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Vanilla Unity (바닐라 유니티)Members: Lee Sung Joo (이성주), Jimmy Jang (장지미), Damon Joe, Nick, Kim Min Seong (김민성)
Debut: 2-11-2011
Debut Album: 1집 Lo.Ve
Genre: Indie, Rock
Most Recent Release: 4집 We Are Rising
If you like Vanilla Unity, check out: Royal Pirates (로열 파이럿츠), The Nuts (더 넛츠), Loveholic (러브홀릭), Tell And Listen (말하기듣기)

Zion.T (자이언티) - Umm Ahh (live)

If you’re on a hip-hop vibe, get aboard the Zion.T express and melt in his sexy, suave voice. It’s kind of insane that a voice like that could be real but we’re given proof of its authenticity through his live performances. Only one word exists for this: DAMN.

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Bad (나빠) (Feat. I11evn)
  • ARTIST: Lil Cham (릴샴)
  • ALBUM: Single "Bad (나빠)"
  • 520 plays

Artist: Lil Cham (릴샴)
Song: Bad (나빠) (Feat. I11evn)
Album: Single “Bad (나빠)”

If you haven’t been too exposed to underground female rappers, take this time now to indulge in Lil Cham’s addictive voice. She’s got the badass style but keeps it smooth and real. Her flow and rhythm is awesome and her disses are sharp, including a lot of properly used English phrases. Just reminding people not to get offended by any of the lyrics~
Note: rated 19+.

Click here to watch the MV.

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Anonymous asked
Hi! I'm just wondering if you could possibly tell me a bit of the lyrics on The Return of Superman Ep 21 1:30:10 - 1:30:55. youtube/watch?v=jz4-OwzkPx4&list=PLMf7VY8La5RFIeOyIZ5IOm68WVb7c2dyT ...I've tried spelling out as much as possible the lyrics I could understand and I can't find the song. Thanks so much for your help.

The song is called “Seaweed Soup (미역국)” by Phantom (팬텀) which is appropriate for the scene haha ^^ Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

- Jane

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Coin Laundry/Never Loved (사랑한 적도 없는)
  • ARTIST: Wax (왁스)
  • ALBUM: Single 'Coin Laundry/Never Loved (사랑한 적도 없는)'
  • 846 plays

Artist: Wax (왁스)
Song: Coin Laundry/Never Loved (사랑한 적도 없는)
Album: Single ‘Coin Laundry/Never Loved (사랑한 적도 없는)

Cho Hye Ri (조혜리), also known as Wax (왁스), was the lead singer of the band Dog, but went solo in 2000. This song is about her wanting to go back to the beginning to avoid ever meeting the person who ended up hurting her, even if they never fell in love. In the song, laundry is a metaphor for washing herself clean of the bad memories. 

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Love Game (요즘 바쁜가봐)
  • ARTIST: 2BiC (투빅)
  • ALBUM: Soul Mate (소울메이트) EP
  • 778 plays

Artist: 2BiC (투빅)
Song: Love Game (요즘 바쁜가봐)
Album: Soul Mate (소울메이트) EP

2BiC, one of my favorite ballad duos, has finally come back with a new EP! This upbeat song is perfect for the sunny spring weather and is a must-add to your driving playlist.

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May (오월)
  • ARTIST: Lalasweet (랄라스윗)
  • ALBUM: Second Album "Your World (너의세계)"
  • 842 plays

Artist: Lalasweet (랄라스윗)
Title: May (오월)
Album: Second Album “Your World (너의세계)”

Lalasweet is a female indie duo consisting of members Kim Hyun Ah (vocals and guitar) and Park Byul (keyboard). I love Kim Hyun Ah’s versatility, being able to sound both sweet and strong, and Park Byul’s ability to to complement her instead of playing in the shadows. Also, check out their awesome covers of other songs on their website!

Click here to watch the MV.

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Sometimes (가끔)
  • ARTIST: Crush (크러쉬)
  • ALBUM: Single 'Sometimes'
  • 1,356 plays

Artist: Crush (크러쉬)
Song: Sometimes (가끔)
Album: Single ‘Sometimes’

Crush has often worked with artists such as LOCO, Gary, Supreme Team, and Dynamic Duo, both singing and composing lyrics. He finally made his official solo debut under Amoeba Culture with this song, and it sounds amazing!

Click here to watch the MV.

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Melted (얼음들)
  • ARTIST: Akdong Musician (악동뮤지션)
  • ALBUM: 1집 Play
  • 3,164 plays

Artist: Akdong Musician (악동뮤지션)
Title: Melted (얼음들)
Album: 1집 Play

Akdong Musician is a talented and extremely interesting duo consisting of siblings Lee Chan Hyuk (이찬혁) and Lee Soo Hyun (이수현). They are only 17 and 14 years old, respectively, and are the winners of K-Pop Star 2. They also do their own vocals, instrumentals, and lyric compositions, which is really impressive! Their new album definitely showcases their talent, and I’m looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future.

Click here to watch the MV.

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Goodbye Part 2 (안녕 Part 2)
  • ARTIST: Mintgray (민트그레이)
  • ALBUM: Mini Album "Writing Bitterness"
  • 1,166 plays

Artist: Mintgray (민트그레이) 
Song: Goodbye Part 2 (안녕 Part 2)
Album: Mini Album “Writing Bitterness”

Despite the very pretty looking, girlish cover art, Mintgray is a modern rock band consisting of Song Ji Hoon (송지훈) on vocals & guitar, Lee Hwa Yong (이화용) on guitar, Choi Bit Nam (최빛남) on bass and Jung Jae Hoon (정재훈) on drums. Without a doubt, this band is one of my newest favorites. Fans of bands such as Nell are sure to love Mintgray!

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2 Years Apart
  • ARTIST: Eddy Kim (에디킴)
  • ALBUM: Single "2 Years Apart"
  • 3,324 plays

Artist: Eddy Kim (에디킴) 
Song: 2 Years Apart
Album: Single “2 Years Apart

Eddy Kim (에디킴), a top 10 finalist in Superstar K4 and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, released this song on YouTube recently! Personally, I love everything about this track- from its lyrics to acoustics and vocals. The song talks about a man going to mandatory military service for two years and worrying about his girl during that time. Eddy Kim seems to be an amazing artist- hopefully, we’ll hear many more amazing tracks from him in the days to come. 

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Side Mirror Girl (사이드미러걸) (Feat. Sanchez/산체스 of Phantom)
  • ARTIST: Louie/루이 (of Geeks)
  • ALBUM: Inspiration (靈感 영감) EP
  • 1,058 plays

Artist: Louie/루이 (of Geeks)
Song: Side Mirror Girl (사이드미러걸) (Feat. Sanchez/산체스 of Phantom)
Album: Inspiration (靈感 영감) EP

Louie, a member of Geeks, recently released a new solo album featuring several of my favorite artists. This song, featuring Sanchez of Phantom, is about how like the side mirror of a car, the girl that the artist likes seems close but is actually far away.

Buy it in ITunes!

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R&B (알엔비)
  • ARTIST: Soshimhan Boys (소심한 오빠들)
  • ALBUM: Single "R&B (알엔비)"
  • 1,560 plays

Artist: Soshimhan Boys (소심한 오빠들)
Song: R&B (알엔비)
Album: Single “R&B (알엔비)”

There is just something that caught my attention when I first heard this song. What makes this song special is that it has a ballad-like melody but it was sung acoustically with simple lyrics of “I sing R&B”. Moreover, their harmonization is indeed perfect, very soothing!

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In My Pockets
  • ARTIST: Morrie (모리)
  • ALBUM: 1집 Don't Listen To This Music If You Are Happy (당신이 행복하다면 이 음악은 듣지 마세요)
  • 1,338 plays

Artist: Morrie (모리)
Song: In My Pockets
Album: 1집 Don’t Listen To This Music If You Are Happy (당신이 행복하다면 이 음악은 듣지 마세요)

A very happy song I can say. Morrie’s light and sweet vocal managed to uplift the mood of this song. The bouncy rhythm will certainly make you smile. Indeed, a perfect song to enjoy your sunny days while walking along the park.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UGK!!

UGK followers, supporters, and people who just learned about us:

*drumroll*

Underground Kpop is officially 2 years old!!!!

OMG. I still remember when I first got into Korean indie back in 2012. It was actually eye-opening, not even exaggerating, because I had only known Kpop for so long. It was literally like entering a completely new realm. I became cognizant of how much music there is in the world and, more importantly, how many artists there are. Sadly, with the existence of so many artists, it cannot be helped that most go by unnoticed or unrecognized even though they have talent.

That’s why there is UGK. It’s been two years of amazing music, various blog themes, and creative ideas. I’ve enjoyed every moment spent on this blog and once my hiatus is over (Lent), I hope to come back and put my 200% into UGK. I live for this music, I love our followers, and I thank you all from the depths of my heart for all the wonderful messages and multitudes of notes. It means more than the world to me and the other admins. Speaking of which, thank you so, so much to all the admins especially for taking on UGK during my hiatus. I wish I could hug you all right now 

Let’s make it another awesome year~!! ^0^

- Jane

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Ring Back Tone (통화 연결음)
  • ARTIST: Sunny Hill (써니힐)
  • ALBUM: 1집 Love Letter
  • 1,140 plays

Artist: Sunny Hill (써니힐)
Song: Ring Back Tone 
(통화 연결)
Album: 1집 Love Letter

This song was released on 2007 and I’ve listened to this song for like a million times. In case you’re wondering, this song tells about someone who tried to move on from his/her past relationship. If you’re a fan of a light song, you will probably love this. The simple melody soothes me despite of its heartbreaking lyrics. 

Click here to watch the MV. 

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