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Jorja Smith: The Rising Queen of Soul

Jorja Smith: The Rising Queen of Soul

It’s time to add another R&B superstar to your playlists, TasteMakers! Our Artist of the Week is the fast-rising modern day Queen of Soul music: Jorja Smith.

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The British singer-songwriter has quickly captured the hearts of listeners around the world with her soulful vocals and poignant lyrics. Her vocal prowess was first discovered on YouTube after which she was scouted at the age of 15. At just 18, the emerging star was lauded by major artists Drake, Skrillex, and Stormzy on SoundCloud after the self-release of her debut hit “Blue Lights”.

Now, at the tender age of 22, she’s already got two Brit Awards under her belt along with countless collaborations with fellow industry giants (including the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Khalid, and Drake) as she continues to create timeless music.

This week, we take a look at Jorja Smith’s soulful progression through her album discography:

Project 11 (2016)

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Project 11 was the first EP to be released by Jorja Smith in 2016 when she was just 18 years old. The five-track compilation is raw, vulnerable, and refreshingly intimate as Smith recounts her personal experiences with heartbreak, independence, and growth. This soulfully crafted debut cemented Smith’s status as a captivating artist to watch within the UK R&B scene. There’s “Something In The Way” she delivers her music that makes our hearts quake - listen to the live performance of the highlight track here:

On My Mind (feat. Preditah) (2017)

Smith released this hit single with grime artist Preditah a few months after the debut of Project 11, and we haven’t been able to take “On My Mind” off our minds since. She makes the sonic transition from her soulful balladry to this upbeat UK garage dance track with perfect elegance, showing off her versatility and taking the UK music scene by storm.

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Lost & Found (2018)

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Lost & Found is a treasure box that is the culmination of Smith’s work over a five-year period. Her debut album is filled with gems she had been writing from the ages of 16 to 21. Once again, Smith’s music is brashly honest and unapologetically her. She invites listeners to join her in her journey to discover herself and her place within this world in the form of audio bliss; Smith tackles a range of subjects such as love, youth, and social issues with so much heart and sole in this beautiful coming-of-age album that we’re left with a lump in our throats.

Lost & Found contains a goldmine of perfect tracks and it’s difficult to single out our top picks, but we recommend you start out with “Teenage Fantasy”, “The One”, “Lifeboats (Freestyle)”, and of course, her breakout track “Blue Lights”. Listen to the tunes and some of their amazing live renditions below 💎

Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy) (2019)

We come full circle to Smith’s latest single, where she teams up with Burna Boy for a 🔥🔥🔥 collaboration. Released just last month, the track features more of her sultry, honey-smooth vocals paired with reggaeton beats and tropical vibes. We KNOW summer is long gone, but can you blame us for wanting to keep this on repeat for a little longer? The release of her first new single since the acclaimed Lost & Found album keeps us on our toes in anticipation of Smith’s next steps!

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In case you couldn’t tell, this Queen of Soul has conquered our hearts 👑 💖

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🔽 Jorja Smith live at NPR Music 🔽

🔽 Jorja Smith covers Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” 🔽

Dreaming of 1TEAM

Dreaming of 1TEAM

Welcome to September, TasteMakers! The arrival of autumn has us dreaming of a most lively and charismatic group bursting with talent. We’re excited to introduce you to Our Artist of the Week: 1TEAM.

Introducing 1TEAM

The five member group hailing from Liveworks Company debuted earlier this year in March. You may already be familiar with some of the members who featured on survival audition programs MIXNINE and Boys24.

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The name “1TEAM” carries the meaning that different members can come together with their own unique characteristics and form one (amazingly talented and unified) team. These members consist of Rubin (Leader and vocalist), BC (rapper and vocalist), Jin Woo (vocalist), Je Hyun (vocalist), and Jung Hoon (rapper).

Have you met the members of 1TEAM yet?

For those of you who are new to the TEAM ONE fandom, here are our top 3 reasons to stan 1TEAM:

1. THEIR MUSIC

Catchy, quirky and versatile are the words that immediately come to mind when we listen to the music of 1TEAM. From showing off smooth R&B sounds in “Vibe”, to the fast-paced, bass-heavy sounds (+ some noteworthy rapping courtesy of BC and Jung Hoon) of “Countdown” and the upbeat, summery vibes given off by “Rolling Rolling”; their ability to navigate across a range of genres (and sounding SO GOOD doing it!) showcases their capability and talent as musicians.

