[A/N:: I apologize that the summary isn’t up to my normal standard. The audio on my Arirang Radio kept going out, and I missed big sections of the interview. However, I summarized what I did get to hear.]
The Rose were in the SoundK studio for You Who Came from the Stars with DJ Leah. The Rose (더로즈) is a boy and that debuted 2017 under J & Star Company (제이엔스타컴파니).
Woosung (우성) – Leader, Electric Guitarist, Vocalist
Dojoon (도준) – Pianist, Vocalist
Hajoon (하준) – Drummer
Jaehyung (재형) – Maknae, Bassist
– They came into the company as an already formed band.
– In elementary school Jaehyung decided he wanted to be a Jeff so that is his English name.
– Dojoon’s English name is Leo.
– Hajoon’s English name is Dylan which was given to him by the fans.
– Woosung was on Kpop Star season 1, and his English name is Sammy.
– Dojoon, Hajoon, Jaehyung were previously in a group called Windfall.
– There was a time they were all trainees in different companies.
– They go the Internet cafes all the time. DJ Leah didn’t understand why people do go to Internet cafes. They guys said it’s a guy thing.
– The fanclub name is Black Rose.
Q & A::
Q: Where did the group name come from?
A: Their group name was given to them by their company. Roses have both beauty and thrones, they can show both sides with their music.
Q: What are your individual rose colors? What do they mean?
A: Dojoon – red = passionate and fashionable
Hajoon – blue = mystery
Jaehyung – pink = happiness
Woosung – white = pure
Sorry & Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran cover)
NP Union was in the Kpoppin’ studio for Be My Super Rookie with DJ Isak. NP Union (엔피유니온) is a hiphop brass band that debuted 2014 under NP Company.
Hyogeun (유효근) – Bass Drum
Jihwan (문지환) – Snare Drum
Chanjong (김찬종) – Sousaphone
Eunjae (조은재) – Saxophone
Joonsuk (박준석) – Trombone
Husoon (허순) – Trumpet
Wonho (최원호) – Trumpet
Rocky L (롸키엘) – MC, Rapper, Vocalist
Sangbo (안상보) – Susaphone
Bon Key (본케이) – Trombone
Jaehyung (윤재형) – Trombone
– There are two new members :
– Their first trip over seas as a group was going to preform in France.
They didn’t go exploring while they were there, they just stay in their hotel rooms. They also said that the food was not to their taste.
– Rocky L is most excited when he drinks.
– Jihwan is his own jinx.
– Joonsuk would write a song about either clothes or girls. Jihwan says he pays attention to his clothes in order to get girl’s attention.
– Chanjong is the power blogger of the group.
– Hyogeun says that Husoon gas the most, but only when it’s just the group, he tends to be quite in public.
– Rocky L said that being at the interview was hard for him, because he is usually heading to bed around noon.
– Being a musician the night time is there best friend.
– They would like to perform on Sketchbook.
Q & A::
Q: What is ‘Ma Mama’ about?
A: ‘Ma Mama’ is about saying sorry to you mom for living your life the way you’re living it.
Q: What kind of song is ‘Geeky Freaky’?
A: ‘Geeky Freaky’ is a song about people saying you’ve chosen the wrong path, and someone replying I can’t hear you ; your opinion is irrelevant to me.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
A: They get inspiration from movies, and what people around them say.
A-Jax (에이젝스) paid a visit to the SoundK studio for AN’R Artist and Repertoire. A-Jax is a seven member boyband that debuted in 2012 under DSPmedia.
Hyungkon (형곤) – Leader, rapper
Jaehyung (재형) – Visual, vocal
Yunyoung (윤영) – Vocal
Hyojun (효준) – Dancer, vocal
Sungmin (성민) – Vocal
Seungjin (승진) – Rapper, dancer
Seungyeob (승엽) – Maknae, vocal
About the music::
A-Jax recently made a comeback with their 2nd extended play (EP) album ‘미쳐가 (Insane)’. The title track ‘Insane’ has a hybrid electronic sound. They practice for 7 months, sleeping in the dorms and living in the practice room. They would practice sometimes from 10 am to midnight or even 6 am.
– Their were part of the MBC show ‘Making the Star: DSP Boyz’ in 2012.
– Hyungkon trained in the army.
– Seungjin likes nail art and finds it addictive.
– Hyojun is into short girl because he finds them cute.
– Jaehyung is into younger girls currently.
– Jaehyung is into magic and is best at the rose trick.
– Seungjin is focusing on his dancing and creating his own choreography.
– Seungyeob spent 1 year studying abroad in Canada, and knows little English.
– Hyojun has started composing ballads.
Q & A::
Q: Any plans o film music videos in the USA?
A: No plans yet, but are looking forward to having the opportunity to do so.
Q: Do you have any funny stories from your time spent in the practice room?
Sungmin was skateboarding in the new practice room of the new building they had recently moved into. He fell off the skateboard and it crashed into the wall and has been stuck in the wall ever since. The CEO didn’t know about it. After the interview he probably does now.
Q: What would you be right now if you were not a kpop star?
A: Jaehyung would be a race car driver, but driving safely.
Q: What are you crazy about these days?
A: Sungmin loves skateboarding and extreme sports
Q: Future plans?
A: They are going to do more ‘Insane’ promotions, variety shows and dramas.