Beat Burger was in the Kpoppin studio for Star Close-up with DJ Isak. Beat Burger (비트버거) is the joint project of SM Entertainment Performance Directors Shim Jaewon (심재원) and Hwang Sanghoon (황상훈/Gregory). They have worked with several SMtown artist on both their music and choreography. Shim Jaewon is an accomplished remix DJ.
The very memorable kick from SNSD (Girl’s Generatinon) was a move that the choreographer wanted to use to show off the girls strengths and personalities.
The choreographer had to fight for this move for that very reason. Everyone was against having that kick in the dance, Sanghoon said he liked that move as well and since people in the company trusted him they decided to go with it. In the end it was a good idea to keep that kick because the song became even more popular because of it.
Q & A::
Q: When it comes to the choreography how do you work it into the preformance concepts?
A: Jaewon likes to go to galleries and see what people like in their everyday lives. he then uses that things he observes as inspiration adn tries to imcorporate them in to his work. Sanghoon just disects the music. He lets the music take over his body and the first moves that come out are the ones he uses as his base for the choreogrpahy, because those moves tend to be the most natural in his opinion.
Q: Out of all the artist yuo’ve worked with who picks up choreography the fastest?
A: They sya that BoA is the quickest at learning new chreography. She also works with them and spins choregraphy ideas off of them and they imcorporate her ideas into her dances. In a way they dont really work with her instead they collaborate with her.
DJing by Shim Jaewon
100% stopped by the Kpoppin studio on June 6th.
100% (백퍼센트) is a seven member boy band that debuted September 2012 under T.O.P Media. In May 2013 they released their 1st mini album ‘Real 100%’.
Minwoo (민우) – Leader, dancer
Rokhyun (록현) – Main vocal
Jonghwan (종환) – Vocal
Chanyong (찬용) – Rapper
Changbum (창범) – Rapper
Hyukjin (혁진) – Vocal
Sanghoon (상훈) – Maknae, vocal
About the music::
‘Real 100%’ has five lyrical tracks and one instrumental. The title track for ‘Real 100%’ is ‘Want you back’. This song has a sexiness/powerful feel to it. It has 3 octive vocal ranges. ‘Flavor’ is a medium tempo ballad song. ‘Only you’ is about the exciting feeling that comes from finding love. 100% likes singing every style of music where they can show their emotion and give powerful performances.
– They travel in a 12 seatter vehicle.
– If Minwoo had one day to live he would spend it doing all the things he is currently not allowed to do.
– They sleep in underwear or nude
– Chanyong likes girls with long curly hair and who are very feminine
– Sanghoon wants a girl who will eat anything
– Hyukjin like girls who are quirky and bouncy
Q & A::
Q: Is there a member who is a complete scariedy cat?
A: Yes. Sanghoon is scaried of dark places, and Hyukjin
Q: What is the most crazy thing a fan has done for you?
A: A fan wore hanbok and gave minwoo a full length bow. Full length bow is traditionally given to very very old people like grandparents.
Q: Do you have any goals for the year?
A: Show more of themselves, win an award, and just have a very busy year.