Speaking of music…

2. THEIR CREATIVITY

We didn’t think it was possible, but we fell even deeper in love with 1TEAM’s tracks once we found out member BC was directly involved in their creation. We STAN TALENT! 🙌 Did you know that he penned all three tracks for 1TEAM’s debut mini-album “Hello!”?

You can listen to “Bout U”, a tune both written and composed by ya boi BC, below!

3. THEIR SLICK DANCE MOVES

Right off the bat, it’s clear from their sleek coordination and powerful moves that the members of 1TEAM were born performers. All five members are absolutely center-worthy dancers, and their effortless dancing and captivating choreographies have us struggling to pick our jaws back up from the floor 🤤

Are you on team 1TEAM yet? MAKE for 1TEAM below to experience their effortlessly cool ‘Vibe’ in your city live! 👇👇👇


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Sunday Jazz with Kamasi Washington

Sunday Jazz with Kamasi Washington

Hey TasteMakers! 👋

It’s our favorite day of the week (after Friday, of course), and nothing sets the mood for a lazy Sunday like some wholesome jazz music! We have the perfect offering for your Sunday soundtrack: our Artist of the Week, Kamasi Washington.

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Kamasi Washington first picked up the saxophone when he was 13 years old, and has been making waves in the jazz music scene ever since. The Los Angeles-based artist is now a celebrated tenor saxophonist, composer and band leader that has been described as one of the most exciting new figures in jazz. His music has been lauded for delving into and incorporating a stunning mix of diverse genres including funk, soul, hip-hop and electronic music.

Washington has also worked with a slew of industry legends such as Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, boasting some amazing collaborations in his name. Did you know that Kamasi Washington was the mastermind who helped craft Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album, To Pimp A Butterfly?

Washington’s latest album, Heaven and Earth, is like that perfect cup of coffee on a Sunday morning - rich, bold, and full of flavor; it’s undoubtedly the perfect soundtrack to jazz up your Sunday.

Here are three of our essential Sunday jazz picks from the album:

1. Street Fighter Mas

“Street Fighter Mas” is as much a treat for our eyes as it is for our ears. The intriguing music video follows Washington as he prepares himself to take on fellow video game players in a grand showdown. The sultry sound of the sax and dramatic vocals make for a most charismatic piece which will have you feeling like you’re in a Tarantino movie. Play “Street Fighter Mas” as you’re getting ready in the morning - we guarantee it will have you geared up to face the day.

Check out Washington’s live performance of “Street Fighter Mas” at Glastonbury 2019:

2. Hub Tones

“Hub-Tones” is a cover of legendary jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s 1963 tune of the same name. For this unique, jazz-fusion piece, Washington claims: “I was trying to connect to my ancestors by connecting African rhythms with a Freddie Hubbard tune which gave me that connection in a different way.” We’re in love with the hypnotizing music video which is a beautiful accompaniment to the rhythmic, trance-like piece itself. This vivacious track is great to listen to as you go about your day.

You can listen to the original Freddie Hubbard piece here:

3. The Space Travelers Lullaby

At the end of the day, it’s time to kick back with “The Space Travelers Lullaby”. This whimsical and grandiose tune encapsulates everything we love about Washington and how his music is pushing jazz forward. Listening to this ethereal instrumental piece feels like we have the ability to stop time, fly up into the galaxy and float along in space - it’s all we need to ensure we’re relaxed and in top shape to start the new week afresh. Listen to the stunning live rendition of the full piece below 👇👇👇

What’s your Sunday jazz pick, TasteMakers? Be sure to MAKE for this jazz sensation to see him live in your city!


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Woosung For Your Summertime Blues

Woosung For Your Summertime Blues

Happy August, TasteMakers!

Our Artist of the Week is none other than the leader, main vocalist and guitarist of The Rose, Kim Woosung. The recent release of his solo debut mini-album WOLF has given us much to look forward to as we try to ride out the increasingly sweltering summer nights.

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The multi-talented musician participated in producing, composing music, writing lyrics and creating the concepts for his first mini-album, which showcases his soulful charms and versatile musical abilities. The diverse sounds of WOLF are a perfect accompaniment for all our summer highs and lows.

