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DJs Steve Wu and DOOS Collaborate for “Black Shoes” Music Video Featuring Lil Cham

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Eastribal RecordsSteve Wu and international DJ duo DOOS worked together for a Deep House collaboration called “Black Shoes” featuring female rapper, Lim Cham. The music video was shared through CJ EM‘s official YouTube channel.

Deep House is a sub genre of House music and has a blend of Chicago house, 80s soul, jazz-funk and Detroit techno. Although more well known in other parts of the world, this genre of music is relatively new to Korea but growing in popularity, particularly in clubs and lounges in Itaewon.

“Black Shoes” is about exactly that, black shoes. Rapper Lim Cham, the femme fatale behind “Bad Girls’ Anthem,” narrates her love and preference for sexy black shoes with her distinct voice and flow.

“Women, Comics and Shoes” releases trailer and stills for KARA’s Seung Yeon

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In “Women, Comics and Shoes”, Sung Yeon plays the role of Shin Ji Hoo, a woman who experienced a hurtful first love. She then meet a man who doesn’t believe in love, Oh Tae Soo (played by Hong Jong Hyeon), and falls for him.

‘Girls Comic Shoes’ Kara’s Han Seung Yeon and Hong Jong Hyun Shoot Drama Poster
‘Girls Comic Shoes’ Kara’S Han Seung Yeon And Hong Jong Hyun Shoot Drama Poster

‘Girls Comic Shoes’ Kara’s Han Seung Yeon and Hong Jong Hyun Shoot Drama Poster

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A drama staff stated, “This was the first time that Han Seung Yeon and Hong Jong Hyun have acted opposite each other, but they showed great team work, to the point where one might think they are lovers in real life. You can get your expectations up for this couple’s chemistry.”

KARA's Seungyeon to take part in a new drama, 'Girls Comic Shoes'!
Kara's Seungyeon To Take Part In A New Drama, 'girls Comic Shoes'!

KARA's Seungyeon to take part in a new drama, 'Girls Comic Shoes'!

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Seungyeon will play as Shin Ji Hu, a girl who fears falling in love, on SBS Plus' mini drama 'Girls Comic Shoes.' It is a 10-episode mini drama series which was inspired from a Web-toon series of the same title.

Kara’s Seung Yeon Cast in SBS’s Office Love Drama “Woman Comic Shoes”
Kara’S Seung Yeon Cast In Sbs’S Office Love Drama “Woman Comic Shoes”

Kara’s Seung Yeon Cast in SBS’s Office Love Drama “Woman Comic Shoes”

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Kara‘s Han Seung Yeon has been cast in SBS‘s upcoming mini drama “Woman Comic Shoes.”

The drama will run for 10 episodes, and it is based off a popular webtoon. Seung Yeon will play the character Shin Ji Hoo who is fearful of love after having a bad first love experience. She will have a secret office love affair in the drama.

Regarding her casting, Ahn Gil Ho PD stated, “We believe Han Seung Yeon’s maturity and innocence will allow her to capture Ji Hoo’s heart fluttering love story. Not only that, since her debut, she has kept up her cute performance in which she receives a lot of praise.”

Shoes Are Thrown and Energy Abounds in Trouble Maker's Dance Practice Video

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Dance practice videos are becoming more creative and interesting these days with different angles and more previews of the behind-the-scenes fun.

Trouble Maker s dance practice video of their hit song Now follows that trend, starting off with HyunA and Hyun Seung talking into the camera about how they are glad they are wearing sneakers for this practice video. 

Not only does it seem that Trouble Maker is having fun but the dancers as well, as they cheer and hoot during HyunA and Hyun Seungs dance break. At the end of the performance, they throw shoes, instead of roses, at the pair. At the end of the video, HyunA compliments Hyun Seung, saying they finished practice bcause Hyun Seung did so well.

MV Review: IU's "The Red Shoes"

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But when she is suddenly out of the movieas the lyrics say, “A small alleyway split into twelve ways, where can I go to meet you again?” suggests that she has chosen the right path that incidentally also has her meeting those cursed red shoes. The male lead, possibly knowing the ending of the movie is death for her, takes off her red shoes and replaces them with pink shoes. This is the instrument of change used to give her that “Summer time” she sings ofa time where she is free to do as she wishes, to enjoy her life out of the confines of dancing. This is further underlined in the lyrics in the second verse: “They say you can go to better places if you wear better shoes,” telling us that the better places is outside of her movie and that the pink shoes are better for not forcing her to dance.

However, in the end, she is forced to have the same ending as the fairy tale of Hans Christian Anderson. In the original fairy tale, the woman forced to dance, Karen, asks an executioner to chop off her feet and is given a fair of wooden feet and crutches. No matter where she would go though, she would see the red shoes continue to dance with her feet in them. In the MV, we see something less grotesque but nonetheless effective. We see the red shoes follow her and while she runs away, not wanting to go back to her fate of dancing for the entertainment of others, she half-heartedly accepts her fate and is taken back to her movie.

Obviously, the dance component is a major part of the story. IU is not known to be the best dancer but from what we can see of the dance, she carried it well. The dance also reflects the period the movie is supposedly from and fits the jazzy, 1930’s swing feel of the song. She is dressed in fashion similar to the 1920’s and 1930’s. Everything is packaged in a way that, when combined with IU’s acting within the dance, it’ll make for an equally theatrical stage when live stages start. From what can be seen in the MV, it’ll be a performance worthy of the musical style we get from the songsimilar to one of the ending songs we can see from Broadway or West End.

IU Clicks Her "Red Shoes" to Transport into "Modern Times" in Title Track Music Video

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Her teasers, which were short music video clips for many of the tracks off her new album, gave fans a preview of IUs more mature and sophisticated growth both in her music and image. Her title track Red Shoes is par excellence of that growth. It blends swing and big band music to transport the listener to the heydays of the 1930s. In the music video, artists Yoo Hee Yeol and Pepper Tones, and models Hwi Hwang and Jang Ki Yong make a special appearance in support of IUs new album. IU also shows a bit of her swing music dance skills! Check out the music video below, and click on the track titles to get your preview of the tracks off Modern Times.

Between the Lips,” “Walk with Me, Girl,” “Everybody Has Secrets,” “Modern Times,” and “Love of B,” “Wait.”

IU Releases 'The Red Shoes' Teaser Video Featuring Yoo Hee Yeol

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IU Releases The Red Shoes Teaser Video Featuring Yoo Hee Yeol Singer IU released the teaser video for her new album title song, "The Red Shoes."

On October 4, LOEN Entertainment released on her official YouTube channel, the teaser video for her title song. Singer and producer Yoo Hee Yeol made a surprise appearance in her video and gained much attention as well.

In the teaser, Yoo Hee Yeol is seen playing the piano with IU sitting next to him. This is the second time a producer has made an appearance in her music video. The first time was Jung Jae Hyung in her "Good Day" video.

IU releases video teaser for “The Red Shoes”

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Meanwhile, IUs new album includes 13 songs produced by herself and other talented artists, like Choi Baek Ho, Yang Hee Eun, Brown Eyed Girls Gain, SHINees Jonghyun and more. The album will be released on October 7th.