Category Archives: POP 88

8Asians Chats With…Blush [Exclusive Skype Interview]

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #51 – I’m READY, 2012 – Non-Stop Mix

[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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #50 – Special Non-Stop FemBOTmix

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #49 – Somewhere Between – Interview with dir. Linda Goldstein Knowlton

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #48 – Mixed Bag: Chinese, Japanese, Korean and French (!?) music

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. … Continue reading

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POP 88 #47 – Back and Ready for 2011

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #46 – POP 88 loves KYLIE

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #45 – Heather Keung from the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #44 – DJ PLo’s Non-Stop Trance Remix

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #43 – Long Awaited, Post-Poned and Delayed Episode

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 … Continue reading

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POP 88 #42 – The House of Suh

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 … Continue reading

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Global Talk Show: East vs. West Perspectives

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 … Continue reading

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