Introducing the tracks of WOLF:

FACE

This vibrant title track features a strong, funky beat that goes hand in hand with Woosung’s mesmerizingly wispy vocals. The colorful music video also celebrates beauty and diversity outside of conservative Korean beauty standards, featuring queens such as plus-size model Bang Wu-ri and drag queen Nana Youngroung Kim. We can’t help but sing along as he belts out ”I like your FACE!” in the husky voice we’ve all come to love. We like YOUR face, Woosung 😏

WOLF

Under the blooming moon / Holding your hand / We can take it slow if you want / No

Intense, fierce, and dangerous - “WOLF” serves up a whole other vibe from the cheeky and playful mood set by “FACE”. The dark, brooding acoustics and the piercing howl of the wolf gives us goosebumps and makes the hair on our neck stand on edge in the best way possible.

MOON

Featuring aggressively honest lyrics that are almost jarring against the soft guitar melody, “MOON” portrays one’s descent into anger brought on by hurt and heartbreak. Woosung’s rich voice beautifully conveys the angst and longing within this raw piece.

외로워 (Lonely)

“Why am I so lonely these days? / The only thing that has changed is the weather / I want to lean on people too / But I have no one to contact”

This heartbreaking ballad is an anthem for those lonely summer nights. “Lonely” gives us a glimpse of the more vulnerable side to Woosung, painting a perfect picture of what loneliness looks like through wistful and relatable lyrics. We’re already envisioning playing this on a rainy summer’s day to alleviate our summertime blues. Check out the amazing live rendition below:

What was your favorite track on the album, TasteMakers? We can’t wait to see what Woosung will bring us next!

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Your Baekhyun "City Lights" Essentials

Your Baekhyun "City Lights" Essentials

Our Artist of the Week is EXO’s Baekhyun, who made his long-awaited solo debut earlier this month. We were pleasantly surprised by the genre-bending tracks, Baekhyun’s vocal mastery, and the mature color in “City Lights.”

Check out our Top 3 tracks from “City Lights” and be sure to share some of your favorites as well!

  1. UN Village

If we’re being completely honest… this was a sound we did not expect from a Baekhyun solo debut. Purely based off his previous OSTs and singles, we expected a brighter and more energetic song. But Baekhyun not only showed off his sensual charms this time but rocked it as well.

“Hannam-dong UN Village hill, looking at the moon from this hill, You and Me. UN Village Hill, side by side looking at the moon, you and me, relax and chillin”

The entire song is a (not so) subtle flex as Baekhyun sings about bringing his girl up to one of the most expensive and highly-coveted pieces of real estate in Seoul: UN Village in the luxurious Hannam-dong neighborhood. You go, Baekhyun!

2. Diamond

“Diamond” had a special place in our heart the first 0:20 seconds of our listen; it quite literally shined bright like a diamond.

This is the perfect song to play during a late-night summer car ride through the city… or shall we say through the “City Lights?” 😜

3. Stay Up

Baekhyun and Beezino! Urgh, this is heaven in our ears. We never thought we’d hear a “I need a Cha Cha beat, boy” DJ signature sound at the beginning of a SM song, but this only proves what a genre-bending and label-bending album “City Lights” is.


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We had such a difficult time narrowing our top 3 list down because honestly this entire album is filled with bop after bop. We know we missed out on some other amazing hits.

So, EXO-L TasteMakers, share with us some of your favorite b-sides and don’t forget to bring Baekhyun to your city!

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Check out Baekhyun’s UN Village Vlog 🔻

Witness Baekhyun’s live vocals + stage presence 🔻

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Artist to Watch: Kassy

Artist to Watch: Kassy

Our Artist of the Week is also our Artist to Watch: K-RnB singer, Kassy, is a talented female soloist who originally started her career as a rapper but demonstrated her mastery of numerous genres throughout the years. Some of our TasteMakers may have previously seen her on Unpretty Rapstars 3.

Today, we’re here to reintroduce her expressive and sweet voice to you; so get ready to be reacquainted with one of the artists who’s been killing the domestic digital charts lately, and who we’re calling the next leader of K-ballads. Here are our…

Top 3 Kassy Tracks:

  1. The day was beautiful

“The day was beautiful” is Kassy’s best commercial hit (so far— we foresee many more chart-toppers in the future from this young lady). Though the single was released back in December of 2018, at the time this article was published, “The day was beautiful” was steadily maintaining its rightful place within the top 20 ranking on many domestic charts— a huge feat considering the number of big name KPOP idol comebacks and OSTs that were released in the past seven months.

Honestly though… we’re not surprised by the long-lasting success of this track as we were pretty addicted after our first listen as well.

We were instantaneously struck by the warm vocal timbre of Kassy’s voice and how effectively she delivers the poignant message of “The day was beautiful”:

“Like a warm spring day, It was beautiful back then. When I cried because I was so happy, it was beautiful back then. Only after breaking up, I came to realize…

how beautiful it was. how beautiful we were. How beautiful it was back then.”

We could write an entire essay about why we love and treasure this song so much, but we’ll save that for a rainy day.

We can only hope you find much comfort in “The day was beautiful” as we did.

2. 침대 위에서 (In My Bed)

Her debut song. We had to include “In My Bed” in this list because we wanted to illustrate how versatile Kassy’s voice can be. We hear a lot of As Time Goes By-era Yoon Mi Rae in this song.

Oh, oh, OH! And you can finally hear a short bit of Kassy’s rapping prowess in the second verse as well.

Speaking of the legendary and lovely Yoon Mi Rae… Bless your ears with some Yoon Mi Rae x Kassy🔻

3. 별똥별 (See you in heaven)

In “See you in heaven,” Kassy’s sweet voice perfectly blends with Basick’s sharp and hard-hitting rap flow.

This is a song where the melody itself is pretty bright, but when you take a closer look at the lyrics, it paints a pretty sentimental and somber picture.

Kassy sings, “See you in heaven. I miss you” for the chorus and Basick’s verses fill in the details: “Now you’re gone without a trace, I have nothing without you. I’ll be where you are. Up in the sky, right next to the star.”

“See you in heaven” is a track that’ll simultaneously hit you right in the feels but also give you some hope for when you need a silver lining in your life.


Are you ready to hear Kassy’s angelic voice live?

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BONUS! We couldn’t stop at three songs… Here are two more of our best Kassy picks:

“True Song”🔻

“Listen to this song”🔻

(No forreal, go listen to this song! 😜)

🔻Watch Kassy’s captivating live performances🔻

Can’t get enough Kassy? Well you’re not alone…

Listen to all her soul-purifying pop, ballad, kpop covers at her SoundCloud🔻

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A Pentagon Song For Each Hogwarts House

A Pentagon Song For Each Hogwarts House

Dear TasteMakers,

For our Artist of the Week this time around, we decided to combine two of our favorite things: the magical, mystical wizarding world of Harry Potter and Pentagon’s high-quality discography. A new and unexpected meeting of our all-things-Hogwarts-related knowledge and one of KPOP’s most underrated gems.

Here are some of Pentagon’s songs paired up with

their respective Hogwarts house moods.

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Gryffindor

bravery, nerve, chivalry

Think about Gryffindors right before a Quidditch match… They’d probably listen to something like “Just do it yo!” to pump themselves up before a really important game or round up after a sore loss.

“What’s the point of saying what’s obvious? What’s the Point of asking what’s obvious? That’s how I feel.”

…Something we reeeeally wanted to say to pre-Deathly Hallows Ron and Hermione*!

*(Deathly Hallows is when Ron and Hermione finally made all the Romione shippers out there happy and got together.)

We think Pentagon’s “Critical Beauty” is the perfect soundtrack to describe what a Gryffindor in love would be like (Ron -> Hermione, Harry -> Cho Chang… were all the Gryffindors in love this obvious? 😜)

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Hufflepuff

Caring, Hardworking, Loyal

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t say that “Shine” is a total Hufflepuff mood.

At first, we were sure this was a Gryffindor song but by the time we got to the 0:46 mark— the completely softie and somewhat self-deprecating chorus, we were convinced that “Shine” falls under the Hufflepuff house:

“I don’t have courage, I’m sorry. Laugh at me as much as you like. Yes, I am a loser, loser who loves you. Yes, I’m a fool, fool.”

To all the Hufflepuffs in our lives, we say this with nothing but love!


Ravenclaw

Inquisitive, Clever, Witty

“Even IF the rainstorm comes, I’ll keep on running. Like this.

My dream, I won’t stop. I’m divinG”

We feel like there’s always been a very thin line between the traits that divide the House of Slytherin and House of Ravenclaw— these two houses have a lot more in common with just a few contrasting, dominant characteristics that make Slytherins, Slytherins and Ravenclaws, Ravenclaws.

Although “Like This” might sound more Slytherin than Ravenclaw, have no doubts about it— “Like This” is an anthem for all the determined Cho Changs out there.


