Welcome to K-Stop, Fuse's K-pop podcast and the No. 1 destination for fun, insightful commentary on the biggest K-pop news, music, issues, and beyond.
Every Wednesday, we'll deliver you a fresh episode, in which hosts Jeff Benjamin and Tina Xu will not only dish on the latest in the scene, but also respond to the topics that are important to you and the K-pop community at large.
Check out all the music and artists we talk about in our Episode 18 YouTube playlist and read on for more on this week's topics:
This week we discuss...
-EXID's quirky-sexy-poppy comeback with "L.I.E" off their debut full-length album Street (at the 5:30 mark)
-A sensual new single from Heize and Dean titled "Shut Up & Groove" (at 16:00)
-The newly released "Stalker" from U-Kiss, a boy band in an interesting place with several members married and some even becoming fathers recently (at 24:55)
Plus in our Deep Cuts section (at 42:15), we take a look at the status of several of YG Entertainment's acts after CL's song "Hello Bitches" was featured in T-Mobile ad. Is this a sign of her continuing U.S. advancement? What's going on with 2NE1? Is YG finally preparing their new girl group? As always, we'll count down the K-pop songs shaking up the U.S. iTunes charts, respond to listener comments and give you insider tea you can't find anywhere else.
Vote on your favorite new release from the week until next week's episode when we'll reveal the winner!
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Listen to last week's episode featuring discussion on Xia, Luna, iKON and more: