BH Playlist - Best Birthday Ever!

As readers may or may not know Pepero day (11/11) was a special day for us here at Beyond Hallyu as it marked our first birthday!! It has been a somewhat interesting year for K-Pop around the world in the past year with more performances, more hit singles…

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Korean Indie Interview: Tripper Sound’s Javo Island

So far Beyond Hallyu has brought you 3 interviews from the amazing line up that alternative label Tripper Sound have to offer. Firstly it was Coreyah, the talented folk group mixing lesser known international sounds and blending it together with the traditional tones of pansori. Then it was Phonebooth, the…

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BH Discuss: Ailee, our allkpop boycott and responsible blogging

Yesterday, allkpop posted an article online which featured several nude photos of popular K-pop singer Ailee. The article claimed the photos were originally leaked by an anonymous website but as it linked to no sources and after several revelations were made, it appeared to us, at that time, that…

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Saturday Playlist - Soundtrack to Studying!

Image above: Junior students praying for their seniors on the day of their exam

The biggest moment in any Korean high school student’s life the College Scholastic Ability Test was held this week. On Thursday workplaces opened later and extra public transport was provided to ensure that students across…

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Saturday Playlist - Girl Power!

Last week South Korea was ranked 111th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report highlighting once again the many difficulties Korean women face in employment, education and in general society. This is a topic we have covered in various ways before including the huge gender discrepancy in…

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BH Discuss: The trouble with Trouble Maker?

Every so often a K-pop video comes along that gets everyone talking. Yesterday Trouble Maker made themselves the latest addition to this list with the release of their new single “Now”.

With heaving drinking, smoking, sex scenes and implied interracial sexual relations, this video was clearly designed to push…

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