Slytherin

Those of Great Ambition

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With its slightly aggressive and threatening “I can’t miss you. You make my heart beat and make me beat my chest. Like a gorilla, like a gorilla” intimidation, if “Gorilla” isn’t a Slytherin mood, we really don’t know what is.

Hm, well maybe the Hip Hop Unit’s “Lost Paradise” is a close second…

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What’d you think, TasteMakers? Did we sort some of your favorite Pentagon tracks into the right Hogwarts Houses? 🔮

If you were the Sorting Hat, what House would you have sorted these tracks into? Let us know and don’t forget to…


📣 Get the details on Pentagon’s upcoming

2019 PENTAGON WORLD TOUR <PRISM> IN EUROPE tour now! 🔻

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To (All) The Boyz We've Loved Before

To (All) The Boyz We've Loved Before

We tried something different this time around. Are you perhaps interested in seeing what stereotype The Boyz would’ve been in high school? Were they perhaps The Boyz you loved?

Without further ado, here are

the 12 members. the 12 boys we love.

And the 5 types of boys we’ve loved them as.

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The Summer Romance Guy

The Boyz in “KeePer” are the summer romance-type of boys.

With the summer well underway, do you have any plans to head to that Pinterest-worthy resort getaway? Watch out, you might discover a wild New on the beach serenading you with a sweet “Things that hurt you, people who hit your nerve. I’ll protect you by hovering around you to remove them” confession.

The Boys Next Door

AKA Your First Love

The Boyz in “Bloom Bloom” and “I’m Your Boy” are arguably your Peter Kavinskys.

They’re your best friends. The approachable guys. But, you know, maybe not too approachable cause after all, holy (unreal) visuals!

These boys are the ones who’ll be there for you through all the ups and downs of high school and life. With their clean, and straight-A images, we’re pretty convinced that The(se) Boyz could’ve been our first loves in another lifetime.

Stereotypical Bad Boy

The MOTORCYCLE-riding, Leather Jacket-FLAUNTING, HOME AFTER 1AM

The bad boys. You know it’s a bad idea to fall deeply for them. You know you’re supposed to stay away but they’re just way too irresistible.

The “No Air” Boyz may have that bad boy facade, but when they croon, ”You’re letting me breathe. You’re making everything bright. I believe, wherever you are. You’re the only sun to me” how are you supposed to stay away?

“You can’t avoid me. The moment we meet eyes. You know it all. Don’t pretend you don’t know. Your smile talks to me. I should come to you, and learn about you.”

You probably didn’t expect “Right Here” to be under this category. But, don’t be fooled, The Boyz are homme fatale in this otherwise bright and energetic dance number. Although they may look sweet, they’ve got you exactly where they want you to be… “Right Here.”

The Guys You’d See on Glee

AKA the Singing Athletes

We’re treading on very unrealistic territory right now— I mean, how many preppy athletes do you/did you know in high school that could sing and dance as flawlessly as The Boyz?

If we had to characterize The Boyz in “Giddy Up” as our high school stock characters, we’d have to say they’re very Glee club/High School Musical-like. Very Troy Bolton and Finn Hudson.

The Old Soul

Sentimental, sensitive, artistic

The “Walkin’ In Time” Boyz are old souls. They’re also sensitive and reflective.

They’re probably one of those really mysterious guys that sit next to the fourth window at the corner of the classroom and barely talk to anyone, come in five minutes before the bell rings, but ace pretty much every quiz/test thrown their way. They’re often found scrabbling lyrics or doodling in their notebook while the autumn leaves breeze by.

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What do you think, The Bs? Did we get your favorites categorized in the right persona?

Which music video would you like to have seen included or recategorized under?

The Boyz would like to come to your city! If you’d like to see them…


Can’t Get Enough of The Boyz? Check out their skits 🔻

Curious about The Boyz in their natural habitat?

AKA Chaotic Boyz? 🔻

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Disclaimer: The author had a little too much fun writing this post and these high-school stereotypes are all collected from her “extensive” knowledge of awkward high school/tween dramas/movies. In no way whatsoever does she hope to perpetuate the high school stereotype or class individuals into a certain mold.

Artist to Watch: Maddox

Artist to Watch: Maddox

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You heard it here first, but we think Maddox is the next potential K-R&B crooner who’ll be snatching hearts (and wigs) worldwide.

