Jakob Dorof

Premieres

Here’s How Singaporean Duo Tzechar Smash That MFing Genre Button

We talk to the cryptic cultural mish-mashers about art, borders, and corn, plus premiere their latest brilliant audio-visual cut: 'Undulating Currency Mix of Dynasty Legacy.'
Jakob Dorof
5.13.16
Features

2015 Was the Year K-Pop Nailed the Full-Length Album

Following a tumultuous 2014 full of drama and tragedy, the K-pop machine recalibrated and turned its focus back to the music.
Jakob Dorof
12.16.15
Features

The Top 20 K-pop Songs of 2015

Although it was a stellar year for the album, K-pop's greatest strength still lies in the individual song. And boy were there bangers.
Jakob Dorof
12.9.15
Premieres

Watch CL's Insane Video for New Solo Song "Hello Bitches"

CL is a symbol of the global pop golden age to come. We talk to the Seoul-born superstar about her upcoming solo LP. Hello bitches indeed.
Jakob Dorof
11.21.15
Interviews

Primary and Suran Just Became South Korea's Catchiest Social Critics

Credit debt, plastic surgery, and the Gangnam lifestyle come under fresh R&B fire. We sat down with Primary and Suran to discuss their hit song and Primary's new album.
Jakob Dorof
8.12.15
Interviews

K-pop Phenoms 4Minute Return with a New Agenda

"Our secret is we're angry all the time." Oh. And they're swearing off boys. Sounds like a good plan.
Jakob Dorof
3.4.15
2014 in Review

The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014

2014 was undoubtedly K-pop’s bloodiest, drug-hungriest, all-around most combustible year.
Jakob Dorof
12.29.14
2014 in Review

The Year In K-pop

Meth busts, accusations of abuse, death, litigation, and tragedy, 2014 was the year K-pop got seriously dark.
Jakob Dorof
12.19.14
2014 in Review

How YG Entertainment Owned K-Pop and Crushed 2014

While the competition floundered, the Korean label-turned-conglomerate made it tough to count all the ways they got it right. We talk to YG Entertainment's flagship stars.
Jakob Dorof
12.16.14
Food

A North Korean Feast in Manhattan with Recent Defector Joo Yang

Joo Yang, a 23-year-old defector, has brought along some smuggled ingredients from her home country’s black market.
Jakob Dorof
7.7.14
Interviews

K-Pop's Winner Are Here to Win It All and They Don't Even Play Sports

We sat down with one of the biggest K-pop groups in the world.
Jakob Dorof
6.18.14
South Korea

South Korea's Culture Is Not to Blame for the Ferry Disaster

The catch-all of “South Korean culture,” or even neo-Confucian obedience, fails to account for what happened.
Jakob Dorof
4.22.14
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