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Who Rocks it Better? SHINee or DTMG

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I bet you thought I’d never do one of these again.  I wasn’t sure if I would since I haven’t found songs I’d like to compare.

Today, the two songs  we have to juxtapose is an original and a remake.  And this time when I ask “who rocks it” we have a candidate that actually does rock.

First the original: SHINee.

So SHINee comes out strong with their song Dream Girl which reminds me of the Pop-Funk dance music of the early 90s. This song was released about two months ago (19 February 2013).

Next we have the contenders: DTMG featuring Puma Shock.

DTMG took the song in a totally different direction, they threw down the guitars and rocked the song. I also love that they sang the song in the original Korean instead of Sukiyaki-ing it (yes, I made that noun into an verb. What!)

Puma Shock is a favorite of mine, as evidenced by previous blog posts.

Verdict: I can’t decide. I am a big fan of electro pop music so I like the original.

But then I also like rock music and I am so glad that these guys came correct on the song, made it their own without detracting so much from the original that you can’t tell what it was.

It’s hard.

I am going to make this one a toss up. Because really, depending on the day I am into dance or I am into rock.

What is your POV? Leave a comment down below if you have a favorite.

Written by rentec

11 April, 2013 at 10:56 am

Planning for a New Music Takeover

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Yesterday my coworker Megan and I appeared on a local radio show called Mr. Ben’s KPop Power Hour. We went to discuss our Music Monday program at the Main Library and our love of KPop music.

Yep, even we here in the boring midwest love us some KPop music.

While the music was playing on the air we got into a discussion about why a lot of Asian acts have a hard time breaking through the American markets and until Jay Sean and Far East movement hit the airwaves a few years ago no Asian act had been on the charts since Don Ho hit with Tiny Bubbles.

So, I’m not sure what it will take for Korean artists to get notice here in the states.  Lots of American artists have done collaborations (Akon +Girls Generation, Lil Kim+Se7en, Flo Rida +G Dragon) but of course these songs get played overseas but not here.

But when I got home I had a tweet from Mr. Ben that said:  Why did i just see 2NE1 on an American commercial for Addidas?

I checked the link and indeed they were!


And I think, how awesome is that!

This is probably how the music revolution will start, with people like Mr. Ben spinning different music wherever they can, blogs like BoldasLove showcasing different acts and festivals like AfroPunk  bring new music to the people.  Sponsors like Addidas will see whats going on and throw money at the new cool to revitalize their brand.

And if megaradio conglomerates are still around then they will catch on although I kind of hope they don’t because then I am sure I will be inundated with Like This on passing car radios 24/7 😦

Written by rentec

4 August, 2012 at 1:18 pm