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[genie K-POP News by Soompi] : Infinity Challenge’s Music Festival Opens to 35,000 People



Infinity Challenge’s” members held a successful music festival in front of a crowd of 35,000.


On October 17, MBC’s “Infinity Challenge’s” music festival opened at the city of Paju’s Peaceful World Park in Im Jin Gak. Despite the production staffs’ efforts to maintain the secrecy of the location, the music festival’s location was leaked to the public causing 35,000 people to attend the music concert. The relaxed, but enthusiastic atmosphere and the crowd sitting around the grass made the music festival like any other rock festival. The performances continued through the energetic mood of the festival.


On this night, the teams “Double Play” (Jung Joon Ha and Kim C), “Hyung Yong Don Jyong” (Jung Hyung Don and G-Dragon), “How Do Yoo Two” (Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol), “Leech” (Park Myung Soo and Primary), “Rose Jaw” (Noh Hong Chul and Rose Inn), “Seventy Fingers,” (Haha and Jang Gi Ha and The Faces), and “GAB” (Gil and BoA) revealed eccentric performances of the songs they have worked on.


The first stage was Jung Joon Ha’s and Kim C’s team, “Double Play.” Their collaborative song, “Going to Disappear,” featured Rapper Beenzino.


Jung Hyung Don’s and G-Dragon’s “Hyung Yong Don Jyong” exhibited a stage filled with cheerful rhythm and a flashy performance through their song, “Going to Try.” The stage lifted up the atmosphere even more, and hip hop artist Def Con’s special appearance brought about laughter amongst the crowd.


Throwing away a dance performance, Yoo Jae Suk and “Emotional Pervert” Yoo Hee Yeol changed the mood through their R&B performance.  Their performance and style reminded many people of the 90’s group, Solid.


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[genie K-POP News by Soompi] : BoA Wants to Prove She’s Not Terrible at Taking Selfies



Singer BoA decided to set a small goal for herself- this time to show that she can, in fact, take good selfies! Although, we’re not exactly sure who would tell the beautiful starlet otherwise! 


On October 24, BoA updated her Instagram with a new photo and the caption, “This is BoA, who has been teased for being unable to take a proper selfie. I’ll be making a better effort from now on.”


As always, BoA stuns with her beautiful facial features. Fans were quick to reassure her, “Wow, I don’t see any sign of wrinkles, not even up-close!” and “You really are stunning!” 


In related news, BoA has been participating on “Infinity Challenge” to help Gil prepare for the “Infinity Challenge Song Festival.”


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[genie K-POP News by Soompi] : Former F.Cuz Member LeeU to Join M.Pire as Lumin


F.cuz’s former member LeeU, now known as Lumin, joins the idol group M.Pire.


Previously known to fans as LeeU of F.cuz, Lumin (real name Lee Seung Hyun) prepares to make a comeback through group M.Pire.  Benjamin Entertainment commented, “Lumin, F.cuz’s former member and popular for being Seol Woon Do’s son, has joined M.Pire as the seventh member.”




Lumin debuted in 2010 with the stage name LeeU through the group F.cuz, and up until recently was known as LeeU until changing his name to Lumin while focusing on his solo promotions. Being the son of famous trot singer Seol Woon Do, Lumin previously expressed much desire to create an identity in the music industry apart from his father. Thus, in the music field, the singer experienced working with other artists such as with JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, co-producing the song “Kiss B,” as well as producing former U-KISS member Kibum’s Japanese single album.


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[genie K-POP News by Soompi] : Epik High Releases Free Song “420” to Celebrate 10th Anniversary



Epik High (made up of Mithra Jin, Tablo, Tukutz) released a new song “420” shortly after releasing their 10thanniversary video.


On October 23, Epik High released their new song “420” on SoundCloud (link here, WARNING: explicit lyrics), for free. Tablo introduces the song, “Compared to receiving presents from the fans who have been with us for 10 years, we felt it was more Epik High-like to give a gift instead. We gathered all our close hyungs, friends and dongsaengs to make this lightning song.”


The new song was completed at 4:20 AM, thus giving it the title “420.” Top rappers, such as DoubleK, Yankie, Dok2, Sean2Slow, TopBob, MYK, and Dumbfoundead, came together in honor of Epik High’s 10th anniversary. The significance of the song was made greater by the fact that these were artists who had previously featured in Epik High’s songs over the last 10 years.


At midnight on October 23, the day of their 10th anniversary, Epik High released a short video on their blog. The video was set in a tranquil café, managing to create a warm feeling with the use of charming props, and it showed the three members absorbed in making their music without restrictions. The background music towards the tail end of the video aroused the curiosity of fans, who presumed that it must be a new song.


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[K-POP Album] : Kim Bo Hyung (SPICA) 'Crazy Girl'



'Crazy Girl'

Artist : Kim Bo Hyung (SPICA)

Genre : Ballad / Pop

Release Date : October 18, 2013

Released by CJ E&M


Kim Bo Hyung (Spica) 1st DIGITAL SINGLE [Crazy Girl]


The youngest member of the outstanding girl group, Kim Bo Hyung, is releasing the first digital single ‘Crazy Girl’ as the song of senior singer in the same entertainment company, Lee Hyo Ri. 


‘Crazy Girl’ is a ballad song written and composed by Lee Hyo Ri that delineates remorseful emotion of a woman that once abandoned a beloved man in an honest as well as aggressive manner. Straight expression of the lyrics from Lee Hyo Ri as well as emotional and powerful voice skills of Kim Bo Hyung are the key points to enjoy the song. 


‘Crazy Girl,’ unlike the choice of rough words, is added with the vocal color of Kim Bo Hyung from Spica, that was well recognized with outstanding singing skills on the emotional and sappy ballad to be well fit in the season of fall. 


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[K-POP Album] : Jjun 'JUBILATE'


'JUBILATE'

Artist : Jjun

Genre : Dance / Pop

Release Date : October 16, 2013

Released by CJ E&M


2nd Single [Jubilate]


The second single is now coming out next to the first album after preparing for it for 11 years. Jubilate is the name of the album. Taking one step closer to the dream after going through adversity to make dreams come true. Jjun might be a role model to steadily challenge on his dreams for all the people suffering from frustration and difficulty in the contemporary era. K-pop is now flowing focusing on the performance of idol groups. However, various trials are to be opened to the public for the first time at SBS Popular Song in October 20th, 2013. Jjun is now equipped with attractive voice as well as the best performance as the bet rookie and solo male singer of the year. He is now coming for all the fans out there.


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[K-POP Album] : Sweden Laundry 'Until I fall in sleep'



'Until I fall in sleep'
Artist : Sweden Laundry
Genre : Indie / Pop
Release Date : October 18, 2013
Released by CJ E&M

Meet with unfamiliar but must-be-used emotions
Here is the song for you until you conveniently fall in sleep, 
The first regular album of Sweden Laundry [Until I fall in sleep]

When will it be easy to say that we are familiar with each other? When will be the time we might be accustomed to emotions newly coming from the new works every single day? This not-familiar moment is now meeting another awkward and not-used moment where we are standing in the middle. We are repeating daily routines waiting for the moment when we are able to say that we are used to unfamiliar moment. While we are wondering in the middle of unfamiliar moments, it prevent us to fall in sleep with much thoughts hanging around our heads. It might have been easier to sing a song for someone until he/she falls in sleep. The first regular album of Sweden Laundry [Until I fall in sleep] is a lullaby delivered from Sweden Laundry to resist lonely and unfamiliar moments. 

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