TOYO is a South Korean beatmaker and producer. He’s influenced by multiple artists and genres, from Jamiroquai to Ryuichi Sakamoto and Maurice Ravel. This explains his varied compositions which take us on a journey through styles, tempos and vibes. Toyo’s most recent EP ‘Cashmere’ is as refreshing as a fruit salad on a hot summer’s […]Read full article
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MusicMap’s Soundscape series is the easiest way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every couple of weeks we visit a different country and ask a local scenester to serve up a mix of the best new tracks from that territory. DJ Noah is a co-founder of Luv Jones Records and producer […]Read full article
Thanks to an ahead-of-the-curve approach to technology and support from artists around the world, South Korea has a large influence on the global music scene. Its main export, K-Pop, is hugely popular in the country: the top ten best-selling albums of 2012 were all released by local artists. South Korea was ranked as the 33rd […]Read full article
From our experience looking into new music trends in Asia, South Korea is the country with the most diverse and developed underground scene. As with many other talented artists from South Korea, Slom has moved to LA in order to continue developing his career. The consistency and quality of YOYO, The Plan8 and 4kapas’s productions make it clear that South Korea is at the forefront of new music in Asia.
We head to Seoul to chat venues, trending tracks and local tips with Jangmin Choi, who runs VISLA magazine from South Korea’s capital. Tell us a little about yourself, your involvement with music etc… My name is Jangmin Choi. Most people call me Jangster. I was born in Seoul and grew up in Seoul and San Francisco during the golden …
Imagine combining a drumroll with a clock sound, and between them a silence, and it becoming a fascinating song? That’s what Sec Paul does on ‘Pink side, Pure Candy’. Enshrined in the future beats category, this song exposes very delicate balances, creating track structures formed of several rhythms, synthesizers and other surprising sounds. Through the […]