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Troy (트로이)

Troy and DJ SeeAn had a Star Date in the SoundK studio. Troy (트로이) debuted in early spring 2014 under Brand New Music. Troy as a whole is a collection of rappers, singers, and producers.

The members::
Bumkey (범키)
Kanto (칸토) – Maknae
Changwoo (창우)
Jaewoong (재웅)

About the music::
They debut song ‘Green light’ is about giving and receiving the “I’m interested” singal.

Tidbits::
– Jaewoong original dream was to be an Olympic snowboarder
– Bumkey was the last member to join Troy
– Changwoo originally wanted to be an actor
– Right before coming to the SoundK interview they were playing pool/billards
– Bumkey is fluent in English

Q & A::
Q: Why did only Bumkey and Kanto do solo activities?
A: Changwoo said that to carry a song out from start to finish takes a certain level of talent. He is of the opinion that he is talented enough to do that solo. Changwoo also said he works better in a team.

Q: What were your first impressions of each other?
A: At first none of the members like Kanto. Kanto thought Changwoo looked scary and Jaewoong looked even more scary. Kanto liked Bumkey because he was full of energy and always smiling.

Q: What are the good and bad things about being in a group?
A: Bumkey said the only bad thing about being in a group is that everything takes longer. Kanto said one of the good things about being in a group is that there is always someone to talk to. He found that being solo to be lonely.

Q: Future plans?
A: In May they plan to visit several cities in the USA including Seattle. They also hope to have a mini album released at some point during the summer.

Live Performance::
Green light

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Wings (윙스)

Wings was in the SoundK studio for a Star Date with DJ SeeAn. Wings (윙스) is a female vocal duo that debuted in early 2014 under Dalnbyul Music.

The members::
Yeseul (예슬) – Vocal
Nayoung (나영) – Vocal

About the music::
Wings made their debut onto the kpop scene with the song Hair Short. Hair Short is about cutting your hair after a break up. In the song they are hiding their emotions by saying that the hair cut is because its pretty, and not because of the break up. There are many reasons why girls cut their hair after a break up. Wings says their reason is to erase the image that the ex-boyfriend claimed to like. Cutting the hair is like giving yourself a fresh start.

Tidbits::
– SoundK is their first radio broadcasted interview session
– When Nayoung was getting her hair cut people were watching her, and she started to cry while getting her hair cut, but she doesn’t know why.
– Yeseul has the same name as an actress
– Nayoung had a white teddy bear when she was younger but her mom throw it because it was too dirty
– Yeseul would survive longer in the jungle because she knows how to make inedible food edible.
– Their favorite artist are Park Yooshin, Baek Jiyoung, and Amy Winehouse
– Nayoung has been playing piano for 6-8 years, and Yeseul has recently started learning Guitar
– Yeseul would like to visit Australia, and Nayoung wants to see the beautiful nature of Switzerland

Q & A::
Q: What does the name Wings mean?
A: They are going to use their wings to fly high. They adapted the meaning of ‘Wings’ from the song “Wings” by European girl group LittleMix. A famous pianist told them not to fly too high, but just to fly moderately high.

Q: What was your debut stage like? We’re you nervous?
A: They were concentrating on not making mistakes that they had no chance to be nervous.

Q: What is your opinion on having short hair on your own head?
A: Yeseul likes her both when it’s short and long. People have been telling Nayoung she looks better with short hair. Nayoung is starting to feel like short hair is more comfortable, and not as heavy on her head.

Q: Future Plans?
A: They will do their best to always show good performances. Their goal for the year is to win the newcomer award.

Live Performance::
Hair Short & Wings (Little Mix)

Heo Gong (허공)

DJ SeeAn had a Star Date in the SoundK studio with Heo Gong. Heo Gong (허공) is a singer songwriter that made an unofficial solo debut in 2011. He made his official debut into mainstream Kpop with ‘사랑해요 (I love you)’ in early 2014 under GongGam Entertainment.

Tidbits::
– Heo Gak (허각) is his twin and younger brother
– His favorite song is 보고싶다 by Kim Bumsu (김범수)
– His favorite place in Korea is Chinatown in Incheon
– He was also part of Superstar K 2 but was eliminated in the second round
– He has been dreaming of being a singer since he as little, and started seriously practicing music when he as 15.
– He jokingy told the radio listeners to know Heo Gong first then get to know Heo Gak
– His brother’s song ‘하늘을 달리다 (Running to the Sky)’ is the only happy ballad song he feels confortable singing.
– There was a time whn he gave out autographs as Heo Gak, because fans would not believe he was not Heo Gak, even when he showed his ID.

Q & A::
Q: How can people tell you and Heo Gak apart?
A: Heo Gong has a slightly higher singing voice than Heo Gak. Heo Gong also has a spot to the side of one of his eyes that Heo Gak doesn’t have.

Q: What is your dream for the future?
A: One of his dreams is to perform together with Heo Gak.

Q: Future plans?
A: The current promos for 사랑해요 (I love you) are coming to a close. He hopes to start on his next mini album for the summer.

Live Performance::

Zizo (지조)

Zizo and DJ SeeAn had a Star Date in the SoundK studio. Zizo (지조) is a rapper that debuted in 2011 as part of Together Brothers (투게더 브라더스), and is currently under Quan Entertainment.

About the music::
겨울 해운대
(Winter haeundae) is about taking your lover to Haeundae around winter time. His inspiration or this song was taken from his past experience, and his imagination.

Tidbits::
– He still records his music at home
– Show Me The Money 2 as part of MC Meta’s crew
– Made it to Show Me The Money 2 finals, and lost the grand prize by 1 vote to Soul Dive.
– Part of Korea’s underground hiphop scene
– Zizo is part of Together Brothers wih BK Block.
– Currently he enjoying single life.
– He regrets not doing more preparation with Winter Haeundae. He is only 50% satisfied with the final result.
– He has already serviced his military service.
– In Korea he is known or being pod at freestyle rapping, he likes freestyling about his life.
– He doesn’t like the atmosphere of rap battles, because it feels like fighting and is stressful for him.
– He can read & translate English but not very good at speaking, he likes direct messages when talking in English.

Q & A::
Q: When did you decide to go into music?
A: When in the military one of the things he always wanted to do when giving the chance was listen to music. This got him thinking that he must really like music. The first thing he did when released from military service was borrow money from his dad, and record his rap.

Q: How did you get the chance to work with Lim Kim?
A: He was with HaHa at a trainee event, and he let HaHa listen to the song first. Then said that the song would be better with a female voice. He said it would be great if Kim Yerim could do the female voice. HaHa said that could possibly happen. A couple days later Lim Kim’s voice was on the track.

Live Performance::
겨울 해운대
(winter haeundae)