Our TasteMakers are probably already very familiar with Maddox’s labelmates— power rookies, ATEEZ, and our Artist of the Week alumni, Babylon— but today we’ll be talking about this gem of a R&B singer we’ve recently discovered and cannot get enough of.

Maddox will be a special guest on ATEEZ’s upcoming Australia tour. So before you attend the concert, check out our Top 3 Maddox songs you should take a listen to…and thank us later 🙃


1. But Maybe

“But Maybe” we fell too deeply in love with Maddox the first 7 seconds of the song and cannot find the escape.

Maddox croons, “I want to be your sleeping pill. Don’t wanna keep you all up tonight. I want to be your wake up pill, I’ll keep your morning ever so bright” in this chill, late-night ride type of song.

2. Easy (Mac Ayres Cover)

“Easy” was the first Maddox song we heard and were instantly hooked by his sweet voice. We’re also living for the cute, uwu interaction between Maddox and his talented pianist at 4:27. We could write an entire essay about this video but we’ll let you take a listen for yourself.

3. Engine

Maddox sings entirely in English and something about his delicate vocal color and register reminds us of the likes of Frank Ocean— someone Maddox has cited as one of his musical influences.

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Aussie ATINY will be in for a huge treat when they hear Maddox live!

If you also want to hear Maddox in your city, show this button some love.

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And if you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your tickets to see ATEEZ and Maddox in Australia!

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Watch Maddox’s Debut Interview 🔻

Thought his voice sounded familiar?

You probably heard it here… 🔻

Can’t get enough of Maddox? Bless your ears with his official Soundcloud channel 🔻

ITZY: The New Generation Dancing Queens

ITZY: The New Generation Dancing Queens

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We’ve never been disappointed by a JYP girl group debut and ITZY is no exception.

Now we know JYP trains their potential starlets extensively in all areas necessary to become a well-rounded idol — singing, dancing, acting and foreign languages— just to name a few. But we’ve noticed that their girl groups are all exceptionally outstanding at dancing.

Which bring us to ITZY, JYP’s newest girl group, who’s been killing it in the choreography, live performance and stage presence departments since their debut.

Let’s get to know the ITZY members and explore their various dancing styles and techniques.


YEJI

ITZY’s main dancer, Yeji, never disappoints.

With her sharp and powerful movements, Yeji is sleek and captivating on stage. Your eyes are instinctively drawn to her when ITZY performs and for this reason, we can often find her slaying in the center of ITZY’s formation.

We can’t be the only ones who attempted Yeji’s iconic floor sweeping move at home…in front of our mirror…right…?

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LIA

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We’d like to sum up Lia’s dance technique in 2 words: feminine and fluid. Lia’s moves flow smoothly throughout “DALLA DALLA” and she definitely adds a more softer and girlish aspect to ITZY’s overall tough girl-crush concept.

It’s difficult singing live and keeping up with their challenging choreography, but as ITZY’s official main vocal, Lia holds the fort down for their performances.

Also, Lia is hair flips goals and gives us major hair envy on the daily.

RYUJIN

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Even long before her official debut, ITZY’s girl-crush member and center, Ryujin, was recognized and loved for her professional and indescribably charming way of dancing.

There’s something about Ryujin’s poised movements that makes it difficult to look away from her. She’s also already a professional master of duality— a certified cutie offstage, but strong and charismatic onstage.

CHAERYeoNG

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Chaeryeong is another member who was widely recognized for her smooth yet sharp style of dancing long before her debut.

ITZY fans may already be familiar with this fun fact, but both Chaeryeon and her sister, IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon, appeared on numerous survival programs before their official debuts where they wowed both audience members and judges alike with their confidence, skill and stage presence. Chaeryeong is ITZY’s main dancer (along with Yeji) and we can definitely see why she holds this position in the team.

YUNA

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Bright and energetic. Yuna is a natural performer who enjoys performing and you can definitely see it through her expressions.

Yuna’s executions look very natural and polished- which is an impressive feat considering “DALLA DALLA” was ITZY’s debut song and Yuna’s first round of promotions. Talk about major star potential.

Oh and BTW, Yuna is only 17 years old here, can you imagine how much more of a badass she’ll be in a few more years?

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We heard that ITZY is making a possible July/early August summer comeback. We’re super excited to see what kind of choreography they’ll be gracing us with this summer.

Make ITZY to bring them to your city! 🔻