is my first time using Ableton for a Non-stop mix. You’d think beat matching software would be easier (PLo balked when I told him I was about to go back to Garageband. *thehorror!thehorror!* Really, I just need more time to practice.) While I don’t have much of an excuse for my absence between podcasts, let’s just say that I’ve finally found some juice to keep me going for at least 50 more episodes. Apart […] Continue »
Back from my travels in Korea! You would think in one of the most connected part of the world, I would be able to be ‘more connected’ but actually found out that despite free WiFi everywhere, when I really needed it, I needed to have a data plan. In this episode, I chat with Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, the director of Somewhere Between, a documentary about Chinese adoptees, some popular Kpop YouTubers make a brief appearance and […] Continue »
It’s April, and WTF – it’s snowing in Toronto! Episode #48 has a mixed bag of music from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and France. (I know, right?) Music from Monsieur Nov, Namie Amuro, One Way, Chemistry, G.E.M. Tang and more. Also, it would really be appreciated if you could fill out our listener survey so we can get to know more about you. And as always, if you like what you hear and would like […] Continue »
I’m back after my winter hiatus, refreshed and energized for the upcoming year. There are going to be some changes and new developments, so you’ll want to stick around to see what new and interesting things pop up. In this episode, you’ll have to excuse the FANGIRL in me as I play the latest music from AFTER SCHOOL including their collaboration with Namie Amuro. I also drop another collabo with Traphik, Dumbfounded and Jin, some […] Continue »
Kylie Minogue is one of those artists that can do no wrong. She’s lovable as a personality and can turn on the sizzle when she needs to. She is one of the few Western artists that can don a kimono and geisha wig and make it work in the most artful and classy way possible – even in a bikini – in a bathtub. “You will like my sense of style.” – Indeed. And honestly, […] Continue »
Along with the podcast, we have a clip: Heather Keung, Artistic Director and Head of Programming for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival chats with Xxxtine from POP88 and 8Asians. The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival runs from November 9 – 15th. You can view REEL ASIAN’s YouTube Channel. View our full playlist, after the jump!
You’ll notice I sound a bit different in this episode. In fact, I’ve got a guest DJ who kindly asked if he could mix this episode for me. And seeing as how I haven’t exactly learned how to spin, virtual or otherwise, it probably would be something fun and different for you all to listen to. Please welcome DJ PLo from KSCU 103.3FM in Santa Clara who can also be heard at OMGKPOP.com Wednesday Evenings […] Continue »
Hey Everyone! I’m finally back from my hiatus and hope everyone out there is enjoying their summer. Lots of requests and new tunes with a bit of housekeeping all ready for your listening pleasure. I also talk about the new film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and what I have been doing to save my busy self from going insane. If you like what you hear, please show your support by supporting the artists and […] Continue »
While there were a lot of really fascinating documentaries shown at this year’s Hot Docs World Documentary Festival in Toronto this past week, one of the more stand out ones was “The House of Suh”. Directed by Iris Shim, the documentary shows the rise and demise of a Korean-American family that was so intriguing, it was made into a TV film called, “Bad To the Bone” in 1997 starring Kristy Swanson and Jeremy London. I […] Continue »
Most people who follow my antics from POP 88 would know I LOVE watching Global Talk Show, an informal round table of “foreigners” living and working in Korea. Since my last post about this show, it has gone through a controversy which resulted in the entire production crew being fired resigning, added some male eye candy as a result (Poh, rowr!) and seems to have now gone through a format change involving questions relating to […] Continue »
Lucius Clarus: I never said Asians didn't invent anything. That's your hallucination. Agree that the middle east contributed zero, algebra, arabic numerals. Those are real and valuable... – Are Asians the Smartest Race?
لا أحد مهم: Actually not 'could have been' but it definitely was. Lucius, please search the origin of 'shampoo' and 'bath' Even standards of basic hygiene were plagiarized... – Are Asians the Smartest Race?